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Address: 87 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: (828) 259-5736
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Good Venue for Many Functions

We have been to many different shows at this venue, but have not attended a sporting event. I caution that the parking can be a serious problem, just about anytime. The place is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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463 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to many different shows at this venue, but have not attended a sporting event. I caution that the parking can be a serious problem, just about anytime. The place is clean, easy to manipulate and does things on two levels, the lower one having a very accessible large ramp.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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169 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have some good concerts and shows here. The place is dated, but located right in town so you can catch a show and food in an easy walk.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Attended Christmas Jam this year for the first time, Huge fans of Warren and wanted to join in a celebration in his "home" town. Came down from PA. Unfortunately, did not get VIP tickets, so we settled for GA. Arrived very early the morning of the event and hung out for hours waiting. We did encounter several nice merchandise people... More 

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Thank Jaye11D
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Unfortunately I didn't get to go inside, just walked around the building, great way to see city is WALK! Summer of 2010, not Nov 2014

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Thank Yolanda1953
Marion, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My nephew graduated at the Asheville Civic center back in June. The facility seems perfect for events like this, but outdated for larger and modern groups. The parking garages seem suitable for the center. I wish the city would just build an entirely new event center.

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Thank John H
Harkers Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We usually go to Warren Haynes' Christmas Jam annually. This September we came here to see Sturgill Simpson! The acoustics in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium were phenomenal!!

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Thank Bluzbiker1959
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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114 reviews
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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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Thank Danelle D
Asheville, NC
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350 reviews
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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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162 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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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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