Live Acoustic Music Near Arden, North Carolina

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat.

House concerts are a growing trend across the country, where people invite friends and neighbors into their homes for an up-close concert experience. And there are several house concerts being held in and around the Arden area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Arden host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Arden area. Restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes also host nationally touring musicians.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows


Feb 18, 2021
Playing at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
“Billy Kemp, I think he is quite good. He reminds me of some Austin type songwriters; a cross of Leroy Preston and Loudon Wainwright. He’s better than 90% of the music I receive."- Roseanne Cash
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Dec 12, 2020
Playing at The White Horse at Black Mountain (Bar/Nightclub)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Arden, NC

House Concerts

Music Mania Concerts (Mills River)
Roadmaster Stage (Black Mountain)
Honeyfolk House Concert (Mars Hill)

Listening Rooms

Ambrose West (Asheville)
Haywood Country Club (Asheville)
The Grey Eagle (Asheville)
The Mothlight (Asheville)
The Altamont Theatre (Asheville)
185 King Street (Brevard)
The DFR Room (Brevard)
The Strand (Waynesville)
Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center (Mars Hill)
Micaville Music (Burnsville)
The Radio Room (Greenville)
Swanson's Warehouse (Greenville)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Trinity Presbyterian Church (Hendersonville)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Joint Next Door (Fairview)
Jack of the Wood (Asheville)
Salvage Station (Asheville)
The Purple Onion (Saluda)
Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria (Spindale)
Upcountry Provisions (Travelers Rest)
Mica's Restaurant and Pub (Sapphire)
Stone Pizza Company (Greenville)

Vineyards & Breweries

French Broad River Brewery (Asheville)
St. Paul Mountain Vineyards (Hendersonville)
Burntshirt Vineyards (Hendersonville)
Sanctuary Brewing (Hendersonville)
Mad Co Brewing (Marshall)
Frog Level Brewing Co (Waynesville)
Mountain Brook Vineyards (Tryon)
South Creek Winery (Nebo)

Small Theaters

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Asheville)
Diana Wortham Theatre (Asheville)
Asheville Music Hall (Asheville)
Flat Rock Playhouse (Flat Rock)
Peace Center (Greenville)

Bars & Nightclubs

The White Horse at Black Mountain (Black Mountain)