Asheville Music Scene

Music in Asheville

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.

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Live Music Events

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Gauchinho Brazilian Steakhouse
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Orange Peel Social Aid and Pleasure Club
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Asheville Music Hall
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Highland Brewing Downtown Taproom
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Highland Brewing Downtown Taproom
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Eulogy at Burial Beer Co.
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The Grey Eagle Music Hall and Pub
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AyurPrana Listening Room
Apr 12
The Grey Eagle Music Hall and Pub
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The Grey Eagle Music Hall and Pub
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Asheville Masonic Temple
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Black Mountain Presbyterian Church
Apr 13
Asheville Music Hall
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  • Asheville Venue Guide: Asheville’s Iconic Music Venues
    There are venues, and then there are iconic music halls – those place where stages have been graced by music legends, or in some cases, help made them legends. In Asheville those places are revamped skating rinks, born again movie theaters,
  • Asheville Venue Guide: Asheville’s Iconic Music VenuesAsheville Venue Guide: Asheville’s Iconic Music Venues
    There are venues, and then there are iconic music halls – those place where stages have been graced by music legends, or in some cases, help made them legends. In Asheville those places are revamped skating rinks, born again movie theaters,
  • Shindig on the Green Music and Dance Festival in Asheville, N.C.Shindig on the Green Music and Dance Festival in Asheville, N.C.
    A celebration of the traditional mountain music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Shindig on the Green is a free, outdoor mountain bluegrass music and dance festival that takes place throughout the summer months in the heart of
  • Sound Trek: A Music Lover's Guide to AshevilleSound Trek: A Music Lover's Guide to Asheville
    Tuning Into Asheville's Music Scene Asheville’s known for many things: natural beauty, an historic downtown, craft beer and great food. The local music scene is equally deserving of a top-10 list mention. Though hard to explain,
  • Mountain Sounds, Legacy of DulcimersMountain Sounds, Legacy of Dulcimers
    Locally Crafted Instruments Lend Melodies a Blue Ridge Ring Enthusiasts of Appalachian music are likely familiar with the whimsical sounds of dulcimers, instruments that have a rich legacy tied to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Jerry Read Smith, a local
  • Asheville's Busking Scene Keeps Music in the AirAsheville's Busking Scene Keeps Music in the Air
    Street performers from around the world bring their talent to Asheville When Peter Levitov blows into his homemade didgeridoo, an ethereal throbbing sound from the Australian aboriginal instrument echoes through downtown Asheville. A moment later, a

Experience Asheville's Bluegrass Scene

Considered one of the hallmarks of Asheville's music scene, the Appalachian traditions of old time jam sessions, soulful ballads and bluegrass jamborees can still be heard through the Asheville area today. Whether its street buskers or in lively music venues, Asheville has long been a mecca for musicians - particularly bluegrass. Come to listen or bring an instrument and discover some of the top places to experience bluegrass music in Asheville, North Carolina. 

Bluegrass in Asheville

Music Traditions in the Blue Ridge
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Music Traditions in the Blue Ridge

Orange Peel Music Venu

Music Venues

Music Venues

Intimate music halls, iconic concert venues, mountain-view amphitheaters, lively brew pubs and even the streets of downtown set the stage for Asheville’s live music scene.

LEAF Festival Downtown Asheville

Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events

One look at our wide range of music festivals, and it’s easy to see why any time of the year is a good time for music in Asheville.

Harvest Records Music Store

Music Stores

Music Stores

Indie record stores are filled with albums featuring the mountain’s best local artists.

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Why Asheville, North Carolina, Is the New Must-Visit Music City

Artists and fans alike have been flocking to the Blue Ridge Mountains town, drawn by its reputation for musical spontaneity

- BY JOSEPH HUDAK, Rolling Stone

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