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Address: 87 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: (828) 259-5736
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Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in the U.S. Cellular Center (formerly Asheville Civic Center) with about 2,400 seats is Asheville's venue for mid-size music and entertainment events and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Asheville, NC
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Asheville, NC
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263 reviews 263 reviews
40 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in the U.S. Cellular Center (formerly Asheville Civic Center) with about 2,400 seats is Asheville's venue for mid-size music and entertainment events and also is home of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. Larger country and rock music concerts, plus exhibits and shows, are held in the Arena of the U.S. Cellular Center. Although this is an old auditorium,... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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140 reviews 140 reviews
33 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We've been to the Civic Center for craft shows, a home improvement show, and--most recently--to see David Sedaris in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. For a city the size of Asheville, we are fortunate to have such a venue. The good: You can almost always find something to do/attend. There's a big garage fairly close. All the personnel are ultra-friendly and... More 

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Rockville, MD
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125 reviews 125 reviews
22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is one of my favorite places in Asheville. We went there one night to see a clogging competition and the next afternoon we saw the comedian David Sedaris. The theater where we saw David Sedaris was impressive with lots of character in its design. For a city the size of Asheville, the Civic Center successfully serves an important purpose... More 

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Mills River, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

As I go in to my 13th year in beautiful Asheville (area) North Carolina…which is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC… I realized that I had not reviewed the Asheville Civic Center. It is a pretty good place to have fun and the variety throughout the year is extensive. Parking in Asheville is always a problem but... More 

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Marietta
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Lots of vendors and lots of variety. Not kid-friendly. Great rainy-day venue for adult visitors. We were there for a couple of hours, and the kids got very restless. There was only one small area for children (ages 3 and up) to create prints.

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Garner, North Carolina, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Visiting The Southern Craft Guild show and very impressed with the facility. Convenient ramps, restrooms and spacious for the numerous exhibitors. Friendly staff and well located near the Asheville downtown sites. Convenient, reasonable parking nearby

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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We took our daughter to see Hunter Hayes @ the U.S. Cellular Center on Easter weekend & had a blast!! Not only was the performer phenomenal but the venue made us feel as though we were sitting with Hunter having a private concert. There isn't a bad seat in the house & since Hayes set up 3 stages, in total,... More 

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Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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78 reviews 78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Great venue for basketball with a few exceptions. The food prices are outrageous. Small hot dog $6.00. Must pay for a wrist band to buy beer. The popcorn was stale. The ushers act like seat police even when there are only a few hundred people. Asheville is a great city but the concessions and ushers made a nice trip not... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I recently saw Celtic Woman at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. I was on the 12th row but it felt like I was in a valley. The front row is the highest row, then it sags in the middle before evening out and inclining in the very back like a loge section. The only upper decks are on the side. It... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is definitely not the Asheville Civic Center, but rather looks like a local motel. I'm typing this additional line due to the fact that the review requires 100 characters minimum.

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