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 Balsam Range Art of Music Festival

December 6-8, 2019

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


Stay at one of Lake Junaluska's hotels, across from the action!

Balsam Range Art of Music Festival

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. Balsam Range will play both nights of the festival!

Check back soon for the 2019 Art of Music Lineup. 2-and 3-night packages will be available including lodging, meals and tickets to all performances. 

Art of Music Workshops

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!

Balsam Range Art of Music Workshops at Lake Junaluska

Call 800-222-4930 to book the lodging package!

Visit the Balsam Range Art of Music Festival website to learn more about the festival.