The Kruger Brothers at the Blue Ridge Music Center //

The Kruger Brothers, featuring 2013 Steve Martin Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Award Winner Jens Kruger perform at The Blue Ridge Music Center on Saturday, June 14th at 7 PM.

While some call it jazz, some call it classical, and some call it bluegrass. Certainly, the music of The Kruger Brothers is all of that and more. The Kruger Brothers personify the spirit of exploration and innovation that forms the core of the American musical tradition.

Tickets are $20, (children under 12 get in FREE) and can be purchased in advance online at The BRMC website, by calling or visiting the Blue Ridge Music Center or the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation office in Winston-Salem, or at Barr's Fiddle Shop in Galax, VA.

The Blue Ridge Music Center is located at Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just north of Mount Airy, NC and just south of Galax, VA. Concerts are held in the outdoor amphitheater at the base of Fisher Peak, one of the most gorgeous concert settings in the country.

For Evening Concerts at the Music Center:
* FREE Parking
* Kids 12 and under are FREE
* Patrons are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets
* Patrons are welcome to bring their own picnic basket (NO ALCOHOL please!)
* The Galax Smokehouse will be present on concert nights, serving their BBQ plus incredible sides.

The Blue Ridge Music Center (BRMC) is operated by The National Park Service, and the Music Center's programming is coordinated through a partnership with The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.

The Blue Ridge Music Center is a major venue of The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trails and a partner venue of the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina.

More on the Krugers Brothers

Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age. Growing up in a family where music was an important part of life, they were exposed to a wide diversity of abiding musical influences. The brothers were performing regularly by the time they were 11 and 12 years old, and they began their professional career in 1979. Joel Landsberg, a native of New York City who also had a very ex­tensive musical upbringing, joined the brothers in the early 90s and together they established the incomparable sound that the trio is known for today.

The Kruger Brothers personify the spirit of exploration and innovation that forms the core of the American musical tradition.

The Kruger Brothers were awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant for Music from the Spring a sym­phonic suite composed and orchestrated by Jens Kruger, which premiered in 2007. In late 2010, the Kruger Brothers premiered the Appalachian Concerto, a concerto for banjo, bass, guitar, and string quartet. In addition to their regular concert schedule they perform these pieces regularly with select symphony orchestras and string quartets throughout the country.