Mountains of Music Homecoming


Jun
7 Fri
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HoustonFest - One Day Ticket - Friday OR Saturday - Felts Park, Galax, VA

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 12:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: December 17, 2018 8:00 PM to June 7, 2019 12:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Advance 1 Day Ticket (Fri or Sat) $25 • After June 2nd and at the Gate: $35 per person per day • PRICING FOR ONE DAY TICKET - USE EITHER FRIDAY, JUNE 7 OR SATURDAY, JUNE 8. This concert will be at Felts Park located at 601 South Main Street in Galax, VA.

HoustonFest, one of the region’s premier bluegrass and old time music festivals, is back with another stellar two day lineup of artists including Grand Ole Opry Stars Dailey & Vincent, country music legends Shenandoah, singer/songwriter Dori Freeman, the rollicking Hogslop String Band, Carson Peters & Iron Mountain, and many others performing in historic Felts Park in downtown Galax. HoustonFest features performances on four stages, workshops, luthiers, vendors, instrument petting zoo, and Houston’s Bluegrass Boot Camp. There is grandstand seating in the park and space for lawn chairs in front of the stage. Camping is available on site. More information at houstonfestgalax.com or call HoustonFest at (276) 236-9908.
Jun
7 Fri
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HoustonFest - Two Day Ticket (Friday & Saturday) - Felts Park, Galax, VA

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 12:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL CR: $40.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL CR Public Onsale: December 17, 2018 8:00 PM to June 7, 2019 12:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Advance 2 Day Ticket $40 • PRICING FOR TWO DAY TICKET - USE FRIDAY, JUNE 8 AND SATURDAY, JUNE 9. This concert will be at Felts Park located at 601 South Main Street in Galax, VA.

HoustonFest, one of the region’s premier bluegrass and old time music festivals, is back with another stellar two day lineup of artists including Grand Ole Opry Stars Dailey & Vincent, country music legends Shenandoah, singer/songwriter Dori Freeman, the rollicking Hogslop String Band, Carson Peters & Iron Mountain, and many others performing in historic Felts Park in downtown Galax. HoustonFest features performances on four stages, workshops, luthiers, vendors, instrument petting zoo, and Houston’s Bluegrass Boot Camp. There is grandstand seating in the park and space for lawn chairs in front of the stage. Camping is available on site. More information at houstonfestgalax.com or call HoustonFest at (276) 236-9908.
Jun
7 Fri
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Balsam Range - Damascus Old Mill Inn, Damascus, VA

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CHILD: $10.00
ADVANCED: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: December 17, 2018 8:00 PM to June 7, 2019 7:00 PM
CHILD Public Onsale: December 18, 2018 9:02 AM to June 7, 2019 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Since their formation in 2007, Balsam Range has been a dominant force in bluegrass music. In addition to numerous IBMA awards including Vocal Group of the Year in 2014, they are the current IBMA Entertainer of the Year. Named for the mountain range surrounding their home area of Haywood County, North Carolina, the band has produced numerous acclaimed albums featuring the mix of traditional stylings and modern sensibilities they are known for.

This concert will take place outdoors under a tent, so bringing a lawn chair or blanket is recommended. A limited number of seats will be provided.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Balsam Range is one of the leading bands in bluegrass music today. Founded in 2007 in Haywood County, North Carolina, the band features five talented musicians from that county: Buddy Melton (fiddle, and lead and tenor vocals), Darren Nicholson (mandolin, baritone and low tenor vocals), Marc Pruett (banjo), Caleb Smith (guitar, lead and baritone vocals), and Tim Surrett (bass, dobro, baritone, and lead vocals). The band takes its name from the Great Balsams, a mountain range that rises partly within Haywood County. These five musicians in Balsam Range made names for themselves in other affiliations—Melton as a member of the band Jubal Foster, Nicholson on the Grand Ole Opry, Pruett as a leader of his own band and with Ricky Skaggs, and Smith and Surrett in gospel music—but they have achieved a new level of respect collectively with Balsam Range. In a little over a decade, the band has recorded seven albums, and an EP of Christmas music, all for the Mountain Home label. In 2011 Balsam Range won its first International Bluegrass Music Association award—Song of the Year for “Trains I Missed.”

