Where Can I Find The Best Live Music In Winston-Salem?

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Boys II Men performing at The Stevens Center in Winston-Salem.
The Stevens Center is a popular place to catch live music. Note: It’s currently closed for renovations).
Photo of Boys II Men performing by Michelle Schenker for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media Inc, 2019

The streets of Winston-Salem are alive with music almost every day of the week. Live music can be found at local breweries, bars, restaurants, and, literally, on the street! We have compiled a list of places to listen to and dance to good music.

Bar Nola

Bar Nola, a New Orleans-themed tap house and venue, has live music every Sunday from 2 to 5 pm. It is also dog, kid, and family-friendly on Sundays and offers some great drink specials. See who is playing next on its Facebook page.

Bar Nola Facebook Page

  • 1151 Canal Drive, Suite 105, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-999-8111
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 4pm – 11pm
    • Fri, 3pm – 1am
    • Sat, 12pm – 1am
    • Sun, 12pm – 9pm
    • Closed Monday

CB’s Tavern

CB’s is a friendly, fun bar and grill that features live music on some Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. They also have karaoke. They have a wonderful menu of delicious food, a pool tournament every Thursday night, registration at 7:30pm, starting at 8pm, and a screened-in back patio that’s great for summer nights. Sundays are Bike Night. Watch their Facebook Page for events.

CB’s Tavern Facebook Page

  • 3870 Bethania Station Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-815-1664
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri, 3pm – 2am
    • Sat, 4pm – 2am
    • Sun, 2pm – 2am

Downtown Jazz Summer Series

Downtown Jazz Concerts, presented by the city of Winston-Salem, are held at Corpening Plaza from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on certain Fridays each summer. The schedule is June 21, July 12, July 26, August 16, and August 30. Weather updates will be posted on the Downtown Winston-Salem Facebook page.

Downtown Jazz Summer Series Website

  • Corpening Plaza, 237 W 1st Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Hours
    • 6:30pm – 9:30pm Select Fridays


Earl’s is the place to be for live country and rock music every Friday and Saturday night from 9:30pm to 12:30am. They have great food, beer, wine, and special cocktails. Check out what performers are coming up on their website.

Earl’s Website

  • 121 W 9th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-448-0018
  • Hours
    • Mon-Wed, 4pm – 12am
    • Thurs, 4pm – 2am
    • Fri & Sat, 11am – 2am
    • Sun, 11am – 12am

East Of Texas

East of Rexas in Winston Salem.
East of Texas has yummy food and a big patio for live music, too!
Photo by Sadie Cornelius for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media Inc, 2024

East Of Texas hosts a Jazz Workshop and Jazz Jam Session every Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. Featuring the “Best Tex-Mex BBQ In The Triad,” they are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They serve brunch on Sundays from 10 am to 2pm. Their events also include “Open Mic Comedy” for those 18 and up on Thursdays, 6:30pm sign-up, and 7pm show.

East Of Texas Website

  • 907 S Broad Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-422-7076
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 9am – 9pm
    • Fri & Sat, 9am – 10pm
    • Sun, 10am – 8pm

Fiddlin’ Fish

Fiddlin’ Fish is an independent craft brewery. Their Taproom is a great place to enjoy live music on Friday nights at 7pm and some other nights. They also host trivia and music bingo and show all the games on their TVs. Check out their events listing to see what’s coming up next.

Fiddlin’ Fish Website

  • 772 Trade Street NW, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-999-8945
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 4pm – 10pm
    • Fri, 2pm – 11pm
    • Sat, 12pm – 11pm
    • Sun, 12pm – 8pm

Foothills Brewing Tasting Room

Foothills Brewing Tasting Room presents live music on Friday and Saturday nights, 6pm – 9pm, and Sundays, 3pm – 6pm. Offering great craft beers, including seasonal releases, limited releases, and occasional releases, you’ll find something you will love. They also have the Footmobile Food Truck available 3pm – 9pm Mon-Fri, 12pm – 9pm, Sat, and 12pm – 6pm Sunday.

Foothills Brewing Tasting Room Website

  • 3800 Kimwell Drive, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-997-9484
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 3pm – 10pm
    • Fri & Sat, 12pm – 10pm
    • Sun, 12pm – 8pm

Foothills Downtown Brewpub

Foothills Pub presents Jazz every Sunday from 5 pm to 8 pm. It’s a great place for craft beers and delicious food, including appetizers, soups and salads, entrees, burgers, and more. On Thursday nights, they also host Pub Trivia from 8pm to 10pm.

