Upcoming Events


The Alleghany Jubilee

Alleghany Jubilee 25 North Main Street, Sparta, NC, United States

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 […]

See website for ticket prices.

Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival

Mars Hill University 100 Athletic Street, Mars Hill, NC, United States

The Bascom Lamar Lunsford Mountain Music Festival is an all-day festival celebrating regional music and dance traditions. The event is the second oldest folk festival in Western North Carolina and was named in honor of co-founder Bascom Lamar Lunsford. Lunsford was a musician and folklorist who dedicated his life to collecting and promoting the music […]

Festival is free!

Art on the Mountain

Ashe County Arts Council 303 School Avenue, West Jefferson, NC, United States

Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor Art on the Mountain on September 23, 2023. Over twenty-five artists and craft persons will set up their creative wares on the grounds of the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson. Holiday gift ideas, fall theme items, unique art pieces, crafts and more will be for sale. Several artists […]

Art on the Island

Marshall High Studios on Blannahassett Island 115 Blannahasset Island, Marshall, NC, United States

Art on the Island: Saturday September 23, 2023 10am-5pm FREE Blannahassett Island 115 Blannahassett Island Rd, Marshall, NC 28753 Art on the Island serves a sampling of creativity in Madison County and Western North Carolina. Featuring traditional music, craft, and artist demonstrations in a beautiful setting.


Goin’ Across the Mountain™

WNCW - Listener Powered Radio 286 I C C Loop Road, Spindale, NC, United States

Goin' Across The Mountain, hosted by Joe Greene, is eight hours of the best in contemporary, traditional and historical bluegrass music in the land! It's all on the "Flagship Bluegrass Station," WNCW-FM in Spindale, NC. Hosts Joe Greene and others bring this long-running program to you from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm each Saturday.


Saturday Night Community Dance at the Folk School

John C. Campbell Folk School 4590 Brasstown Road, Brasstown, NC, United States

The Saturday Night Community Dance is back indoors! Come feel the warmth in the walls of generations past. We’re ready to get back to the joy of dancing to live music with our kind callers and dance instructors. Join us as we step back into a favorite Folk School pastime. If it is your first-time […]

$5.00 – $10.00

Songwriter’s Showcase

Peacock Performing Arts Center 301 Church Street, Hayesville, NC, United States

Local favorite Rob Tiger hosts a platform for singer-songwriters to perform their own creations. This engaging event has become a tradition at the Peacock and is the best value in the mountains for an evening of quality entertainment. Showcase 35 Performers: Rob Tiger (host) Bradford Loomis Hannah Blaylock Jeff Black Milan Miller Adam Wright Scott […]

$8 – $65

Close to Home Radio Broadcast

Blue Ridge Public Radio 73 Broadway, Asheville, NC, United States

Traditional, old-time and classic folk music with Don Pedi. Since 1985 local dulcimer player Don Pedi has served as an on air host at WCQS. Close to Home features traditional, old-Time, and classic folk music. Don Pedi's music sounds with a clear melody and a pureness of spirit. It surpasses the boundaries of musical style, […]


Southern Songs and Stories Podcast

WNCW - Listener Powered Radio 286 I C C Loop Road, Spindale, NC, United States

Southern Songs and Stories, hosted by Joe Kendrick, is a documentary series about the music of the South and the artists who make it. Hear their performances and discover the stories behind their songs with a look at their lives on stage, in the studio and at home as well as the family, friends, fans […]


Junior Appalachian Musicians (Music Classes)

JAM is an after-school program for children in grades 4 – 8 and beyond that introduces music through small group instruction on instruments common to the Appalachian region, such as fiddle, banjo and guitar. Each JAM program is individually operated and funded. In JAM, instrument instruction is often augmented by dance and vocal instruction as […]

Visit website for details and scholarship.

Sunday Bluegrass Gospel Music Hour Streaming on WOLE

Rockingham County Radio 432 Station Road, Mayodan, NC, United States

Bluegrass Gospel presented in twice each Sunday. Tune in and enjoy the stream. 5:00 - 6:00 am - Bluegrass Gospel Hour – John Sentell shares the message of Jesus Christ through bluegrass music 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Bluegrass Gospel Hour – John Sentell shares the message of Jesus Christ through bluegrass music


Mountain Mornings

WNCW - Listener Powered Radio 286 I C C Loop Road, Spindale, NC, United States

Join Jasmin Melton Sunday through Friday mornings for an hour of bluegrass and old-time music. We feature artists from our Appalachian region, such as Dirk Powell, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, and many others. Monday mornings keep you up-to-date with new releases, and you can get your fill of classic old-time and bluegrass on Fridays. It all […]