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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

2019 Hours of Operation:

Open Thurs.-Mon., May 4-21
Open daily, May 23 - November 3
10 a.m. - 5 p.m

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Other Music Venues

The Rex Theater

(Galax, Virginia)

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Every Friday night in the City of Galax, Virginia, WBRF 98.1 FM sends out 100,000 watts of live old-time and bluegrass music from the stage of the historic Rex Theater into five states and over the internet. Listeners may be in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee or as far away as Egypt enjoying the traditional music show from the comfort of their own homes, or they may be sitting back in one of the 475 seats at the Rex. The show is called Blue Ridge Back Roads and thanks to a faithful group of volunteers, it has become the cornerstone for the revitalization of this 70 year old theater.

Now owned and operated by the City of Galax, the Rex continues to expand its offerings with vintage movie nights, Saturday concerts and community plays.

Historically important and designated landmark on The Crooked Road, the Rex remains the jewel in the crown of the City of Galax.

The Earle Theatre and Old-time Music Heritage Hall

Mount Airy, North Carolina

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Originally known as the Earle many years ago, the theater was built in 1938 by Earl Q. Benbow and Percy A. Boone who also owned the Grand Theater across the street. The cinema gained considerable national attention when it was selected to present the premiere of Shirley Temple's film "Just Around the Corner" in 1938. On March 22, 1940, the cinema hosted one of the southern premieres of "Gone With The Wind." In 1958, the premiere of "A Face in the Crowd," Andy Griffith's first movie, was featured at the Earle.

The theater is the home of the Old-Time Music Heritage Hall with exhibits and artifacts honoring many of the giants of Surry County old-time music.

WPAQ's Merry-Go-Round, the second longest-running live radio broadcast in America, will continue to be held in the theater each Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. along with jam sessions from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. The Voice of the Blue Ridge, a monthly concert with a live radio format, will continue to be held every third Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

alleghany jubileeThe Alleghany Jubilee

Sparta, North Carolina

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In a downtown storefront that used to house Sparta's movie theatre, Agnes and Ernest Joines have created The Alleghany Jubilee. With a small stage, and plywood dance floor, and photos of friends and relations covering the walls, the Jubilee is a hub for the traditional music and dance of Alleghany and surrounding mountain counties. Here you will see a variety of mountain dance styles, such as buck dancing, flatfooting, and in particular the snappy mountain two step.

The Jubilee, as it is know in Sparta hosts events through out the week, including jam sessions and dances year round.

Willingham Theatre

Willingham Theater
at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center

Yadkinville, North Carolina
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The Yadkin Cultural Arts Center is a location for creativity, arts and community in Yadkin County. It is a privately owned facility, open to the public six days a week. The Center was created to provide a home for the arts and a gathering place for the community. The building housing the Center holds a rich history in downtown Yadkinville. It once housed a car dealership, Whiff’s barbecue restaurant, a roller rink and more. The facility houses the Wellborn Gallery, The Third Branch Cafe, the Willingham Theater, as well as a number of artist studies.

The Willingham Theater is a wonderfully intimate venue that seats 193 patrons. It is the only venue for theatrical performances, live music concerts, and film screenings in Yadkin County

Past performers include The Kruger Brothers, David Holt, Rhiannon Giddens, and The Steel Wheels among others.

The Willingham Theater has a state of the art sound and light system that allows it to accommodate any performance.

Reeves Theater & CafeReeves Theater & Cafe

Elkin, North Carolina

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The Reeves Theater and Café is located in historic downtown Elkin, North Carolina. Nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and in the heart of the Yadkin Valley Wine Region, Once a grand Art Deco movie theater, the Reeves spent 20 years in ruin. In 2013, Debbie Carson and Chris Groner bought the Reeves, and with partner and project superintendent Erik Dahlager, renovated it into a live music venue. They saw the abundance of skilled musicians in the area and the need for a state-of-the-art performance venue that could be these artists' creative home.

Under the leadership of Leanna Fillingame Freeman, the Reeves Café serves a rotating menu of simple fresh fare with an emphasis on local ingredients. Leanna has built important relationships with local farmers and butchers, and highlights the beautiful produce, cheeses, and meats of the Yadkin Valley region of North Carolina.

The Bar at the Reeves is open during the show, serving primarily local beer & wine.

Fairview Ruritan ClubFairview Ruritan

Galax, Virginia
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Ruritan is a civic service organization whose purpose is to create a better understanding between people and through volunteer community service, make their area a better place to live and work. The slogan of Ruritan is Fellowship, Goodwill, and Community Service. Unlike most civic service organizations, Ruritan rarely has national programs. Rather each club surveys its own community as to the needs of that community and then works to meet some of those needs.

A large part of our annual fundraising comes from sponsoring Bluegrass music concerts. Some of the biggest names in Bluegrass Music have appeared at the Fairview Ruritan Club building, and each year brings another lineup of the best musicians in Bluegrass. Other special events are held throughout the year at Fairview. Such events include RV rallies, reunions, banquets, benefits, and community meetings. Our spacious auditorium is available for rent, so call us before your next special occasion for more details.