16 Main St, Saluda NC 28773 (828)749-1179
Located in historical Saluda with live music and outdoor dining available, The Purple Onion features a variety of ethnically and regionally inspired dishes with an emphasis on the Mediterranean's simple, healthful cuisines and a focus on freshness. The music happens on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, but the kitchen performs to rave reviews five days a week. The menu offers pizza, pasta, vegetarian, seafood, and meat dishes, utilizing locally raised trout and organic locally grown produce when available as well as fine wine and beers, including biodynamic and organic selections.
Sunday, November 1 marks the official end of daylight saving time for 2015 and Purple Onion Fall hours. Beginning November 1, we will close Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 PM and also close on Wednesdays and Sundays except for special events.
Live Music Calendar
November 5 – Dogwhistle – www.dogwhistleusa.com
local Saludan Scott Allen returns after a very long absence with a band that combines the landscape and sounds of Appalachia, Texas and Nashville
November 7 – Aaron Burdett – www.aaronburdett.com
talented favorite hometown singer-songwriter returns with his latest, highly acclaimed release "Tinderbox"
November 12 – Cabo Verde
a mix of authentic Latin and Afro-Cuban grooves and funky rhythms
November 14 – Gigi Dover & Big Love – www.gigidover.com
gypsy, jazzy, funky, southern-soul and world music from longtime Onion favorite
November 15 – Sweet Claudette (Sunday Concert)
Call for reservations. Country/Motown - See more below
November 19 – Louise Mosrie – www.louisemosrie.com
soulful southern folk music from this Nashville-based singer/songwriter
November 21 – Citizen Mojo – www.reverbnation.com/citizenmojo
blues, funk, soul and rock ‘n’ roll band
November 26 – THANKSGIVING – NO MUSIC
November 28 – Riyen Roots & Kenny Dore www.reverbnation.com/riyenroots
we end the month with this duo’s uncut truth of blues influenced song
Sunday, November 15 @ 7 PM
The Purple Onion is pleased to welcome back Sweet Claudette on Sunday, November 15 at 7:00 PM. The doors open at 6:00 PM and a limited menu will be available prior to the concert with beverages and desserts served throughout the evening. . Admission is $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Come by the café at 16 Main Street in Saluda or call 828-749-1179 for reservations. We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express or Discover
Sweet Claudette is made up of members of some of the Southeast's favorite bands. Amanda Platt of The Honeycutters, Dulci Ellenberger of Now You See Them and Melissa Hyman of The Moon and You are joined in this WNC supergroup by Amber Lyle Sims. The seeds of Sweet Claudette were planted at a women's songwriter showcase in the fall of 2009. The four women had so much fun working up tunes for the show, they decided to form a band so they could keep singing and playing together.