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“Odd lines of sight detract from this venue” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Asheville Civic Center

Asheville Civic Center
87 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 259-5736
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Ranked #105 of 176 things to do in Asheville
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Odd lines of sight detract from this venue”
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 gives off an institutional feel. The biggest problem is it can be very difficult to see over the person in front of you since they are elevated more. Sound was still good, though. Not sure who thought up this design but it would have to make this venue a little below average.

Visited March 2014
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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Incorrect photo”
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.

Visited October 2012
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Asheville, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“that picture ain't the civic center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

A great medium sized arena that brings in some top shelf acts. Without the Civic Center, I'd be driving pretty far to see/hear some of the artists that I love.

Visited October 2012
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“Renovation Ready”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

The Civic Center holds some great events--sports, concerts and all manner of shows. However, the center is badly in need of renovation. Though the outward appearance is outdated, something could be done to improve the interior design and seating.

Visited October 2012
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Canton, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Christmas Jam Weekend”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

The Civic center is fine for what it is. Seems like they have improved the ventilation system and maybe added more seats? The Jam is the reason to be there, everything else is sort of unimportant!

Visited December 2012
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