Upcoming Events


Thursday Night Jam at the Silvermont Mansion

Silvermont Mansion 364 East Main Street, Brevard, NC

The Silvermont jam session is unusual not only because of its elegant setting but also for its interesting form. The musicians—typically there are around fifteen, and eighteen is the limit—are seated in a large circle with a single microphone on a stand to be passed around. Each player is expected to choose and announce a […]


Friday Night Live

Town Square Highlands, NC Downtown Highlands, Highlands, NC

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 an opportunity for the audience to participate by singing, clapping, tapping their feet, or dancing if the mood strikes. It’s audience participation at its best […]


Friday Night Concerts at the Folk School

John C. Campbell Folk School 4590 Brasstown Road, Brasstown, NC

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 with a family-focused social area of picnic tables in the back. You’re welcome to bring your dinner, card games, sewing project, or set up on […]


Feed & Seed

Feed & Seed 3715 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher, NC

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 a hundred year old feed and seed store. The hall seats 160 people with cushioned pews, chairs, and theater seats. Check the Feed and Seed […]

No admission charge but donations graciously accepted.

Music & Dance at The Stompin’ Ground

The Stompin' Ground Dance Hall 3116 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC

If you want to see a variety of Appalachian and other American group dance styles performed all in one place and all at the same time, the Stompin' Ground is the place to go. A spacious lobby showcases exhibits telling the history of mountain dance and the dance floor itself is enormous--sixty by eighty feet. […]

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Elkin Farmer’s Market Saturday Music

Elkin Farmer’s Market 226 N Bridge Street, Elkin, NC

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 from time to time. Hours of market are 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, every Saturday from mid-April through November.


Jam Sessions at the Barber Shop

The Drexel Barber Shop 100 South Main Street, Drexel, NC

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 jam session. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, around 11:00 am‚ the guys at the barber shop generally put aside their scissors‚ shears‚ and combs and grab […]


Jam Sessions at the T. M. Rickman General Store

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

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 intermediate. Rickman's Store was built in 1895 and is located in Cowee-West's Mill National Historic District (designated in 2001). The old store displays vintage store […]

The event is free, but a donation is suggested.

Jackson Arts Market

Downtown Sylva, NC  533 West Main Street, Sylva, NC

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 musician performances. On Sundays there is no band scheduled but the mic is open for locals to take a turn at entertaining. Visit the website to see […]


Saturdays in the Park

Crouse Park 60 Cherry Street, Sparta, NC

Saturdays in the Park is a free concert series presented by the Alleghany Arts Council in Sparta, NC. Concerts are on the last Saturday of the month from June - September. Upcoming 2022 Bluegrass and Old-Time bands include: August 27 - Nu-Blue (Bluegrass) After releasing four Top Ten Billboard albums, North Carolina based Nu-Blu has […]


Pickin’ on the Square, Franklin, NC

Downtown Franklin, NC Main Street, Franklin, NC

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 of entertainment (weather permitting). Be sure to bring your lawn chair. Come early and enjoy one of our great restaurants. Food vendors also available. Pickin' […]