Big Ron Hunter
Big Ron Hunter, the world’s happiest bluesman, describes his music as red-bank, squirrel-scratchin’ blues. Big Ron owns a voice that gives people chills. It’s the kind of voice that carries warmth and tenderness, a voice that is unmistakably his own and embodies everything that’s raw, pure and beautiful about the blues.
About Milepost Music
Milepost Music brings the the Blue Ridge Music Center to locations along the Parkway.
Milepost Music is a FREE concert featuring local and regional artists. It’s held on Sundays, 1-3 p.m., at various locations along the Parkway. No tickets are needed.
About Doughton Park, Milepost 241
Originally called Bluff Park, Doughton Park was renamed in 1953 to honor Congressman Robert Lee Doughton, a supporter and advocate of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Doughton Park is known for its extensive hiking trails. It is also home to Brinegar cabin, which is used for various interpretive activities including demonstrations of various folk crafts.
The Doughton Park concerts are held the fourth Sunday of the month in the Doughton Park Picnic Area, across the roadway from the iconic Bluffs Restaurant and near the Bluffs Lodge. Bring a chair and sit a while to hear some some of the best local musicians as they regale you with music and stories about the local musical traditions.