A Place in the Band: Women in Bluegrass and American Roots Music is a project by the Blue Ridge Music Center highlighting women in the music business, including musicians as well as those behind the stage. The project includes a discussion series series hosted by North Carolina singer-songwriter and social activist, Laurelyn Dossett, speaking with prominent women in the industry, to share their stories, talk about their experiences, and express their hopes for the future.
We are currently planning our 2021 Summer Concert Season. We hope to make an announcement about the lineup in early March.
Our plans are to host shows on most Saturday evenings between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.
Our ability to host those concerts will be based on State of Virginia Dept. of Health and Center for Disease Control guidelines regarding mass outdoor gatherings, including capacity limitations, social distancing and any other COVID related safety measures and protocols.
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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.