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Blue Ridge Music Center

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Address: 700 Foothills Road, Galax, VA
Phone Number: (276) 236-5309
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Description: Located at Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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A wonderful music venue

The Blue Ridge Music Center is operated by the national Park Service. It is located at milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge parkway about 13 miles south of Fancy Gap, VA. The center is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Blue Ridge Music Center is operated by the national Park Service. It is located at milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge parkway about 13 miles south of Fancy Gap, VA. The center is a museum of mountain music with historic recordings of the countries finest bluegrass and mountain music performers. This is a true gem and it is free.... More 

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Ridgewood, NJ
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99 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A short distance north of Asheville, you will come upon the Blue Ridge Music center dedicated to mountain music and musicians. During the summer months, you may be lucky enough to be there when there is a local band playing. You can sit in the rocker and listen or get up and dance. Inside the center itself, you can look... More 

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Cartagena, Colombia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a great experience. From June to October locals gather in the afternoon during the week to jam together. The musicians come and go as they all play their own versions of the local folk music. Sitting a circle they take turns to play their songs. There are violins, banjos, guitars. And this all Free. At other times on... More 

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st pauls nc
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We very much enjoyed the music and the park very well kept also employees were of great help the music center was great

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Camden, Delaware
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a great place to visit in fact we came back several times to listen to the local jam sessions and to visit the center. We received a lot of information and the people are very friendly and of course the music was great.

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New Haven
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Really interesting displays and videos of how the music came to be and influenced other music. Well done. Best part of the day was listening to the many local musicians who played in the small amphitheater. Very informal setting. Worth the visit!!

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Peoria, Arizona, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

interesting exhibits and displays of the musical instruments and history of the area. This is the birthplace of the first truly american music. Lots of displays with video and sound so you can see and hear the roots of this great music.

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed hearing the music group play the original music from the mountains. Lots of information in the center about the origins and famous artists. Staff was very helpful and informative.

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Maryland
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170 reviews 170 reviews
33 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nice little museum, but most importantly the music. In the summer, a jam session every afternoon, and night time concerts with decent regional bands in a nice outdoor setting for ten bucks.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Blue Ridge Music Center is located just above the Virginia-North Carolina border on the Parkway. While driving, we noticed a small sign for the center, decided to pull over, and we're blown away by the complete facility. Big Saturday night concerts every weekend through the summer, but equally impressive is the group of local musicians playing in the facility.... More 

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