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Blue Ridge Music Center: Half-Tone Folk Heroes

Blue Ridge Music Center Music Center Rd, Galax

Half-Tone Folk Heroes: Traditional Musicians as Pop Art featuring illustrations by Gina Dilg will open with a reception from 3 to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at the Blue Ridge Music Center. The works will be on display through October. Dilg is a Radford, Va., based visual artist and musician who brings a unique perspective to traditional American music. She created this exhibit to pay tribute to the old-time, bluegrass, early country, and folk musicians who have inspired generations. Each illustration in the series is characterized by bold black strokes and a bright color palette achieved by layering halftone dots and lines in only cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Each work is displayed with a brief biography of the featured musician and tells about their contributions to traditional music. From bluegrass legends like the Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe to lesser-known musicians like Joe and Odell Thompson, Samantha Bumgarner, and Etta Baker, Dilg’s art pays homage to the greats and shines a light on widely celebrated and unsung musical heroes. When Dilg is not creating art, she can be found performing as a duo with her husband Jason Dilg as the Lovely Mountaineers or with the string band The Mustard Cutters. The duo will perform prior to the reception from […]

Blue Ridge Music Center: Deep Roots, Many Voices: Summer Outdoor Concert Series

Blue Ridge Music Center Music Center Rd, Galax

The Blue Ridge Music Center’s Deep Roots, Many Voices: Summer Outdoor Concert Series is highlighting women who are leading the way in refining, adapting, and redefining American roots and traditional mountain music. 2024 summer concert series lineup: May 25 East Nash Grass + The Amanda Cook Band June 1 Caleb Caudle performing with Wild Ponies June 8 Chatham Rabbits June 15 The SteelDrivers + The Wilder Flower June 22 An Evening with Tuba Skinny June 29 Missy Raines & Allegheny July 6 The Alum Ridge Boys & Ashlee performing with New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters July 13 David Wax Museum + The Travis Williams Group July 20 Fireside Collective performing with Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road July 27 Martha Redbone + Zoe & Cloyd Aug. 3 Kruger Brothers Aug. 17 An Evening with Steep Canyon Rangers Aug. 24 Alison Brown Quintet performing with Wayne Henderson & Friends Aug. 31 Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway

$10 – $40