Foothills Brewpub Website

  • 638 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-777-3348
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 11am – 12am


Footnote, Foothills’ coffee and cocktail lounge, hosts the Siren Series Jazz nights every Monday from 6pm to 8:30pm. They occasionally host Fiddle and Bow on Sunday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm. Check their events calendar for information. Footnote serves coffee and house-baked pastries in the mornings and signature cocktails, wine, beer, and dinner later in the day.

Footnote Website

  • 634 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-602-1087
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 8am – 9pm
    • Fri & Sat, 8am – 11pm
    • Sun, 10am – 5pm

Incendiary Brewing

Incendiary Brewing features rotating taps with local favorites and lots of events. Music is on Thursday evenings starting at 6pm. Beginning in May, the Incendiary will feature fantastic Coalpit concerts. They also host a variety of events. Be sure to check their calendar.

Incendiary Brewing Website

  • 486 N Patterson Avenue, Suite 105, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-893-6714
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 4pm – 10pm
    • Fri & Sat, 12pm – 12am
    • Sun, 12pm – 10pm

Joymongers Barrel Hall

Joymongers is rocking every Friday, Saturday, and most Thursday nights from 7pm to 10pm. Check out their calendar for who will be playing there, what night, and other events. Barrel Hall serves 17 beers, ever-changing, at its 50-foot bar and tables in a renovated 90-year-old garage in the West End. Food trucks visit for snacks.

Joymongers Barrel Hall Website

  • 480 West End Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-608-4290
  • Hours
    • Mon-Wed, 4pm – 10pm
    • Thurs, 4pm – 12am
    • Fri, 2pm – 12am
    • Sat, 12pm – 12am
    • Sun, 12pm – 10pm

Monstercade Bar

Monstercade, billing itself as The Legendary Strangest Bar in NC, has something happening almost every night of the week. The quirky bar offers unconventional, outside-the-box music Wednesdays through Saturdays starting at 9pm. See their Facebook Page for upcoming events.

Monstercade Bar Facebook Page

  • 204 W Acadia Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-893-8591
  • Hours
    • Mon-Wed, 4pm – 11pm
    • Thurs, 4pm – 12am
    • Fri, 4pm – 2am
    • Sat, 12pm – 2am
    • Sun, 2pm – 11pm

Muddy Creek Cafe And Listening Room

Muddy Creek at Old Salem features great music on many Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Enjoy music on their patio. See their website for the dates and times upcoming artists will perform in Old Salem. They also have a Music Hall in Sparta, NC. Their cafe offers gourmet sandwiches, hot paninis, soup, salad, desserts, and Moravian pies.

Muddy Creek Cafe and Listening Room Website | Muddy Creek Cafe Facebook Page

  • 626 S Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC (in Old Salem)
  • 336-829-7572
  • Hours
    • Wed, 11am – 3pm
    • Thurs & Fri, 11am – 7pm
    • Sat, 10am – 4pm
    • Sun, 12pm – 3pm
    • See the Website for music hours

Old Nick’s Pub Arcadia

Old Nick’s is a local pub with craft cocktails, beer, wine, darts, and pool. It has something going on every night! Live music is classic rock on Saturday nights, beginning at 9pm. For those who love to sing, karaoke is available on Wednesday and Friday nights starting at 8pm. They also offer Trivia on Mondays and Name That Tune on Thursdays. Take a look at their Facebook page.

Old Nick’s Pub Arcadia Facebook Page

  • 206 Millers Creek Drive, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-893-5831
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 4pm – 11pm
    • Fri & Sat, 3pm – 2am
    • Sun, 1pm – 11pm


ROAR’s Mayfair Club Rooftop is open for the season and offers music from 7pm to 10pm on Saturday nights. They also hold an oyster roast on those nights with $2 oysters. ROAR is a family entertainment center with Roarcade, featuring 45 top-of-the-line games and tacos, burgers, and pizza.

ROAR Website

  • 633 N Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-692-8990
  • Hours
    • Mon, 11:30am – 10pm
    • Tues-Thurs, 11:30am – 11pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11:30am – 1am
    • Sun, 11:30am – 9pm

Summer On Fourth Street Music Series

Summer on Fourth Concerts are held on 4th Street in front of Foothills Downtown Brewpub, 7pm – 10pm, Saturdays once a month. Presented by Truliant Federal Credit Union, the schedule is June 15, July 13, August 17, and September 7. Weather updates are posted on the Downtown Winston-Salem Facebook page. Parking is available in the Center City West Parking Deck at 650 W 4th Street. Bring chairs.

