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Due to COVID-19, the Art of Music Festival has been cancelled for 2020.

 Balsam Range Art of Music Festival

December 2-5, 2021

A festival featuring concerts by some of the top bluegrass and acoustic musicians in the nation.

Balsam Range

Balsam Range

Balsam Range is a bluegrass and acoustic music group founded in 2007 in Haywood County, N.C. They are the 2018 IBMA "Entertainer of the Year" recipients as well as winning the 2018 IBMA "Male Vocalist of the Year" for Buddy Melton and 2018 IBMA "Bass Player of the Year" for Tim Surrett. Balsam Range consists of five members; on fiddle and lead tenor, Buddy Melton; on mandolin and vocals, Darren Nicholson; on stand up bass, dobro and vocals, Tim Surrett; on guitar and vocals, Caleb Smith; and on banjo, Dr. Marc Pruett. 

Want to learn more about the annual festival?

Visit the Balsam Range Art of Music Festival website to learn more about the annual event and check out last year's Balsam Range Art of Music festival program. Festival and lodging package information for 2021 is coming soon!