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The Blue Ridge Music Center
700 Foothills Rd
Galax, VA 24333
Milepost 213 on
The Blue Ridge Parkway

Music Center Info Call:
(276) 236-5309
Concert Info Call:
(866) 308-2773 x 213
To Purchase Concert Tickets
by phone (866)308-2773 x 212
info@blueridgemusiccenter.org

2018 Hours of Operation:
Open 10am to 5pm, 
Thursday- Monday, May 4-21, and daily from 10am to 5pm 
starting May 24.

The Roots of American Music Museum Exhibit and Mid-Day Mountain Music are FREE and open to the public.

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Rhiannon Giddens

Saturday, July 28th @ 7:00 PM

$35 advance, $40 day of show
Children 3-12 $20
$75 concert + preshow reception

Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens

 

Rhiannon Giddens is the co-founder of the Grammy® award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she also plays banjo and fiddle. She began gaining recognition as a solo artist when she stole the show at the T Bone Burnett– produced Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall in 2013. The elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit that brought the audience to its feet that night is also abundantly evident on Giddens’ critically acclaimed solo debut, the Grammy® nominated album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, which masterfully blends American musical genres like gospel, jazz, blues, and country, showcasing her extraordinary emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess.

Giddens’ follow-up album Freedom Highway was released in February, 2017. It includes 9 original songs Giddens wrote or co-wrote along with a traditional song and two civil rights-era songs, Birmingham Sunday and Staple Singers’ well-known “Freedom Highway,” from which the album takes its name.

Giddens’ recent televised performances include The Late Show, Austin City Limits, Later…with Jools Holland,and both CBS Saturday and Sunday Morning, among numerous other notable media appearances. She performed for President Obama and the First Lady on a White House Tribute to Gospel, along with Aretha Franklin and Emmylou Harris; the program was televised on PBS. Giddens dueted with country superstar Eric Church on his powerful anti-racism song “Kill a Word." The two performed the hit song on The Tonight Show and the CMA Awards, among other programs.   Giddens received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Singer of the Year and has won the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo in 2016. In 2017 Giddens was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Genius Grant. 

Giddens, who studied opera at Oberlin College and Conservatory, made her acting debut with a recurring role on CMT's drama Nashville, playing the role of Hanna Lee “Hallie” Jordan.

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