Stay at one of Lake Junaluska's hotels, across from the action!
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. Balsam Range will play both nights of the festival!
Workshops are offered on Saturday during the festival and include a full band workshop with Balsam Range, followed by break-out workshops on each individual instrument: Fiddle, Dobro, Guitar, Bass and Banjo. A dance workshop is led by Whitewater Bluegrass's "Uncle" Ted White. Entry to the workshops is free for those who have a vacation package or have bought tickets to the show. No sign up is necessary.
Master Level Workshops are also offered on Friday during the festival.
Check back soon for 2019 workshop information!
Visit the Balsam Range Art of Music Festival website to learn more about the festival.