Asheville is a popular destination, known for its culinary scene, beer, music and live entertainment options. The term Food-Topian was coined a while back to describe its blend of farm-to-fork, Southern roots and eclectic influx. With 18 craft breweries, it's known as a craft brew epicenter. Since the Blue Ridge Parkway runs through the area it's also a great place to access amazing mountain views. Talented residents drive the music and art community, including students, working professionals and seniors.
The Asheville arts scene is buzzing, featuring hundreds of fine artists, mountain crafters, folk artists, hip arts neighborhoods, art galleries and many art events. The region has a thriving cultural scene with amazing diversity ranging from opera, ballet, popular music, engaging theatre to modern jazz. Street performers entertain crowds on nearly every corner of downtown.
The music heritage here has earned national acclaim, offering exceptional bluegrass and country artists. The Performance Center will celebrate the performing arts by offering a wide diversity of events each season.
National tours of popular Broadway shows will return to Asheville.
Legendary jazz, country and western, Celtic and contemporary artists will appear on stage—and have use of state-of-the-art digital services.
The region's best local artists and presenting organizations will find a home at The Performance Center.