Mountains of Music Homecoming


Jun
14 Thu

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver - Great Road on Main - Christiansburg, VA

Southwest, VA
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CHILD: $10.00
ADVANCED: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CHILD Public Onsale: April 3, 2018 1:28 PM to June 14, 2018 7:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 3, 2018 1:17 PM to May 31, 2018 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Led by a true legend, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver is simply one of the most acclaimed groups in bluegrass, with nearly forty albums to its credit. The group has won and been nominated for numerous Grammy, Dove, IBMA, Inspirational Country Music Association, and Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) awards. Lawson, a native of Sullivan County, Tennessee, was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2012. After working with great bluegrass musicians like Jimmy Martin, J.D. Crowe, and Ricky Skaggs, in 1979 Lawson ventured out on his own to front Quicksilver. The group soon began setting the standard for great bluegrass gospel music while garnering universal respect for the group’s exquisite vocal arrangements. Quicksilver has been a training ground for such current day bluegrass luminaries as Lou Reid, Terry Baucom, Russell Moore, Scott Vestal, and Ray Deaton. In addition to Lawson (on mandolin and vocals), the current line-up for Quicksilver features Josh Swift (dobro, guitar and vocals), Joe Dean (banjo and vocals), Dustin Pyrtle (guitar and vocals), Eli Johnston (bass and vocals), and Stephen Burwell (fiddle and vocals).

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the support of the Appalachian Regional Commission, Food City, National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Department of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Davenport & Company, Market Connections, Community Foundation for the New River Valley, Asset Solutions Corporation, Ballad Health, McGuire Woods LLP, Galax Moose Lodge # 773, Union Bank, Bank of Marion, Bill Kornrich, Breaks Insterstate Park, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Electric Hardwoods, Moonstruck Management, CGI, Rotary Club of Washington County, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Chantilly Farm, Downtown Wytheville Association, SWCC Educational Foundation, Walt & Janet Crickmer. Special thanks to Round the Mountain and Pro-Art Association.
For the deaf and hard of hearing community, signing interpretation services can be made available if requested at least 21 days in advance of the concert. For requests received less than 21 days prior to the concert, every effort will be made for accommodations, but interpretation services are not guaranteed. To request services or for more information contact The Crooked Road office by email at admin@thecrookedroad.org or by calling 276-492-2409.

$10.00 - $15.00
Jun
14 Thu

Galax Old Fiddlers Convention Best All Around Performers Concert - Country Cabin - Norton, VA

Southwest, VA
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CHILD: $10.00
ADVANCED: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CHILD Public Onsale: April 3, 2018 1:41 PM to June 14, 2018 7:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 3, 2018 1:40 PM to May 31, 2018 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
For more than 80 years each August, Galax Moose Lodge #733 has hosted many of the most talented old-time and bluegrass music performers to compete in the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention for prize money and the distinction of being judged by a panel of experts as the finest practitioner on particular instruments and styles. Of all the first-place winners on individual instruments, only one can claim the very highest honor each year – being named “Best All-Around Performer” of the Old Fiddlers Convention. For the first time ever, the Homecoming will bring these Best All-Around Performers together for a special concert at the Country Cabin to celebrate the legacy of the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention. In addition to individual performances, this who’s who list of traditional artists will join together to perform as two stellar bands – one bluegrass and one old time. The all-star lineup of musicians includes Richard Bowman, Nate Leath, and Ivy Phillips on fiddle; Victor Furtado and Ivan Overstreet on banjo; Scott Fore on guitar; Aaron Williams on mandolin; John Hollandsworth on autoharp; Martha Spencer on bass; and Leslie Dunbar on vocals. ~~~~ This concert will be at Country Cabin located at 6034 Kent Junction Rd, Norton, VA 24273. ~~~~ The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the support of the
Appalachian Regional Commission, Food City, National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Department of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Davenport & Company, Market Connections, Community Foundation for the New River Valley, Asset Solutions Corporation, Ballad Health, McGuire Woods LLP, Galax Moose Lodge # 773, Union Bank, Bank of Marion, Bill Kornrich, Breaks Insterstate Park, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Electric Hardwoods, Moonstruck Management, CGI, Rotary Club of Washington County, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Chantilly Farm, Downtown Wytheville Association, SWCC Educational Foundation, Walt & Janet Crickmer. Special thanks to Round the Mountain and Pro-Art Association.
For the deaf and hard of hearing community, signing interpretation services can be made available if requested at least 21 days in advance of the concert. For requests received less than 21 days prior to the concert, every effort will be made for accommodations, but interpretation services are not guaranteed. To request services or for more information contact The Crooked Road office by email at admin@thecrookedroad.org or by calling 276-492-2409.
$10.00 - $15.00
Jun
15 Fri