The third album Papertown (2012) topped the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey Chart for 5 months and received the Album of the Year Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association. In 2014 Balsam Range was honored with major IBMA awards: the band won Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year, while Melton was honored as Male Vocalist of the Year. This success prompted the the State of North Carolina’s House and Senate to officially honor the band. Staying on the bluegrass album chart for 19 weeks and producing three #1 bluegrass singles, the band’s 2016 album Mountain Voodoo was nominated for three IBMA awards. In 2018 the band was received its second Entertainer of the Year award from the IBMA. Three of the members of Balsam Range—Melton, Nicolson, and Pruett—have headlined albums with other musicians. Pruett—who has played music around the U.S. for so many years that Ricky Skaggs has sometimes introduced him as “America’s banjo player”—received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from his alma mater Western Carolina University in 2010. All five musicians in Balsam Range combine their individual talents to create a powerhouse band that offers a heaping helping of instinctively blended vocals, instrumental skills, original songs, and smart choice in covers.
The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the Appalachian Regional Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, VA Dept of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Food City, Virginia Commission for the Arts, David and Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods, LLC., Virginia State Parks and other generous supporters. 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 adminthecrookedroad.org or by calling 276-492-2409.
$10.00 - $15.00
Jun
8 Sat
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Roaring into the Twenties: Feastival with "Kickin' It": The Crooked Road's Appalachian Dance Review

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 5:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $75.00
INDIVIDUAL VEGETARIAN: $75.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL / INDIVIDUAL VEGETARIAN Public Onsale: March 7, 2019 12:00 AM to June 8, 2019 5:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Sponsored by Blue Ridge Beverage.

Who knew that the mountain town of Marion, Virginia, was a regional hot spot for entertainment in the Roaring ‘20s? With the boom in timbering and railroading, Marion was a hub for the speakeasy-bootlegging-ragtime-jazz-and-jitterbugging culture of the time, while still surrounded by traditional mountain music, moonshining, and old-time dancing. Feastival guests will roar into the 2020s and experience this small town’s current revitalization in Marion’s most historic venues. Social hour at the Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts will feature appetizers and drinks, plus demonstrations of heritage music and dance. From there, guests will move to the historic General Francis Marion Hotel for a sumptuous feast prepared by Chef Josh Young with a “Roarin’ into the Twenties” menu that looks both back in time and forward. After dinner, Feastival guests will be treated to Kickin’ It: The Crooked Road’s Appalachian Dance Revue at the Historic Lincoln Theatre, featuring The Crooked Road Old Time All Stars (Chris Anderson, Jackson Cunningham, Jamie Ferguson, Julie Shepherd-Powell, and Debbie Yates) who will provide music for more than 30 of America’s finest traditional dancers: The Green Grass Cloggers, Hickory Flat Hoedowners, Good Foot Dance Company, Junious Brickhouse, Daniel Rothwell, and National Heritage Award winning buck dancer, Thomas Maupin.
Jun
8 Sat
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"Kickin' It" - The Crooked Road's Appalachian Dance Review, Lincoln Theatre, Marion, VA

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CHILD: $10.00
ADVANCED: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CHILD / ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 7, 2019 12:00 AM to June 8, 2019 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Kickin’ It: The Crooked Road’s Appalachian Dance Revue features The Crooked Road Old Time All Stars (Chris Anderson, Jackson Cunningham, Jamie Ferguson, Julie Shepherd-Powell, and Debbie Yates) who will provide music for more than 30 of America’s finest traditional dancers: The Green Grass Cloggers, Hickory Flat Hoedowners, Good Foot Dance Company, Junious Brickhouse, Daniel Rothwell, and National Heritage Award winning buck dancer, Thomas Maupin.

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the Appalachian Regional Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, VA Dept of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Food City, Virginia Commission for the Arts, David and Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods, LLC., Virginia State Parks and other generous supporters. 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
9 Sun
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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Gospel Concert - Slate Mt. Presbyterian Church, Meadows of Dan, VA

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 3:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CHILD: $10.00
ADVANCED: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CHILD Public Onsale: December 18, 2018 9:11 AM to June 9, 2019 3:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: December 17, 2018 8:00 PM to June 9, 2019 3:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have been at the forefront of both the bluegrass world and the world of bluegrass gospel. As reigning IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, they will present their soaring harmonies and brilliant arrangements of a cappella and instrument-accompanied gospel songs in a perfect setting – Slate Mt. Evangelical Presbyterian Church just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Slate Mt. Church is one of six rock churches on the National Historic Registry built in the early 1900s by the congregations of Pastor Bob Childress, whose remarkable ministry was chronicled in the book “The Man Who Moved A Mountain.”

