Orange Peel Music Venue in Asheville, NC

November 7, 2011 at 8:54 pm EST
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Whether it’s a sold-out Bob Dylan show, a rock opera or an up-and-coming local band, The Orange Peel Social Aid & Pleasure Club is a must-see in Asheville, NC.

The Orange Peel has sold nearly half a million tickets since its reopening in 2002 and has been named one of Rolling Stone magazine's Top 5 Rock Clubs in the country.

The 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 Bob Dylan, The Flaming Lips, Ben Harper, Blondie, Spoon, Sonic Youth, My Morning Jacket, Dinosaur Jr, Arcade Fire and many more.

The venue's full name, Orange Peel Social Aid & Pleasure Club, comes from a New Orleans term referring to a group that provides care, comfort, entertainment and support to its members. Living up to the name, The Orange Peel holds an average of two benefits each month.

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