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The Blue Ridge Music Center
700 Foothills Rd
Galax, VA 24333
Milepost 213 on
The Blue Ridge Parkway

Music Center Info Call:
(276) 236-5309
Concert & Ticket Info Call:
(866) 308-2773 x 212


2020 Hours of Operation:

Visitor Center and Gift Shop are open to the public, Thursday through Sunday, 10 am -  5 pm

Roots of American Music Exhibit remains closed

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Chatham Rabbits  and
Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road

Saturday, September 19 @ 6:00 PM

$20 Adult - General Admission 
Children 12 and Under - Free

Advance tickets will not be sold. Tickets will be available for purchase the night of the show at the BMRC.


Chatham Rabbits

Chatham Rabbits

The husband and wife team of Austin and Sarah McCombie make up the folk duo Chatham Rabbits. Their musical journey began when Austin spotted Sarah onstage in 2013, opening for Mandolin Orange. With Sarah on banjo and Austin on guitar, they are known for their tight harmonies on originals and old-time mountain songs.

Sarah, a North Carolina native, began her music career with the old-time band, The South Carolina Broadcasters as a lead vocalist and banjo player. For Austin, Southern music always played an essential role in his upbringing. His parents, from Wilmington, N.C., showed him country classics and beach music standards while his relatives in southeastern Virginia immersed him in bluegrass.


Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road

Chatham Rabbits

Think of a young Steep Canyon Rangers, Infamous Stringdusters, or Nickel Creek, then mix in the on-stage energy of Billy Strings and homespun rapport of Balsam Range — that’s Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road. Audiences love the band’s energetic performances on-stage and easy-going rapport meeting and greeting fans off-stage.

Rapidly rising on the bluegrass scene, these Billboard-charting artists perform internationally and stateside winning both industry awards and the hearts of fans who turn out to see them at some of the most iconic venues: MerleFest, FloydFest, Grey Fox, Wide Open Bluegrass, The Station Inn, Silver Dollar City, just to name a few of the hundreds of venues played over the past six years.

You’ve seen Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road on national TV on PBS three times, including this season featured on David Holt’s State of Music Show. The band’s first three albums resulted in 10 weeks on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums Chart including a #2 spot right behind Billy Strings. The band recorded with Jim Lauderdale and will be featured on his next album.

Not only did they win the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2019 Momentum Award for band-of-the-year, but the band and it’s players racked up 2 awards and 5 nominations from IBMA over the past two years, and a prestigious IBMA Ramble Band slot in 2017, as well as a Grey Fox Emerging Artist artist selection in 2018. 

Growing up just down the road from Doc Watson, Liam Purcell leads Cane Mill Road as they rock the traditional bluegrass standards they were raised on, yet boldly write original music with roots in the fertile grounds of bluegrass, old-time, Americana, jazz, and blues.

Liam Purcell is only 17, yet the mandolinist/fiddler has performed internationally, co-wrote a songbook with bluegrass legend Pete Wernick, co-produced an album with 2-time GRAMMY winner Cathy Fink, and was one of the youngest musicians selected for The Savannah Music Festival’s Acoustic Music Seminar. 

The band's current lineup includes:  Jacob Smith (bass), Colton Kerchner (banjo) and AppState Jazz teacher Rob McCormac.  

"The future of bluegrass..."
- No Depression