Upcoming Events

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Music On Main in Sparta

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

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 […]

Mando & Banjo Week at The Swannanoa Gathering

Warren Wilson College 701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa, NC

Mando & Banjo Week features classes in two of the instruments that are at the core of several of the most popular folk genres, including bluegrass, old-time, Irish and Scottish, […]

Details available at The Swannanoa Gathering website.

Fiddle Week at The Swannanoa Gathering

Warren Wilson College 701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa, NC

Since the invention of the violin, the music of its unschooled alter-ego, the fiddle, has excited people to dance, evoked the devil and the spiritual, echoed the human voice and […]

Details available at The Swannanoa Gathering website.
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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 […]

Visit website for details and scholarship.
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Celebrating Nina Simone Plaza & Sculpture

Nina Simone Plaza 54 Trade Street, Tryon, NC

The Eunice Waymon—Nina Simone Project (NSP) exists to honor the remarkable life and legacy of a native Tryon, North Carolina daughter, who achieved international recognition for her unique talent and […]

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Mountain Mornings

WNCW - Listener Powered Radio 286 I C C Loop Road, Spindale, NC

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, NC

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, 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 […]

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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, NC

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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Blue Ridge Music Center – Visitor Center

Blue Ridge Music Center 700 Foothills Road, Galax, VA

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 […]

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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 […]

$4 – $6
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Acoustic Corner

Acoustic Corner 105-F Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC

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 […]