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Blue Ridge Explorer (News for Visitors)


Featured are five of our favorite drives to take to enjoy our region's fall beauty. Learn more and start planning your fall foliage adventure today!
This Labor Day weekend, explore the diverse Blue Ridge heritage of the mountains and foothills of North Carolina.
Featuring award-winning banjo virtuoso Jens Kruger with Uwe Kruger, playing bluegrass, clawhammer, classical and jazz styles on the banjo and guitar; brothers Travis and Trevor Stuart playing banjo and fiddle styles from Haywood County, and banjo player, vocalist, and “all day talker” Laura Boosinger as emcee.

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On the Blue Ridge (News for Partners)


You're Invited to the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area's Annual MeetingGather 'Round the Blue Ridgewith special keynote speaker Dayton Duncan, writer andco-producer of the Ken Burns documentary,The National Parks: America's Best Idea! Thursday, August 21, 201410:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.(Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.) Crowne Plaza Resort Expo CenterOne Resort DriveAsheville, NC  28806 Cost:   $50Includes: a Continental Breakfast,an outstanding keynote speaker,buffet lunch meal, live music from Back-Step! (Surry CountyOld Time Band) and reports fromthe Heritage Area!
This Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC “Traditions” concert celebrates the banjo styles of Western North Carolina and the release of the seasonal Highland brew, Clawhammer Oktoberfest.
This summer, viewers of WLOS Channel 13, the ABC affiliate for Western North Carolina located in Asheville, are being taken on a “cruise” to visit 14 towns and attractions that feature the traditional music of the region.

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