For what used to be a sleepy small town after dark, Brevard is now the happening place to be. There are numerous places to shake what your momma gave ya’ – and Brevard is home to some world class musicians such as Grammy winners The Steep Canyon Rangers, Jeff Sipe, Shannon Whitworth, Nikki Talley and John Felty of Jupiter Coyote. You never know who might be joining in to jam when you hit up our local live music venues.

On any given night, you’re likely to stumble into a great band at our local breweries, bars and restaurants.

“185 King Street has built a name for itself hosting big name musicians and local favorites in an exceptional listening room,” says Kristin Johns, general manager at 185 King Street. “Members and guests also enjoy rotating events like open jams, sporting events, private parties, fundraisers, wine clubs and our popular Sunday Fundays. We provide a relaxed environment for locals and visitors alike to feel at home and unwind.”

The Phoenix is a farm-to-table restaurant that transforms into a music hall by night, and features local and regional talent. Aimee Jackson, manager of The Phoenix, adds, “The Phoenix boasts a comfortable atmosphere and great live music from local acts and different genres – and drink specials that include our awesome and different house-made infusions that never disappoint.”

nite1Our local breweries also bring regular music to the nighttime scene, and both Oskar Blues and Brevard Brewing host live entertainment.

“There’s nothing better than sipping on a fresh Dale’s Pale Ale after a day of romping through the forest. Add in a CHUBurger and some sweet tunes out on the patio, and you’re really doin’ it right.” says Aaron Baker, spokesperson for Oskar Blues Brewery.

“Nightlife in Brevard is great,” says Brevard Brewing owner Kyle Williams. “Brevard may be small, but it packs a big punch.” Other restaurants such as The Square Root, Jordan Street Cafe, Dugan’s Pub, Marcos, Jaime’s and Hobnob may have music occasionally, so it never hurts to check the calendar before deciding where to party down for the night. For a complete list of entertainment in Brevard, be sure to visit the calendar page at

Looking for something a little different? The 4th Friday of every month, April through November, our downtown stores and galleries stay open until 8 p.m. for a gallery walk that includes live music, wine tastings, beer tastings and artistic fun. For a more refined musical experience, check out the summer concert series at the Brevard Music Center.

Brevard has melded over the years into an eclectic hub of great evening entertainment. If you’re headed into town for some daytime outdoor excursions, it’s well worth sticking around to enjoy all that nighttime has to offer. So, pack a change of clothes, book a room, and stay a while – you’ll be glad you did.


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