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Blue Ridge Music Center 2015 Concert Season to include Steep Canyon Rangers, Della Mae, Marty Raybon, Steel Wheels and The Lee Boys, among others

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Steep Canyon Rangers, Della Mae, Marty Raybon, Steel Wheels and The Lee Boys are just a few of the acts scheduled to appear as part of the Blue Ridge Music Center‘s 2015 Summer Concert Season. In addition, visitors can sit back and listen to regional traditional music each day of the week being played by local Mid-Day Mountain Musicians on the breezeway of the visitors center from noon to 4 p.m.

The Music Center hosts a summer Roots of American Music Concert Series. “Concerts take place in our beautiful outdoor amphitheater (capacity 2,500) at the base of Fisher Peak, feature local, regional, and national touring performers and bands, and are presented most Saturday evenings from late May through September,” according to the website.

The Music Center is also the starting point for two beautiful hiking trails, the easy, family friendly (1.35 miles – one way) High Meadow Trail and the moderate Fisher Peak Loop Trail (2.24 miles). My husband and I along with our 11-year-old twins had no problem navigating the Fisher Peak Loop Trail, which crosses a stream (or two) last October. We also had the opportunity to hear the Steep Canyon Rangers perform the last concert of the season against an amazing backdrop of fall colors.

The Blue Ridge Music Center is operated by The National Park Service, and the Music Center’s programming is coordinated through a partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.

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