No matter where you travel, live music has a way of bringing people together...it creates a shared experience through instruments, harmonies, and even the musicians' stage presence. The Asheville area is known for its excellent bluegrass, folk and general Appalachian musicians, but our venues also draw rock, rap, classical and musicians from every other genre.
Asheville Music Venues
The Orange Peel was recognized as one of the best live music venues in the nation in the first three years of its existence by publications like USA Today, Travel and Leisure, GQ and Rolling Stone Magazine. It's known for drawing popular names in music including past performances by Bob Dylan, Flaming Lips, Jack White, Sonic Youth, Arcade Fire, The Killers, Skrillex, Modest Mouse, the Beastie Boys, Ice Cube, Smashing Pumpkins, Avett Brothers and much more!
This intimate music venue has great acoustics, a relaxing environment, and a great line-up of performances. It's received artist praise from bands and musicians like Mason Jennings, Explosions in the Sky, and the War on Drugs.
If you peruse the event list at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, you can expect to see performances by the Asheville Symphony and musicians that draw large crowds.
The environment at The Altamont Theatre is unmatched and includes performances from comedians, singer/songwriters, folk artists, jazz and more. It also has easy access from downtown Asheville.
This hip West Asheville music venue offers a few shows week featuring mostly local musicians, affordable tickets and an intimate environment.
Black Mountain Music Venues
This relaxed music venue is located in downtown Black Mountain and features a wide variety of musical talent with everything from classically trained musicians, folk, bluegrass, and Irish jam sessions.
Come out to Pisgah Brewing Company to enjoy some local tunes and a beer on tap. Pisgah has live music a few nights per week and has also featured names like Old Crow Medicine Show, Punch Brothers, and more at their outdoor stage area.