The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area released a list of venues this morning where you can enjoy some of the finest traditional music around, while also taking in Mother Nature’s beautiful autumn display along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.
The 252 mile road will take you to breath-taking overlooks and stops of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Make time to stop at several locations and enjoy some of the finest traditional mountain music around.
The following stops are in order north to south along the Parkway.
• Blue Ridge Music Center – Mid-Day Mountain Music: Milepost 213 near the NC/VA border, Free, Daily Noon to 4 p.m.
• Appalachian Meeting Hall – Red White and Bluegrass Jam: Exit at Milepost 317.4 for Highway 221 South towards Linville and NC 105 North towards Foscoe, N.C., Donation Suggested, Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
• Orchard at Altapass – Live Music: Milepost 328.3 near Spruce Pine, N.C., Free, Wednesdays through Sundays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• Feed and Seed Bluegrass and Country Music: Exit at Milepost 393 for NC 191 North towards Asheville, N.C., Donation Suggested, Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
• Silvermont Mansion – Thursday Night Jam: Exit at Milepost 412 for Highway 276 South towards Brevard, N.C., Free, Thursdays 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The North Carolina Arts Council collaborates with the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership to preserve and promote traditional music in western North Carolina.