Music & Entertainment
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!
113 East Fisher Street , Salisbury, NC 28144
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.
At 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.
2300 West Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
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.
Cauble Creek Vineyard
700 Cauble Farm Rd, Salisbury, NC 28147
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
207 W. Harrison St, Salisbury, NC 28144
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.
Cooper's, The Gathering Place
122 E. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC 28144
Family friendly dining in a casual atmosphere.
Joseph & Leslie Cataldo Owners
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 5 pm until 11 pm
Friday and Saturday 5 pm - 12 am
Lee Street Theater & Performance Center
329 N. Lee Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
Lee Street Theatre (LST) was formed for two reasons: to mount original work by local writers, composers, and dancers and to perform existing work that is experimental in nature and therefore unlikely to be produced by other Salisbury companies. LST is proud of what its productions are able to do for the community and beyond: they allow budding playwrights to see their work come to full fruition; they present those who have never performed on stage before with an opportunity to try their hands at it; and they provide another avenue for artists in the Salisbury area to showcase and hone their talents.
Looking Glass Art Center
405 N Lee St., Salisbury NC, NC 28144
Looking Glass Art Center includes an art gallery and classroom space. Also within the Center is a retail gift shop featuring work from local artist members including pottery, paintings, sculpture, and stained glass. Our artists also offer hand-woven baskets, hand-carved wood items, jewelry, books, and more. LGAC hosts art shows on a regular basis. Looking Glass Artist Center was founded in March 2008 to provide an opportunity for creative people of Salisbury N.C. to share space, resources and ideas. "The name "Looking Glass" was chosen because of the belief that, in our art, we see ourselves; and in a collective. what we do reflects on each other." In addition to visual artists, members also include musicians, actors, writers, dancers, poets, and those who want to help promote the arts in Salisbury and Rowan County. As there is no salaried staff, the organization is member managed. Normal business hours are Wednesday-Friday 12-4pm and Saturday 10am-6pm.
125-127 E. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144
Description: Billiards, streaming country music videos, sports channels in HD, karaoke and live mike nights, deejays, upstairs game room. $5 annual membership.
1517 E Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28146
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 & Meroney Theatre
213 S Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
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.