Bill and the Belles, Earl White Stringband - Damascus Rock School - Damascus, VA

Southwest, VA
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CHILD: $10.00
ADVANCED: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CHILD Public Onsale: April 4, 2018 10:39 AM to June 15, 2018 7:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 4, 2018 10:27 AM to May 31, 2018 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
What began as a project to explore the space created between hillbilly and urban, between vaudeville and down home, has arrived somewhere entirely new. Bill and the Belles offers a contemporary re-imagining of a bygone era, a vocal-centric performance that breathes new life into the sounds of early country music. From sentimental Southern ballads to the popular songs of Tin Pan Alley to regional fiddle breakdowns, a Bill and the Belles show is a celebration of the diversity country music once represented.

Bill and the Belles play as the house band for the historic Farm and Fun Time show on Radio Bristol at the Birthplace of Country Music that presents America’s top country and roots music artists. Lifelong musicians Kris Truelsen, Grace Van’t Hof, Kalia Yeagle, and Karl Zerfas bring to the stage a show full of humor, high spirits, and all-around revelry. Bill & the Belles shares a rare musical connection and deep love for the music, and their excitement is contagious. ~~~~ The Earl White Stringband hails from Floyd, Virginia and delivers booming old time music the old time way with Earl on fiddle, Eli Wildman on guitar, Tammy Sawyer on bass, and Jason Dilg on banjo. Fiddlin’ Earl White has been a prominent figure in the old time music and dance community for more than 40 years. He is one of the few Black Americans playing and perpetuating the music that was once an important part of black culture and black communities across the US. He is an original and founding member of the famed Green Grass Cloggers, and received his first fiddle in 1975. The energy and rhythm of the dancing he did with the Green Grass Cloggers to the music of Tommy Jarrell, the Highwoods Stringband, the Plank Road Stringband, and the Horseflies can be heard in Earl’s driving fiddle style. ~~~~ This concert will be at The Rock School located at 505 Shady Avenue in Damascus, VA.~~~~ The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the support of the
Appalachian Regional Commission, Food City, National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Department of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Davenport & Company, Market Connections, Community Foundation for the New River Valley, Asset Solutions Corporation, Ballad Health, McGuire Woods LLP, Galax Moose Lodge # 773, Union Bank, Bank of Marion, Bill Kornrich, Breaks Insterstate Park, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Electric Hardwoods, Moonstruck Management, CGI, Rotary Club of Washington County, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Chantilly Farm, Downtown Wytheville Association, SWCC Educational Foundation, Walt & Janet Crickmer. Special thanks to Round the Mountain and Pro-Art Association.
For the deaf and hard of hearing community, signing interpretation services can be made available if requested at least 21 days in advance of the concert. For requests received less than 21 days prior to the concert, every effort will be made for accommodations, but interpretation services are not guaranteed. To request services or for more information contact The Crooked Road office by email at admin@thecrookedroad.org or by calling 276-492-2409.
$10.00 - $15.00
Jun
15 Fri

Bluegrass Night at the Tunnel - Lonesome River Band, NewTown - Natural Tunnel State Park - Duffield, VA

