Blue Ridge Music Center Lighting System

Photo by Mike Duncan

Lighting plays a vital role in the many aspects of the Blue Ridge Music Center's operation. You can make the venue, exhibits, and even the parking lot shine with support for these critical enhancements.

  • Amphitheater: Thanks to past donor support, the Music Center now has a new lighting console and processing unit for the outdoor amphitheater stage. The second phase or updates is to replace outdated, high wattage bulbs with low-voltage LED bulbs that will be more energy efficient and better for the environment.

  • Exhibit: After 12 years, the lights in the Roots of American Music exhibit are beginning to burn out and production of the original components has been discontinued. This necessary project will replace the entire lighting system in the exhibit with custom LED lite-pads so visitors can continue to learn about the origins and pioneers of mountain music.  

  • Parking areas: Ensuring guests get back to their vehicles safely after summer concerts is key part of a great experience from start to finish at the Music Center. Concerts conclude after dark and the lighting on-site is inadequate and not fully functioning. This project will repair the existing solar lights and add of eight portable lights in key locations to improve visitor safety.  


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