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DEEP ROOTS, MANY VOICES

Deep Roots, Many Voices explores diversity and inclusion in roots-based music.

The first two episodes of the Deep Roots, Many Voices video series features a conversation with heralded musicians Dom Flemons and Rissi Palmer. The five-part virtual discussion series explores issues related to diversity and inclusion in American roots-based music with episodes premiering each week through April 21.

These discussions, along with an online symposium on April 21 and summer concerts, are all part of the Deep Roots, Many Voices project.

Deep Roots Many Voices

Summer 2022 Concert Lineup

  • May 28: Tuba Skinny
  • June 4: Symphony Unbound with Dori Freeman accompanied by Winston-Salem Symphony String Quintet
  • June 18: Kruger Brothers accompanied by Kontras Quartet
  • June 25: Zoe & Cloyd + The Burnett Sisters Band with Colin Ray
  • July 2: Old Time Dance Party with Five Mile Mountain Road + Earl White Stringband
  • July 9: Mike Mitchell Band + None of the Above
  • July 16: Bill & the Belles + ShadowGrass
  • July 23: Rissi Palmer + Joe Troop & Friends
  • July 30: Amanda Cook Band + Unspoken Tradition
  • August 6: An Evening with the Steep Canyon Rangers
  • August 20: The Slocan Ramblers + Nobody’s Business
  • August 27: The Steel Wheels + Chatham County Line
  • September 3: Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway + Wayne Henderson & Herb Key
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The Blue Ridge Music Center’s 2022 Visitor Center Hours

The Blue Ridge Music Center’s Visitor Center, which houses the Roots of American Music Museum Exhibit and a gift shop, will be open Thursday through Sunday in May, and opens seven days a week beginning Memorial Day weekend.

2022 Hours of Operation

  • April 29-May 1: Open Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. No Midday Mountain Music
  • May 5-May 22: Open Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily Midday Mountain Music noon-4 p.m.
  • May 26-October 30: Open seven days a week. Daily Midday Mountain Music noon-4 p.m.

Midday Mountain Music is a FREE informal music presentation by local and regional musicians, in our covered, open-air breezeway. Midday Music begins Thursday, May 5.

The hiking trails are available year-round.

2022 Season Passes Now on Sale

Season passes for the 2022 season are now available for purchase, whether you are dreaming of a music-filled summer for yourself, or are looking for a gift to a music lover in your life.

The summer season lineup will be announced in mid March, and the actual passes will be mailed out at that time.

We have three great options – Full Season passes to come to all of the concerts in the season ($185 each),  Half Season passes for admission to any 6 of the concerts in the amphitheater ($130 each), and Pick 3 passes that allow admission to any 3 of the amphitheater concerts ($85).

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!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Blue Ridge Music Center

THE HOME OF MOUNTAIN MELODIES

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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