Events for June 7 - May 4

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Bluegrass Review on WSQL

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

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, United States

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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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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Celebrating Nina Simone Plaza & Sculpture

Nina Simone Plaza 54 Trade Street, Tryon, NC, United States

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 her formidable contribution to the musical arts. The musical talent of Eunice Waymon, who was born in 1933, evidenced itself early on. By age 4 […]

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Cherokee Homestead Exhibit

Cherokee Homestead Exhibit 805 Hwy 64 Business, Hayesville, NC, United States

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 17th - 18th century village homestead exhibit. Visit the Cherokee summer house, winter house, food storage crib and more in this free, self-guided tour. The site […]

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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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Blue Ridge Music Center – Visitor Center

Blue Ridge Music Center 700 Foothills Road, Galax, VA, United States

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 meeting of the African banjo and the European fiddle before our nation was created. Here also are found older ballads and religious music that reach […]

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Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

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

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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Acoustic Corner

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

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 Acoustic Corner “gets it.” We know that every facet of our business – sales, rentals, repairs, support – is about serving those who serve the […]

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Old-Time Music Heritage Hall

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

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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Unto these Hills

Mountainside Outdoor Theatre 688 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC, United States

At Unto These Hills, you can feel a slight chill run up your spine; but not from the mountain winds shifting their direction in anticipation of the coming dusk. It is from your anticipation of the coming drama. Unto These Hills drama is the tragic and triumphant story of the Cherokee that traces back to […]

$18.00 – $52.00
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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.