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


The Blue Ridge Music Center is open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through October 31. Join us for Midday Mountain Music, a FREE informal music presentation by local and regional musicians, on the covered breezeway, noon – 4 p.m. daily, and on Saturday evenings, Memorial Day through Labor Day, for ticketed concerts in our amphitheater.

2021 Summer Concert Tickets On Sale!

We hope to see you on the hillside of our spacious outdoor amphitheater at the base of Fisher Peak on The Blue Ridge Parkway for some great mountain music concerts this summer. This year’s exciting lineup of performers is a celebration of the theme Deep Roots, Many Voices. The concerts will highlight diversity both in the types of roots music and in the musicians on the stage.

We can’t wait to welcome back the Steep Canyon Rangers, Mipso, Amythyst Kiah, Sierra Ferrell, and Chatham Rabbits. Originally scheduled to play last year, Tuba Skinny, The Malpass Brothers, and Becky Buller Bluegrass Band will get to take the stage this summer. New to our amphitheater are Scythian, Tui, Dedicated Men of Zion, and the Joe Troop Trio (pictured). Closing the season are perennial favorites Jeff Little Trio and Wayne Henderson. Tickets are available online and at the admission gate.

To learn more about parking, when admission gates open, bringing food, an on-site food vendor, if dogs are allowed, and why alcohol is not permitted, visit our FAQ page.

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 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

Listen Up, Step Up

YOU DID IT! Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to install a new audio speaker system in our amphitheater. Now we can better serve concertgoers and showcase the talent of performers.

We can’t thank you enough for your support of great mountain music experiences on the Blue Ridge Parkway!

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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