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The Crooked Road - Virginia's Heritage Music Trail

Bluegrass Legend

The Ralph Stanley Museum & Traditional Mountain Music Center includes exhibits on Dr. Stanley, the region's musical roots, and on popular successors.

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Crooked Road Royalty

Enjoy old time, bluegrass and country music every Saturday night at the Carter Family Fold

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One-of-a-kind Festivals

Events along the Crooked Road are uniquely musical, ranging from gospel sings to guitar competitions.

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Friday Night Jamboree

The Floyd Country Store is known best for its regular Friday night concerts, featuring Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel and Old-Time music.

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The Crooked Road winds through almost 300 miles of scenic terrain in southwest Virginia, including 19 counties, four cities, and 54 towns.

The sounds of country music beat strong and pure in Virginia, especially in the Blue Ridge Highlands and Heart of Appalachia regions, connected by The Crooked Road — Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.

Day and night, the plaintive strains of the mountain ballads and toe-tapping, old-time dance music echo across this region's sharp ridges and deep valleys.

Look for the sign along the Trail as you explore the musical soul of Virginia's country connections and experience a unique and unforgettable experience!

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January 6th, 2017
  2017 has just started, but we’re already excited for all of the stellar festivals happening in Virginia this year! ...
January 5th, 2017
It’s a new year and plenty of big name musicians will be coming to Virginia during the month of January. From major ...
November 21st, 2016
Photo credit: Josh Timmermans Virginia musician Keller Williams is a constant staple at many of Virginia’s music ...
November 20th, 2016
We received so much response to our first “Virginia’s small local live music venues” post of smaller places to ...
November 9th, 2016
There is no shortage of big name musicians coming to Virginia during the month of November. From major country acts to the ...
September 30th, 2016
While Virginia has numerous big concert halls, theaters, and outdoor arenas, there’s no denying the amount of great music ...
September 8th, 2016
The weekend of September 16th is all about the music in Virginia, with two huge music performances occurring on opposite ...
May 9th, 2016
Virginia’s music scene boasts a broad array of genres – from outdoor Beach and Bluegrass events in the ...
April 15th, 2016
LIMITED TIME CONTEST: Do you consider yourself to be a huge music fan? Listen to our new Virginia radio station to hear ...
April 14th, 2016
November 25 marks Black Friday, a time of year to kick start your holiday shopping. For the music lover on your list, head ...

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