JAMming Across the Blue Ridge April 14 & 21. Features todays generation of home-grown traditional musicians from WNC

Our new podcast celebrates our master musicians and music traditions.

Way of the Dulcimer, May 20 – 23. A 3-day retreat of mountain dulcimer classes and jammin'.

Tune in to Across the Blue Ridge, Hosted by Paul Brown, featuring traditional music and artists of the Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC.

Classes, workshops and demonstrations can be found throughout Western North Carolina.

Western North Carolina Museums honor the traditions of our mountain music, people, and communities.

The Burnsville Town Center hosts award-winning bluegrass concerts throughout the year..

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