Upcoming Concerts

Sunday Evening Concerts
at The Purple Onion
Your favorite bands at your favorite place on the best evening of the week

The very definition of a special event, Sunday Evening Concerts at The Purple Onion are all about live music and the people who support it.

These Sunday concerts don’t follow any set schedule—except being on a Sunday, of course. They happen when we find a great band passing through or a regional favorite back in the area or an up-and-coming band we think our audience needs to hear. We take up the tables, put up chairs, (leaving some room for dancing), and fill The Purple Onion with music. Fans get the opportunity to hear great musicians in an intimate setting—125-seat capacity. Musicians get to play to folks who truly appreciate what they do.

Artists such as Molly O’Brian and Rich Moore, Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues, The Steel Wheels, The Honeycutters, Jonathan Byrd, Sol Driven Train, Matuto, and Nora Jane Struthers, to name a few, are all alums of our Sunday Evening stage.

Music begins promptly at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m., and a special Purple Onion concert menu—small plates, salads, gourmet pizzas, and desserts—is available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Drinks are available throughout the evening.

These concerts fill up fast. We strongly recommend you purchase tickets as soon as possible by purchasing tickets online or calling The Purple Onion at 828-749-1179.  Advance tickets are non-refundable unless the musician cancels.

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To celebrate 20 years of live music we are offering a limited number of VIP season passes for the Sunday Evening music series. The performers for the first eight months are listed below.
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Spring/Summer Season Pass  $135
Includes reserved Seating for six of the shows listed below. Purple Onion “Supper and Songs Since 1998" t-shirt.

VIP Seating for one show reserves seating in first 3 rows


January 14 ~ Stray Birds 
15 Adv/18 VIP or DOS

February 18 ~ Steel Wheels
30 Adv/35 VIP or DOS

March 25 ~ Sol Driven Train
20 Adv/25 VIP or DOS

April 15 ~ Dangermuffin
15 Adv/18  VIP or DOS

May 20 ~ Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters
25 Adv /30 VIP or DOS

June 10 ~ Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues
15 ADV/18 VIP or DOS

July 29 ~ Seth Walker
15 ADV/18 VIP or DOS

Aug 19 ~ The Love Right Band
15 ADV/18 VIP or DOS