Live Music

This is a small list of the diversity of live music in the Asheville area.  Once you are there, you can walk the downtown area and find many fun places to listen, dance and have a ball!


Orange Peel

The Orange Peel Social Aid and Pleasure Club:

One of Asheville’s premier nightclub and entertainment venues. An amazing lineup of big-name talent, huge concert hall and room enough for almost 1,000. Most shows start early, are standing only and non-smoking. Beer and wine.   101 Biltmore Ave., Asheville NC 28801, 828-225-5851

The Grey Eagle Tavern and Music Hall

The Grey Eagle has become one of Asheville’s premier music halls. Situated in Asheville’s vibrant French Broad River district, the Grey Eagle is known for presenting local and nationally known artists, making it a cornerstone of the Asheville music scene. The Grey Eagle features live music performances by an eclectic mix of nationally touring bluegrass, rockabilly, jazz and blues artists. 185 Clingman Ave., Asheville NC 28801, 828-232-5800.


Tressa’s Downtown Jazz and Blues

Live jazz and blues every night in a unique setting. Old New Orleans elegance, great service and world-class jazz and blues performers. The multi-cultural and diverse clientele who frequent Tressa’s enjoy an ambience not found elsewhere in the city. The softly lit, Old New Orleans elegance together with the truly impeccable service and great live music create an oasis many of Asheville’s famous and infamous have and will continue to enjoy for years!   28 Broadway, Asheville NC 28801, 828-254-7072.

Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria

Fresh sourdough pizza, lasagna and sandwiches are served up daily.  The downstairs bar has 27 taps and an additional 28 taps are upstairs – best beer selection in Asheville. Upstairs, which is open late night, features regulation pool tables and dart lanes.  Entertainment Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday with a blend of jazz, blue-grass and more. Billiard tables and dart boards available upstairs.  42 Biltmore Ave., Asheville NC 28801, 828-255-0504.

The Fiddlin Pig

Here the barbecues’ done right, and the bluegrass is the best any side of the Blue Ridge. Come soak up some real Southern hospitality, dance with local clog teams to live foot-stompin’ bluegrass and enjoy comfort cookin’ that’s down-home.  28 Tunnel Road, Asheville NC  28805, 828-505-2196.  Open 7 days a week. Sunday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m

Asheville Pizza & Brewing:

One screen, second-run Hollywood and independent films at discount prices. Pizza and micro-brews available in theater or adjoining restaurant. Live entertainment and tons of dance floor. 675 Merrimon Ave., Asheville NC 28804, 828-254-1281.

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café:

Wonderful cafe located downtown in the best private bookstore in Western North Carolina. Offers a wide variety of coffees, juice drinks, as well as beer and wine, soups, sandwiches and light lunches. If you love books and coffeehouses, this is the place for you. Live music (no cover charge) most Friday and Saturdays. 55 Haywood Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-254-6734.Stella Blue: Live music that ranges from blues and jazz to reggae, techno and hip-hop. 31 Patton Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-236-2424.

Westville Pub:

Something happening seven evenings a week, including open mike nights. Non-smoking pub serving a light menu. 777 Haywood Rd., Asheville NC 28806, 821-225‑9782.

French Broad Bewery:

Since opening our doors in 2001, our goal has been to create traditional European style beers while maintaining the unique flavor that is Asheville. You can check out our  tasting room music schedule right here on our site.