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- Event: Roots of American Music Exhibition at the Blue Ridge Music Center
Surrounding the Blue Ridge Music Center one finds many variations of the ancient fiddle and banjo music of Virginia and North Carolina. This music can be traced to the meeting of the African banjo and the European fiddle in the Tidewater before our nation was created. Here also are found older ballads and religious music that reach deeply into the American past. After more than 20 years of planning, this state-of-the-art museum, The Roots of American Music, is one of the finest and most interactive in the Blue Ridge today. The exhibition continues to draw visitors from across the US and around the world. The exhibition is open during regular business hours and later on concert nights.