Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
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
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 email@example.com or by calling 276-492-2409.