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North Carolina Theater, Salisbury Symphony Orchestra & More!

Salisbury-Rowan County, NC takes great pride in showcasing authentic local musicians at the various night spots, as well as at special events and festivals. From Bluegrass to Baroque, there is something for everyone. View local and improvisational North Carolina theater, comedy performances and a wide range of other cultural events, year-round at Catawba College, the Meroney Theatre, the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, the Rowan Concert Association, the Looking Glass Collective, in addition to local pubs and wine bars.

Explore some of the North Carolina art galleries of Salisbury-Rowan County during your visit!


Address: 113 East Fisher Street , Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-639-0604
Description: Benchwarmers sports bar and Live Music Hall. Benchwarmers has been kickin' it since it hit the bar scene in early 1995. Starting out as a modest hole in the wall sports bar with 750 square feet, Benchwarmers has now matured into 4500 square feet of bar and dance space offering a great selection of music, flat panel TV's, beer and spirits. Benchwarmers has something for EVERYBODY. Live Music on Friday & Saturday nights - Open Monday - Saturday 2 pm - 2 am. 
t Benchwarmers street level, you will find a great 'juke joint' environment with wood floors and brick walls, offering 12 premium taps, 50+ bottled beers and a full bar. To keep you busy, we have pool, darts, and various video games. If you want to test your intellect, we have NTN(National Trivia Network). Whether your buzz is trivia or Texas Hold'em, you'll always have a great time at Benchwarmers.
      The Loft @ Benchwarmers, with a dance floor and the area's best lighting and sound, is located on the second floor and dedicated to offering the best live music, bands, and hottest high energy DJ's. The Loft also has a full bar with 8 premium taps, pool, darts, foosball and various video games. The Loft is perfect for birthdays, graduations, receptions, company functions, or anything else requiring a gathering spot with great atmosphere and amenities.
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Catawba College

Address: 2300 West Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-637-4111
Description: The picturesque campus offers a variety of options for meetings, conventions and even sporting events. Seating 154, The Tom Smith Auditorium features nearby teaching rooms, which are available for classroom groups of 20 to 50. The campus is also home to Keppel Auditorium, seating 1500, and Hedrick Little Theatre, which seats 250. Between the two theatres, the Crystal Lounge will accommodate up to 225 for receptions, dining or lectures, with catering facilities available. Sporting facilities include: Frock Athletic Complex (field hockey & soccer) Goodman Gymnasium: 3500 (basketball & volleyball) Johnson Tennis Center: 6 courts Newman Park: 2500 (Baseball) Shuford Stadium: 5000 (football, lacrosse, track & field) Abernethy PE Center: aquatics.
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Cauble Creek Vineyard

Address: 700 Cauble Farm Rd, Salisbury, NC 28147
Phone: 704-633-1137
Description: Cauble Creek Vineyard LLC is an estate vineyard and is in its start-up phase, a new state of the art winery specializing in Muscadine wine products and providing sales of local community goods. Not only offering quality products to our customers but also promoting future economical tourism growth to Rowan County, NC. We are proud to say that Cauble Creek Vineyard is recognized as the 100th Winery in the state of North Carolina.
Hours: Friday and Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 1pm-6pm

Center for the Faith & Arts

Address: 207 W. Harrison St, Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-647-0999

Founded in 1995, Center for Faith & the Arts set out to be a regional center, to provide a functioning organization for relating faith to the high arts in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, eastern Tennessee, and northern Georgia. Serving that area remains the major mission of the Center even though the area has expanded a bit as the Center has become better known.         

The essence of all the Center’s activities is dialogue, engaging people in serious consideration and discussion of things that matter. The Center offers a wide variety of arts programs (architecture, cinema, dance, drama, fine art, literature, music, photography, and sculpture). These programs include reading and discussion groups, lectures, exhibits, and film screenings.

Lee Street theatre

Address: 329 N. Lee Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-310-5507
*Named the 2013 North Carolina Theatre Conference Community Theatre of the Year*
Lee Street theatre was started in 2008 with the goal of providing new performance art experiences to Salisbury and Rowan County. Lee Street theatre offers a full theatre season along with the new 'Live At Lee Street' concert performances, which feature some of the best live musicians on the scene today. When at 'Lee Street' you might experience everything from Live Music & improv comedy to world premier & off-broadway plays. For the first 5 years, Lee Street theatre rented a small black garage space to perform in. Now, in it's 6th year, Lee Street theatre, and with the wonderful support of the Rowan-Salisbury Community, they operate out of the new 9,000 square foot Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center at the Tom & Martha Smith Event Center. This adaptive reuse of a 1920's warehouse offers a bar & lounge area, a rehearsal/event space, a full use Black Box style performance space, dressing rooms, and a theatrical scene shop. The center is home to both Lee Street theatre and The St. Thomas Players (drama troupe of The Center For Faith & The Arts). The space is also available for rental for private & group events.

Meroney Theater

Address: 213 S. Main St., Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-633-5471
Description: The Meroney Theater was the first permanent home of Piedmont Players!  Since 1996, PPT has occupied this historic theater.  The Meroney houses PPT's Mainstage Season, which includes 5 mainstage productions, our Haunted Theater, third floor rehearsal hall, and administrative office.

Music with Caroline

Address: 110 S. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 980-622-5178
Description: Downtown Salisbury

Nashville Nights

Address: 125-127 E. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-762-9990
Description: Billiards, streaming country music videos, sports channels in HD, karaoke and live mike nights, deejays, upstairs game room. $5 annual membership.

Pancho Villas

Address: 1517 E Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28146
Phone: 704-636-5544
Description: 10,000 square feet, capacity for 350 persons, party room for 100 people available, patio and bar with all ABC permits, friendly staff, mariachi band every first Thursday of the month.

Piedmont Players Theatre Inc.

Address: 213 S Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-633-5471
Description: The historic Meroney Theater, home of the Piedmont Players Theatre, is a renovated 361 seat theater, built in 1906, in Salisbury, North Carolina. The Meroney's illustrious stage has been graced by Sarah Bernhardt, Lillian Russell, John Philip Sousa, William Howard Taft, Cary Nation, and the New York Symphony Orchestra. We have grown accustomed to our new home and it is even better than we expected. Most of all, we are gratified by the wonderful reception our community has afforded this facility. In our inaugural season, 14,000 patrons of the arts came to downtown Salisbury to enjoy Piedmont Players productions. Our audiences and casts included all ages from primary grade children to senior citizens. Many community-minded citizens have pooled their talents and treasures to make the Meroney Theatre the splendid gift it has become for Salisbury and Rowan County. Thanks to all of you. Come home to the Meroney Theater and come back often.
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