Events for March 22 - December 21, 2023

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Thursday Open Mic

Muddy Creek Cafe & Music Hall Sparta 60 South Main St., Sparta, NC, United States

Open Mic Night at Muddy Creek Cafe is quickly becoming it's own musical scene. The greater Sparta area musicians have embraced this weekly event, as have the music lovers! Come out and be a part of this weekly musical spectacle! All ages welcome.   Every Thursday night at 7:00 pm!          

Come early and enjoy a great meal.
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Folk School Community Jam at The Crown Restaurant

The Crown Restaurant 135 Emily Ln., Brasstown, NC, United States

The Folk School sponsors the Community Old-Time Jam every Thursday at The Crown Restaurant. From 7-9 p.m. folks gather around the fire to play acoustic music outside while enjoying a breathtaking view of Brasstown. Beginners are encouraged to join in by playing along with simple chords or picking out the melody with help from others […]

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Music at The Depot in Marshall

The Depot in Marshall 282 South Main Street, Marshall, NC, United States

Discover and enjoy the vibrant local music scene of Madison County. The Marshall Depot has three events each week. Live shows every Friday night starting at 6:30 pm.  Three local bands perform one-hour sets. Dancing, cake walks, 50-50 tickets, refreshments for sale, and an opportunity to fellowship with our community.  No admission fee. Every Monday […]

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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, United States

Join Corrie Askew 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 […]

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Mountain Mornings

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

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, United States

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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Stories on the Square

Corner Coffee and Wine Shop 66 Church St., Hayesville, NC, United States

Local storyteller, Kanute Rarey, hosts this monthly Friday night OPEN MIC Night - Stories on the Square is for singers, musicians, songwriters, storytellers, writers and poets. This welcoming event is at the Corner Coffee and Wine Shop on the Courthouse square in Hayesville, North Carolina. The Stories on the Square event brings folks together in […]

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Friday Night Live

Town Square Highlands, NC Downtown Highlands, Highlands, NC, United States

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 […]

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Music at The Depot in Marshall

The Depot in Marshall 282 South Main Street, Marshall, NC, United States

Discover and enjoy the vibrant local music scene of Madison County. The Marshall Depot has three events each week. Live shows every Friday night starting at 6:30 pm.  Three local bands perform one-hour sets. Dancing, cake walks, 50-50 tickets, refreshments for sale, and an opportunity to fellowship with our community.  No admission fee. Every Monday […]

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Friday Night Concerts at the Folk School

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

Our Friday Night Concerts feature acts performing eclectic roots music.  Concerts are scheduled for most Fridays, check the website calendar to be sure. All are welcome at our concerts and dances; vaccinations and masks are not required. Upcoming Concerts: FRIDAY, May 5, 2023 at 7 p.m. - Groundbreaking traditional artists, Elizabeth LaPrelle & Brian Dolphin.   Elizabeth LaPrelle of Southwestern Virginia, is a singer and banjo-player.  She began […]

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Traditional Music Heritage Weekend

White Horse Black Mountain 105 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC, United States

We're excited to present a Traditional Music Heritage Weekend at White Horse with 3 concerts on 3 nights! Friday, September 15 - The UNCA Bluegrass Band, at 8:00 PM The UNCA Bluegrass Band is a highly energetic and entertaining ensemble made up entirely of university students and their instructor, Wayne Erbsen. The band features red hot […]

Prices vary, see website for details