Downtown Asheville offers a mulitude of places to go for live music and dancing any day of the week (including the many street bands and performers). From big concerts of internationally-known artists to intimate sessions with local talent, you'll find a big variety!
Enjoy a variety of concerts and events at this big riverfront complex on the French Broad, just a mile from downtown. It's a local's favorite with fun, casual outdoor and indoor spaces. Restaurant and full bar also. 468 Riverside Drive
The Altamont Theatre
This intimate "listening room" downtown is perfect for enjoying a big variety of entertainers. See nationally touring artists as well as local musicians with very reasonable ticket prices. A separate bar has plenty of wines by the glass and local brews on tap.
Since 1982, Asheville's largest high-energy dance club is renowned throughout as the epicenter for creativity, diversity, and entertainment. Don't miss their midnight show, premiering the best drag anywhere. Dance the night away with state of the art lighting and sound systems.
Tressa's Downtown Jazz & Blues
Our top pick for date night live music and dancing, enjoy live jazz and blues in old New Orleans elegance every night with an impressive selection of fine spirits such as single malt scotches, small batch bourbons, estate rums, and sipping Tequilas; as well as their famous martinis. 28 Broadway Street.
This well-known downtown concert venue has state-of-the-art sound and lighting with a capacity of 1,100 standing. It's a great setting for enjoying the premier musicians who perform here. The dance floor is several hundred square feet of springy wooden slats, and the stage is in perfect view from any angle on the floor. 101 Biltmore Avenue.
Asheville Music Hall
This mid-size concert venue is in the middle of downtown with a 360-person capacity. They host many musical legends and have a full restaurant and bar downstairs. Its an all-genres venue that provides an intimate, live music experience for all music fans. 31 Patton Avenue.
Isis Music Hall
This concert venue has an accompanying bar and restaurant in West Asheville. See recognized national or regional acts for a wide range of music genres. Different types of shows range from seated dinner cabaret style shows to standing room only for 450 people. 743 Haywood Road.
The Grey Eagle
This listening room-style concert venue is a longtime local's favorite just outside of downtown Asheville features a big variety national and regional groups. Capacity is 550 standing. Great beer selection and a Taqueria Latin cuisine. 185 Clingman Avenue.
Off the Wagon Dueling Piano Bar
Their musicians impress with their repertoire of thousands of popular songs from the last 50 years. It's an all request show. Rock-and-roll and sing-along while you enjoy cocktails, wine or a craft beer in their beautifully restored historic building on one of the last brick-paved streets in downtown Asheville. 22 North Market Street.
New Mountain AVL
See touring and local shows and bands, along with a variety of events in downtown Asheville. The largest of three listening rooms holds 400 standing room only. 38 North French Broad Avenue.
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