Upcoming Events

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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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Jam Sessions at the Barber Shop

The Drexel Barber Shop 100 South Main Street, Drexel, NC

One of the more quaint musical venues in the Blue Ridge region is the tiny Drexel Barber Shop in the little town of Drexel. The shop features a very informal jam session. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, around 11:00 am‚ the guys at the barber shop generally put aside their scissors‚ shears‚ and combs and grab […]

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Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South

The Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South 103 South Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC

In a striking neoclassical revival building built in 1907 in the center of a lush green court square, guests discover a in intricate harmony between old and new in what is now the home of the Earl Scruggs Center. The Center, opened in January 2014, features long term exhibits that celebrate the life and legacy […]

$5 – $17
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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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Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

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

A self-guided tour of the Museum can be an exciting and educational experience. The foundation of the tour is laid when you read the inscription on the large granite panel near the reception desk, and then look up at the 100-foot mural. The mural is an accurate painting of the surrounding mountains, reproduced from timed, […]

$3.00 – $65
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Acoustic Corner

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

Located in the mountains of Western North Carolina, just a few miles from Asheville in historic Black Mountain, Acoustic Corner is a different kind of musical instrument shop. In these days of large corporate chain-stores and impersonal internet sales, Acoustic Corner offers an array of unique acoustic instruments in a hands-on, relaxed, helpful atmosphere. We are proud to be […]

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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
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Fiddle and Guitar Classes at the Historic Earl Theatre

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

Weekly on Thursday's lessons are offerd at 5:30 pm for Fiddle and 6:15 pm Guitar at the Historic Earle Theatre. No reservations necessary - instruments available. Classes are followed by a family friendly jam session at 7:00 p.m. These lessons are funded in part by a grant from the Folklife divisions of the North Carolina Arts Councils. The instructor is Mount […]

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Zuma Coffee Bluegrass Jam Session

Zuma Coffee 7 North Main Street, Marshall, NC

Every Thursday evening Zuma Coffee becomes a crowded bluegrass and old-time music venue. North Carolina’s Grammy-winning fiddling legend and local resident, Bobby Hicks often hosts the weekly bluegrass jam sessions. Those who want to get a seat inside the place should arrive a good bit earlier than the 7 p.m. start time. The eager-to-play musicians […]

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Thursday Night Jam at The Earle Theatre

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

Every Thursday night the Surry Arts Council hosts a jam session at the Historic Earle Theatre.  Local bands and individual musicians play on stage and, when weather permits, musicians can be found jamming outside.  Musicians take turns playing, singing, and backing up others.  Many come to just sit in the auditorium and listen and tap their toes […]

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Weekly Jam Sessions at the Jones House

Jones House Community Center 604 West King Street, Boone, NC

Weekly Jam Sessions are free and open to the public. Guests are invited to bring an acoustic instrument to participate in the jams or listen and observe the fiddle tunes and folk songs in a close-up and casual environment. Each week, various musicians from the local community, as well as visitors, gather throughout the Jones House. […]

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Thursday Night Jam at the Silvermont Mansion

Silvermont Mansion 364 East Main Street, Brevard, NC

The Silvermont jam session is unusual not only because of its elegant setting but also for its interesting form. The musicians—typically there are around fifteen, and eighteen is the limit—are seated in a large circle with a single microphone on a stand to be passed around. Each player is expected to choose and announce a […]