Events for March 2 - November 18, 2023

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Bluegrass Jam at Jack of the Wood

Jack of the Wood 95 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC, United States

Since 1998 our BlueGrass Jam has been a WNC music staple. Now, our amazing Thursday BlueGrass Jam is back with Drew Matulich & the Boys! Don’t miss your chance to […]

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Weekly Jam Sessions at the Jones House

Jones House Community Center 604 West King Street, Boone, NC, United States

Weekly Jam Sessions are free and open to the public. Guests are invited to bring an acoustic instrument to participate in the jams or listen and observe the fiddle tunes and […]

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Thursday Night Jam at the Silvermont Mansion

Silvermont Mansion 364 East Main Street, Brevard, NC, United States

The Silvermont jam session is unusual not only because of its elegant setting but also for its interesting form. The musicians—typically there are around fifteen, and eighteen is the limit—are […]

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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 […]

$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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Mountain Gateway Museum

Mountain Gateway Museum 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC, United States

Welcome to the Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center! 

The museum is the westernmost branch of the NC Museum of History family. As a part of the NC Department of […]

Donations support the preservation of the Museum.
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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, United States

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 […]

$5 – $17
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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 […]

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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 […]

$4 – $6