Music City was started in 1979 by Kenneth Anders in the basement of his house where he would host a weekly jam session and often found the players in need of small accessories such as strings, picks, capos, etc. In the mid 1980’s after being faced with a job transfer, Anders decided to pursue the retail musical instrument business as a full time job. In 1989 he hired Jerry Lyda, a local musician, to come aboard and help run the store in order to pursue real estate interest.

Jerry purchased the store in 1990 and has since grown Music City into Western North Carolinas leading supplier of top quality musical instruments. Always staffed by working musicians, Music City prides itself in understanding customer needs and knowing what will actually work for the customer. You may see the staff and owner on any given night performing in Asheville and surrounding areas keeping in touch with all the current musical gear and trends. Please stop by our showroom and see what we can do for you.