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Blue Ridge Music Trails

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The Blue Ridge region mirrors the rest of the nation in hosting an energetic mix of musical styles. Pop, classical, jazz, blues, rock, gospel, country—these are all here. In addition the Blue Ridge has an unmatched legacy of traditional music and dance. These are the songs, tunes, and dances carried on largely outside of formal music instruction or the commercial drive of popular culture. The Blue Ridge Music Trails guides travelers to the many public settings in which Blue Ridge folk music and dance thrive today.

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Directions
  • Major Access Routes: US 220, Rt. 40
  • Directions: The Blue Ridge Institute and Museum is located on the west side of the Ferrum College campus, 10 miles from Route 220 on Route 40. In travel time Ferrum is about 45 minutes from both Roanoke and Martinsville, Virginia. From the town of Rocky Mount drive west on Route 40 past the Ferrum College chapel. Continue one tenth of a mile further to the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Building, a brick building with a plow weather vane. All farm museum tours start at the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Building. There is ample parking for buses and RVs.
Things to Do
  • Sunday Hours: 1:00pm - 5:00pm (Summer only)
  • Monday Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Credit Card Types Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover
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Facility Info
  • Largest Room1080
  • Total Sq. Ft.1080
  • Number of Rooms1
  • Classroom Capacity40
BRI Classroom
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1080
  • Width: 30
  • Length: 36
  • Height: 9
  • Classroom Capacity: 40