Walking Tour

The Asheville Music History Walking Tour explores downtown Asheville through the stories of bands, musicians, sound innovation, and creative culture. During this 2-hour, 1.5 mile stroll, we’ll talk about Asheville’s eclectic music roots, from Scots-Irish and Appalachian traditions to today’s heady blend of rock, blues, electronic, hip-hop, and experimental sounds.

The tour winds its way through several downtown areas, such as Lexington Avenue and The Block — Asheville’s historic African-American business district. We’ll stop by the Moogseum, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, famed music venue The Orange Peel, and more.

Expect fun facts from the past 100 years of Asheville’s history, along with insider insights from a longtime Asheville resident and arts/music journalist.

There will be plenty of photo ops and an accompanying soundtrack as well as suggestions for eateries, breweries, and can’t-miss activities.

YOUR GUIDE: Alli has lived in Asheville for 26 years. She worked as the arts section editor for alternative newsweekly Mountain Xpress for 17 years, during which time she extensively covered the Asheville music scene as well as local history. Alli is an award-winning writer and performer and a seasoned storyteller.

TICKETS: $24 per person (children younger than 13 are free).
GROUP RATES: $150 for up to 10 people. To book, select 10 adult tickets and use the promo code GROUP.
PRIVATE TOUR: Contact Alli for for more information and to schedule. allimarshall(at)bellsouth(dot)net.

Did you take the tour? If so, THANK YOU! If you enjoyed it, please suggest it to others and consider leaving a review in the comments section below.

2 thoughts on “Walking Tour

  1. What a worthwhile and entertaining experience! This tour exceeded our expectations. Alli’s knowledge of local music history was impressive, and her stories about the musicians brought them all to life. Loved the walk through downtown Asheville!!

  2. An exceptional oral music historian — Alli provided an in depth history of Asheville’s music roots. As a local, it was special to learn more about the “scene” and individuals who helped put Asheville on the map. So enjoyed gaining what seemed like insider knowledge of venues and artists — and now certain spots will be thought of differently when walked by or entered. Thank you again Alli for an amazing experience and knowledge drop!!!

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