**BLUE RIDGE MUSIC TRAILS of North Carolina – Events
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|Wednesday night bluegrass at the Ugly Dog Pub in Highlands
Monday night music at the Tasty Weasel Taproom in Brevard
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On Sunday afternoons in July, music takes center stage at the Cradle’s Songcatchers Music Series, now in its 14th year. Old-time and bluegrass musicians perform in the shaded outdoor amphitheater, and there is sometimes jamming before and after the concert. The series focuses on the older mountain music traditions, and the featured artists often take a historic or educational approach to performing. Old time jams typically start at 3 p.m. and intermediate level newcomers are welcome. Visitors should check at the front desk for jam location. Chairs are usually available, but if you have a favorite folding one bring it along. Visitors get a chance to learn about the history of the music and the people who made it, many of whom lived in communities affected by the logging industry. The site is operated by the USDA Forest Service.
The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History The tour begins with a stop at the natural history exhibit, a visit to the Native American and Saura Indian wigwam and then on to an exhibit about the world’s largest open-face granite quarry.
Travel through time along the mighty Yadkin River and learn about life in a log cabin, the region’s early settlers and communities, and early commerce. And, much more! Maybe a famous pork chop sandwich at the Snappy Lunch?
The Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby NC Learn all about banjo master, Earl Scruggs. Lots of fun interactive stuff here for big and small folks. There’s even a banjo petting zoo! You might want to visit a grocert and take home some liver mush while you are here. A favorite of Earls!
The Wilkes Heritage Museum and The Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame Visit the historic Wilkes courthouse built in 1902 in downtown Wilkesboro. Through a collection of artifacts and images, numerous stories of early settlement, military history, industry, agriculture, medicine, communication, education, entertainment, and transportation are told.
Cherokee Homestead Exhibit For more than 10,000 years the Cherokee and the ancestors have called North Carolina home.Learn about their ancient history and the Cherokee way of life in this reconstructed 17th – 18th century village homestead exhibit. Visit the Cherokee summer house, winter house, food storage crib and more in this free, self-guided tour.