Blue Ridge Music Center - Milepost 213

Outdoor concert at Blue Ridge Music Center amphitheater
Music and nature come together at the Blue Ridge Music Center's outdoor amphitheater.  Concerts happen in summer and fall.

Vicki Dameron photo

 

Music is a natural part of these mountains, and nowhere is that heritage felt more strongly than at the Blue Ridge Music Center. People here have kept alive and created some of the richest traditions of folk music and dance in our nation. Enjoy live music daily in the breezeway or at a weekend concert in the summer or fall. The Music Center is also at the crossroads of two music heritage routes: Virginia’s The Crooked Road and the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina.

Learn more about the importance of music in the Blue Ridge. Visit the Blue Ridge Music Center performance website to learn about upcoming concerts and musical events.

 
Exhibits inside the Blue Ridge Music Center
Explore the "Roots of American Music" exhibits inside the Blue Ridge Music Center.

At A Glance:

  • Visitor Center and museum
  • Mountain Music Concerts
  • Hiking trails
 

Points of Interest:

Visit Center and Museum: Talk to a ranger and explore the “Roots of American Music” exhibits, which trace the diversity of American music roots to the region. Open seasonally; check the opening schedule for specific dates.

Sleeping and Eating:

The Blue Ridge Music Center has no sleeping or eating options. See nearby towns for accommodations.

Things to Do:

Live Performances: Take in daily mountain music performances in the music center’s breezeway or weekend concerts in the 3000-seat outdoor amphitheater during summer and fall. Visit the Blue Ridge Music Center performance website to learn about upcoming concerts and musical events.

Hike a Trail: Stretch your legs on the 1.35-mile High Meadow Trail or the moderate 2.24-mile Fisher Peak Loop. The Fisher Peak Loop is also a Kids In Parks TRACK trail. Visit the music center hiking trails page for more information.
 

Nearby Towns And Access

  • Galax, VA: 10 miles
  • Mount Airy, NC: 25 miles
  • Closest Access Roads: Interstate I-77, Virginia State Routs 89

Last updated: February 2, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803

Phone:

(828) 348-3400

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