DateSaturday, July 30, 2022 - 7:00pm
Originally from Florida, now making her home in the mountains of Virginia, Amanda Cook acquired a love of bluegrass from her father, who played banjo throughout her childhood. In 2007, Cook formed the bluegrass group High Cotton with her father and received her first taste of performing. That experience fueled a fire to record and tour professionally. Determined to create her unique sound, Cook stepped out on her own and released her first solo album, One Stop Along the Road. She signed with Mountain Fever Records in 2017 and recorded her album, Deep Water, followed by Point of No Return. Her third full-length album, Narrowing the Gap, was released last year.
Opening band: Unspoken Tradition is about new, original bluegrass. Their material is primarily original and reflects the ever-changing culture of Western and Central North Carolina, the regions they call home. The band has earned a fervent following in the Southeast, selling out shows in Asheville, N.C., as well as the legendary Station Inn in Nashville.
Concerts are hosted in the outdoor amphitheater. Tickets are $20 for adults, children 12 and younger are admitted free. Food is available for purchase from Galax Smokehouse during the show.
Since 2013, donors to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation have supported musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center.