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Ticketed Venues for Music at Asheville, NC The Orange Peel From the 1950 and 60s, The Orange Peel was called a hot R & B and soul club and in the 1970 it was a renowned funk and soul club. The Orange Peel reopened at 2002, after remaining vacant for at least 20 years. Six years later, it was named among the best 5 stone clubs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine. The Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys, Ms. Lauryn Hill and Ice Cube have performed on The Orange Peel stage. Located directly in the corner of Hilliard and Biltmore Avenues, guests can spot The Orange Peel due to its luminous glow during the night.

Civic Center The Civic Center underwent renovations at the year 2011 and 2012. Today it is a functionality and meeting facility with modern upgrades and more space to accommodate larger audiences and nationally known musicians. The Civic Center has hosted performances from Merle Haggard, Bonnie Raitt, and Riverdance. The Civic Center is home to the Asheville Symphony and the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands. The Civic Center is located at downtown Asheville, in 87 Haywood Street. Biltmore Concert Collection The Biltmore Concert Collection is held in the South Terrace of Biltmore House and starts in August Every Year. Top national performers are showcased Each Year, such as KC and the Sunshine Band and the Steve Miller Band.

Shindig in the Green The Folk Heritage Committee promotes and maintains the Southern Appalachian musical heritage and has been occupying the Shindig in the Green since 1967. This free festival had been designed to bring mountain music to the city of Asheville in summer evenings, for all to enjoy. The Shindig has always been held in City County Plaza in Downtown Asheville. Since 2010, Shindig in the Green has a brand new stage: Pack Square Park’s Roger McGuire Green. Visitors can listen and dance to folk music and bluegrass, watch authentic clogging, and listen to ballad singers and storytellers. The Shindig on the Green begins on Sat.

June 30th along the sunset and happens every Saturday night through Sept 1st. Downtown After 5 Downtown After 5 is another free music festival at Asheville and a favored event among locals that happens every summer. This event is now staged in the bottom of Lexington Avenue, near the Interstate 240 overpass. Catch free music the 3rd Friday of each month from May through September. Asheville’s local breweries sell beer in tap, there is dancing at the streets, and plenty of food is available from local area restaurants and street vendors.

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