Past Events

Fiddles & Folklife

Warren Wilson College 701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa, NC, United States

On Saturday, April 13, Warren Wilson College will host Fiddles and Folklife, an annual Appalachian festival and old-time music competition with cash prizes for old-time fiddle, banjo, folksong, flatfooting, and string band. Other activities include old-time music jams, food and craft vendors, folklife demonstrators, and a cake raffle. It all takes place 12:00 PM – […]

Recurring

Blue Ridge Music Trails Spring Concert Series

Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center 195 Hemphill Knob Road, Asheville, NC, United States

The Blue Ridge Music Trails Spring Concert Series brings a fresh perspective on traditional music to the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville. In partnership with the Blue Ridge Music Center, and with funding from South Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council, we are working to update our Traditional Artist Directory with some […]

Voices of Yore Workshop & Retreat

Chestnut Hall 65 South Spring St, Hot Springs, NC, United States

Voices of Yore: Songs from Sunnybank May 3-5, 2024  Join Daron Douglas, great-granddaughter of legendary ballad singer Jane Gentry, for a weekend of traditional songs, history, and folklore at the Sunnybank Inn. Daron Douglas plays fiddle and dulcimer and sings ballads passed down in her family. She left the world of the second violin section […]

Please call the number listed in event description for information.

Fine Tuned Sessions

Rare Bird Farm 91 Duckett Top Tower Road, Hot Springs, NC, United States

This special event is a collaboration with the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area (BRNHA), showcasing talents from the BRNHA Fine Tuned program alongside other regional and national acts deeply rooted in Appalachian and Americana music. Immerse yourself in a full day of musical delight at Rare Bird Farm, with camping options and onsite catering available. […]

See website for details.
Recurring

Ballad Night at the Old Marshall Jail Hotel

The Ballad Swap at the Old Marshall Jail Hotel is a great opportunity to experience an important part of our Appalachian Heritage and it is the only recurring Ballad Swap in the area. Hosted by Josh Copus, Donna Ray Norton, and Sheila Kay Adams. A ballad is a story or narrative poem sung to a […]

Recurring

Blue Ridge Music Trails Spring Concert Series

Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center 195 Hemphill Knob Road, Asheville, NC, United States

The Blue Ridge Music Trails Spring Concert Series brings a fresh perspective on traditional music to the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville. In partnership with the Blue Ridge Music Center, and with funding from South Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council, we are working to update our Traditional Artist Directory with some […]

Recurring

Blue Ridge Music Trails Spring Concert Series

Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center 195 Hemphill Knob Road, Asheville, NC, United States

The Blue Ridge Music Trails Spring Concert Series brings a fresh perspective on traditional music to the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville. In partnership with the Blue Ridge Music Center, and with funding from South Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council, we are working to update our Traditional Artist Directory with some […]

Recurring

Ballad Night at the Old Marshall Jail Hotel

The Ballad Swap at the Old Marshall Jail Hotel is a great opportunity to experience an important part of our Appalachian Heritage and it is the only recurring Ballad Swap in the area. Hosted by Josh Copus, Donna Ray Norton, and Sheila Kay Adams. A ballad is a story or narrative poem sung to a […]

Bluff Mountain Festival

Hot Springs Resort and Spa 315 Bridge Street, Hot Springs, NC, United States

The 27th Annual Bluff Mountain Festival is scheduled for June 15, 2024, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, on the grounds of the Hot Springs Resort and Spa in Hot Springs, N.C.  This year's festival will be held in honor of Betty Nance Smith. Foot-tapping bluegrass, old-time music, ballad singing, cloggers, a silent auction of beautiful […]

FREE

Recurring

Shindig on the Green ®

Pack Square Park Pack Square Park, Asheville, NC, United States

2024 will be the 58th Season of Shindig on the Green! Bring your instruments, families, friends, lawn chairs and blankets and join us for good times at the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage. In 2024 Shindig on the Green, which features a stage show and informal jam sessions around the park, continues at its original location […]

Concerts at Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center

Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center 281 Laurel Valley Road, Mars Hill, NC, United States

The Ebbs Chapel Community Center provides a venue for the performing arts, conferences, festivals, weddings, and similar activities, and hosts services for the people of the Upper Laurel community and those beyond, in and on the grounds of the historic Ebbs Chapel School. The Center is managed by the Upper Laurel Community Organization, Inc., a […]

Prices vary, see website for details.
Recurring

Ballad Night at the Old Marshall Jail Hotel

The Ballad Swap at the Old Marshall Jail Hotel is a great opportunity to experience an important part of our Appalachian Heritage and it is the only recurring Ballad Swap in the area. Hosted by Josh Copus, Donna Ray Norton, and Sheila Kay Adams. A ballad is a story or narrative poem sung to a […]