Events for June 26, 2022

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Blue Ridge Old-Time Music Week

Mars Hill University 100 Athletic Street, Mars Hill

The 30th Blue Ridge Old Time Music Week (BROTMW) will be held on the campus of Mars Hill University June 5-11, 2022. Make plans to join us! New in 2022: […]

Full week with accommodations, Commuter rates, Mini class rates all available. Visit website.
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Music On Main in Sparta

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

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 […]

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Cherokee Homestead Exhibit

Cherokee Homestead Exhibit 805 Hwy 64 Business, Hayesville

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 […]

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Elkin Farmer’s Market Saturday Music

Elkin Farmer’s Market 226 N Bridge Street, Elkin

Enjoy live, traditional music every Saturday morning at Elkin’s Farmers Market. Bluegrass, blues and country-themed music as well as instrumental music using fiddles, harps, guitars, and even flutes are featured […]

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Mountain Gateway Museum

Mountain Gateway Museum 24 Water Street, Old Fort

Welcome to the Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center! 

The museum is the westernmost branch of the NC Museum of History family. As a part of the NC Department of […]

Donations support the preservation of the Museum.
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Saturday Morning Gospel Jam

Killough’s Music & Loan 104 South Main Street, Marion

Those passing by Killough’s Music & Loan on Main Street in Marion on Saturday mornings can’t miss the music flowing through the front doors and out on to the sidewalk. We […]

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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

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 […]

$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

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 […]

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

Blue Ridge Music Center 700 Foothills Road, Galax

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 […]

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Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

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

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 […]

$4 – $6

Bluff Mountain Festival

Hot Springs Resort and Spa 315 Bridge Street, Hot Springs

The 26th Annual Bluff Mountain Festival is scheduled for June 11, 2022. Tentative schedule: 10:00 Madison County JAM  10:45 Wayne & Margaret Martin w/ Travis Stuart  11:15 Sheila Kay Adams […]

FREE
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Acoustic Corner

Acoustic Corner 105-F Montreat Road, Black Mountain

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 […]

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Jam Sessions at the Barber Shop

The Drexel Barber Shop 100 South Main Street, Drexel

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 […]

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WPAQ Saturday Morning Merry-Go-Round

The Earle Theatre 142 North Main Street, Mount Airy

The WPAQ Saturday morning Merry-Go-Round, which is a live radio broadcast set in a vintage movie theater, has an exceptionally long history of presenting the best of live traditional music […]

$8.00
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Goin’ Across the Mountain™

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

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," […]

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Cherokee Bluegrass Festival

Happy Holiday Campground 1553 Wolfetown Road, Cherokee

This is an outdoor festival in the campground under a tent. Bring your own chairs. No high back, rockers or lounge chairs. Call 828-497-9204 or 1-877-782-2765 for camping reservations at […]

$1 – $100.00
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Sunday Bluegrass Brunch

Jack of the Wood 95 Patton Avenue, Asheville

Jack’s Bluegrass Brunch is every Sunday! Our special brunch menu kicks off at 12-Noon with a lively Bluegrass set from 1-3pm by Supper Break. Try a $6 Bloody Mary or […]

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Jam Sessions at the T. M. Rickman General Store

T. M. Rickman General Store 251 Cowee Creek Road, Franklin

The Friends of Rickman's Store host an open bluegrass and old-time jam session every Saturday afternoon from late spring until December. Newcomers are welcome to play; the jam level is […]

The event is free, but a donation is suggested.
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Saturday Jam at the Todd Mercantile

Todd Mercantile 3899 Todd Railroad Grade Road, Todd

Todd Mercantile in historic downtown Todd is the place to find mountain treasures to bring home or share, yummy baked goods along with a cup of Joe, friendly folks who know […]

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Saturday Bluegrass Jam – Weekly at the Earl Scruggs Center

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

Musicians bring your instruments for an afternoon acoustic bluegrass jam session. All ages and playing levels welcome. Jam session may take place indoors in the Great Hall or outdoors on […]

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Whippoorwhill Academy and the Tom Dooley Museum

Whippoorwill Academy and the Tom Dooley Museum 11929 NC 268, Ferguson

The Tom Dooley Museum is part of the Whippoorwhill Academy and Village, a complex of restored buildings. The museum, housed in an old hewn-log cabin, features artifacts, photographs, paintings, and […]

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Jackson Arts Market

Downtown Sylva, NC  533 West Main Street, Sylva

Jackson Arts Market is open every Saturday and Sunday on Main Street in downtown Sylva. Each Saturday enjoy a showcase of local farmers, artists, and makers, while featuring original Western North Carolina […]

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Old-Time Music Heritage Hall

The Earle Theatre 142 North Main Street, Mount Airy

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 […]

$6.00 – $12
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Pickin’ On the Square Series at the Earl Scruggs Center

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

Pickers of all playing levels are encouraged to bring their instruments and participate in a welcoming, informal jam. Music lovers, families and individuals are invited to bring a lawn chair […]

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Sims Country Bar-B-Que – Food, Music & Dancing

Sims Country Bar-B-Que 6160 Petra Mill Road, Granite Falls

Hidden away from view until you’ve driven up, down, and around a half-mile of dirt driveway, Sims Country Bar-B-Que is suddenly revealed as you crest a gentle open ridge. Beneath […]

Free, but cost for food
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The Alleghany Jubilee

Alleghany Jubilee 25 North Main Street, Sparta

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 […]

$7.00 – $12
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Feed & Seed

Feed & Seed 3715 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher

Feed and Seed is a family friendly music venue featuring Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Classic Country music with dancing and clogging every Friday and Saturday night. Feed & Seed is located in […]

No admission charge but donations graciously accepted.
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Songwriter Showcase

Peacock Performing Arts Center 301 Church Street, Hayesville

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 […]

$8 – $65
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Pickin’ on the Square, Franklin, NC

Downtown Franklin, NC Main Street, Franklin

Come to Downtown Franklin to enjoy an evening of FREE entertainment at the Gazebo on the Square. Each Saturday night from Memorial Day weekend though October, you'll enjoy a variety […]

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Jimmy’s Pick N Grin

Jimmy's Pick N Grin 220 Country Hearth Lane, Andrews

At Jimmy's Pick N Grin the house band, fronted by Steve Jordan, moves easily between all acoustic old-time and bluegrass music and popular country styles, featuring songs and playing styles […]

$7.00 – $12
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And the Beat Goes On Music Series

Muddy Creek Café 60 South Main Street, Sparta

And the Beat Goes On is a monthly music meries that showcases the art of songwriting by featuring known and less familiar singer/songwriters who demonstrate the unique emotional power of […]

$25.00
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Close to Home Radio Broadcast

Blue Ridge Public Radio 73 Broadway, Asheville

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, […]

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Unto these Hills

Mountainside Outdoor Theatre 688 Drama Road, Cherokee

At Unto These Hills, you can feel a slight chill run up your spine; but not from the mountain winds shifting their direction in anticipation of the coming dusk. It […]

$18.00 – $52.00