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Blue Ridge Music Center

700 Foothills Road, Galax, VA
(276) 236-5309
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Galax
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located at Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Located at Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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Cartagena, Colombia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
30 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Northamptonshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It's places like this that make America such a great place to visit. Driving off the Blue Ridge Parkway into the Music Centre we were greeted by the sound of live music. We looked around the excellent museum and chatted to a well informed guide and then we sat down and dropped out of the real world for an hour.... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

On a recent week-long vacation just five miles down the road, this was my first visit to the Music Center. I was there during the week and missed out on the Saturday night concert but my parents enjoy going regularly with a picnic dinner on the lawn at the ampitheatre. The Center itself is lovely, well-designed and very informative. We... More 

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