Local Arts & Music

Art & music provide the creative heartbeat of Asheville, and there’s a wide variety available to suit any taste. 

Appalachian roots run deep in local Bluegrass and Old Time music. Jack of the Wood pub jams (Wednesdays & Thursdays) feature each of these genres. 2018 is the 58th season of the Shindig On The Green stage show and jam session, summer Saturdays, starting about sundown in Pack Square. 

The Asheville Symphony Orchestra, the Montford  Park Players (Shakespeare), and the NC Stage Company add to a spectrum of local music and stagecraft. 

The ModAvlTreehouse is 2 miles from Downtown, 4 miles from the River Arts District, and 7 miles from West Asheville. See partial lists of area galleries, theaters, working studios, and music venues below. Our Asheville Guide will provide personal insights into some of our favorites in the coming months.

Asheville’s Appalachian Music Heritage

Downtown Music, Theater, & Arts Include:

  • Diana Wortham Theater
  • NC Stage Company Theater
  • The Orange Peel
  • The US Cellular Center Civic Center
  • Jack of the Wood Pub
  • Asheville Gallery of Art
  • Blue Spiral Gallery
  • Haen Gallery
  • Bender Gallery
  • Mountain Made Art Gallery
  • Woolworth Walk

South Slope Music & Arts Include:

  • Lexington Glassworks
  • Zapow Gallery

West Asheville Music & Arts Include:

  • Fleetwood’s Rock N Roll Chapel and Bar
  • Isis Music Hall 
  • Westville Pub

The River Arts District (RAD) Music & Arts Include:

  •  Wedge Studios 
  • New Belgium Brewery
  • The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
  • RAD studio art strolls