Events for August 26 - December 8

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Country Gold

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

This classic country show hosted by Tom Pittman features music from the classic period of honky tonk music; from the end of WWII until the mid 1970's. Hank Williams, Faron Young, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Loretta Lynn and all the rest.  At the top of the second hour there is a  rundown of the songs […]

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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 […]

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Bluegrass Review on WSQL

WSQL Radio 102.1FM & 1240AM 62 West Main Street, Brevard, NC

DJ Frank Pearsall first heard bluegrass music in 1960 and he’s been listening to and collecting it since then. Every Sunday from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Frank plays traditional bluegrass from the 1940's through the 1970's on “Bluegrass Review”.  Follow the website link to WSQL 102.1FM & 1240AM to listen live.

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This Old Porch™

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

This Old Porch is a show of traditional and regional mountain music, songs and ballads, contemporary old time, dance tunes and more. Folklorist John Fowler and award winning musician Carol Rifkin host this show that keeps the music of the mountains alive.

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Country Roots Radio Broadcast

Blue Ridge Public Radio 73 Broadway, Asheville, NC

Hosted by old time musician Wayne Erbsen, Country Roots is devoted to bluegrass and old-time country music and is BPR's longest running program. From archival recordings to up-n-coming youngin's with a banjo and a fiddle, Wayne gets it kickin’ each week on Country Roots. Tune in at 88.1 FM, Asheville or streaming on line. Wayne is […]

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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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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, and many others. Monday mornings keep you up-to-date with new releases, and you can get your fill of classic old-time and bluegrass on Fridays. It all […]

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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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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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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, and many others. Monday mornings keep you up-to-date with new releases, and you can get your fill of classic old-time and bluegrass on Fridays. It all […]

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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, NC

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 is now the home of the Earl Scruggs Center. The Center, opened in January 2014, features long term exhibits that celebrate the life and legacy […]

$5 – $17
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Old-Time Jam at The Earle Theatre

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

Every Tuesday night the Surry Arts Council hosts an Old-Time jam session at the Historic Earle Theatre.  Local bands and individual musicians take turns playing, singing, and backing up others.  Many come to sit in the auditorium and listen and tap their toes – or dance!