Blue Ridge National Heritage News Feed
April 08, 2014
Story courtesy of the US Forest Service.
The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina are changing the fees at seven recreation sites in the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests for the 2014 season. read more
April 08, 2014
The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is pleased to annouce the release of the new BlueRidgeMusicNC.com website. The site supports the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina in its mission to share the traditional music of the region. The website will be your guide to finding great musical experiences in the mountains and foothill of North Carolina. read more
April 04, 2014
An Evening with Sheila Kay Adams, Jeanette Queen and Carol Rifkin, Thursday, April 17 at 7:30 PM at the White Horse in Black Mountain, NC.
Experience Mountain songs, stories, ballads, fiddle tunes, dance & history with three nationally known, powerful performing artists. After an amazing reception at the Tommy Jarrell Festival & great show at the Isis, Adams Queen & Rifkin head to White Horse Black Mountain. read more
March 20, 2014
Live Music with Zoe and Cloyd in support of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
On Tuesday, April 8th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at The Hop Ice Cream in Asheville, NC, renowned and celebrated husband-wife duo, Zoe and Cloyd, will perform a mix of original and traditional material. read more
March 06, 2014
Through the generous donation of tickets by Charlotte Street Computers, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership is offering tickets to the Thursday, April 17th, 7:30 pm performance of the hilarious comedy, Dearly Departed, at the Asheville Community Theater, with all proceeds going to support the work of the Heritage Area. read more
March 03, 2014
Whether it's the "Happiest Girl in the Whole USA," or "Killing Me Softly with His Song," North Carolina women have made it big in the music world. Across genres of country, folk, bluegrass, pop, rhythm and blues, or gospel, female singers from North Carolina have won awards and respect worldwide. Only a few of the many are highlighted here. read more
February 05, 2014
Story by Karen Chavez of the Asheville Citizen-Times
Plans for the newest state forest in the mountains took a step closer to becoming reality with a federal grant to purchase some prime riverfront property. read more
January 14, 2014
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January 02, 2014
National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow, Sheila Kay Adams, to perform in her hometown on Saturday, January 18th, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 and the show will be held at the Madison County Arts Center in Marshall, NC.
A seventh generation ballad singer, storyteller and musician, Sheila Kay Adams was born and raised in the Sodom Laurel community of Madison County, an area renowned for its unbroken traditions of unaccompanied ballad singing that dates back to the early Scots-Irish and English settlers in the mid-17th century. read more