Set in the heart of West Asheville, Isis Theater was built in 1937 as a single screen movie house and screened its last film in 1957. We as a family revamped the theater to what is now Isis Music Hall. A place to catch an intimate dinner and a show, or a rock show with 450 other people.

How we got to the point of opening a restaurant and music hall as a family is a interesting story of timing and passion. We all have a love for music. We, as kids, grew up listening to Scott (Dad) pick on the banjo, and perform at events around town. Mom always enjoyed hosting get togethers with food, tasty beverages and, of course, a jam session.

This journey has been, and continues to be, an interesting and memorable experience. Throughout the process of creating Isis, folks have asked a number of times for us to describe what exactly Isis is. We each answer this a little differently, but in the end we expect the food and music to a be a reflection of that which we, our friends, and family enjoy. All the while, our ultimate goal being to create a space that inspires conversation, camaraderie, energy, and has great food and even better music.

We hope you will come join us for dinner, a concert, or a cocktail. We look forward to seeing you.

Isis Music Hall - West Asheville, NC


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