THE MUSIC TRAILS of The Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina
The Blue Ridge Music Trails are nestled within the North Carolina mountains and foothills, a region known for its spectacular beauty, moderate climate, Cherokee heritage, handmade crafts, small family farms, and, of course, its rich musical traditions. The geographic footprint of the Blue Ridge Music Trails consists of twenty-nine counties in the western third of the state.
The Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina.
Friday Night Live in Highlands
The Feed & Seed In Fletcher
Pickin on the Square at the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby
Blue Ridge and Beyond Series at the Earle Theatre, Mount Airy
Mid-Day Mountain Music at The Blue Ridge Music Center, Parkway
Bluegrass and Old-Time Jams at Jack of the Wood, Asheville
Elkins Farmer’s Market Saturday Music
Concerts, Workshops and Exhibits at the Scruggs Center in Shelby
Songcatcher Series at the Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah Forest
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“Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers.
Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. Justpeace.org explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society.
Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears.
Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi
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