Live Acoustic Music Near Mills River, 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 Mills River 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 Mills River 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 Mills River 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

Aug 20, 2019
Playing at The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Aug 20, 2019
Playing at The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
A. Lee Edwards music has been described as “recorded more in sepia, than in stereo. These songs sound as if they've always been. “ A. Lee Edwards’ "strength has always been avoiding country rock’s clichés while remaining true to its tenets and s
Aug 21, 2019
Playing at The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Aug 21, 2019
Playing at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 22, 2019
Playing at The Purple Onion (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
"Their 'Blue Twangled Folk 'n' Roll' sound rides like a V8, firing on all cylinders!" ~ Gurf Morlix
Aug 22, 2019
Playing at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Karyn Oliver is part Joan Osborne, a touch of Janis Joplin and a bit of Emmylou Harris – her seductive voice effortlessly oscillates from bluesy soul to country and back. Oliver's new album, "A List Of Names", is currently charting on both Folk (#8
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at The Spinning Jenny (Listening Room)
Ross Newell can usually be seen and heard as the lead singer and songwriter in The Mulligan Brothers.
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Mica's Restaurant and Pub (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
A. Lee Edwards music has been described as “recorded more in sepia, than in stereo. These songs sound as if they've always been. “ A. Lee Edwards’ "strength has always been avoiding country rock’s clichés while remaining true to its tenets and s
Aug 24, 2019
Playing at Music Mania Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 24, 2019
Playing at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 24, 2019
Playing at Pisgah Brewing Company (Vineyard/Brewery)
Aug 24, 2019
Playing at Peace Center (Small Theater)
Aug 25, 2019
Playing at Pisgah Brewing Company (Vineyard/Brewery)
Aug 25, 2019
Playing at Ambrose West (Listening Room)
Aug 25, 2019
Playing at The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Aug 29, 2019
Playing at Odd's Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
A. Lee Edwards music has been described as “recorded more in sepia, than in stereo. These songs sound as if they've always been. “ A. Lee Edwards’ "strength has always been avoiding country rock’s clichés while remaining true to its tenets and s
Aug 30, 2019
Playing at Pisgah Brewing Company (Vineyard/Brewery)
Aug 30, 2019
Playing at Ambrose West (Listening Room)
Aug 31, 2019
Playing at Frog Level Brewing Co (Vineyard/Brewery)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Mills River, NC

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

Ambrose West (Asheville)
The Mothlight (Asheville)
The Grey Eagle (Asheville)
185 King Street (Brevard)
Sly Grog Lounge (Asheville)
Grand Old Lady Hotel (Sylva)
Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center (Mars Hill)
The Spinning Jenny (Greer)
The Radio Room (Greenville)
Rainer's Cafe and Bar (Greenville)
Micaville Music (Burnsville)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Acoustic Journeys (Asheville)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Casual Pint (Asheville)
The Joint Next Door (Fairview)
Highland Brewing Company (Asheville)
Odd's Cafe (Asheville)
Jack of the Wood (Asheville)
Salvage Station (Asheville)
The Purple Onion (Saluda)
Upcountry Provisions (Travelers Rest)
Mica's Restaurant and Pub (Sapphire)
Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria (Spindale)
The Strip Club 104 Steakhouse (TSC 104) (Greer)
City Lights Cafe (Sylva)
Stone Pizza Company (Greenville)
Smiley's Acoustic Cafe (Greenville)
Rathskeller Coffee Haus and Pub (Franklin)
Sweet Sippin' (Simpsonville)

Vineyards & Breweries

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

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

Brevard Music Center (Brevard)
Pickens Amphitheater (Pickens)

Bars & Nightclubs

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