Southwest, VA
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CHILD: $10.00
ADVANCED: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 13, 2018 2:06 PM to May 31, 2018 11:59 PM
CHILD Public Onsale: April 15, 2018 5:53 PM to June 15, 2018 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Enjoy some of the region’s best craft beers and wines while you listen to two powerhouse bluegrass bands. Food City will also be on hand with their famous “Q” pit smoker putting out some of Southwest Virginia’s tastiest BBQ. This is an outdoor venue with some permanent benches for seating, but you may want to bring a lawn chair just in case. ~~~~ The Lonesome River Band was formed in 1982 by Southwest Virginia musician Tim Austin, and this progressive bluegrass group’s multiple line-ups have featured a number of leading bluegrass musicians, from Adam Steffey, Dan Tyminski, Ronnie Bowman, Kenny Smith, and Don Rigsby, to Sammy Shelor. The latter musician—the only one of the above still with the group today—is one of the most respected banjo players in bluegrass history. A native of Stuart, Virginia, he is a 5-time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Banjo Performer of the Year Award, and the 2011 Award Winner for the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. The band’s current line-up includes singer, guitarist, and songwriter Brandon Rickman, Jesse Smathers, who contributes lead and harmony vocals and plays mandolin; fiddler Mike Hartgrove; and bassist and vocalist Barry Reed. ~~~~ NewTown is a Lexington, Kentucky-based bluegrass group fronted by fiddler/vocalist Kati Penn Williams and by banjo-player/vocalist Jr. Williams. Kati and Jr., now a married couple, began performing together in 2009 while in an earlier band, NewFound Road. NewTown developed its smooth and distinctive sound after acquiring three talented support musicians, Travis Anderson (bass, backup vocalist), Mitchell Cannon (mandolin), and Hayes Griffin (guitar). The band fuses several musical influences, including traditional bluegrass, mainstream country, gospel, and jazz. Opening at festivals for several major bluegrass acts and giving two showcase performances at the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass conference, NewTown has released three albums, most recently the Top 10 Bluegrass Album from 2016, Harlan Road. ~~~~ This concert will be at Natural Tunnel State Park Ampitheatre located at 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway, Duffield, VA 24244~~~~The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the support of the
Appalachian Regional Commission, Food City, National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Department of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Davenport & Company, Market Connections, Community Foundation for the New River Valley, Asset Solutions Corporation, Ballad Health, McGuire Woods LLP, Galax Moose Lodge # 773, Union Bank, Bank of Marion, Bill Kornrich, Breaks Insterstate Park, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Electric Hardwoods, Moonstruck Management, CGI, Rotary Club of Washington County, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Chantilly Farm, Downtown Wytheville Association, SWCC Educational Foundation, Walt & Janet Crickmer. Special thanks to Round the Mountain and Pro-Art Association.
For the deaf and hard of hearing community, signing interpretation services can be made available if requested at least 21 days in advance of the concert. For requests received less than 21 days prior to the concert, every effort will be made for accommodations, but interpretation services are not guaranteed. To request services or for more information contact The Crooked Road office by email at admin@thecrookedroad.org or by calling 276-492-2409.


$10.00 - $20.00
Jun
15 Fri

Galax Old Fiddlers Convention Best All Around Performers Concert - Blue Ridge Music Center

Southwest, VA
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CHILD: $10.00
ADVANCED: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 23, 2018 12:00 AM to May 31, 2018 11:59 PM
CHILD Public Onsale: March 23, 2018 12:00 AM to June 14, 2018 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Concert sponsored by Galax Moose Lodge #733. For more than 80 years each August, Galax Moose Lodge #733 has hosted many of the most talented old-time and bluegrass music performers to compete in the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention for prize money and the distinction of being judged by a panel of experts as the finest practitioner on particular instruments and styles. Of all the first-place winners on individual instruments, only one can claim the very highest honor each year – being named “Best All-Around Performer” of the Old Fiddlers Convention. For the first time ever, the Homecoming will bring these Best All-Around Performers together for a special concert at the Blue Ridge Music Center to celebrate the legacy of the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention. In addition to individual performances, this who’s who list of traditional artists will join together to perform as two stellar bands – one bluegrass and one old time. The all-star lineup of musicians includes Eddie Bond, Richard Bowman, Jake Krack, Nate Leath, and Ivy Phillips on fiddle; Victor Furtado and Ivan Overstreet on banjo; Scott Fore and Wayne Henderson on guitar; Aaron Williams on mandolin; John Hollandsworth on autoharp; Victor Dowdy and Martha Spencer on bass; and Leslie Dunbar on vocals. ~~~~This concert will be at Blue Ridge Music Center located at 700 Foothills Rd, Galax, VA 24333. ~~~~ The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the support of the
Appalachian Regional Commission, Food City, National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Department of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Davenport & Company, Market Connections, Community Foundation for the New River Valley, Asset Solutions Corporation, Ballad Health, McGuire Woods LLP, Galax Moose Lodge # 773, Union Bank, Bank of Marion, Bill Kornrich, Breaks Insterstate Park, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Electric Hardwoods, Moonstruck Management, CGI, Rotary Club of Washington County, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Chantilly Farm, Downtown Wytheville Association, SWCC Educational Foundation, Walt & Janet Crickmer. Special thanks to Round the Mountain and Pro-Art Association.
For the deaf and hard of hearing community, signing interpretation services can be made available if requested at least 21 days in advance of the concert. For requests received less than 21 days prior to the concert, every effort will be made for accommodations, but interpretation services are not guaranteed. To request services or for more information contact The Crooked Road office by email at admin@thecrookedroad.org or by calling 276-492-2409.

