Donate to the Blue Ridge Music Center

Gifts to support programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center are vital to keeping the sounds of the mountains alive at this major attraction on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Your donation will help ensure that the Roots of American Music concert series, Midday Mountain Music, exhibits, Music on the Road events, and additional programs can continue telling the story of the rich musical traditions of the region.

See below for many ways to show your support.

Donate Online

The Donate Today button will bring you to the online donation page for the Music Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation website. The Foundation is the primary fundraising partner of the Parkway, and has provided support for the Music Center since 2013, thanks to donors like you!


Sponsors are vital support for the musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center. When you become a sponsor, you’re keeping mountain music alive and gaining exposure for your business or organization.

We have several types of sponsorships to support the Roots of American Music summer concert series. These include sponsorships of the entire season, individual concerts, and the annual Summer Concert Guide.

See our Sponsorship page for more information on sponsorship benefits.

Lighting Project

Help the Blue Ridge Music Center “Light Up the Stage” with new cost-effective, energy-efficient LED lighting. 

The Music Center’s stage lighting currently operates with outdated Par 64 lamps that require lots  of energy and wear out quickly. They are difficult and expensive to replace because  the bulbs are no longer manufactured and can only be purchased on the secondary  market.  

This lighting is no longer sustainable.  

We need to purchase LED fixtures and converters to brighten our stage and provide  more sustainable and energy-efficient lighting for years to come. 

Click the link below to give today and help light up the Music Center’s stage.


If you love live music and giving back to your national park, join our group of dedicated volunteers.

As a volunteer, you can assist with sales and ticketing during concerts, oversee the merchandise booth, or facilitate parking. There are also opportunities to help with receptions, booths at regional festivals, and additional events on and off site.

If you’d like more info or would like to be considered for our crew of our enthusiastic volunteers, please e-mail us at or call (866) 308-2773, ext. 212. We’d love to welcome you to the team!

Gate volunteers help guests with tickets

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