Events for October 7, 2022

All Day

Mountain Music Festival at the Mountain State Fair

WNC Agriculture Center 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher

Locals often look forward to the Mountain Music Festival as their time to finally relax and wind down from a day at the fair. Claim your space and settle in […]

$5.00 – $9.00

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.

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 […]

Cherokee Heritage Festival in Hayesville

Cherokee Homestead Exhibit 805 Hwy 64 Business, Hayesville

Learn all about the Cherokee culture in your own back yard. The 2021 Cherokee Heritage Festival is not to be missed! Come see demonstrations and dancing from the Eastern Band […]

Free admission, parking and shuttle bus.

Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival

Yadkin Cultural Arts Center 226 E. Main Street, Yadkinville

The Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival is an annual event where, for one day of the year, the entire downtown area of Yadkinville is transformed by celebration and fun festivities! Celebrate […]


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

Heritage Day at the Folk Art Center

Folk Art Center Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville

Join us from 10 am-4 pm for a celebration of Southern Appalachian culture on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This festival has old-time music and demonstrations of the crafts of yesteryear. […]


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

Mountain Heritage Festival

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

The Mountain Heritage Festival spreads along Sparta’s Main Street in the old downtown area the third Saturday in September. Some 100 food and craft vendors and demonstrators participate in this […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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," […]


SEBA 3rd Saturday Jam

Historic Cowee School 51 Cowee School Road, Franklin

Macon County NC is a chapter of the Southeast Bluegrass Association (SEBA). Music jams are held at various locations within the Historic Cowee School. Come and bring your instrument and enjoy pickn' […]


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 […]


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.

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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

Sacred Harp Singing

Warren Wilson College 701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa

The Sacred Harp Singing takes place monthly at the Kittredge Recital Hall on the campus of Warren Wilson College. All are welcome to join on the 3rd Sunday of the […]


Historic Cowee School Concert Series

Historic Cowee School 51 Cowee School Road, Franklin

Get ready for a great season of music during Historic Cowee School's Concert Series. May 21 - Mountain Heart, 5:00 pm, $20.00/Adult, $10.00/Child. June 18 - Slocan Ramblers, 5:00 pm, $15.00/Adult, […]

Prices vary per concert - visit website.

Music in the Mountains Folk Festival

Burnsville Town Center 6 South Main Street, Burnsville

The Annual Festival, sponsored by the Toe River Arts Council, includes bluegrass and traditional music, ballad singers, and dancing. Instruments range from fiddle to dulcimer to guitar. Each year the […]


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

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

Fines Creek Dance Night with Live Music

Fines Creek Community Center 190 Fines Creek Road, Clyde

Grab your Valentine, put on your dancing shoes and come out for a night of food, music and dance with Running Wolfe and the Renegades and the Fines Creek Flatfooters. Enjoy […]

$5.00 – $15.00

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 […]


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

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, […]