Music - NC Blue Ridge

Music

The Blue Ridge is home to old-time mountain music and bluegrass sounds. Song catchers, fiddlers and banjo players have passed their music down for generations, and what was birthed out of the hollers of old Appalachia is today a music scene that maintains the long-standing traditions of ballads and toe-tapping tunes.

Here are some of the best places to catch a live show, jam session, concert, or festival.

 

Altapass Orchard

Altapass Orchard
1025 Orchard Rd.
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(828) 765-9531
(888) 765-9531

Take a family hayride back in time with storytelling about “the most historically active place” along the Blue Ridge Parkway. An Appalachian cultural & historical center celebrating the people, music, art & natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A century old, the Orchard sits…

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Blue Ridge Music Trails

195 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 298-5330

Fiddles and banjos ringing on stages and front porches. Teams of cloggers, young and old, dancing up a storm. Ballads being sung as they were centuries ago.  Western North Carolina is home to a rich tradition of old-time stringbands, ballad singing, and bluegrass that have shaped American music….

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Folkmoot USA International Folk Festival

112 Virginia Ave.
Waynesville, NC 28786
828-452-2997

Folkmoot USA – Experience the World in Western North Carolina Through a Traveling Festival of Traditional World Dance & Music!

In 1973, Dr. Clinton Border, a Waynesville surgeon, accompanied a local square dance team to a folk festival in Sidmouth, England. There began the dream that would,…

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LEAF Community Arts

Black Mountain , NC 28711
(828) 686-8742

LEAF Community Arts (LEAF), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, is comprised of LEAF Festival, LEAF Schools & Streets and LEAF International.  In 2013, we archived the name Lake Eden Arts Festival, honoring our history and recognizing that the heart of the work with cultural arts…

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