2016 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

2016 Hours of Operation:
From May 7th through May 26th the Music Center will be open Thursday through Monday. 10 am - 5 pm.

From May 26th through October 30th 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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2016 Concert Season

A wonderful season at The Blue Ridge Music Center ended with a picture perfect final weekend featuring clear blue skies, temperatures in the mid-70s, and a flush of red, gold and green on the trees covering the mountains. Happy Parkway travelers stopping in at The Music Center, and regular patrons taking in one of the final, daily, Midday Mountain Music presentations or our final concert of the season in the Center's intimate indoor theater, basked in the warmth of the sun, were refreshed by the cool mountain breezes, and immersed themselves in the authentic and traditional sounds of Blue Ridge Mountains.

Though the Music Center is now closed till May 2017, the memories and images of our 2016 season will sustain us through the coming winter months - see images below.

Thank you all for another great year!

2016 Photos by Mike Duncan


Blue Ridge Music Center 2016 Season in Brief:

2016 Season Performers

Jerry Douglas
Alison Krauss
Ricky Skaggs
The Whites
Wayne Henderson & Friends
Phil Wiggins
Linda & David Lay w/ Kitty Amaral
Sammy Shelor & Jesse Smathers
Jeff Little Trio
Elizabeth Laprelle
Frank Newsome
The Barr Family w/Jimmy Edmonds
Big Ron Hunter
Martha Bassett Band
Steep Canyon Rangers
Dori Freeman
Crooked Road Ramblers
Mountain Park Old-Time Band
Bryan Sutton Bluegrass Band
New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters
Jeanette Williams Band
Zoe & Cloyd
Carlene Carter
Reed Island Rounders

Five Mile Mountain Road
Hard Cider
Bill & The Belles
South Carolina Broadcasters
Diali Cissokho &Kaira Ba
Mason Via
The Church Sisters
Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer
Lonesome River Band
Carson Peters & Iron Mountain
The Virginia Luthiers
Craver, Hicks, Watson and Newberry
Bob Carlin

Midday Mountain Musicians

Stu Shenk & The Fisher Peak Timber Rattlers
The Buck Mountain Band
Bobby Patterson & Willard Gayheart
Bill & Maggie Anderson
Willard Gayheart and Scott Freeman
Mountain Breeze Band
Sugarloaf Mountain Band
Clarence & Bobby Roberts
Ron Ireland
The Friday Bluegrass Jam
Jerry & Donna Correll & Friends

Season Sponsors

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
Blue Ridge Parkway/National Park Service
National Endowment for the Arts
National Council for Traditional Arts
88.5 FM WFDD
Winston-Salem Journal
Virginia is for Music Lovers
Yadkinville, NC Cultural Arts Center
Triad City Beat
Eastern National Corporation

Concert Sponsors

The Crooked Road Mountains of Music Homecoming Festival
HoustonFest - Galax
The Law Offices of Timothy Welborn
Great Outdoor Provision Company
National Folk Festival
98.1 FM WBRF
Virginia Folklife Program
Galax Smokehouse BBQ
Creative Loafing - Charlotte
Visit Winston-Salem
The Old-Time Herald
Mast General Store
Arts Greensboro
Abingdon, VA Music Experience


Grayson County, VA
The Crooked Road
Regional Junior Appalachian Music Program (JAM) / JAMkids
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
Chestnut Creek School of the Arts
Birthplace of Country Music
Creek Bottom Brewing
Riverstone Farms
City of Galax - Rex Theater
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County
Wake Forest Innovation Quarter
Floyd, Virginia
Blue Ridge Folklife Festival
Fretwell Bass & Acoustic Instruments
Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC
Floyd Country Store
Yadkin Arts Council
Fairview Ruritan Club