Live Acoustic Music Near Waynesville, 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 Waynesville 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 Waynesville 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 Waynesville 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 Waynesville, NC

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

The Strand (Waynesville)
185 King Street (Brevard)
The DFR Room (Brevard)
The Mothlight (Asheville)
Haywood Country Club (Asheville)
Ambrose West (Asheville)
The Grey Eagle (Asheville)
The Millroom at Asheville Brewing Company (Asheville)
The Altamont Theatre (Asheville)
Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center (Mars Hill)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Trinity Presbyterian Church (Hendersonville)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Salvage Station (Asheville)
Mica's Restaurant and Pub (Sapphire)
Jack of the Wood (Asheville)
Rathskeller Coffee Haus and Pub (Franklin)
Crystelle Creek (Gatlinburg)
The Joint Next Door (Fairview)
The Purple Onion (Saluda)
Upcountry Provisions (Travelers Rest)

Vineyards & Breweries

Frog Level Brewing Co (Waynesville)
French Broad River Brewery (Asheville)
Mad Co Brewing (Marshall)
Sanctuary Brewing (Hendersonville)
St. Paul Mountain Vineyards (Hendersonville)
Burntshirt Vineyards (Hendersonville)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

Foxfire Museum (Mountain City)

Bars & Nightclubs

The White Horse at Black Mountain (Black Mountain)