Stop by the Blue Ridge Music Trails Stage at MerleFest //

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources will sponsor performances by N.C. musicians at MerleFest, including four-time Grammy winner David Holt and Grammy nominee Josh Goforth.

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“Down the Road” Music Guide - New for 2018 //

If you love the traditional sounds of mountain music from banjos to fiddles, from ballads to shape-note singing, find your passion with our new Down the Road guide to the Blue Ridge Music Trails.  

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New Grant Awards Will Support Music Trails Exhibits, Programs, and Concert Venues //

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership is pleased to announce the award of 9 grants totaling $62,760 to support traditional music ... 

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Golden Threads Mural Honors Shindig on the Green //

An interpretive art mural honoring the past, present, and future of Shindig on the Green will be unveiled ...

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Feed & Seed Music Venue Featured in New Music Video //

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is showcasing the traditional music of Western North Carolina in a series of music videos, “Back Roads to the Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC.”

Ten videos have been produced and will be introduced individually throughout the summer and fall of 2015. The first, filmed at the Feed & Seed music hall in Fletcher, will be released on Tuesday, May 19, on the Blue Ridge Music Trails YouTube channel.

“These fun films were made in small, off-the-beaten-path music venues that lovers of the traditional music of our region might otherwise not find,” said Angie Chandler, Executive Director of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. “Our goal is to get visitors to learn about and enjoy this music in venues,...

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