This event will be one of the fullest and richest experiences available during the Homecoming, and includes the 10:00 am service at the Church, a pot-luck lunch at noon provided by the Church members, presentations by Church historians, and musical entertainment presented by the Church. Those wishing to partake of the pot-luck lunch should contact Pastor Jeff Dalton at (540) 789-7324. Donations for the pot-luck are welcome.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

An accomplished mandolin player, vocalist, and producer, Doyle Lawson is the leader of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, an acclaimed bluegrass and bluegrass gospel group with nearly forty albums to its credit. Multiple International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Vocal Group of the Year award winners (most recently in 2018), Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have 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, has been named SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, and in 2012 he was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. Lawson began his career in 1963 while still a teenager, joining Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys. Subsequently performing for a few years with banjo player/bandleader J. D. Crowe, Lawson then worked for several years as a member of groundbreaking progressive bluegrass group The Country Gentlemen. In 1979 Lawson ventured out on his own to front Quicksilver. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver soon established themselves as a leading group in bluegrass gospel music while garnering widespread respect for the group’s exquisite vocal arrangements. Past members of Quicksilver have been leading the genre for decades now, including artists like Lou Reid, Russell Moore, Jamie Dailey, and Jim Van Cleve. In addition to Lawson (on mandolin and vocals), the current line-up for Quicksilver features Josh Swift (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 group’s most recent album is Life Is A Story, released in 2017. In 2019, the Mountains of Music Homecoming will mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver by hosting three separate concerts commemorating Lawson as well as present-day and key past members of Quicksilver.

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the Appalachian Regional Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, VA Dept of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Food City, Virginia Commission for the Arts, David and Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods, LLC., Virginia State Parks and other generous supporters. 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
9 Sun
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Remembering Doc - T. Michael Coleman, Jack Lawrence, Jeff Little, & Wayne Henderson - Moss Arts Center at VT, Blacksburg, VA

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

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: December 17, 2018 8:00 PM to June 9, 2019 7:30 PM
CHILD Public Onsale: December 18, 2018 9:12 AM to June 9, 2019 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Doc Watson is an iconic figure in American music and despite his passing in 2012, his impact is still felt far and wide. This concert by those who performed with Doc and counted him a close friend will be a chance for everyone who loved Doc to share in a celebration of his life and music. On stage playing together for Doc will be his longtime bassist T. Michael Coleman and guitar companion Jack Lawrence, and Doc’s good friends Jeff Little on piano and Wayne Henderson on guitar.

Pre-concert activities include a gathering at 6:00 pm in the Cube (the Moss Arts Center’s black box theatre) where the performers and the audience members will be able to share memories of Doc. At 5:00 pm, Appalachian music scholar Ted Olson will give a presentation on the forthcoming 4-CD and book celebrating Doc’s career which Ted helped create.

Located on the campus of Virginia Tech, the Moss Arts Center features a state of the art performance hall and visual arts galleries. The Center hosts a full schedule of national and international professional arts programming year round.

ABOUT DOC AND THE ARTISTS

Blind from infancy, Arthel “Doc” Watson (1923-2012) was among the most acclaimed American musicians during the second half of the 20th Century, and he remains strongly influential on American roots musicians in the 21st Century. A master of two acoustic guitar styles—flat-picking and finger-style—who could play old-time banjo and harmonica with considerable skill, Watson was also an evocative singer with a resonant baritone voice and an extensive repertoire of traditional and contemporary songs. Enjoying a five-decade performing career and recording acclaimed albums for major as well as independent record labels, Watson was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Fame (in 2000), and he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (in 2004) and the National Medal of Arts (in 1997). Often performing and recording with other legendary musicians (including Clarence Ashley, Clarence White, Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Jean Ritchie, and Ricky Skaggs), Watson regularly recorded and toured with a select group of talented musicians, particularly with his guitar-playing son Merle Watson (1949-1986) but also with bassist/singer T. Michael Coleman, guitarist Jack Lawrence, and multi-instrumentalist/singer David Holt. To celebrate the ongoing influence of Doc Watson, Mountains of Music Homecoming is hosting “Remembering Doc,” a special concert featuring reminiscences of and musical tributes to Doc Watson from four talented musicians who knew him well: T. Michael Coleman and Jack Lawrence as well as guitarist/luthier Wayne Henderson and pianist Jeff Little.

