Everything About Music In Asheville

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Hello and welcome to this post on everything about music in Asheville. There is obviously a lot to discuss on this topic and we will do our best to cover the full scene for you today.

To get us going we will list the best musical instrument stores in Asheville. There will also be lists for where to buy guitars in your area as well as the top drum shops in town.

Expect there to be some crossover in those sections as some stores will have the leading guitar brands for sale like Gibson, Fender, or Keisel as well as all the keyboards, synthesizers, pedals, amps, or pretty much any supplies you may need.

Then we will fill you in on where to go for quality instrument repair near you. Whether you need a piano tuned, a guitar repaired, or work done on other band instruments there is somebody out there that can help.

Up next we will talk about where to get the best music lessons for kids or adults. Local stores for music lovers with vintage CD’s and records will have their own section also.

Following that we will list the best concert halls and live music venues here. Plus we will also discuss the best bars and restaurants that have live music around the city.

And our last section will talk about the best festivals on the Asheville music scene calendar. At the end there will even be a map to help you figure out where the wide variety of stores and venues we are discussing are located. You may also want to click this link to read more of our local guides for other cities in the region.

Musical Instrument Stores In Asheville

Most would agree that these are the best musical instrument stores in Asheville:

Music City Store has been selling the best brands of guitars, amps, drums and pro audio near you since 1979.

Skinny Beats Sound Shop can repair almost any kind of percussion instrument.

From hardworking music educators and seasoned musicians Music & Arts is proud to be a home to anyone with an interest in music.

Where To Buy Guitars

If you are specifically trying to buy a guitar or guitar accessories head to:

Guitar Center Repairs is your go-to spot for expert stringed instrument repairs, upgrades, and servicing.

The Guitar Trader buys, sells, trades, and consigns new and used quality instruments in your area.

Musician’s Workshop strives to serve both professional and amateur musicians with high quality merchandise and in-house musical instrument repair facilities. They are known to be one of the best places to buy drums in town.

Drum Shops Near You

Some places that we have mentioned throughout the post that are great places to buy drums are Music City, Musician’s Workshop, and Music & Arts.

Instrument Repair

For instrument repair in your area try out:

Eisenman Guitars is a custom guitar builder and full service repair shop.

Heyday Musical Instruments buys, sells, trades, consigns, and services vintage and modern amps, instruments, and pro audio gear. They also carry a boatload of pedals.

Music Lessons

When you want to improve your skills you can take music lessons at:

Jim Beaver’s School of Music has been one of the best music schools in your area for the last 20 years. They offer lessons for ages 3 to adult teaching guitar, piano, voice, or even group band classes.

Asheville Music School is a nonprofit music school offering private music lessons in a wide variety of instruments and styles.

The Summit Academy of Music specializes in expert local guitar and piano lessons for people of all ages and abilities.

We mentioned Skinny Beats Sound Shop, Music & Arts, and Musician’s Workshop in the music stores list but they are also great places to take music lessons.

CD & Record Stores

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Some of the best local stores for music lovers with lots of vintage CD’s and records are:

Harvest Records sells new and used vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, stereo equipment, books, DVDs, vinyl accessories, and beyond.

Asheville Live Music Venues

If you are itching to see a concert or performance these Asheville live music venues are where to go:

The Barn is an outdoor live music venue that gets some great performers throughout the year.

Asheville Music Hall is one of the premier mid-size concert venues near you offering quality production for artists, events, and fans.

Restaurants With Live Music

Want to be entertained while you eat? You will be at these restaurants with live music in your area:

Jack of the Wood serves classic pub fare, artisanal sandwiches, and other comforting favorites. Their bar has 18 rotating taps featuring local and world craft brews and a great selection of whiskeys.

From hosting nationally touring headliners to up-and-coming acts on indoor and outdoor stages Salvage Station has been voted Asheville’s best place to catch live music.

The Lobster Trap serves fresh sustainably-sourced seafood including wicked good Maine lobsters, a ship ton of oysters, steamed clams, seafood bisques, chowders, and more.

Pack’s Tavern works tirelessly to deliver an eclectic menu of delicious fresh entrees, sandwiches, pizzas, and salads and also has a vast selection of beer, wine and cocktails, multiple spaces for special events, live music, and more.

Bars With Live Music

And for bars that play live music try out:

Since 2013 Off the Wagon has been a dueling piano bar rocking the local downtown music scene. Get ready for great music, great drinks, and most of all great fun.

From the bar’s homey and beautifully crafted interior down to the food and beverage menu 5 Walnut Wine Bar is another good place to catch some live tunes.

Sly Grog Lounge is a bar, music venue, and a place to chill. They have tons of board games, video games, ping pong, air hockey, pinball, 3 vintage organs, a baby grand piano, books, and toys.

The Odditorium is a place for wicked good times, freakishly incredible events, and an anomaly of art and artifacts. More than just a dive bar they are part music venue, part art gallery, part oddities museum, and much more.

Music Festivals

The Albino Skunk Music Festival is a music festival featuring bluegrass, Americana, folk, and roots music.

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Enjoy The Asheville Local Music Scene

Well guys, we did our best to cover the scene as well as we could. We listed the best musical instrument stores, drum and guitar shops, instrument repair services, where to go for lessons, vintage CD & record stores, concert halls and other live music venues like bars and restaurants, plus the best festivals near you.

Anyone that is still around might just know a little bit about the music scene in your area themselves. If so feel free to tell us if we got anything incorrect, if we left any cool spots out, or just share your own thoughts in the comments at the end of the post.  No matter if you are trying to buy a new instrument, wanted some live entertainment, needed a vintage CD and record, or just wanted to learn more about the local Asheville  music scene we hope you enjoy yourself.

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