The Blue Ridge Music Center is where harmony & heritage unite.


The Blue Ridge Music Center, including our Roots of American Music Exhibit and Gift Shop, is open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through Sunday, October 31. Join us for Midday Mountain Music, a FREE informal music presentation by local and regional musicians, in our covered, open-air breezeway, noon – 4 p.m. daily. No tickets are needed for Midday Music – just come on out and stay as long as you like. Some seating is available, but depending on attendance, cannot be guaranteed. We welcome you to bring your own seats or lawn chairs.

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, we also have ticketed concerts in our amphitheater on Saturday evenings.

Midday Mountain Music

Scott Freeman and Willard Gayheart playing mandolin and guitarJoin us for Midday Mountain Music, FREE informal presentations featuring local and regional traditional mountain musicians held daily in our covered open-air breezeway, noon-4p.m.

2021 Midday Mountain Music Schedule:

  • Sundays: Fisher Peak Timber Rattlers
  • Mondays: Buck Mountain Band
  • 1st Tuesdays: Cedar Ridge
  • 2nd Tuesdays: Butch Robins
  • 3rd Tuesdays: Cedar Ridge
  • 4th Tuesdays: The Blue Ridge Ramblers
  • Wednesdays: Bill and Maggie Anderson
  • Thursdays: Willard Gayheart & Scott Freeman
  • Fridays: Bluegrass Jam with Jim and Lynn
  • 1st Saturdays: Mountain Breeze Band
  • 2nd Saturday: Ron Ireland
  • 3rd Saturdays: Sugarloaf Mountain Band
  • 4th Saturdays: Blue Ridge Ramblers

Get Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway License Plate!

Sample Virginia Parkway License plate featuring a sunset on the Parkway

Be among the first Blue Ridge Parkway fans in Virginia to order the only specialty license plate dedicated to supporting projects and programs on the Parkway!

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation specialty plate will cost $25 annually for a standard plate and $35 annually for a personalized plate for your vehicle or motorcycle. A portion of proceeds from each sale will support projects and programs along the Parkway, including programming at the Music Center.

Here’s how it works, The Foundation must secure 450 preorders to make the plate official. So please tell your friends, family, and neighbors in Virginia about the new plate, and order yours today!


Blue Ridge Music Center


The sounds of the fiddle, banjo, and guitar welcome you when you visit. We invite you to clap along to bluegrass, old-time, blues, and Americana concerts in our scenic amphitheater, learn about the region’s musical heritage at the Roots of American Music Museum, sit a spell on the breezeway while you enjoy live music everyday during our Midday Mountain Music sessions, and go for a walk on one of our hiking trails.

While the Music Center is open May through October, the music continues year-round with our On the Road series, when we partner with regional venues to host off-site performances, exhibits, conferences, and additional events.

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“A perfectly set stage among the mountains! Beautiful scenery! Amazing music! Loved the museum…and the staff is friendly & very helpful.”


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