A Great American Tapestry - February 23 -  A documentary about the rich cultural history of mountain music. 

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

Dancing is fun business at John C. Campbell Folk School. Click to review all the upcoming dances and concerts.

Our new podcast celebrates our master musicians and music traditions.

The Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby welcomes everyone to enjoy interactive exhibits and speical musical events.

Barbeque, bluegrass, and dancing - Friday and Saturday nights at Sim's, Granite Falls.

The hills are brewing with Jam Sessions. Grab your instrument, play along, enjoy a pint!

Learn about their ancient history and the Cherokee way of life at the Cherokee Homstead Exhibit in Hayesville - open daily.

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

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Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition

The Appalachian ballad tradition is alive among a new generation of singers, most of whom learned their songs directly from oral tradition ...

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Arvil Freeman, Glenn and Lula Bolick to Receive North Carolina Heritage Award image

Arvil Freeman, Glenn and Lula Bolick to Receive North Carolina Heritage Award

Fiddler Arvil Freeman and artists Glenn and Lula Bolick will be honored with the prestigious North Carolina Heritage Award in 2018.

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Balsam Range Wins Album of the Year

The North Carolina bluegrass band Balsam Range has won the International Bluegrass Music Association's coveted Album of the Year award for 2017. 

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