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the Appalachian Regional Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, VA Dept of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Food City, Virginia Commission for the Arts, David and Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods, LLC., Virginia State Parks and other generous supporters. 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
10 Mon
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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Reunion Concert w/guests Jamie Dailey, Terry Baucom, Jim Van Cleve - King Ctr, SWCC, Cedar Bluff, VA

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

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: December 17, 2018 8:00 PM to June 10, 2019 7:30 PM
CHILD Public Onsale: December 18, 2018 9:13 AM to June 10, 2019 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
An impressive array of award-winning bluegrass talent has been part of Doyle Lawson’s band over the years. This full-bore bluegrass concert will feature Doyle’s current talented lineup and a reunion with several former band members as special guests including Jamie Dailey (of Grand Ole Opry stars Dailey & Vincent), banjo master Terry Baucom (Dukes of Drive), and fiddler Jim Van Cleve (Mountain Heart). It is always a magical experience when amazing artists like these get a chance to share the stage once again!

At 6:00 pm the artists will gather on stage to share stories about the impact of Doyle Lawson on bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music, and the experience of being part of one of the most beloved bands in bluegrass history.

The King Center at Southwest Virginia Community College hosts many of the college’s cultural events and houses the Jack Tales Wall, a bas-relief wall sculpture made from over 8,000 bricks that conveys images from the iconic folk tales of the Appalachian Mountains.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

An accomplished mandolin player, vocalist, and producer, Doyle Lawson is the leader of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, an acclaimed bluegrass group with nearly forty albums to its credit. Multiple International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Vocal Group of the Year award winners (most recently in 2018), Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have 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, has been named SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, and in 2012 he was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. Lawson began his career in 1963 while still a teenager, joining Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys. Subsequently performing for a few years with banjo player/bandleader J. D. Crowe, Lawson then worked for several years as a member of groundbreaking progressive bluegrass group The Country Gentlemen. In 1979 Lawson ventured out on his own to front Quicksilver. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver soon established themselves as a leading group in bluegrass gospel music while garnering widespread respect for the group’s exquisite vocal arrangements. Past members of Quicksilver are some of the industry’s biggest names, including the special guests for this concert - Jamie Dailey, Terry Baucom, and Jim Van Cleve. In addition to Lawson (on mandolin and vocals), the current line-up for Quicksilver features Josh Swift (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 group’s most recent album is Life Is A Story, released in 2017. In 2019, the Mountains of Music Homecoming will mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver by hosting three separate concerts commemorating Lawson as well as present-day and key past members of Quicksilver.

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the Appalachian Regional Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, VA Dept of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Food City, Virginia Commission for the Arts, David and Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods, LLC., Virginia State Parks and other generous supporters. 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
10 Mon
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Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention "Best All-Around Performers" Concert - Reynolds Homestead, Critz, VA

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

TICKET SALE DATES
CHILD / ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 7, 2019 12:00 AM to June 10, 2019 7:30 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 Fiddler’s 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 Fiddler’s Convention. The Homecoming will bring a group of these Best All-Around Performers together for a special concert at the Reynolds Homestead to celebrate the legacy of the Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention. In addition to individual performances, this Who’s Who list of traditional artists will join together to perform as an all-star old time string band. The award winning lineup of musicians includes Richard Bowman, Nate Leath and Aila Wildman on fiddles; Victor Furtado on banjo; Wayne Henderson on guitar; Eli Wildman on mandolin; John Hollandsworth on autoharp; and Martha Spencer on bass.

