2017 Season Sponsors

Virginia is for Lovers
Yadkin Arts Council


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 245
E-MAIL

2017 Hours of Operation:
From May 6 through May 25 the Music Center will be open Thursday through Monday. 10 am - 5 pm.

From May 26 through October 29 the Music Center will be open daily from 10am - 5pm.

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

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Mipso & Amythyst Kiah

Saturday, August 26 @ 7 PM

$20.00

Beyond Bluegrass

Mipso

Mipso

The four young renegade traditionalists that comprise the band Mipso are doing their part to carry forward the living musical traditions North Carolina and beyond. The bands evolving musical style blends classic four-part harmonies and traditional Appalachian country and folk sounds with jazz and pop to create a new musical texture and terrain that enriches and expands upon the traditional vocabularies of old time and bluegrass music. The result is the intoxicating blend of Americana filling their sophomore album Old Time Reverie. The 2015 album was named among the “Best Records of the Year” by The Guardian, for the band’s “aptitude for stunning harmonies” and “lush and moving songs that feel as fresh as a warm spring rain.”

Mipso is:
Jacob Sharp (mandolin and vocals), Joseph Terrell (guitar and lead vocals), Libby Rodenbough (fiddle and vocals), and Wood Robinson (double bass).

mipsomusic.com

Amythyst Kiah

New Ballard Branch Bogtrotters

Amythyst Kiah is a Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter based out of Johnson City, TN. Not only are her influences eclectic, but they span across decades. She draws heavily on Old Time music (Mississippi Sheiks, Son House, Jimmie Rodgers, Olla Belle Reed, Carter Family) and is inspired by vocal stylings of R&B and Country music from the '50s-'70s (Big Mama Thornton, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mahalia Jackson, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn). She also draws heavily from contemporary artists that have similar powerful vocal integrity (Adele, Florence and the Machine, Megan Jean and the KFB, Janelle Monae, Thom Yorke, Tori Amos, Bonnie Raitt). She has opened for such acts as Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott, The Duhks, and has played the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival 2012. She has also performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC and traveled Scotland and the UK performing at a number of major festivals including the Southern Fried Festival, the Cambridge Folk Festival, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, and SummerTyne Americana Festival.

amythystkiah.com