2017 Season Sponsors
Visit Winston-Salem
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 212

2017 Hours of Operation:
From May 6 through May 24 the Music Center will be open Thursday through Monday. 10 am - 5 pm.

From May 25 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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Crooked Road Ramblers
& the New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters

Saturday, August 5 @ 7 PM


Galax Fiddle Convention Preview /
Focus on the Fiddle

Free Flatfoot Dance Lessons Prior to Concert
in partnership with
Chestnut Creek School of the Arts info ➚

The Crooked Road Ramblers

Crooked Road Ramblers

Hailing from Southwest Virginia, the Crooked Road Ramblers are steeped in the traditional music of the Blue Ridge. They have played at the Carter Family Fold, Wayne Henderson Festival, HoustonFest, and many venues across Virginia and North Carolina. They claimed first place in the old-time band category at the Ashe County, Alleghany County, Fries & Union Grove fiddler’s conventions in addition to second place at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention.

The Crooked Road Ramblers are:
Kirby Spencer (fiddle), Peco Watson (banjo), John Perry (guitar and vocals), Donald Hill (rhythm guitar and vocals), Karen Carr (bass and vocals) and Wayne Dye (mandolin and vocals).


New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters

New Ballard Branch Bogtrotters

The New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters came together informally at the 1985 Fries fiddlers Convention and have since become well known and appreciated in traditional music circles. The name, The New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters, is a tribute to the original Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters, a famous Galax-area band of the 1930s. The group has won the prestigious first place old-time band prize at the Old Fiddlers' Convention in Galax eight different years. Eddie Bond, the band's fiddler, is also a fine vocalist, and he knows many of the old mountain ballads that date back to previous generations.

The New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters are:
Eddie Bond (fiddle & vocals), Josh Ellis (banjo & vocals), Dennis Hall (guitar & vocals), Bonnie Bond (bass & vocals), and Carolyn Beverly (mandolin & vocals).