Asheville's Music Scene

Dance to the Beat of Your Own Drummer 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. Whether you're catching a show at one of our iconic venues like The Orange Peel or Salvage Station, or joining in on the music-making at our legendary weekly drum circle, you can discover the toe-tapping sounds and soulful melodies propelling the Asheville songbook to the forefront of national attention.

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 Stores

Music Stores

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

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

Read the Rolling Stone Article

Live Music Events

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The Grey Eagle Music Hall and Pub
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Archetype Brewing - West Asheville
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Orange Peel Social Aid and Pleasure Club
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Orange Peel Social Aid and Pleasure Club
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The Grey Eagle Music Hall and Pub
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Hilton Garden Inn Asheville South
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Brevard Music Center
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Highland Brewing Downtown Taproom
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Highland Brewing Company
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