Traditional Music

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Traditional Music

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BMC Artist Faculty: Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet

Move On Up! Soul and R&B Night

Summer Residency: Kathryn OShea

  • July 28, 2021
  • Venue:  Downtown Asheville
  • Address: 14 O'Henry Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806

Well Crafted Wednesdays with Matt Smith

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

Chalwa

  • July 29, 2021
  • Venue:  Salvage Station
  • Address: 468 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28801

Open Mic Comedy Night

  • July 29, 2021
  • Venue:  Ginger's Revenge
  • Address: 829 Riverside Drive, #100, Asheville, NC 28801

Random Animals at One World West

The Foundry Collective

Brian Hilligoss

Chuck Brodsky

Empire Strikes Brass (with Firecracker Jazz Band)

  • July 30, 2021
  • Venue:  Salvage Station
  • Address: 468 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28801

Hot Club of Asheville

Live Music with Karen Clardy

Black Mountain Classic Car Show

Brother and The Hayes

Farm Fam Fun Day - July Edition

  • July 31, 2021
  • Venue:  Ross Farm (Formally Jack Young Greenhouses)
  • Address: 91 Holbrook Road, Candler, NC 28801

In Plain Sight: Dance Party

Jazz Soul Trio

  • July 31, 2021
  • Address: 51 South Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Shindig on the Green

Sound Healing inside the Salt Cave

Asheville's Musical Legacy

Asheville has a long history with music, beginning with traditional songs and tunes brought to the area by Scotch-Irish settlers. Over the years, the legends of what was once called "mountain music"--people like Jimmie Rodgers and Bill Monroe, and later Doc Watson and the Steep Canyon Rangers--contributed their own work to Asheville's cultural scene. Today, these traditional sounds can still be heard across Western North Carolina.

Music Traditions in the Blue Ridge
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Music Traditions in the Blue Ridge

Shindig on the Green Music and Dance Festival in Asheville, N.C.

Shindig on the Green Music and Dance Festival in Asheville, N.C.

A celebration of the traditional mountain music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Shindig on the Green is a free, outdoor mountain bluegrass music and dance festival that takes place throughout the summer months in the heart of … read more

It began with the banjo: David Holt’s long affair with traditional Southern Appalachian music

It began with the banjo: David Holt’s long affair with traditional Southern Appalachian music

In 1969 David Holt packed up his truck and drove from California to North Carolina. “That was the same summer as Woodstock, and I was going to wood stick,” he jokes. But the Texas-born multi-instrumentalist, who got his start as a jazz … read more

Appalachia’s Ballad Singing Tradition

Appalachia’s Ballad Singing Tradition

With its thriving music scene, including an ever-growing list of local Grammy nominees, Asheville is making a name for itself nationally as a hotbed for singing talent. But the craft of telling stories through song has long been woven into the … read more

50 Things to Do in Asheville, N.C.

50 Things to Do in Asheville, N.C.

If you’re looking for things to do in Asheville, then consider this list your primer to the many activities available in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, or perhaps well acquainted with the flair of this … read more

Mountain Sounds, Legacy of Dulcimers

Mountain Sounds, Legacy of Dulcimers

Locally Crafted Instruments Lend Melodies a Blue Ridge Ring Enthusiasts of Appalachian music are likely familiar with the whimsical sounds of dulcimers, instruments that have a rich legacy tied to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Jerry Read Smith, a local … read more

Asheville's Busking Scene Keeps Music in the Air

Asheville's Busking Scene Keeps Music in the Air

Street performers from around the world bring their talent to Asheville When Peter Levitov blows into his homemade didgeridoo, an ethereal throbbing sound from the Australian aboriginal instrument echoes through downtown Asheville. A moment later, a … read more

Play On In: Immerse Yourself in Mountain Sounds

Play On In: Immerse Yourself in Mountain Sounds

A Feast for the Ears Musical roots grow very deep in the mountains. The ground is melodiously fertile, and music thrives here. Listen closely and you’ll hear a fiddle at dusk down a long mountain cove. Hear the tap-tapa-tap of young mountain … read more

Live Music Lives in Asheville

Live Music Lives in Asheville

Follow Your Ears to Asheville’s Hot Sounds Wander through Asheville and you’ll hear music from every nook and cranny. A bluegrass fiddler on the sidewalk, an indie rocker at a club, and an old-timey jam session at a bar are all equally … read more