One of the prettiest places in the commonwealth to travel for rootsy concerts is kicking off its summer 2019 season on Saturday. 

The Blue Ridge Music Center will host the Po' Ramblin' Boys, the IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year winner, that day. Opening for the new-but-retro bluegrass boys on the block are Americana act Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno. Get show details at Thursday's Top Tickets page, via

Sat. June 1: NC based Folk Americana Mandolin Orange with The Winston-Salem Symphony

June 14: Bill Monroe's Sons of Bluegrass feat. Billy Baker, Mike Compton, Tom Ewing, Doug Hutchens & Butch Robins (presented by Mountains of Music Homecoming)

June 22: The Kruger Brothers, with Chatham Rabbits

June 29: Kelsey Waldon, with None of the Above

July 6: The Virginia Luthiers, with Wayne Henderson & Presley Barker

July 13: Sam Reider & The Human Hands, with The Loose Strings Band

July 20: The Steel Wheels, with Hoot & Holler

July 27: Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, with Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express

Aug. 3: Chatham County Line, with Kate Rhudy

Aug. 17: The Hot Seats, with Gap Civil

Aug. 24:  Fireside Collective, with The Trailblazers

Aug. 31: John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, with Cane Mill Road

Oct. 5: Jeff Little Trio

Oct. 19: Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

Visit to get more information, including ticket prices.

Contact Tad Dickens at or 777-6474. Follow him on Twitter: @cutnscratch.  


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