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 many 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 many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Asheville. Restaurants and cafes around town 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

May 31, 2019
Playing at The Mothlight (Listening Room)
The songwriting soul child of partners Sparrow and Keith J. Smith. With influences that include Appalachian old-time, Balkan music, Swing Manouche, and early New Orleans Jazz.
May 31, 2019
Playing at The Millroom at Asheville Brewing Company (Listening Room)
Jun 1, 2019
Playing at The Strip Club 104 Steakhouse (TSC 104) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 2, 2019
Playing at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jun 2, 2019
Playing at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
A multiplatinum songwriter and producer, Wyatt Easterling is a master storyteller and nowhere is this more apparent than on his latest record, Divining Rod, the top #5 Folk album in the month following its release in 2017. Divining Rod has also been re
Jun 4, 2019
Playing at The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Jun 5, 2019
Playing at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
one of the most highly acclaimed solo guitarists of our time: boundary-free, horizon-expanding, genre-bending, transcendent, soulful, kickass, mind-opening, exquisitely gorgeous instrumental solo acoustic guitar music.
Jun 6, 2019
Playing at Diana Wortham Theatre (Small Theater)
Jun 6, 2019
Playing at The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Jun 6, 2019
Playing at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jun 6, 2019
Playing at The Purple Onion (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 7, 2019
Playing at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jun 7, 2019
Playing at The Orange Peel (Concert Hall)
Jun 8, 2019
Playing at The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Jun 9, 2019
Playing at The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Jun 13, 2019
Playing at French Broad River Brewery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Jun 16, 2019
Playing at The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Jun 20, 2019
Playing at The Mothlight (Listening Room)
Jun 21, 2019
Playing at The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Jun 22, 2019
Playing at The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Asheville, NC

House Concerts

Streamside Music (Arden)
Roadmaster Stage (Black Mountain)
Music Mania Concerts (Mills River)
The Opulent 'Possum House Concert Series (Canton)
Quail Ridge House Concerts (Jonesborough)

Listening Rooms

Sly Grog Lounge (Asheville)
The Grey Eagle (Asheville)
Ambrose West (Asheville)
The Mothlight (Asheville)
Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center (Mars Hill)
185 King Street (Brevard)
Micaville Music (Burnsville)
Balsam Mountain Inn Concerts (Balsam)
The Spinning Jenny (Greer)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Acoustic Journeys (Asheville)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Jack of the Wood (Asheville)
Salvage Station (Asheville)
Highland Brewing Company (Asheville)
The Casual Pint (Asheville)
The Joint Next Door (Fairview)
The Purple Onion (Saluda)
Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria (Spindale)
City Lights Cafe (Sylva)
Upcountry Provisions (Travelers Rest)
The Strip Club 104 Steakhouse (TSC 104) (Greer)
Grind Cafe (Morganton)

Vineyards & Breweries

French Broad River Brewery (Asheville)
Mad Co Brewing (Marshall)
St. Paul Mountain Vineyards (Hendersonville)
Burntshirt Vineyards (Hendersonville)
Sanctuary Brewing (Hendersonville)
Frog Level Brewing Co (Waynesville)
Boojum Brewing Company (Waynesville)
South Creek Winery (Nebo)
Innovation Station (Dillsboro)
Brown Mountain Bottleworks (Morganton)

Small Theaters

Diana Wortham Theatre (Asheville)
Asheville Music Hall (Asheville)
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Asheville)
Flat Rock Playhouse (Flat Rock)
Parkway Playhouse (Burnsville)
Tryon Fine Arts Center (Tryon)

Outdoor Music Series

Brevard Music Center (Brevard)
Pickens Amphitheater (Pickens)

Bars & Nightclubs

The White Horse at Black Mountain (Black Mountain)
Mad Anthony's (Waynesville)