Live Music

It’s been a long day of adventure and you’re looking for a place to rest and chillout for a bit. Let the smooth tunes of local musicians sooth your aching feet and relax for a while.

Nothing beats watching talented musicians perform their craft in a cozy setting. Escape the city of Asheville and come north to Madison County where a number of venues, open mics and musical events are happening nearly every day of the week. Madison County has a particularly vibrant bluegrass and ‘mountain music’ scene but all genres of music can be found within our county.

“Awesome musicians. The perfect end to a perfect day.”

-Paul D.

Live music in Madison County, NC

Big Pillow Brewing

Relax at this awesome outdoor venue in beautiful Hot Springs. The Big Pillow Brewing outdoor patio is a great place to sip on a cold beer while listening to some great live tunes. Find out more

The Depot

Discover and enjoy the vibrant local music scene of Madison County. Bluegrass, acoustic, mountain music, country and folk music can all be heard at the Depot in Marshall on Friday nights. Find out more

Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery

Grab a tasty beer and hunker down with some live music at the Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery located in the historic Mars Hill Theatre. Find out more

Zuma Bluegrass Jam

Put on your dancing shoes and get a true taste of bluegrass and mountain music at the weekly Bluegrass Jam at Zuma Coffee every Thursday night in Marshall. Find out more


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