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the Appalachian Regional Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, VA Dept of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Food City, Virginia Commission for the Arts, David and Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods, LLC., Virginia State Parks and other generous supporters. 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
11 Tue
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Feast & Frolic at the Farm: Feastival with Square Dance by caller Phil Louer & the Indian Run Stringband

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 5:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $70.00
INDIVIDUAL VEGETARIAN: $70.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL / INDIVIDUAL VEGETARIAN Public Onsale: March 7, 2019 12:00 AM to June 11, 2019 5:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Sponsored by Blue Ridge Beverage.

Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner on a scenic 125-acre mountain farm, then dance the night away in the barn to toe-tapping tunes and lively dance calls. No experience necessary! Starting with a social hour under the stars (with craft beer from the Sinkland Farms Brewery), guests will then enjoy a meal prepared from local ingredients and highlighting local food traditions prepared by a local chef. Following dinner, demonstrations of local dance heritage give guests time to digest and prepare for dancing! In the barn, you can participate in (or just watch) traditional square and round dances with the guidance of an expert dance caller and teacher Phil Louer to music provided by the Indian Run Stringband. Join us for great food, music, dance, and company—and see one of Southwest Virginia’s most successful agritourism ventures. Fun for the whole family.
Jun
11 Tue
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Carson Peters and Presley Barker - McGlothlin Center, Emory, VA

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

TICKET SALE DATES
CHILD Public Onsale: December 18, 2018 9:14 AM to June 11, 2019 7:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: December 17, 2018 8:00 PM to June 11, 2019 7:30 PM
CHILD Public Onsale: December 18, 2018 9:13 AM to June 11, 2019 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Carson Peters is a 15-year-old wunderkind—a nationally recognized bluegrass and gospel fiddler and singer who has been entertaining audiences for a dozen years. He began playing the fiddle at 3 years of age when his parents bought him a 1/8 size fiddle. In recent years, Peters has regularly performed publicly in and near his home in the Tri Cities area, including at such prestigious venues and events as Mountains of Music Homecoming, Song of the Mountains, the Carter Family Fold, the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Dollywood’s Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival, Asheville’s Bluegrass First Class, and WDVX’s World Class Bluegrass. He has also appeared on several national television programs, including “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, “Little Big Shots” with Steve Harvey, as well as the 2018 Country Music Association Awards show. Peters has also performed on The Grand Ole Opry, initially as a guest of bluegrass and country music legend Ricky Skaggs and later with his own band, Iron Mountain (featuring Peters’ father Jamie, father-and-son Eric and Ben Marshall, and Austin Tate). Having recorded two well-received albums with Iron Mountain, Peters is widely considered one of the finest young musicians working in bluegrass and gospel music.

Presley Barker is a phenomenal young guitarist who lives in Wilkes County, North Carolina, which was also home to one of Barker’s guitar heroes, Doc Watson. First learning to play the guitar at the age of 7, Barker won the Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention guitar contest in the adult division when he was 10; over the next couple of years he won the West Virginia State Flatpicking Guitar competition and the Wayne Henderson Guitar competition. As a member of the talented youth bluegrass band Shadowgrass (alongside Kyser George, Luke Morris, and Clay Russell), Barker has performed at such major festivals as the National Folk Festival, the Richmond Folk Festival, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass, the annual SPGBMA conference, HoustonFest, and Merlefest. With accompaniment from such leading musicians as Steve Lewis, Scott Freeman, Josh Scott, and Wayne Henderson, Barker’s 2015 album, Just Ten, featured the young musician singing bluegrass and gospel songs and playing some classic acoustic guitar tunes (some of which were associated with Doc Watson). More recently, Barker was invited to perform at MerleFest with another of his guitar heroes: 10-time International Bluegrass Music Association Guitarist of the Year Bryan Sutton and guitar wizard Tommy Emmanuel as well. Presley has opened for famed guitarist Albert Lee and in 2018, Presley performed at the Grand Ole Opry as a guest of Ricky Skaggs. Now as a teenager, Barker hopes to continue to expand his range on acoustic guitar while at the same time learning to play electric guitar.

