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 Deep Roots, May Voices: Summer Outdoor Concert Series, Midday Mountain Music, exhibits, 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!

Family Fun Day

Join us for a free Family Fun Day for all ages, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Music Center. Activities include performances by youth and mentor bands, an instrument petting zoo, a youth jam, museum scavenger hunt, art activities, and guided hikes.

The day wraps up with a free concert by Grammy Award winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer in the indoor theater. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity. The two are trailblazers in children’s music and have been connecting families through tunes for more than 30 years.

To support Family Fun Day, click the link below to make a donation.

Lighting Project

Band performs before a audience at the outdoor amphitheaterHelp 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The Music Center’s stage lighting currently operates with outdated Par 64 lamps that require lots  of energy and wear out quickly.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.


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.

Click below to view sponsorship options and benefits.


Gate volunteers help guests with ticketsIf 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!

Milepost Music Volunteers

Love music and the outdoors? We’re looking for volunteers to assist with our free Milepost Music concerts on Sunday afternoons. We’d love your help setting up tents and equipment with concert staff before the show and breakdown afterward. During the performance, volunteers can greet concertgoers and provide information about the program and Blue Ridge Parkway. The performances are hosted from 2 to 4 p.m., so you can pick between an earlier set-up shift (noon to 2 p.m.), or a later breakdown shift (4 to 5 p.m.), or stay for both.

Volunteers are needed at:

Humpback Rocks, Lyndhurst, Va.
Milepost 5.8 (near the Visitor Center)
First and third Sundays of the month: June 16, July 7, July 21, Aug. 4, Aug. 18, Sept. 1, Sept. 15

Peaks of Otter, Bedford, Va.
Milepost 85.6 (near the lodge)
Second Sunday of the month: June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8

Mabry Mill, Meadows of Dan, Va.
Milepost 176.1 (in the Old Mill Village)
First and third Sundays of the month: June 16, July 7, July 21, Aug. 4, Aug. 18, Sept. 1, Sept. 15

The Bluffs Restaurant at Doughton Park, Laurel Springs, N.C.
Milepost 241
Second and fourth Sundays of the month: June 9, June 23, July 14, July 28, Aug. 22, Aug. 25, Sept. 8, Sept. 22

Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center, Asheville, N.C.
Milepost 384
Fourth Sundays of the month: June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22

For more information, email or call (866) 308-2773, ext. 245.

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