Plan Your Trip

Plan Your Trip

The Blue Ridge Music Trails wind throughout the majestic landscape of the North Carolina mountains and foothills. Let our ballads, fiddle tunes, and bluegrass harmonies be your soundtrack as you sample the region’s natural and cultural treasures:

Download a Music Trails Brochure Map

Festivals and Live Music

Every weekend and most nights of the week, you can hear great music across the region. Explore our interactive calendar and map to find festivals, concerts, jam sessions, dances, and much, much more.

Popular Destinations in the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

Some of the most popular destinations in the region include:

More Visitor Information

More visitor information about the region’s events, museums, and historic sites can be found on the website of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

Links to a variety of local tourism websites—with information on lodging, restaurants, attractions, and shopping—can be found here.

Helpful Travel Apps for Mobile Devices

Follow the links below for details and downloading instructions.

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

In 2003, Western North Carolina was honored with a National Heritage Area designation by Congress and the President in recognition of its unique character, culture, and natural beauty, and its contributions to the history of the United States. The region is known as the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. Efforts to preserve and showcase the region’s heritage—including its traditional music—are stewarded by a 501(c)3 nonprofit, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership.

For Further Help in Planning Your Visit


Amy Hollifield
Volunteer/Visitor Services, Events & Group Tours Director
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership
(828) 298-5330, ext. 301

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