The Orange Peel


The Orange Peel - Social Aid & Pleasure Club of Asheville, North Carolina was voted one of Rolling Stone magazine's Top 5 Rock Clubs in the country. Ranked as the 23rd best club by Pollstar for 2016 Worldwide Club Ticket Sales. Asheville's premier downtown live music club is a smoke free facility that features a state of the art sound and lighting system. Musical acts appearing on stage have included Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins, Jack White, Bob Dylan, The Flaming Lips, Ice Cube, The Black keys, Skrillex, Ben Harper, Modest Mouse, Deftones, Blondie, Spoon, Lauryn Hill, Sonic Youth, My Morning Jacket, Dinosaur Jr, Arcade Fire, and many more. Our warm atmosphere and beautiful facilities are also ideal for private parties and events of all kinds. For more info go to: do not book bands/shows via Facebook)

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The Orange Peel is a music venue located in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. It has a capacity of 1,050 people and has hosted many well known acts, including 311 (in '08, '09 x2 & '11), Modest Mouse, Tegan and Sara, Black Label Society, Umphrey's McGee in '03, Bob Dylan in '04, Chevelle in '05, Smashing Pumpkins (residency in '07), the Beastie Boys in '09, The Black Keys, Lauryn Hill in '17, Ice Cube, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, The Glitch Mob, Wax Tailor, Medeski, Martin, and Wood, Queens of the Stone Age in '07, Mastodon in '11, Breaking Benjamin in '17, Megadeth, GWAR (from VA), Lamb of God (from VA), Decapitated, Silversun Pickups in '16, The Dirty Heads in '18, and The Struts (from the UK) in '18. It was also a host venue for the annual Moogfest electronic music festival, which showcases the latest and greatest in electronic music. The Orange Peel has also hosted Asheville's Warren Haynes in '13 for the Christmas Pre-Jam, Asheville's Chase Rice in '17, Rainbow Kitten Surprise (from Boone) in '18, Ben Folds (from Winston-Salem/Chapel Hill) in '09, Daughtry (from NC) in '08, Southern Culture on the Skids in '02, Ben Taylor (son of James Taylor) Band in '03, Avett Brothers (from the Charlotte area) in '08, Carolina Chocolate Drops (an old time string band from Durham) in '12, Kellie Pickler in '11, Greenville's Edwin McCain in '03, Knoxville's 10 Years in '08, Nashville's Kings of Leon in '07, Moon Taxi in '16, Judah & the Lion in '18, Columbia's Hootie & the Blowfish in '03, Toro y Moi in '18, Charleston's Jump, Little Children in '03, Band of Horses in '09, Duncan Sheik in '03, Trevor Hall (from SC) in '06, Atlanta's Manchester Orchestra in '14, Gregg Allman Band in '02, Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Black Crowes singer) in '15, Indigo Girls in '17, and Virginia's Jason Mraz in '05. It was opened in 2002 and, in April 2008, was named one of the top five music venues in America by Rolling Stone magazine. At the end of 2009, the venue opened Pulp, a downstairs members-only liquor bar. Pulp is open every night there is a show, and a live feed is piped in to allow patrons to view and listen to the show occurring upstairs. Pulp is also open various other nights for events featuring local artists and "Slice of Life" open-mic comedy nights. Wikipedia