$10.00 - $15.00
Jun
16 Sat

Imagine. Gather. Create: The Feastival at Draper

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 6:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $90.00
INDIVIDUAL VEGETARIAN: $90.00
COMMUNITY SUPPORTER: $65.00

TICKET SALE DATES
COMMUNITY SUPPORTER Public Onsale: May 24, 2018 3:36 PM to May 31, 2018 11:59 PM
INDIVIDUAL VEGETARIAN / INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: February 28, 2018 5:00 PM to June 9, 2018 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
“Imagine. Gather. Create” is not just the theme for the Feastival at Draper Mercantile on June 16 but an apt description of the Draper, Virginia, community and the role of Draper Mercantile in its revitalization. Housed in a vintage (c. 1885) general store building, the “Merc,” as it is affectionately called by locals, has fostered new ventures in the small community on the New River Trail. One local leader called the Mercantile “a conduit for encouragement.” The Mercantile encompasses a farm-to-table café, with a stage for live music, numerous quaint shops for unusual merchandise, outlets for hiking and biking gear, and much more in a beautiful rural setting. The Feastival will feature a cocktail hour and dinner designed by the Mercantile’s culinary director, Chef Torrece Gregoire, known as Chef T, a finalist in Season 14 of Gordon Ramsey’s popular TV show Hell’s Kitchen. Chef T, with roots in the Caribbean, riffs on the West African influences on Appalachian food for her exciting and innovative five-course Feastival spin on mountain food traditions.The best of old-time music will be provided by Canadian-born fiddler Erynn Marshall and multi-instrumentalist Carl Jones, both of Galax, Virginia. Come dream, imagine, and gather with us for a stimulating summer evening at the Draper Mercantile! ~~~~ This Feastival will be held at Draper Mercantile. Feastivals sponsored by Blue Ridge Beverage. ~~~~ The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the support of the
Appalachian Regional Commission, Food City, National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Department of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Davenport & Company, Market Connections, Community Foundation for the New River Valley, Asset Solutions Corporation, Ballad Health, McGuire Woods LLP, Galax Moose Lodge # 773, Union Bank, Bank of Marion, Bill Kornrich, Breaks Insterstate Park, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Electric Hardwoods, Moonstruck Management, CGI, Rotary Club of Washington County, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Chantilly Farm, Downtown Wytheville Association, SWCC Educational Foundation, Walt & Janet Crickmer. Special thanks to Round the Mountain and Pro-Art Association.
For the deaf and hard of hearing community, signing interpretation services can be made available if requested at least 21 days in advance of the concert. For requests received less than 21 days prior to the concert, every effort will be made for accommodations, but interpretation services are not guaranteed. To request services or for more information contact The Crooked Road office by email at admin@thecrookedroad.org or by calling 276-492-2409.

$65.00 - $90.00

Mountains of Music Homecoming

Southwest, VA
United States
Welcome to The Crooked Road’s fourth annual Mountains of Music Homecoming which celebrates the rich traditional music heritage, cultural amenities, history, and outdoor environment of communities throughout Southwest Virginia. The Crooked Road's Mountains of Music Homecoming is a nine day region wide music and cultural arts festival which will be held June 8-16, 2018. The Mountains of Music Homecoming region includes 19 counties, 4 cities, and over 50 towns. For a full list of all events, ticketing policies and more information please visit www.mtnsofmusic.com. We look forward to seeing you in Southwest Virginia at the Mountains of Music Homecoming and encourage you to Follow The Music!

To request services or for more information contact The Crooked Road office by email at admin@thecrookedroad.org or by calling 276-492-2409.