Live Acoustic Music Near Asheville, 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 house concerts being held in and around the Asheville 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 Asheville 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 several listening rooms and small theaters in Asheville. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

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

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

September 30
Salvage Station (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Asheville, NC
September 30
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
September 30
The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Asheville, NC
October 1
Mad Co Brewing (Vineyard)
Marshall, NC
October 1
French Broad River Brewery (Vineyard)
Asheville, NC
October 2
Winner of seven International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year awards, Missy Raines has proven herself without doubt as an iconic bluegrass instrumentalist.
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
October 5
The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Asheville, NC
October 5
Born on an alpaca farm in West Virginia, Trae Sheehan grew up playing music surrounded by family and traveling. With a #7 Roots Album in the books, he is releasing a new record in the fall.
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
October 6
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
October 6
The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Asheville, NC
October 7
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
October 8
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
October 9
The Orange Peel (Concert Hall)
Asheville, NC
October 9
Whether they’re ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush harmonies into traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences.
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
October 11
185 King Street (Listening Room)
Brevard, NC
October 12
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
October 13
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
October 15
Salvage Station (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Asheville, NC
October 15
The Joint Next Door (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Fairview, NC
October 15
Brian Ashley Jones is a soulful singer, acclaimed guitarist, and versatile touring songwriter whose guitar-driven Bluesy Country tunes have found their way into film, television and radio and have bee
St. Paul Mountain Vineyards (Vineyard)
Hendersonville, NC
October 15
"Musical Tabasco!" - The Orlando Weekly
Black Mountain Music Festival (Festivals)
Black Mountain, NC
October 16
"Musical Tabasco!" - The Orlando Weekly
Black Mountain Music Festival (Festivals)
Black Mountain, NC
October 16
Brother and The Hayes is a sibling duo originally from Texas, now based in Nashville, TN. With their unique songwriting and sibling chemistry, they are engaging both with a full electric backing band or with one acoustic guitar.
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
October 17
"Musical Tabasco!" - The Orlando Weekly
Black Mountain Music Festival (Festivals)
Black Mountain, NC
October 18
"Musical Tabasco!" - The Orlando Weekly
Black Mountain Music Festival (Festivals)
Black Mountain, NC
October 18
Frog Level Brewing Co (Vineyard)
Waynesville, NC
October 19
The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Asheville, NC
October 19
"Musical Tabasco!" - The Orlando Weekly
Black Mountain Music Festival (Festivals)
Black Mountain, NC
October 20
The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Asheville, NC
October 20
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
October 21
Jeff Lane is an authentic East Tennessee singer/songwriter who performs lots of live shows in his regions (mostly fun cover shows) featuring his big warm vocals and seasoned acoustic guitar style. Jeff is also know for his "porch board" stompin'!
City Drive-In (Outdoor Music Series)
Spruce Pine, NC
October 21
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
October 22
Join us for a great Night of Music from Dana Cooper. Dana is a Poetic & Powerful Indie Folk/Americana Songwriter from Nashville known for his storytelling & musicanship. He will be performing New Songs- from NEW CD- as well as Old Favorites.
The White Horse at Black Mountain (Bar/Nightclub)
Black Mountain, NC
October 22
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
October 23
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
October 23
INDIE FOLK-POP DUO WITH DAZZLING VOCAL HARMONIES
Chatt Hills Music - Asheville (Listening Room)
Asheville, NC
October 28
The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Asheville, NC
October 28
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
October 28
The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Asheville, NC
November 3
Jon has shared stages with Jackson Browne, John Hiatt, and Keb Mo. Winner of the 2019 Int'l Blues Challenge, Jon is a fine picker, and Americana songwriter. Often tours with FJ Ventre on upright bass.
The Purple Onion (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Saluda, NC
November 4
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
November 4
With palpable chemistry and warmth, Chatham Rabbits -- Sarah Osborne McCombie (vocals, banjo) and Austin McCombie (vocals, guitar, fiddle) -- fill each space they enter with brightness and sincerity. They are the stuff duo dreams are made of.
The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Asheville, NC
November 5
185 King Street (Listening Room)
Brevard, NC
November 6
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
November 10
The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Asheville, NC
November 10
Tim Grimm is a bit of a Rennaisance man in the performing arts world. He has for the past 20 years, blended his love for songwriting, travel, and the storytelling of acting.
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
November 11
“John Bullard is breaking ground and ushering the banjo into new territory as a legitimate instrument in the classical chamber setting.” Catherine and Mary Roth Concert Series, Washington DC
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
November 11
The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Asheville, NC
November 12
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Asheville, NC
November 12
Roadmaster Stage (House Concert)
Black Mountain, NC
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Asheville, North Carolina

House Concerts

Roadmaster Stage (Black Mountain)

Listening Rooms

185 King Street (Brevard)
Asheville Guitar Bar (Asheville)
Chatt Hills Music - Asheville (Asheville)
Micaville Music (Burnsville)
The Grey Eagle (Asheville)
The Hut (Rutherfordton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Trinity Presbyterian Church (Hendersonville)

Vineyards & Breweries

Burntshirt Vineyards (Hendersonville)
French Broad River Brewery (Asheville)
Frog Level Brewing Co (Waynesville)
Mad Co Brewing (Marshall)
Mountain Brook Vineyards (Tryon)
Pisgah Brewing Company (Black Mountain)
St. Paul Mountain Vineyards (Hendersonville)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria (Spindale)
Cork and Keg (Asheville)
Highland Brewing Company (Asheville)
Jack of the Wood (Asheville)
Salvage Station (Asheville)
The Joint Next Door (Fairview)
The Purple Onion (Saluda)
The Social Asheville (Asheville)

Small Theaters

Diana Wortham Theatre (Asheville)
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Asheville)
Tryon Fine Arts Center (Tryon)

Outdoor Music Series

Brevard Music Center (Brevard)
City Drive-In (Spruce Pine)

Bars & Nightclubs

The White Horse at Black Mountain (Black Mountain)