Venues

The Crooked Road is a regional destination covering 19 counties, four cities, and over 50 towns and communities where heritage music is celebrated year round. With nine Major Venues, over 60 Affiliated Venues and Festivals, and over 25 Wayside Exhibits, visitors have many opportunities to experience one of the richest music traditions in the world. This is where America’s music was born … and lives on!

Major Venues

The Crooked Road’s Major Venues showcase the finest in traditional music and present a unique experience based on their historical and cultural significance. Enjoy live music, museum displays, dancing, historical sites, live radio shows, instrument making, shopping and more at these remarkable places.
Birthplace of Countr...
Birthplace of Country Music
The Birthplace of Country Music showcases Bristol, Virginia and Bristol,...
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Blue Ridge Music Cen...
Blue Ridge Music Center
The Blue Ridge Music Center celebrates the music and musicians...
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Carter Family Fold
Carter Family Fold
The Carter Fold is a rustic, 800 plus seat music...
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Country Cabin II
Country Cabin II
The original Country Cabin was built in 1937-38 with the...
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County Sales
County Sales
County Sales carries the world’s largest selection of bluegrass, old...
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Floyd Country Store
Floyd Country Store
Since the 1980’s, the Floyd Country Store has been known...
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Old Fiddlers Convent...
Old Fiddlers Convention and Rex Theater
The week-long Old Fiddlers Convention takes place in Felts Park...
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Ralph Stanley Museum
Ralph Stanley Museum
The Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center features...
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Southwest Virginia C...
Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace
A Place of Vibrant Culture, Tradition, Craft, Music, Food.  #SWVA:...
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The Blue Ridge Insti...
The Blue Ridge Institute and Farm Museum
The Blue Ridge Institute & Farm Museum, the official State...
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Affiliated Venues & Festival Locations

In addition to the Major Venues, The Crooked Road has over 60 Affiliated Venues and Festivals that enable traditional music lovers to access the rich heritage music of the region all year round. They present high-quality traditional music and more in a family friendly setting. They include weekly jam sessions, concerts, fiddlers conventions, annual festivals, dances, educational classes and workshops, and even the Trail of the Lonesome Pine.
ACMA Mountain Music ...
ACMA Mountain Music Museum
The Appalachian Cultural Music Association’s Mountain Music Museum houses a...
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Allen Hicks Jam
Allen Hicks Jam
The earliest seeds for this jam began when loitering pickers...
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Big Walker Lookout
Big Walker Lookout
After World War II especially, leisure motoring became a popular...
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Blacksburg Market Sq...
Blacksburg Market Square Jam
The Market Square Jam is held at the Blacksburg downtown...
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Wayside Exhibits

The Crooked Road has a series of 26 Wayside Exhibits located throughout the region and along the Trail. Just pull your vehicle off the road to read the panels and listen on your vehicle radio to a five-minute audio recording about the heritage music and musicians in that location. The audio can be heard on your vehicle’s FM radio - within a range of about one-half mile.

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