Backwoods Beat Art Festival

We’re making plans for 2022!

Interested in a 2022 info and application, fill out the contact form

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Backwoods Beat Festival is a weekend of music and arts in beautiful Sparta, North Carolina

honoring and memorializing the late T.J. Worthington, a local artist, writer, and music supporter. 


Show Overview: 

  • Centrally located in the heart of Sparta, NC, not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway. 
  • Close proximity to downtown restaurants, a brewery, coffee shops and music venues. 
  • Vigorous marketing regional campaign 
  • Children’s activities/art area adjacent to the show 
  • Demonstration area – all artists are encouraged to participate. 


  •  SHOW AMENITIES:Indoor Restrooms
  • Artist Lounge Free Convenient Parking Water & Snacks Complimentary lunch delivery from nearby restaurants.

Photos from 2019

Alleghany Arts Council

Welcome to the Alleghany Arts Council! We’re a group dedicated to supporting and promoting the arts in Alleghany County, North Carolina. We’ve got a lot going on – sign up for our mailing list or check our website often to stay up to date! 

Alleghany Arts Council • PO Box 962 • Sparta, NC 28675 • 336-209-0475

The Alleghany Arts Council is committed to providing access to events for every segment of our community and audience. If you have questions about accessibility to any of our events please click here to email us.

Help us support the arts in Alleghany County!