Smart Bets: Béla Fleck’s Blue Ridge Banjo Concert

Béla Fleck’s inaugural Blue Ridge Banjo Camp takes place Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 15-19, at the Brevard Music Center, featuring three days and four nights of diverse banjo instruction by the renowned host and fellow masters of the instrument. The experience strives to “provide banjo players with the tools to improve their playing and aims to contribute to the overall growth of the fine art of the five-string banjo.” The week will culminate with a concert on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the campus’ Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, featuring Fleck and teachers Kristin Scott Benson, Mike Munford, Tony Trischka and Steve Cooley. All are virtuosos on one of the three distinct styles of three-finger banjo playing: Scruggs, melodic and single string. The concert will also feature special guests. $30-$55. brevardmusic.org. Photo by Jim McGuire

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Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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