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the Appalachian Regional Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, VA Dept of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Food City, Virginia Commission for the Arts, David and Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods, LLC., Virginia State Parks and other generous supporters. 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
11 Tue
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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Reunion Concert w/guests Jamie Dailey, Russell Moore, & Jim Van Cleve - Country Cabin, Norton, VA

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

TICKET SALE DATES
CHILD Public Onsale: December 18, 2018 9:14 AM to June 11, 2019 7:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: December 17, 2018 8:00 PM to June 11, 2019 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
An impressive array of award-winning bluegrass talent has been part of Doyle Lawson’s band over the years. This full-bore bluegrass concert will feature Doyle’s current talented lineup and a reunion with several former band members as special guests including Jamie Dailey (of Daily & Vincent, Grand Ole Opry stars), Russell Moore (IIIrd Tyme Out and 5-Time IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year), and electrifying fiddler Jim Van Cleve (Mountain Heart). As Homecoming attendees have witnessed in the past, it is always a magical experience when amazing artists like these get a chance to share the stage once again and enjoy each other’s company after years apart.

At 6:00 pm the artists will gather on stage inside the Cabin to share stories about the impact of Doyle Lawson on bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music, and the experience of being part of one of the most beloved and awarded bands in bluegrass history.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

An accomplished mandolin player, vocalist, and producer, Doyle Lawson is the leader of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, an acclaimed bluegrass group with nearly forty albums to its credit. Multiple International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Vocal Group of the Year award winners (most recently in 2018), Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have 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, has been named SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, and in 2012 he was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. Lawson began his career in 1963 while still a teenager, joining Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys. Subsequently performing for a few years with banjo player/bandleader J. D. Crowe, Lawson then worked for several years as a member of groundbreaking progressive bluegrass group The Country Gentlemen. In 1979 Lawson ventured out on his own to front Quicksilver. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver soon established themselves as a leading group in bluegrass gospel music while garnering widespread respect for the group’s exquisite vocal arrangements. Past members of Quicksilver are some of the industry’s biggest names, including the special guests for this concert - Jamie Dailey, Russell Moore and Jim Van Cleve. In addition to Lawson (on mandolin and vocals), the current line-up for Quicksilver features Josh Swift (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 group’s most recent album is Life Is A Story, released in 2017. In 2019, the Mountains of Music Homecoming will mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver by hosting three separate concerts commemorating Lawson as well as present-day and key past members of Quicksilver.

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the Appalachian Regional Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, VA Dept of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Food City, Virginia Commission for the Arts, David and Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods, LLC., Virginia State Parks and other generous supporters. 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
11 Tue
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Frolic at the Farm - Square Dance by caller Phil Louer & the Indian Run Stringband, Sinkland Farms, Christiansburg, VA

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
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INDIVIDUAL: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: March 7, 2019 12:00 AM to June 11, 2019 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
In the barn, you can participate in (or just watch) traditional square and round dances with the guidance of an expert dance caller and teacher Phil Louer to music provided by the Indian Run Stringband. Join us for great food, music, dance, and company—and see one of Southwest Virginia’s most successful agritourism ventures. Fun for the whole family.

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the Appalachian Regional Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, VA Dept of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Food City, Virginia Commission for the Arts, David and Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods, LLC., Virginia State Parks and other generous supporters. 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.
Jun
13 Thu
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The Steel Wheels - Western Front Hotel, St. Paul, VA

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CHILD: $12.00
ADVANCED: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CHILD / ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 7, 2019 12:00 AM to June 13, 2019 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
An Americana band with Virginia roots and strong bluegrass influences, The Steel Wheels was formed by Trent Wagler (on guitar and vocals) and Jay Lapp (on mandolin, guitar, and vocals), who soon recruited Brian Dickel (on bass) and Eric Brubaker (on fiddle). In 2010 the band released two albums and received seven Independent Music Award nominations. The Steel Wheels received attention for its summertime "SpokeSongs" tours, cycling through Virginia (in 2009) and Michigan (in 2011) while carrying their instruments and playing music in venues along the way. This versatile band of style-hoppers will entertain in the Backyard, the Hotel’s space built for fun times with hammocks, Adirondack chairs, outdoor bar and stage.

