Upcoming Events

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Southern Appalachian Archives

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

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 Lamar Lunsford Collection, which includes an oversized scrapbook, photographs, sound recordings, transcribed ballads, and other memorabilia (Lunsford Collection Brochure); The James G. K. McClure Collection, which includes […]

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Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History 301 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC

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 and interactive exploration of the region’s history, culture and art. A self-guided tour starts at the new Main Street storefront shop that is fast acquiring […]

$4 – $6
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Old-Time Music Heritage Hall

The Earle Theatre 142 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC

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 of Surry County Old-Time Musicians whose portraits are in the Hall. Admission is $6.00 per person and includes a wrist band for admission to the […]

$6.00 – $12
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Whippoorwhill Academy and the Tom Dooley Museum

Whippoorwill Academy and the Tom Dooley Museum 11929 NC 268, Ferguson, NC

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 written information on the story of Tom Dula, who was hanged in 1868 for the murder of a young women named Laura Foster. There's a […]

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Mountain Music Jam at Oklawaha Brewing Company

Oklawaha Brewing Company 147 First Avenue East, Hendersonville, NC

The French Broad Valley Music Association jam session is focused on regional fiddle tunes and songs.  Key Players are intermediate to advanced but beginners are most welcome and encouraged to attend to listen, learn/quietly play along. More experienced players sit in the inner circle and take turns choosing fiddle tunes or songs.  Guests, families and […]

Donations accepted/tip jar proceeds fund Jamkids music education.
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Junior Appalachian Musicians (Music Classes)

JAM is an after-school program for children in grades 4 – 8 and beyond that introduces music through small group instruction on instruments common to the Appalachian region, such as fiddle, banjo and guitar. Each JAM program is individually operated and funded. In JAM, instrument instruction is often augmented by dance and vocal instruction as […]

Visit website for details and scholarship.
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Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History 301 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC

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 and interactive exploration of the region’s history, culture and art. A self-guided tour starts at the new Main Street storefront shop that is fast acquiring […]

$4 – $6
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Old-Time Music Heritage Hall

The Earle Theatre 142 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC

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 of Surry County Old-Time Musicians whose portraits are in the Hall. Admission is $6.00 per person and includes a wrist band for admission to the […]

$6.00 – $12
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Fiddle and Guitar Classes at the Historic Earl Theatre

The Earle Theatre 142 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC

Weekly on Thursday's lessons are offerd at 5:30 pm for Fiddle and 6:15 pm Guitar at the Historic Earle Theatre. No reservations necessary - instruments available. Classes are followed by a family friendly jam session at 7:00 p.m. These lessons are funded in part by a grant from the Folklife divisions of the North Carolina Arts Councils. The instructor is Mount […]

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Old-Time Jam at the Reeves

Reeves Theater 129 W Main Street, Elkin, NC

Join us in the lobby every fourth Thursday of the month (except major holidays) for an Old-Time Jam. Primarily focused on Surry County and other NC Old-Time traditional music, this jam is all-ages and free to watch or play.  Jam starts around 5:30 PM.

Free.
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Mountain Music Jam Sessions

Forks Of The River Tap Room at Headwater Outfitters 25 Parkway Road, Rosman, NC

Ray Adams of Sycamore Flats hosts a weekly Mountain Music "Jam" Session at Forks of the River Taproom from late Spring to early Fall. The session is open to all Old-Time and Bluegrass musicians of any skill level. We welcome newcomers and travelers to the group. We all enjoy sharing tunes, songs, laughter and good […]