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INFORMATION ON
NORTH CAROLINA MUSIC FESTIVALS and EVENTS

You will hear some of the world's best music at music festivals and events throughout North Carolina! Click on the links below to discover enriching experiences that await you. By attending a music festival or event, you will enjoy great music while honoring the spirit of the North Carolina music legends celebrated in our school show. Enjoy the music!

FESTIVALS CELEBRATING NC MUSIC LEGENDS
in our SCHOOL SHOW

Music Style
Festival
Appalachian Music
Doc & Rosa Lee Watson Music Fest 'n Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove, NC (July)
Bluegrass plus
Doc Watson's MerleFest, Wilkesboro, NC (April)
Jazz, Blues
John Coltrane International Jazz-Blues Festival, High Point, NC (August)
Moravian
Salem Band, Old Salem, Winston-Salem, NC (June-October)
Old-Time Music
Tommy Jarrell Festival, Mount Airy, NC (February)




WEBSITES with INFORMATION about
NC MUSIC FESTIVALS & EVENTS

Carolina Music Fests
Gives an overview of music festivals in North Carolina listed according to their dates
Blue Ridge Music Trails
A traveler's guide to live traditional music and dance along the Blue Ridge
The North Carolina Arts Council Music from North Carolina
Gives an overview of jazz, blues, old-time and bluegrass festivals and events in North Carolina
The African American Music Trail of NC
A guide to sites and venues where R&B, soul and gospel have been shaped by local musicians
Visit North Carolina Bluegrass Music across North Carolina
Lists bluegrass festivals all over North Carolina


VisitNC Events
The events section lists upcoming events, not only in music, including a search function by date, category or date


VisitNC Seasonal Festivals
The Cascade Highlands Music Trail
Shows bluegrass and old-time music events in the Cascade Highlands of North Carolina and Virginia
WNC Bluegrass
Lists bluegrass festivals and jam sessions in Western North Carolina
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
Contains Blue Ridge area festivals and events
Bluegrass Jams in North Carolina
Folk Festivals Dot Com
Lists folk festivals in North Carolina


Tips and Tricks for Finding your Perfect Music Event

  1. Visit the website of the Arts Council of your region.
  2. Visit the tourism website of your city or county and have a look at the events.
  3. For jam sessions and events, you can google "North Carolina Music Societies" and look for your favorite music style; or google the name of your city or region plus the name of the music style you are interested in plus the word "society."