The Town Pump Tavern

135 Cherry St, Black Mountain, NC 28711

For over 25 years, this rustic tavern has featured a variety of local, regional and national acts including Americana, bluegrass, blues, honky-tonk, and rock. Originally a Trailways station in the 1950's, the Town Pump has been a local landmark in the Black Mountain area. On display around the tavern are old beer cans, stuffed critters, and a bar-back that is 100 years old! Many national touring acts (like Billy Joe Shaver, Three Ring Circle, The Hacienda Brothers, etc) choose to play here in spite of the small size of the venue due to the unique authenticity of the surroundings. Shows usually start around 9:30 pm. Smoking is permitted.