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the Appalachian Regional Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, VA Dept of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Food City, Virginia Commission for the Arts, David and Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods, LLC., Virginia State Parks and other generous supporters. 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.
$12.00 - $20.00
Jun
13 Thu
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Stanley Bros Music - Ralph Stanley II, Junior Sisk, Don Rigsby, Dewey Brown, Tommy Brown, Randall Hibbitts - Floyd Country Store

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CHILD: $12.00
ADVANCED: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CHILD Public Onsale: December 18, 2018 9:15 AM to June 13, 2019 7:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: December 17, 2018 8:00 PM to June 13, 2019 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This special gathering of musicians who cut their teeth on the music of Carter and Ralph, the Stanley Brothers, was one of the most popular concerts from the 2018 Homecoming and deserved to be shared again.

At 6:00 pm the artists will gather on stage to share what the music of the Stanley Brothers means to them and the lasting impact of one of the earliest and most important groups in bluegrass history.

ABOUT THE STANLEY BROTHERS AND THE ARTISTS

Carter Stanley (1925-1966) and Ralph Stanley (1927-2016), brothers who both hailed from Dickenson County, Virginia, were the most traditional sounding of first-generation bluegrass music greats. After serving in the military during World War II, the Stanleys in 1946 formed a band featuring Carter on guitar and lead vocal and Ralph on banjo and tenor vocal. With their band the Clinch Mountain Boys (the group was often credited as The Stanley Brothers), the Stanleys made nearly four hundred recordings for several national and regional labels. After Carter’s death in December 1966, Ralph continued performing and recording with a new version of the Clinch Mountain Boys, and this band’s “high lonesome sound” became popular at bluegrass festivals across the US. Musicians that appeared with Ralph Stanley during these years constituted a bluegrass and country music Who’s Who, including Curly Ray Cline, Melvin Goins, Larry Sparks, George Shuffler, Jack Cooke, Roy Lee Centers, Keith Whitley, Ricky Skaggs, Charlie Sizemore, Ernie Thacker, and Ralph Stanley II. In 1976 Ralph Stanley received an honorary Doctorate of Music from Lincoln Memorial University, which inspired his nickname “Dr. Ralph.” Continuing to tour and record until shortly before his death on June 23, 2016, Stanley received many awards, including a National Heritage Fellowship; additionally, he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and the International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Honor. Stanley won the Best Male Country Vocal Performance Grammy Award for his a cappella performance of “O Death,” featured on the soundtrack for the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center—celebrating his life and music and located in Clintwood, Virginia—was dedicated in 2004 as one of the Crooked Road’s major venues. Despite ample opportunities to pursue his career elsewhere, Stanley desired to live his life in his home place of Southwest Virginia, making Dr. Ralph the embodiment of what the Crooked Road celebrates—the connection between traditional artists and the culture and community they represent. In tribute to the legacy of the Stanleys, Mountains of Music Homecoming offers this concert showcasing the talents of four of Dr. Ralph’s former bandmates (fiddler Dewey Brown, banjo-player Tommy Brown, bassist Randall Hibbitts, and guitarist/singer Ralph Stanley II) and two protégés (mandolinist/vocalist Don Rigsby and guitarist/vocalist Junior Sisk).

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the Appalachian Regional Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, VA Dept of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Food City, Virginia Commission for the Arts, David and Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods, LLC., Virginia State Parks and other generous supporters. 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.
$12.00 - $20.00
Jun
14 Fri
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Bill Monroe's "Sons of Bluegrass" - Blue Ridge Music Center, Galax, VA

Southwest, VA
United States
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: December 18, 2018 9:16 AM to June 14, 2019 7:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: December 17, 2018 8:00 PM to June 14, 2019 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Bill Monroe, the revered Father of Bluegrass, considered his Bluegrass Boys band a training ground for musicians, and the lengthy list of the artists who performed in it comprises a Who’s Who of bluegrass musicians. This concert brings together musicians who shared the road and the stage with Monroe for a celebration of his enduring body of music. Banjoist Butch Robins, fiddler Billy Baker, and bassist Doug Hutchens hail from Southwest Virginia. They will be joined by Ohio guitarist Tom Ewing, Illinois fiddler Robert Bowlin, and mandolinist Mike Compton of the Nashville Bluegrass Band.

