The Blue Ridge Music Center (BRMC) is located at Milepost 213 on The Blue Ridge Parkway; 10 miles south of Galax, VA and 20 miles north of Mount Airy, NC. The BRMC is open 7 days a week, from 10 AM - 5 PM (May - October). The Music Center houses the interactive Roots of American Music Museum Exhibit, and daily Mid-Day Mountain Music featuring local and regional performers (Noon-4 PM), both of which are FREE. There is an Admission Charge for the Weekend Concert Series shows in the beautiful outdoor Amphitheater at the base of Fisher Peak.
The Steep Canyon Rangers are an American bluegrass band from Brevard, North Carolina.In 2013 their album Nobody Knows You won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. The previous year, their 2012 collaboration with Steve Martin, Rare Bird Alert, was nominated for the same award.The International Bluegrass Music Association awarded Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers Entertainer of the Year in 2011. In 2008, the band received a nomination from International Bluegrass Music Association for Album and Gospel Performance of the Year.