Galax, Virginia - Come join us at the Blue Ridge Music Center for the kick-off the 2013 Summer Concert Series on Memorial Day weekend in Galax!
The Blue Ridge Music Center will be celebrating the area’s cultural heritage on May 25th, when many of the region’s remarkable young musicians will be showcased in special events at TradFest!
Elizabeth LaPrelle & Anna Roberts-Gevalt
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of events including an instrument petting zoo (please touch the instruments!), a kids’ singing and art workshop, jamming (come play!), and a 3pm concert featuring some of the best youth bands & musicians in the Blue Ridge including: the New Spring Valley Boys, Old-Grass, Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) and other guests.
DETAILED SCHEDULE OF TRADFEST! EVENTS:
SATURDAY, MAY 25
Youth Jam (breezeway) 12-2:30 pm. All welcome, including the young at heart. Free
Instrument Petting Zoo - 12-5pm. Try out a variety of stringed instruments for fun and get tips on how to play from musicians from the Blue Ridge Music Makers Guild. Free.
Crankie Ballad Workshop (classroom) 1:30-2:30pm. Crankies are artwork on scrolls that you can wind to tell the story of a song or tune. Kids will have great fun with this creative art project and get to sing at the same time with Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle. Free.
Trad-is-Rad Youth Concert & Squaredance: New Spring Valley Boys / Old Grass / Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM). Activities all day celebrating young mountain musicians! Reserve in advance. Free (mainstage) 3pm. Children 12 and under are free. $5.
The Blue Ridge Music Center is located at milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway only 10 miles from Galax, Virginia and 20 miles from Mount Airy, North Carolina. Music Center hours: 10am-5pm open everyday after May 23rd. Bring a picnic, folding chairs, your friends and the whole family! No alcohol or pets. Smokehouse BBQ available on concert nights. The Blue Ridge Music Center has mainstage concerts every weekend through August in the outdoor amphitheater at the foot of beautiful Fisher Peak. Also enjoy free Mid Day Mountain Music 12-4pm daily and the free Roots of American Music museum.