Blue Ridge Music Center Programming

Mountain music rings true at the Blue Ridge Music Center, where it is preserved, interpreted, and celebrated. 

Photo by Two Rivers

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Blue Ridge Music Center banjo player Photo by Harrol Blevins

The sounds of the fiddle, banjo, and guitar are likely to welcome you when you visit the Blue Ridge Music Center, where the music of our mountains is preserved, interpreted, and celebrated. Cultural preservation is a core element of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s mission, and we advance that goal by funding musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center at milepost 213 in Virginia.

Through concert ticket sales, memberships, grants, and generous donations, we keep the sounds of the mountains playing at this major attraction along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Each spring, summer, and fall thousands of visitors come to enjoy some of the region's finest traditional music, including bluegrass, old-time, folk, Americana, country blues, and more at the venue’s scenic outdoor amphitheater at the foot of Fisher Peak. The Blue Ridge Music Center offers free admission to its daily informal Midday Mountain Music performances, featuring talented regional pickers and players, and the Roots of American Music Museum, an entertaining and interactive exhibit that explores the region’s rich musical history.

Learn more about the Blue Ridge Music Center.

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The Gift of Music

Help ensure the music plays on in the mountains.


Photo by Harrol Blevins