Blue Ridge National Heritage News Feed


April 04, 2014

An Evening with Sheila Kay Adams, Jeanette Queen and Carol Rifkin, Thursday, April 17 at 7:30 PM at the White Horse in Black Mountain, NC. 

Experience Mountain songs, stories, ballads, fiddle tunes, dance & history with three nationally known, powerful performing artists. After an amazing reception at the Tommy Jarrell Festival & great show at the Isis, Adams Queen & Rifkin head to White Horse Black Mountain. read more

March 20, 2014

News Release

Live Music with Zoe and Cloyd in support of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

On Tuesday, April 8th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at The Hop Ice Cream in Asheville, NC, renowned and celebrated husband-wife duo, Zoe and Cloyd, will perform a mix of original and traditional material. read more

March 06, 2014

News Release

Through the generous donation of tickets by Charlotte Street Computers, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership is offering tickets to the Thursday, April 17th, 7:30 pm performance of the hilarious comedy, Dearly Departed, at the Asheville Community Theater, with all proceeds going to support the work of the Heritage Area.  read more

March 03, 2014

Whether it's the "Happiest Girl in the Whole USA," or "Killing Me Softly with His Song," North Carolina women have made it big in the music world. Across genres of country, folk, bluegrass, pop,  rhythm and blues, or gospel, female singers from North Carolina have won awards and respect worldwide. Only a few of the many are highlighted here. read more

February 05, 2014

Story by Karen Chavez of the Asheville Citizen-Times

Plans for the newest state forest in the mountains took a step closer to becoming reality with a federal grant to purchase some prime riverfront property. read more

January 14, 2014

The Yadkin Arts Council is now home to Yadkin County’s only community theater group, The Yadkin Players. To begin its first season the group will hold free acting workshops that are open to the public on January 18 and January 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Willingham Theater. read more

January 07, 2014

Story by Karen Chavez, Asheville Citizen-Times.

Oh, Chimney Rock State Park. It’s like the little park that could. read more

January 02, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow, Sheila Kay Adams, to perform in her hometown on Saturday, January 18th,  at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $15 and the show will be held at the Madison County Arts Center in Marshall, NC.

A seventh generation ballad singer, storyteller and musician, Sheila Kay Adams was born and raised in the Sodom Laurel community of Madison County, an area renowned for its unbroken traditions of unaccompanied ballad singing that dates back to the early Scots-Irish and English settlers in the mid-17th century. read more

January 02, 2014

When planning your winter adventures in the North Carolina Mountains and Foothills don't forget to check the current status of Blue Ridge Parkway road closures. A new interactive map provide by the National Park Service, provides visitors and residents alike with a great resource to check real-time closure information and stay up to date on weather affected areas. For more information and access to the map, click here. read more


December 19, 2013

The U.S. Forest Service Nantahala Ranger District will seasonally close certain roads from Jan. 2 to April 1, 2014.  During this period, the roads are susceptible to freezing and thawing, and they become very soft and easily damaged by traffic. read more