Cultural Trails

Boy Fiddling Along the Blue Ridge Music Trails

North Carolina has such a wealth of wonderful arts experiences that it's hard to know where to begin.

To help you make the most of your limited time and have the best authentic Tar Heel music, craft and literature-based experiences, the North Carolina Arts Council has compiled a series of web-based guides that highlight the noteworthy cultural destinations available in different parts of the state and around certain themes. 

Whether you're interested in exploring the roots of soul and funk music in the eastern part of the state, diving deep into the North Carolina’s literary heritage in the Piedmont or discovering the unique traditional music of the mountains, these guides are for you.