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

May 25, 2019
Playing at Parkway Playhouse (Small Theater)
May 26, 2019
Playing at The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
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 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 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 Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jun 6, 2019
Playing at The Purple Onion (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 6, 2019
Playing at Diana Wortham Theatre (Small Theater)
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 21, 2019
Playing at The Grey Eagle (Listening Room)
Jun 22, 2019
Playing at The Radio Room (Listening Room)
Jun 27, 2019
Playing at 185 King Street (Listening Room)
Jun 28, 2019
Playing at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall (Small Theater)
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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)
Balsam Mountain Inn Concerts (Balsam)
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)
Jack of the Wood (Asheville)
Salvage Station (Asheville)
The Purple Onion (Saluda)
Upcountry Provisions (Travelers Rest)
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)
Brickhouse Fresh Pizzeria and Grill (Spartanburg)
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)
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)
Connolly's Irish Pub (Greenville)