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New Heritage Trails in the High Country Region

New Heritage Trails in the High Country Region  Two cultural heritage trails developed by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area will give your visit to the High Country of Western North Carolina new meaning.  Here is a list of sites

Music Fest at Blue Bear Mountain Camp

Friday August 2nd & Saturday August 3rd, 2013 attend the inaugural Music Fest at Blue Bear Mountain!  The festival will feature the very best in live entertainment.  Some of the performers have local roots and we know they’re very excited

MusicFest ‘n Sugar Grove: July 12-13

A celebration of Appalachian music and cultural heritage, the Doc & Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove will take place July 12 and 13, 2013 on the grounds of the Historic Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove, N.C., featuring

The 1908 Jones House Music & Arts

On the National Historic Register, the Jones House was built in 1908 by Dr. John Walter Jones.  Located in the middle of downtown Boone, on King Street, the beautiful turn of the century house has the perfect location for a

Mountain Home Music Series 2013: Twenty Years

Home Sweet Home: Twenty Years By Joe Shannon Twenty years of Mountain Home Music. It feels like a milestone. For me, it is, in a way. From this moment on a hazy, early May day in 2013, I can look

Summer Music in the Valle Series Performances

It’s time to break in those lawn chairs and blankets for a summer of free music in the Valle Crucis Community Park. All concerts are held on Fridays from May-September and begin at 7PM. Admission to concerts is free, but

Where to Find Free Music in the High Country!

Beneath the billboards, down the road, down the driveway, behind the trees, there¹s a gathering of local folks playing music, telling stories, and dancing. This gathering place may be just about anywhere in the High Country, for there are many

The Band Perry Kicks off An Appalachian Summer Festival

An Appalachian Summer Festival is an annual multi-arts festival on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Throughout the month of July, locals and visitors can enjoy world-class entertainment spanning genres such as music, dance, theatre, visual

Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC in the High Country

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One of the most distinctive cultural icons of the High Country is “our” music. Mountain music includes elements of old English ballads, Irish and Scottish Gaelic dance music, African instrumentation and rhythms, gospel, and quite a bit of original mountain

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