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Concert Season has Returned in Asheville for 2021

The vibrant glow of the music community in Asheville has dulled since the spring of 2020 without the live shows that the city is known for. At long last, however, the sun is coming out. As more concerts and festivals are announced, our wallet is becoming lighter and lighter.

Some of our favorite long-time venues, Harrah’s Cherokee Center, Salvage Station, and The Grey Eagle, for example, are announcing their late summer and fall lineups at an exhilarating pace. A new contender in the music game is The Orange Peel and Asheville Brewing‘s outdoor venue, Rabbit Rabbit, located in the heart of downtown Asheville. With 9+ new shows announced in the last few weeks, they might as well take a blank check from us and call it a day. Until now, downtown has rarely been able to host an outdoor show. You would typically need to go outside of the city center to find enough space for an outside gathering. What will be your first show there?

Recently announced events include, but are certainly not limited to:

Built to Spill
The Grey Eagle
Friday, July 23rd

Widespread Panic
Harrahs’ Cherokee Center
Friday, August 6th; Saturday, August 7th; and Sunday, August 8th

Wilco + Sleater-Kinney
Salvage Station
Tuesday, August 7th

Band of Horses
Rabbit Rabbit
Saturday, August 28th

Sylvan Esso
Rabbit Rabbit
Wednesday, September 22nd

Modest Mouse
Rabbit Rabbit
Friday, October 22nd

The Avett Brothers
Harrah’s Cherokee Center
Friday, November 19th

Harrah's Cherokee C

While many bands have shifted during the pandemic to hosting virtual and drive-thru concerts, it will be thrilling to see them back on stage while standing in the crowd enjoying a local beer. Our venues and our city have remained resilient throughout the last year and a half with hosting social distanced events, movies, workout classes, and more. This is a testament to the special community Asheville has. We are ready to welcome back live music with open arms and open wallets.


2 New Food Adventures Coming to Downtown Asheville this Spring

Are you ready for spring in Asheville? The quiet and slow pace of winter has made way for some exciting developments in Downtown Asheville with big names in town joining forces for new food adventures.

Chow Chow 2021

After a successful festival debut in 2019, Chow Chow shelfed their 2020 plans due to the pandemic. Recently, they announced a reimagined endeavor for the summer of 2021. Unlike its first year, Chow Chow will now feature events spanning June through September with both in-person and virtual opportunities to join in on the fun.

For more information

S&W Building

In 2019, a new venture was announced for the historic S&W Building in the center of downtown Asheville. After 2 years of diligent buildout, the food hall is nearly ready! The new project will uphold the history of the property that originally opened in the 1920s as a venue for locally sourced food in an upscale environment. (Sounds like Asheville hasn’t changed much, right?) The current iteration pairs the minds of Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani Restaurant Group with the king of local beers, Highland Brewing Company. Additionally, other partners include The Hop Ice Cream, Farm Burger, Bun Intended Food Truck, The Times Bar, and more.

Lucky for us, they are set to open this spring! You will find us having a brew on the front patio when they do! For more information