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Donna the Buffalo’s Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance returns to Chatham County, North Carolina, on Oct. 5-8, 2017

The annual fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance, set for Thursday, Oct. 5 to Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, features more than 50 bands and performers on four stages surrounded by 72 acres of verdant farmland in bucolic Chatham County, North Carolina – just down the road from Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham, Burlington and Greensboro. Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Music Center presents Old Crow Medicine Show, Mipso and Amythyst Kiah on Sunday, Aug. 27

Known for its ability to draw amazing Americana artists including the Steep Canyon Rangers, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, The Steel Wheels, Marty Raybon and The Lee Boys, the Blue Ridge Music Center has outdone itself by offering one of its most impressive lineups to date on Sunday, Aug. 27, as part of its annual outdoor summer music series.
Old Crow Medicine Show, Mipso and Amythyst Kiah are set to play beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Center, which is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 213 nestled between the southwest Virginia towns of Galax and Fancy Gap. Tickets are $38 for adults and $22 for children.

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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

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.

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Carolina Chocolate Drops among musical acts hoping to find new fans at FloydFest 13

FLOYD, Va. — For music aficionados, FloydFest is a five-day vacation off the Blue Ridge Parkway filled with a variety of eclectic tunes, stunning vistas and making new friends while getting re-acquainted with old ones. Continue reading