Blue Ridge National Heritage News Feed


April 25, 2018

Explore the Blue Ridge Music Trails With Our Free Magazine


If you love the traditional sounds of mountain music from banjos to fiddles, from ballads to shape-note singing, find your passion with our new “Down the Road” guide to the Blue Ridge Music Trails.   read more

September 29, 2017

Blue Ridge Craft Trails Building Grassroots Support Across Region

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is blazing the latest path to economic prosperity for the 25 counties of Western North Carolina with the Blue Ridge Craft Trails project. read more

June 30, 2017

Register Now to Attend, Share Your Ideas

People committed to Western North Carolina’s rich craft heritage can help create a new craft trail across our mountains. The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area seeks ideas and suggestions in the launch of the Blue Ridge Craft Trails. read more

April 12, 2017

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and Partners Blaze a New Trail for Blue Ridge Craft Artists and Collectors

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is blazing a new trail to boost the region’s craft industry across Western North Carolina, thanks to a $90,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. read more

March 29, 2017

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership (BRNHA) announced the award of 21 grants totaling $180,000 to help support projects across the North Carolina mountains and foothills, focusing on craft, music, natural heritage, Cherokee culture, and agricultural traditions. These five facets of the region’s heritage earned the 25 counties of Western North Carolina a Congressional designation as the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area in 2003. read more

January 18, 2017

Kathy Neall has joined the staff of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership as Finance and Administrative Manager. Her duties will include managing the financial aspects of the organization, organizing and maintaining administrative functions, and assisting with human resource tasks. read more

January 17, 2017

Jan Davidson, whose award-winning 25-year tenure as executive director of the John C. Campbell Folk School epitomizes a brilliant and remarkable career, is retiring effective March 1, 2017.  read more

January 16, 2017

After undergoing an extensive eight-month rebranding process, Southern Highland Craft Guild has released a new logo and supporting messaging. The 86-year-old nonprofit organization boasts over 850 members from 293 counties that span the mountains from Maryland to Alabama. In April 2016, the organization employed consultants Lisa and Dean Peteet of local firm Atlas Branding as co-collaborators in a much desired evolution. read more