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

info@blueridgemusiccenter.org

2020 Hours of Operation:

Open Thurs.-Mon., May 1-18
Open daily, May 21 - Nov 1
10 a.m. - 5 p.m

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Blue Ridge Music Center
COVID-19 Statement

Mountain Music Fans & Supporters,
 
We hope you are staying well during these concerning times. As you are well aware, federal, state, and local governments have all issued guidelines restricting gatherings for the next several weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
 
The Blue Ridge Music Center is scheduled to open on May 1, and the first concert is slated for May 23. Because these dates are outside of the current time frame for restrictions, we remain hopeful that the Blue Ridge Music Center will open as scheduled. However, the Music Center's opening date may change given the uncertainty surrounding future measures to contain the spread of the virus. Until we know more, our Midday Mountain Music programs will resume on May 1, and our Summer Concert Series will continue as planned. At this time we have not canceled, postponed, or rescheduled these activities. 
 
Still, there are many unknowns. We are preparing for the possibility that some Parkway facilities, including the Music Center, will open later than originally scheduled, which would impact our programming.
 
Please know that our top priority is the safety of our patrons, musicians, volunteers, staff, and partners, and that imperative will guide the decisions we make moving forward. We are working with ever-evolving information, and will follow the guidance of public health officials.
 
We ask for your patience and understanding. You will receive updates via e-mail regarding any changes to our plans. We also invite you to stay up to date on developments by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We will also post updates at BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org.
 
We also ask that you keep the musicians, artists, and arts organizations in your community in mind, and provide help if you can. Canceling a concert, festival, or run of performances can be financially devastating for everyone involved. Here are a few suggestions on how to show your support:
 
Purchase music & more. You can buy downloads, CDs, vinyl, and T-shirts online and even sign up for online music lessons. When you make a purchase at Bandcamp.com you can also choose to pay more than the asking price for the music, essentially making a donation to the artists. 
 
"Attend" online concerts. Many musicians are hosting virtual concerts online and are taking donations for these performances. Check artists Facebook pages and websites for opportunities. 
 
Make plans - things will get better. Call your friends and start daydreaming about the shows and festivals you'll see together when this cloud lifts. Consider buying gift certificates or tickets now for the shows at The Floyd Country Store, The Willingham Theater at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, The Rex, Earle or Reeves theaters, Muddy Creek Music Hall, The Carolina Theatre, and The Ramkat. There are also lots of festivals on the horizon, including HoustonFest, Wayne C. Henderson Festival, Carolina in The Fall Music & Food Festival, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, and the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival. Your advance ticket purchase now is a vote of confidence for the future, and sends the message that you believe in live music. 
 
Music is truly a bright spot in these uncertain times, and we hope you are taking heart thanks to some of your favorite mountain music. 
 
Thank you.
 
Be well.

Your friends at the Blue Ridge Music Center