You’ll never run out of things to do in Saluda, NC, and the surrounding areas! One activity we are known for in the western North Carolina mountains is our music. We at Orchard Inn love our surrounding Asheville music festivals that take place throughout the year. Come have a look at our favorites that are happening this spring and summer.
4 of the Best Asheville Music Festivals
1. Downtown After 5
While there are many Asheville music festivals that span across the spring and summer, none is more beloved than Downtown After 5. This is a concert series that is free and takes place the third Friday of the months of May-September. This concert series is held at North Lexington Avenue from 5 pm to 9 pm. Besides having music, there are also food trucks as well as beer vendors. You will have to spend $2 to get a wristband for beer but all of the money goes back into the community and to places like Asheville GreenWorks, Asheville Music School, CarePartners, Homeward Bound and the YMI Cultural Center.
2. Asheville Electro-Music Festival
There are many Asheville music festivals, and they are all unique! We in Asheville, as well as everyone else, have varied musical tastes so quite naturally there would be lots of different types of music festivals. The Asheville Electro-Music Festival will be held in May in Black Mountain, NC. This particular music festival will be not only amazing to hear but to see as well. The musicians will bring their brand of cool electronic and experimental music and the local artists will provide live video art.
3. Biltmore Concert Series
Every summer, the Biltmore comes alive in the evening with their amazing concert series. During the day, explore everything the Biltmore has to offer, their tours, exhibits, and of course the grounds. Then have a delightful and relaxing dinner at one of the restaurants on the estate. Afterward, gather with everyone outside to enjoy one of the many artists that will be performing this summer.
4. Brevard Music Center’s Summer Festival
Last, and certainly not least, on our list of Asheville music festivals is the summer festival at Brevard Music Center. They have been around for over 80 years, delighting locals and travelers alike with their amazing concerts. Every summer has something special in store, so check out what they have going on!
Where to Stay in Western North Carolina
As you can see, there will be plenty to do this summer and many amazing Asheville music festivals for you to go to. When you do decide to go to any of these fun events, consider staying with us at Orchard Inn. We are conveniently located in Saluda and close to all of these locations. Our beautiful B&B is a perfect retreat for those who are looking to unplug and get away from it all for a few days. We have rooms in our main house as well as a few private cottages for those who like a bit more room. Each morning with us starts with a hearty breakfast to help you get started on your day.