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Where to Find Live Entertainment in Asheville

 Natalie profile picture NatalieMay 10, 2024

Grab your friends, grab your kids, and run to these live entertainment venues located near Wander Asheville Meadows. Guaranteed fun for the entire family, but if you are looking for a fun date-night spot, you can find that here too.

The Orange Peel 

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  • Distance from Wander Asheville: 8.5 miles 

  • Location: 101 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

  • Box Office Hours: Wednesday  & Thursday 11:30AM – 4:00PM; Friday 10:00AM – 4:00PM; Show Days 4:00PM – Close

  • Phone: (828) 398-1837

  • Website: https://theorangepeel.net/ 

The Orange Peel is a popular, smoke-free concert venue located in the heart of Asheville. The best part about The Orange Peel is that you will feel up close and personal with the performers no matter where you stand.

Ticket prices vary depending on the performance, but some start as low as $10. You can check out upcoming events on the website

Acts appearing on stage over the years at the Orange Peel have included Bob Dylan, Flaming Lips, Jack White, Blondie, Sonic Youth, Neon Trees, Arcade Fire, Joan Jett, fun., Cyndi Lauper, Post Malone, and many more.

Grey Eagle

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  • Distance from Wander Asheville: 9.2 miles

  • Location: 185 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

  • Box Office Hours:  12PM-10AM

  • Phone: (828) 232-5800

  • Website: https://www.thegreyeagle.com/ 

In 1994, The Grey Eagle got its start in a former garage and paint room of a Chevrolet dealership. Today, the Grey Eagle is Asheville’s longest-running all-ages venue and has hosted over 10,000 different bands and artists.

For most shows there are no age restrictions and children under 6 years old don't require a ticket. In case you're wondering, there is a bar serving classic cocktails, local wines, and beers. Tip: There is a small lot next to the venue and free parking on Clingman Ave. and Haywood Rd. 

Tickets can be bought online for a discounted price or in-person at the box office with a small surcharge. You can check out the calendar online to get more information on pricing and upcoming performances. 

Wortham Center for the Performing Arts

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  • Distance from Wander Asheville: 8 miles

  • Location: 18 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

  • Box Office Hours: 10AM-4PM Tuesday-Friday & 1 hour before shows  

  • Phone: (828) 257-4530

  • Website: https://www.worthamarts.org/ 

Wortham Center for the Performing Arts is another popular locale for music, dance, and theater performances. It's mostly known for headlining independent acts—perfect if you're the type who likes discovering new artists.

Tips: Most performances host pre-show events in the foyer, so you may want to arrive a little early. There are several parking decks, surface lots and metered on-street parking at varying rates near the theater. For more information on upcoming events, check out the website

Isis Music Hall

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  • Distance from Wander Asheville: 11 miles 

  • Location: 743 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

  • Phones Hours: 1PM - 5PM Tuesday - Sunday

  • Restaurant Hours: 5:45PM - End of Concert Thursday - Sunday

  • Phone: (828) 575-2737

Some history: In 1937, Isis Theater was built as a single screen movie house and 20 years later, it began its transformation into a restaurant and music hall. Today, Isis continues to host an array of unique experiences from seated dinner shows to standing room concerts.

If you're looking for a fun date-night spot or an evening with friends, Isis Music Hall is a great place to visit. It offers a variety of musical performances to fit everyone’s taste, including jazz, Americana, rock, funk, and Afrobeat, to name a few.

For more information about events, check out the website.

Salvage Station

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  • Distance from Wander Asheville: 9.5 miles 

  • Location: 468 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801

  • Hours:  5PM-10PM Thursday & Sunday; 5PM-11PM Friday & Saturday: Closed Monday-Wednesday 

  • Phone: (828) 407-0521

  • Website: https://salvagestation.com/ 

If you're seeking a unique and authentic Asheville experience, Salvage Station is a must-do. Apart from musical performances, they also offer a rotating menu of Southern/New Orleans bites in their on-site restaurant, Root Down Kitchen.

Shows are offered in three categories: all ages, 12+, and 18+. Children under 7 years old can enjoy free admission. For more information on upcoming events, take a look at their website

There is paid parking on-site. Otherwise, they also offer free parking and a complimentary shuttle service every 30 mins at these two lots: 608 Riverside Drive and 36 Montford Avenue.

Rabbit Rabbit

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  • Distance from Wander Asheville: 9 miles

  • Location: 75 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

  • Hours:  4PM-8PM Thursday; 5PM-10:30PM Friday; 1PM-9PM Saturday; 12PM-5PM Sunday; Closed Monday-Wednesday

  • Phone: (828) 398-1837

  • Website: https://rabbitrabbitavl.com/

Rabbit Rabbit is a dynamic event space with a food truck serving hearty tacos, burritos, poke bowls, and more. Events range from movie screenings to silent discos and live music.

Shows are for all ages, unless otherwise noted. Take note that pets aren't allowed. A calendar of events (aka a preview of the fun) can be found on the website.

A luxury stay at Wander Asheville Meadows also comes with a 24/7 text-based concierge service who are available for any inquiries you may have.

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