Upcoming Events

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Music On Main in Sparta

Main Street Sparta, NC Main Street & West Avenue, Sparta, NC

Free music in downtown restaurants and other venues, and a free outdoor concert from 8:00 pm -10:00 pm, featuring crowd favorites, new talent, and a focus on name headliners. Main Street is alive with music, art, demonstrations, and other activities. Local vendors offer a variety of food and beverages and shops stay open all evening. […]

Traditional Song Week at The Swannanoa Gathering

Warren Wilson College 701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa, NC

Traditional Song Week realizes a dream of a comprehensive program completely devoted to traditional styles of singing. Unlike programs where singing takes a back seat to the instrumentalists, it is the entire focus of this week, which aims to help restore the power of songs within the larger traditional music scene. Here, finally, is a […]

Details on The Swannanoa Gathering website.
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Cherokee Homestead Exhibit

Cherokee Homestead Exhibit 805 Hwy 64 Business, Hayesville, NC

The Cherokee and their ancestors have called Western North Carolina home for more than 10,000 years. Learn about their ancient history and the Cherokee way of life in this reconstructed 17th - 18th century village homestead exhibit. Visit the Cherokee summer house, winter house, food storage crib and more in this free, self-guided tour. The site […]

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Southern Appalachian Archives

Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies at Mars Hill University 147 Bailey Street, Mars Hill, NC

The Southern Appalachian Archives are a rich storehouse of manuscripts and collections, which document regional and local history. Notable among the treasures held in the Southern Appalachian Archives are: The Bascom Lamar Lunsford Collection, which includes an oversized scrapbook, photographs, sound recordings, transcribed ballads, and other memorabilia (Lunsford Collection Brochure); The James G. K. McClure Collection, which includes […]

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Music and History at the Wilkes Heritage Museum

Wilkes Heritage Museum and the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame 100 East Main Street, Wilkesboro, NC

The Wilkes Heritage Museum, Inc. now finds it home in the newly restored 1902 Wilkes County Courthouse celebrating it's unique heritage as it seeks to preserve the past of Wilkes County. Since it's official opening in November 2005, the Wilkes Heritage Museum, Inc. has undoubtedly contributed to the education and culture of the county's present and future. Through a collection […]

$5 – $6.00
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Blue Ridge Music Center – Visitor Center

Blue Ridge Music Center 700 Foothills Road, Galax, VA

Surrounding the Blue Ridge Music Center, one finds many variations of the endemic fiddle and banjo music tradition of Virginia and North Carolina. This music can be traced to the meeting of the African banjo and the European fiddle before our nation was created. Here also are found older ballads and religious music that reach […]

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Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History 301 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC

With four floors and five newly renovated permanent and changing exhibit galleries (and two more in the works), the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History offers and exciting, engaging, dynamic and interactive exploration of the region’s history, culture and art. A self-guided tour starts at the new Main Street storefront shop that is fast acquiring […]

$4 – $6
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Acoustic Corner

Acoustic Corner 105-F Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC

It Begins with the Music Music has great power to enrich the spirit and give expression to what stirs in the soul. As musicians, every member of the crew at Acoustic Corner “gets it.” We know that every facet of our business – sales, rentals, repairs, support – is about serving those who serve the […]

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Old-Time Music Heritage Hall

The Earle Theatre 142 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC

The Old-Time Music Heritage Hall is located in the EARLE* Theatre on Main Street in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Self guided tours are enhanced with audio guides that feature the music of Surry County Old-Time Musicians whose portraits are in the Hall. Admission is $6.00 per person and includes a wrist band for admission to the […]

$6.00 – $12
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The Alleghany Jubilee

Alleghany Jubilee 25 North Main Street, Sparta, NC

If you love to flatfoot, clog, square dance or just tap your foot to old time mountain music, the Alleghany Jubilee is where you want to be! We are open year-round with a spacious wood dance floor and live mountain music every Tuesday and Saturday night. Taps allowed! The Jubilee is in the historic Spartan […]

$7.00 – $12
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Crouse House Pickers (Jam Session)

Crouse Park 60 Cherry Street, Sparta, NC

If you are a fan of live music, particularly old time and bluegrass that have such deep roots in these Blue Ridge Mountains, you owe it to yourself to head over to Sparta, NC, and drop in to hear the Crouse House Pickers any Monday night. This informal group of musicians have been showing up […]

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Mountain Music Mondays at the Tasty Weasel Taproom

Oskar Blues Brewery and the Tasty Weasel Taproom 342 Mountain Industrial Drive, Brevard, NC

Mountain Music Mondays take over a corner of the tasting room at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, N.C. All ages are welcome to this genteel old-time jam; many of these musicians have been playing for decades. While you're enjoying the music, make time to taste the craft beverages and feast at The Oskar Blues CHUBwagon food truck. Bring […]