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


The Blue Ridge Music Center opens for the season on Thursday, May 6. We’ll be open Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. from May 6 through October 31. Join us every day we are open for Midday Mountain Music on the covered breezeway, noon – 4 p.m.

2021 Summer Concert Tickets On Sale!

Amythyst KiahWe 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 (pictured), 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 Band. Closing the season are perennial favorites Jeff Little Trio and Wayne Henderson.

Safety Protocols

The Music Center will be following all Virginia Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control guidelines regarding COVID safety procedures including capacity limits and social distancing rules for all concerts. Review the Safety Protocols


Frequently Asked Questions

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.

We’re Hiring!

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is seeking a qualified Interpretive Partner Ranger to join a successful and motivated team dedicated to safeguarding the future of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Partner Ranger will ensure consistent visitor services and interpretive programming is provided to the public, with a specific focus on the Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax, Virginia, and the surrounding area. The addition of this position will also serve to expand capacity for greater on-site interpretive activity such as presentations, community outreach, and support for concert programs. The position is full-time, seasonal.


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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