Asheville Music Scene
Rooted in rhythm and mused by the mountains, Asheville, North Carolina's music scene is gaining national recognition. From concert venues to clubs to theaters and festivals, Asheville is teeming with tunes.
Discover some of Asheville's downtown music hot spots and get ready to tap your toes for a night out in one of the country's greatest music cities!
Live Music Events in Asheville
Stop by every Thursday 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in our Lobby Lounge for our FREE concerts featuring local talents. These live music events are open to both hotel guests and the public.
Date: Every Thursday
Address: Renaissance Asheville
Sound Station - Open Mic Night
Open to all musical skill levels, this open mic event occurs every Wednesday at the Sly Grog Lounge. Whether you are a solo artist or part of a band, all musicians are welcome to show off their musical talents!
Date: Every Wednesday Night - 7:30 p.m.
Address: 45 South French Broad Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
Asheville Guitar Bar: Classical Guitar Night
Enjoy a night of classic guitar sounds in this cozy and intimate atmosphere every Monday!
Date: Every Monday 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Address:122 Riverside Drive, River Arts District, Asheville, NC 28801
Diana Wortham Theatre
Located in the vibrant Park Square Cultural District of downtown Asheville is the Diana Wortham Theatre.
This intimate 500 seat venue brings in a variety of shows and performers year-round. From nationally touring theatrical performances to dance performances by local artists, there is always a fantastic show to enjoy at Diana Wortham Theatre.
Address: Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
Distance from Hotel: 0.4 miles/4 minute drive
Upcoming Diana Wortham Theatre Performances
- April 20-21: Charlotte's Web
- April 22: Liz Carroll, John Doyle, and Billy McComiskey
- May 5: Free Planet Radio
- May 6: Susan Werner
- May 19: Kelly Hall-Tompkins
- May 20: Tannahill Weavers
U.S. Cellular Center
The U.S. Cellular Center is one of Asheville's premier event facilities. Featuring four unique venues, the U.S. Cellular Center hosts a variety of events year-round including concerts.
Whether you are looking to see your favorite rock group or soak in the soothing sounds of the symphony, the U.S. Cellular Center offers some of the biggest concerts around!
Address: 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Distance from Hotel: 0.5 miles/4 minute drive
Upcoming U.S. Cellular Center Events
- April 21: Ween
- April 22: Asheville Symphony: The Passion of Chopin
- May 2: T.I.
- May 13: Asheville Symphony: Mahler’s “Titan”
Blue Ridge Tap Room
Looking for a libation in a laid back atmosphere? The Blue Ridge Tap Room is a music mecca for craft beer connoisseurs.
With both large indoor and outdoor space, the Blue Ridge Tap Room is the perfect place to pull up a bar stool, order up a beer, and enjoy a live music show.
Address: 38 N. French Broad Avenue Suite 200, Asheville, NC 28801
Distance from Hotel: 0.7 miles/5 minute drive
Jack of the Wood
This cozy Celtic pub is known for their handcrafted beer selections, friendly conversation, and live music events.
Enjoy traditional pub fare and other daily specials at Jack of the Wood!
Address: 95 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28801
Distance from Hotel: 0.7 miles/5 minute drive
Live Music at Jack of the Wood
- April 20, 27: Mountain Feist and Bluegrass Open Jam Session
- April 21: Harmed Brothers with the Mutineers and Drunken Prayer
- May 5: Dreamcatcher Bluegrass Band
- May 6: Paul Lee Kupfer Band
Asheville Music Hall
Asheville Music Hall is the city's premier mid-sized concert venue. Hosting music legends and independent artists alike, this all-genre venue provides an intimate setting for all types of music fans!
Address: 31 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Distance from Hotel: 0.8 miles/6 minute drive
- April 26: Cory Branan
- April 27: Allen Thompson Band
- May 5: Electric Avenue
The Orange Peel
Located in downtown Asheville, the Orange Peel is a distinguished live music club bringing in a variety of bands year round.
The Orange Peel holds 1,100 people and features a private club. It has been recognized by various publications including USA Today, Rolling Stone Magazine, and GQ.
Address: The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Distance from Hotel: 0.9 miles/5 minute drive
- April 21: Big Wild
- April 23: Lucinda Williams
- April 27: Richard Thompson
- May 9: Indigo Girls
- May 10: Clutch
Asheville Music Festivals
From Bluegrass to folk songs to mountain music to more, find your jam at one of Asheville's many music festivals.
Whether you are looking for an event close to downtown or something else down the road, our Asheville accommodations are conveniently located near all the top music spots!