Asheville’s music scene is born of age old traditions, nurtured by a spirit of independence and the muse of the mountain landscape. Here you’ll find our rhythm is proudly rooted in old time mountain music, but it’s our full spectrum of innovative musicians who truly define our sound. Asheville offers a lively, and perhaps unexpected, experience for the musically-minded traveler. Listen for yourself and discover the toe-tapping sounds and soulful melodies propelling the Asheville songbook to the forefront of national attention.
The Orange Peel: Meet your new favorite music hall. The best part of catching a show at The Orange Peel is the intimacy of the performance space. No matter where you stand you’ll feel like you’re up close and personal with the band.
Grey Eagle: This laid-back performance space offers the chance to get up close and personal with your favorite emerging and established artists. Be sure to check out the full menu of local brew and bites at the in-house Taqueria.
US Cellular Center/Thomas Wolfe Auditorium: For most large-arena shows, the floor of the US Cellular Center is open to cut loose and dance, whereas Thomas Wolfe is perfect to catch a seated performance. Each space offers concessions ranging from family-friendly options to local brew and spirits.
Diana Wortham Theatre: The 500 seat opera-style theater and its massive stage hosts chamber orchestras, Asheville Lyric Opera and various touring theater companies and dance troupes.
Isis Music Hall: Perfect for date night, Isis combines their passion for food with music. Dinner shows are offered on a regular basis, but for those who only want to dance, the dining hall is often changed over to accommodate standing room shows as well.
A comprehensive list of music venues in Asheville can be found at ExploreAsheville.com.