The heartland of mountain music

A little twang of the banjo, quick pulse of the fiddle and some soulful folk storytelling— mountain music has a sound all its own. For a real down-home look at the roots of our Appalachian sounds, follow the Mountain Music Trail to banjo pickin’ circles and old-time venues.

For the modern musicians, legends of every genre take the mic at historic the Mountain Stage live radio show performances every week. Or meet up with the world’s most renowned pickers at the The Appalachian String Band Music Festival. If you really want to immerse yourself in mountain music, sink into the down-home vibe of the Augusta Heritage Center music weeks.

A handful of prestigious symphonies and choirs bring together top-tier talent from all around the state, and our historic venues like Carnegie Hall lure in enchanting tunes from all over.