Upcoming Events

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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, […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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 […]

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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
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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 […]