Blue Ridge Music Center


Established by Congress in 1997, and managed cooperatively by the National Park Service and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, this free site includes an outdoor amphitheater and indoor interpretive center used to highlight an important strand of American musical culture, which is still alive and thriving in the Blue Ridge region.

In addition to daily "Mountain Midday Music," which takes place from noon to 4 on the visitor center's breezeway, late afternoon and evening concerts (admission charged) take place in the outdoor amphitheater on weekends during the summer season and indoors in the fall. A permanent exhibit, “The Roots of American Music,” features fiddles, guitars, banjos, autoharps, guitar cases, and other music paraphernalia.


700 Foothills Rd.
MP 213
Galax, Virginia 24333


36.59358900, -80.84545100

Open Hours

Early May: Thurs.--Mon. 10--5. Memorial Day--Oct.: daily 10--5.
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(276) 236-5309

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