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Blue Ridge Explorer (News for Visitors)


Looking for great traditional mountain music to flavor up your visit to the North Carolina mountains and foothills? We invite you to get on the Back Roads to the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina!
Last year's Banjopalooza "Traditions" concert sold out, and we're expecting a great crowd again this year. Plan to be part of the fun on Saturday, August 22, at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville.
In early July, join the celebration of the life and contributions of Burnsville native and music pioneer Lesley Riddle. Go off the beaten path to discover great traditional mountain music.

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On the Blue Ridge (News for Partners)


Get your tickets now for the banjo event of the year—Banjopalooza! A Blue Ridge Music Trails "Traditions" concert, this show will feature some of the most talented banjo players around.
We invite you to join us at a special Homecoming event at "Gather ‘Round the Blue Ridge" 2015. Tickets are now on sale!
The second in the series of ten music videos, Back Roads to the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina, is now showing on both the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC websites.

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