Balsam Range

Balsam Range Art of Music Festival

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

December 2-3, 2022

Come to Lake Junaluska for the 2022 Balsam Range Art of Music Festival! The event features concerts in historic Stuart Auditorium and a range of workshops with internationally-acclaimed bluegrass band Balsam Range plus top artists from across the country. The festival line-up includes Balsam Range, The Travelin’ McCourys, Sierra Hull & Justin Moses, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble, Shannon Wright & Adam Wright, and The Studio Dream Team Band! On sale now are festival concert tickets and packages that include tickets for special reserved seating and lodging at Lake Junaluska.

For on-site festival lodging, call reservations at 800-222-4930 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or book your accommodations online.
Balsam Range members perform at a festival workshop
Photo of a Lakeside room inside the Terrace Hotel



Stay at Lake Junaluska during the festival, and be just steps from the concerts in historic Stuart Auditorium and workshops held inside The Terrace Hotel and at the nearby Harrell Center. Lodging is available at our lakeside Terrace Hotel and historic Lambuth Inn.

Lake Junaluska also offers a Balsam Range Art of Music Festival Lodging Package, which includes:

• Two nights of on-site festival lodging at The Terrace Hotel or Lambuth Inn (Dec. 2-4, 2022) (based on double occupancy)
• Tickets for special reserved seating for concerts at Lake Junaluska on Dec. 2 & Dec. 3, 2022
• Breakfast on Dec. 3 & Dec. 4, 2022
• Festival workshops on Dec. 3, 2022
• Lake Junaluska Gift

Festival package rates for two people start at $614 + tax for a lakeside room at The Terrace Hotel, $594 + tax for a northside room at The Terrace Hotel, and $585 + tax for a room at historic Lambuth Inn. You can also add on additional nights or guests to your package! The 2022 festival lodging packages are on sale now! 

To book lodging or lodging packages, call 800-222-4930 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to speak with a reservationist or book online.

Nestled in the heart of Lake Junaluska, the lakeside Terrace Hotel is convenient to the Harrell Center, Stuart Auditorium and the Rose Walk. Come relax in a rocking chair on one of the balconies or read a book by the large fireplace in the spacious lobby.

Balsam Range on the Blue Ridge Parkway

About 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.