Summer On Fourth Street Website

  • In Front of Foothills Downtown Brewpub, 638 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Hours
    • 7pm – 10pm, on select Saturdays

Tanglewood Pizza

Tanglewood Pizza features music on Saturday nights from 6pm to 9pm and many Thursday and Friday nights as well. It offers wood-fired pizza and a menu of other great appetizers and meals. It has a full-service bar with craft beer and 25 beers on draft. The outside covered patio is nice, and leashed, well-behaved pets are welcome there.

Tanglewood Pizza Website

  • 5539 US Route 158, Advance, NC
  • 336-941-3974
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 11:30am – 9pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11:30am – 10pm
    • Sun, 11am – 9pm

The Ramkat

Old Crow Medicine show at the Ramkat.
Old Crow Medicine Show performing live at The Ramkat.
Photo by Michelle Schenker for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media Inc, 2020

The Ramkat is a two-level, 1000-person capacity venue with three bars serving beer, wine, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages. It hosts live music on Wednesday through Saturday, beginning at 8pm, featuring a variety of performers. The artists are all rockers and rollers who are legends or legends in the making. Tickets are required for each show.

The Ramkat Website

  • 170 W 9th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-754-9714
  • Hours
    • Shows start at 8 pm

The Remedy Cafe & Bar

The Remedy is a cozy coffee house and neighborhood pub in the historic West End. It features music every Friday night from 7pm to 10pm. The Remedy also offers premium craft coffee and tea, local and regional draft beer, wine, cocktails, baked goods, flatbreads, and charcuterie boards.

The Remedy Website

  • 492 West End Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-293-8147
  • Hours
    • Mon, 8am – 9pm
    • Tues-Thurs, 8am – 10pm
    • Fri & Sat, 8am – 11pm
    • Sun, 8am – 8pm

The Tap At West End

The Tap features live music from 7 to 10 pm on Saturdays and streams live music on Thursdays. The pub has a full bar, darts, games, and a great deck. It is known for being a comfortable neighborhood bar and a fun place to be.

The Tap at West End Facebook Page

  • 473 West End Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 4pm – 2am

Village Square Tap House

Village Square Tap House has music on Friday and Saturday nights at 9:30pm and sometimes on Thursday nights at 7pm. It has a full-service bar with 30 craft draft beers, pool tables, and darts, as well as a variety of music. See Events on its Facebook Page for upcoming performers.

Village Square Facebook Page

  • 6000 Meadowbrook Mall Court, #16, Clemmons, NC
  • 336-448-5330
  • Hours
    • Mon, 4pm – 1am
    • Tues-Thurs, 4pm – 2am
    • Fri, 3pm – 2am
    • Sat, 12pm – 2am
    • Sun, 12pm – 1am

West Bend Bar

West Bend Bar has music almost every day. Performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays are 6pm – 9pm, and Sunday music takes place 2pm – 5pm. They serve wine, beer, craft beer, and food. They also have a Sunday Brunch. See their Facebook Page for a list of upcoming events.

West Bend Bar Facebook Page

  • 5394 Williams Road, Lewisville, NC
  • 336-946-1173
  • Hours
    • Thurs & Fri, 5pm – 10pm
    • Sat, 1pm – 11pm
    • Sun, 11am – 9pm
    • Closed Mon-Wed

Wiseman Brewing

Wiseman Brewing exterior.
Wiseman Brewing hosts local live music on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as Open Mic Night and other events.
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media Inc, 2023

Wiseman Brewing features live music on Friday and Saturday nights, 7pm – 10pm, and Open Mic Night on Wednesdays, 8pm – 11pm. Their event schedule also includes Trivia on Tuesdays and Music Bingo on Thursdays. Food Trucks are there every day for your eating pleasure. Wiseman Brewing offers an ever-changing line-up of exceptional beers in their Taproom. Check out their events calendar to see who is playing there next.

Wiseman Brewing Website

  • 826 Angelo Bros Ave, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-725-0008
  • Hours
    • Mon-Wed, 4pm – 10pm
    • Thurs, 4pm – 11pm
    • Fri, 2pm – 12am
    • Sat, 12pm – 12am
    • Sun, 12pm – 8pm

Music Is In The Air

Winston-Salem has a variety of music that everyone can enjoy, from jazz to classic rock to unconventional music, which can be found in venues throughout the city. For more live music, check out our concert listings.

Do you have a favorite place for live music? Tell us about it in the comments.

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