List of All Upcoming Events
There’s a full evening ahead of you when you visit Sims, meeting and socializing with nice people, listening to hours of fine bluegrass and old-time music and watching – and perhaps participating in – lively mountain dancing.
The WPAQ Saturday morning Merry-Go-Round, which is a live radio broadcast set in a vintage movie theater, has an exceptionally long history of presenting the best of live traditional music in the Blue Ridge.
Almost every Sunday without fail, Harold and Carol Harless, and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!
By 7 p.m. on Saturday evenings, small groups of people can be found standing around outside in front of the old Spartan Theater, waiting impatiently for the band to strike up its first tune of the night.
Every Tuesday evening Isis holds our Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions featuring some of the best bluegrass musicians in Asheville. The session is hosted by a rotation of the great players we have in town. Come have a drink, a meal, listen
Earl Scruggs Center and exhibits are open weekly Wednesday through Sunday.
Guitar, mandolin and fiddle classes for students ages 7 to 17.
Free youth guitar & Fiddle lessons supported by the Surry Arts Council at the Historic Earle Theatre.
The Tom Dooley Museum is part of the Whippoorwhill Academy and Village, a complex of restored buildings. Open Saturdays and Sundays April - December. By appointment only January - March.
The Concert & Jam series takes place on the first Thursday of the month October through April.
The WKBC Hometown Opry is a community-based, homegrown event where the crowd is friendly, welcoming anyone who shows up from out of town.
One of the more significant of the music festivals held in the Blue Ridge every summer is the annual Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention at Mount Airy.
Enjoy a full week of music and dancing classes that touch the heart of our heritage.
Carolina in the Fall brings “New Carolina Music” to the foothills of North Carolina.