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Experience the Culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is the regional steward of living Appalachian traditions in North Carolina. We honor our elders and invite new generations to explore music, craft, foodways, the outdoors, and the native wisdom that all have their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Explore our map or plan your next visit.

Discover the Next Generation of Traditional Music

Witness emerging musicians refine their talents under the helpful guidance of seasoned pros with our newest project Fine Tuned. This Blue Ridge Music Trails initiative will result in a professionally recorded vinyl album scheduled for Summer 2023. Be a part of the musical journey! Follow along with podcasts and be in the audience for three special concerts that will be held in Western North Carolina in 2023.

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Plan Your Blue Ridge Adventure

Plan Your Blue Ridge Adventure

Don’t know where to start? Create the perfect getaway for your visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains – find fun events for the family, enjoy local music, or experience the natural beauty of the area. Choose a pre planned trip itinerary or build your own from our library of destinations.

Love the Blue Ridge Mountains? Help preserve our culture.

It is our mission to preserve the culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains for generations to come.  Show how much you love these mountains with a donation. Consider applying for a grant or becoming a sponsorship partner.

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