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. A special festival kickoff event will be held Thursday, Nov. 30.
Tickets & Lodging
- Tickets for the 2023 festival are not yet on sale.
- Book Lodging at Lake Junaluska
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.
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.