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July (Sundays Only): Songcatchers Music Series




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Sundays in July:  Songcatchers Music Series                                                       

  4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Songcatchers Music Series, now in its 14th year, showcases acoustic music with roots in the Southern Appalachians and the musicians who nurture the tradition of passing this heritage on to others. The Series is part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s Blue Ridge Music Trails program.


  • Local musicians often jam at 3:00 p.m. until concert time.
  • Concert begins with a warm-up at 4:00 p.m. After a short break the featured performer will begin.
  • Concerts take place in the wheelchair accessible, covered outdoor amphitheater unless storms move them inside the Forest Discovery Center.
  • Admission for this event is $6.00 for ages 16 and older, $3.00 for youth 15 and under, America the Beautiful Pass holders, and Golden Age Passport holders.
  • This year’s line-up:

July 3: The Battle Axes old time string band

July 10: Ballad singer Joe Penland

July 17: Beverly Smith and John Grimm

July 24: Laura Boosinger and the Midnight Plowboys

July 31: Sparky and Rhonda Rucker



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