Listen to the Music: Live Music in Transylvanina County - Brevard North Carolina
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Listen to the Music: Live Music in Transylvanina County

The hills are alive with the sound of music — the Appalachian hills, that is! Corner to corner, Transylvania County is filled with the sounds of live music. From cover bands at breweries playing your favorite classic rock and country songs to the sweeping sounds of a symphony orchestra, whatever genre you’re looking for, you can find it here.
Live Music
Wherever you roam in Transylvania County, you’re never far from a live music venue. Our communities have many different music venues to check out, from wine bars and restaurants to art galleries and community centers. Each one offers up their own flare and specialty that you need to experience for yourself!.

The little town at the heart of adventure in Transylvania County has its fair share of wonderful, and sometimes unexpected, music venues. From the bustling streets of Downtown Brevard to unique spots on the outskirts of town, there are several great spots to check out for music.


Just a short drive from Downtown Brevard, the Brevard Music Center is a unique place that lives and breathes music, calling itself “at once a place, an institute, and a festival.” Its campus is host to a summer music festival that features renowned musicians from around the world, performing music across multiple genres, including jazz, opera, classical, and so many more. 

Speaking of the classics, the Brevard Philharmonic also has stunning concerts throughout the year. Check out their website for a list of upcoming performances and locations.

Featuring talented regional and local artist, the Transylvania County Library hosts a Summer Concert Series at their amphitheater throughout the warmer months.

Brevard is also home to festivals with live music lineups that are worth putting on your calendar. White Squirrel Weekend happens each Memorial Day weekend, and Mountain Song rolls around each summer to bring the best in acoustic music to the Brevard community.

Cedar Mountain
Home to the Dupont State Forest, many fun places host live music in Cedar Mountain. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a hike to one of the forest’s many picturesque waterfalls.

Music and moonshine go hand-in-hand- and Cedar Mountain moonshine hosts their Music + Moonshine Series every Friday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

Little River & Pisgah Forest

These scenic communities are just as rich in live music as they are mountain vistas. Check out the businesses below that frequently host local groups.


Blantyre Station

Hawg Wild Smokehouse & Taproom

Lake Toxaway

The small community of Toxaway has a can’t-miss in the music scene. Grand Olde Station, a historic train station turned renowned restaurant, frequently hosts local acts, so you can enjoy a few tunes while eating a delicious meal.


Grand Olde Station

Lake Toxaway Community Center


A beer and live music? Cheers to that!Our five breweries all frequently have live music in their lineup, so be sure to check out who’s playing before heading out for a cold brew.