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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It cost over $70 per person, more than a nice classical music concert at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium upstairs. Both parking decks (Civic Center and Rankin Ave) were full. It was extremely crowded. The portions of wine and food were minuscule. Most food booths did not include a plastic spoon or fork, making it awkward to eat the food. There... More 

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Candler
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This venue has had it's ups and downs over the years but we enjoy the central location - if you are going to a large event expect parking issues.

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Asheville, NC
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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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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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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
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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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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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