For general info and inquiries call Sam Katz (828) 782-3334. For weddings and events call Richard Barrett (404) 580-7645


The Altamont Theatre closed its doors for good on 12/31/17.  The owner of the building, Brian Lee, decided to bulldoze the Altamont to build more expensive short term condos, after lying to us for years about his intentions with the property.  However, Owner & Talent Buyer Sam Katz, has moved to Ambrose West, a gorgeous, brand new venue on Haywood Street in West Asheville that opened on February 15, 2018.  Ambrose West truly picked up where the Altamont Theatre left off and is currently the only true Listening Room in Asheville.  Sam books a wide variety of artists, bands and genres, with a concentration on seated, Listening Room type shows.

To be considered for a booking at Ambrose West, please include this info:

– have you ever played a show in Asheville?
– ticketed or free show?
– detailed box office history for your recent ticketed shows in Asheville
– a recent live video link (no attachments)
– a place to easily stream your music (no attachments)
– links to your website and all social media pages

Inquiries that don’t include this info, or some kind of realistic estimate of your current draw, go to the back of the line and may not be answered at all.

While many of our shows are seated, we are truly a customizable space and have a variety of seating and stage options.  We also rent the venue out, please contact to discuss options and pricing.

If you’re interested in playing at Ambrose West contact Sam via email, NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE:
Sam Katz