Right up there with Asheville’s beer, food, and art cultures is the music scene. First and foremost is The Orange Peel, the Southeast’s preeminent music venue. The club is known for presenting up and coming talent as well as showcasing legendary performers like Bob Dylan.
Depending on your visit, you may find yourself visiting a special event like one of these: Shindig on the Green, Downtown After 5, LEAF Downtown, Asheville Beer Week, Beer City Festival, The Big Crafty, and Asheville Art in the Park. There are many things to love about Asheville, but one of the best reasons is her spirit. Nowhere is that spirit depicted better than at the Friday night drum circles which are scheduled to begin again in May.
Downtown Buskers a.k.a. street performers play on almost every corner downtown. Busking began in the 1980’s here, and has grown over the years to now marking it as one of Asheville’s most signature attractions. You may catch the legendary Abbey “the spoon lady” in front of the flat iron sculpture, playing along with other old-time musician or a violinist fiercely playing symphonic music in front of Malaprop’s Bookstore. These talented performers play for tips and embody Asheville’s free, independent spirit.
Live music can also be heard for free at local restaurants and bars like 5 Walnut and long time favorite pub Jack of the Wood for jam sessions. The longest running music venue The Grey Eagle is also a taqueria and has music almost every night of the week. The Lobster Trap Restaurant has live music every night from 6 to 9 p.m. with local musicians  and many singer-songwriters, bluegrass bands, and jazz quartets.

Asheville art Scene

Asheville has so much Art to experience! Check out this video featuring Blue Spiral, Momentum Gallery, Benjamin Walls Gallery, American Folk Art & Framing, The Haen Gallery, Asheville Art Museum, River Arts District Artists, Asheville, & Foundation Studios. Visiting the area? Contact us on POP Rentals for a place to stay https://poprentals.com

The Asheville Music Scene

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