A festival featuring concerts by some of the top bluegrass and acoustic musicians in the nation
December 1-2, 2023
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. Performing along with Balsam Range on Friday, Dec. 1, will be The Cleverlys, Sister Sadie and the Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble with Balsam Range, and on Saturday, Dec. 2, will be Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, John Cowan‘s Newgrass All-Stars, and Balsam Range with The Studio Dream Team Band (Milan Miller, Julio Cesar Barreto, Tony Creasman and David Johnson). Plus, a special festival kickoff event featuring songs from Balsam Range’s forthcoming album will be held Thursday, Nov. 30!
Tickets & Lodging
- Buy tickets for the 2023 festival shows and kickoff event
- Book Lodging at Lake Junaluska
- NEW! 2024 Festival Lodging Packages with on-site festival lodging and tickets – Book early & save 10%!
More Festival Information
- Festival Photo Gallery
- Subscribe to Lake Junaluska Balsam Range Concert Updates
- Official Festival Website
For on-site festival lodging, call reservations at 800-222-4930 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or book your accommodations online.
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.
To book lodging, call 800-222-4930 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to speak with a reservationist or book online.
NEW! 2024 Balsam Range Art of Music Festival Package
Enjoy on-site festival lodging at Lake Junaluska, premium reserved seating at the 2024 Balsam Range Art of Music Festival concerts and more when you purchase a 2024 festival package. The 2024 Balsam Range Art of Music Festival concerts will be Friday, Dec. 6, 2024, and Saturday, Dec. 7, 2024, with a kickoff event on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2024.
Save 10% when you book by Monday, Dec. 4, 2023!
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.