Blue Ridge Music Center
The roots of American music
Tab O'Neal profiles the BRMC➚
"BRMC the place to hear music where it's born and buttered"
The Blue Ridge Music Center celebrates the music and musicians of the Blue Ridge.
Established by the U.S. Congress in 1997, with support from The National Council for the Traditional Arts, The Music Center includes an outdoor amphitheater, an indoor interpretive center/theater, and The Roots of American Music, a FREE interactive, and entertaining,
exhibition highlighting the historical significance of the region’s music. Trace the history of Blue Ridge Mountain Music through local artists back to the creation of the music generations ago by persons from Europe and West Africa, and shows its' continued influence on many forms of folk, rock, and popular music made across America today.
The sounds of the fiddle, banjo, and guitar are likely to welcome you when you visit the Blue Ridge Music Center. Experience regional traditional music each day of the week with FREE local Mid-Day Mountain Musicians playing on the breezeway of the visitors center from Noon - 4 PM.
The Music Center hosts a summer Roots of American Music Concert Series. Concerts take place in our beautiful outdoor amphitheater (capacity 2,500) at the base of Fisher Peak, feature local, regional, and national touring performers and bands, and are presented most Saturday evenings from late May through September.
The Music Center is also the starting point for two beautiful hiking trails, the easy, family friendly (1.35 miles - one way) High Meadow Trail and the moderate Fisher Peak Loop Trail (2.24 miles.