Steep Canyon Rangers

Steep Canyon Rangers

The Blue Ridge Music Center is presenting the Steep Canyon Rangers for an evening of bluegrass and beyond on Aug. 6, in the outdoor amphitheater.

The Steep Canyon Rangers are Grammy winners, Billboard chart-toppers and a perennial favorite at the music center.

The band started in college at UNC-Chapel Hill, then dove head-first into bluegrass in its most traditional form. Over the years, they have risen to the top of the bluegrass genre headlining popular festivals such as MerleFest and touring extensively, and have expanded their genres into country and Americana.

Steep Canyon Rangers released three albums in 2020 on Yep Roc Records. The Grammy-nominated “North Carolina Songbook” is a recording of their live 2019 performance at MerleFest, in which they performed a selection of songs by the state’s songwriters (Ola Belle Reed, Doc Watson, James Taylor, Ben E. King and others). Also released in 2020 were the studio album “Be Still Moses,” which includes re-imagined versions of the band’s previously released original songs performed with an orchestra, and their most recent release of all original music, “Arm in Arm.”

This concert is sponsored by Visit Grayson County, Classic Country 98.1 WBRF and the Winston-Salem Journal.

Tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for children 12 and younger. Advance tickets are available at BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org. Tickets can be purchased on the evening of the show at the admission gates.

Parking opens at 5:15 p.m. and is free. Admission to the amphitheater begins at 5:45 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.

Concert-goers are encouraged to share a ride and carpool due to limited on-site parking. Social distancing while at the Music Center is also encouraged. Picnics are welcome, but please note that the Blue Ridge Music Center is a national park facility and as such, no alcohol is permitted on site.

The Galax Smokehouse will offer barbecue, home-style sides and beverages for purchase during the concert.

The Music Center is located at milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just south of Galax. For additional information, call 866-308-2773, ext. 212, or visit BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org.