Events for September 26, 2022


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 […]


Mountain Mornings

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

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, […]


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 […]


Southern Appalachian Archives

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

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 […]


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.

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

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

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 […]


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

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 […]


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

Annual North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival

Tom Johnson Marion Campground 1885 US 70 West, Marion

Join us for the Annual NC Bluegrass Festival on the grounds of Tom Johnson's Camping Center. This is an outdoor festival in the campground under a pavilion and tents. Bring […]


LEAF Downtown

Pack Square Park Pack Square Park, Asheville

Our signature summer event is back! Join us for this free event in Pack Square Park and the historic Block!


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

BackStreet Park Summer Concerts

Downtown West Jefferson, NC 2nd Avenue, West Jefferson

Free summer concert series held every Friday evenings June through - Labor Day weekend. Bring your chair, blanket or picnic and enjoy the sounds of traditional, old time, and bluegrass music for […]


Summer Concerts at the Jones House

Jones House Community Center 604 West King Street, Boone

This popular weekly concert series showcases local and regional acts, with some familiar favorites joined by a few fresh faces. This year’s lineup features a variety of musical genres that […]


Friday Night Live

Town Square Highlands, NC Downtown Highlands, Highlands

These concerts offer the chance to hear some of the finest music the region has to offer and are free to everyone. Friday Night Live features traditional mountain music, and […]


Friday Night Concerts at the Folk School

John C. Campbell Folk School 4590 Brasstown Road, Brasstown

Our Friday Night Concerts, featuring some of the finest regional and national acts performing roots music, will return to the Festival Barn. We’ll have standard seating just like before, along […]


Concerts on the Creek at Bridge Park

Bridge Park in Sylva, NC 76 Railroad Avenue, Sylva

These mountains are known as much for the music that comes out of them as they are for their picturesque vistas, cascading waterfalls and alluring trails. Some of the world’s […]

Donations support the continuation of the concert series.

Summer Concert Series On the Historic Hayesville Square

Historic Clay County Courthouse & Beal Center 25 Herbert Street, Hayesville

Summer Concert Series On the Square in Historic Hayesville are held Friday evenings throughout the summer. The concerts include a wide variety of bands and two bluegrass concerts. The concerts, sponsored by CCCRA, allow […]


Summer Tracks Concerts Series

Rogers Park Amphitheater 55 W. Howard Street, Tryon

Tryon’s most popular summer music series, Summer Tracks, welcomes everyone to the four-concert series at Rogers Park in Tryon, NC. All shows are hosted at the outdoor amphitheater. In case […]

Donations welcome.

Fridays in the Park Concert Series

Ashe County Park 527 Ashe Park Road, Jefferson

Concerts are free hosted the third Friday of each month, May - August and free to the public. Registration required with safety guidelines in place. Please visit the website in […]

Please visit website to register in advance.

Phipps General Store Jam

Phipps General Store 2425 Silas Creek Road, Lansing

On Fridays the doors open to Phipps General Store for a jam session that can be one of the most lively in the region. Spectators sit and chat in benches by […]

Admission is free with donations welcome for upkeep

Music at The Depot in Marshall

The Depot in Marshall 282 South Main Street, Marshall

Discover and enjoy the vibrant local music scene of Madison County. Bluegrass, acoustic, mountain music, country and folk music can all be heard at the Depot in Marshall on Friday […]

Annual Doc Watson Day Celebration Friday

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper presented on The Doc Watson Stage for Americana Music, at the Appalachian Theatre. The world tends to look for accomplishments to measure one’s success no matter […]


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

Alexa Rose with Shay Martin Lovette

Reeves Theater 129 W Main Street, Elkin

Headwaters is the sophomore album from Virginian indie folk singer Alexa Rose. A series of minutely-observed vignettes that feel intimate and expansive at the same time. It captures the sweetness […]

$15.00 – $20.00

Music on the Courthouse Square in Robbinsville

Courthouse Square in the heart of Robbinsville 12 North Main Street, Robbinsville

Every Friday night!  A variety of music, live bands, dancing, or just sit back and listen. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the music and the gathering of the community. […]