The Blue Ridge Music Center is a National Park facility dedicated to presenting the history and heritage of music from the Blue Ridge Region of Virginia and North Carolina. In addition to the beautiful outdoor amphitheater, visitors enjoy the Center’s world class museum exhibit called “The Roots of American Music” which was curated by Crooked Road co-founder Joe Wilson.

Pre-concert activities include a 5:00 pm presentation in the center’s indoor auditorium on Bill Monroe by guitarist Tom Ewing based on his recently published book Bill Monroe: The Life and Music of The Blue Grass Man. At 5:30 pm, the artists will gather in the auditorium to share stories of their time helping Monroe create bluegrass music.

ABOUT BILL MONROE AND THE ARTISTS

Bill Monroe was nicknamed “the Father of Bluegrass” for his pioneering role in the development of the bluegrass style and repertoire. Not only did Monroe front the band in which the bluegrass sound evolved but he also created much of the material—songs like “Blue Moon of Kentucky” and “Uncle Pen” and tunes like “Big Mon” and “Jerusalem Ridge”—that musicians have performed ever since the rise of bluegrass in the 1940s. Monroe began his musical career in the 1930s, playing in the country brother duo the Monroe Brothers (alongside his brother Charlie). Accordingly, Bill Monroe was inducted into both the International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Fame (in 1991) and the Country Music Hall of Fame (in 1970). He was also selected to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (in 1993) and the National Medal of Arts (in 1995). Another sign of Monroe’s lasting significance is the fact that he has influenced countless musicians in a number of different genres beyond bluegrass. Monroe’s band, tagged with the name “the Blue Grass Boys,” was constantly changing (the only constant in the band was the mandolinist—Monroe), and over 150 musicians performed as Blue Grass Boys during the band’s many decades of touring and recording. In celebrating the Monroe legacy, Mountains of Music Homecoming draws together five former Blue Grass Boys: fiddlers Billy Baker and Robert Bowlin, guitarist/vocalist Tom Ewing, banjoist Butch Robins, and bassist Doug Hutchens. Also appearing in this Monroe tribute concert will be Mike Compton, who will fill in on mandolin for the master musician who so influenced him.

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the Appalachian Regional Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, VA Dept of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Food City, Virginia Commission for the Arts, David and Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods, LLC., Virginia State Parks and other generous supporters. 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. 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 Fri
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Blue Ridge Backroads Live with the Whitetop Mountain Band & Little Stony Nighthawks - The Rex Theater, Galax, VA

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $15.00
ADVANCED: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL / ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 7, 2019 12:00 AM to June 14, 2019 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Blue Ridge Backroads at the Rex Theater will present two of the region’s most popular old time bands in a live radio show broadcast around the world on WBRF, Classic Country FM 98.1. A family-based band from Grayson County, Virginia, the Whitetop Mountain Band is known for its exuberant accompaniment of square dances and for its diverse and wide-ranging repertoire, mixing fiddle and banjo instrumentals, ballads, as well as songs from many genres (blues, bluegrass, classic country, honky tonk, originals, and gospel). Five Mile Mountain Road brings a fiery intensity to a repertoire full of dance tunes, older country material, western swing, and bluegrass. The Rex Theater, with a wide dance floor immediately in front of the stage is a great venue to kick up your heels in.

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the Appalachian Regional Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, VA Dept of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Food City, Virginia Commission for the Arts, David and Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods, LLC., Virginia State Parks and other generous supporters. 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 Fri
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Wolfe Brothers String Band, Empty Bottle String Band & Center Stage Cloggers - Lays Hardware, Coeburn, VA

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CHILD: $7.00
ADVANCED: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CHILD / ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 7, 2019 12:00 AM to June 14, 2019 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Lays Hardware is known as a hot spot for dancing, and it’s a great setting for this concert by two great old time bands and a precision clogging team. The Wolfe Bros. String Band from Elk Creek never fails to get into a wonderful groove that dancers find irresistible. The Empty Bottle String Band from Big Stone Gap loves bringing innovation to their music while staying close to the old time string band tradition of the 1930's. Their members include dancers and dance callers, so they understand what pleases a dance crowd. The Center Stage Cloggers, a multi-generational dance team formed in 1996 and based in Wise County, Virginia, will share their precision clog talents, giving folks a chance to catch their breath from their own dancing.

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the Appalachian Regional Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, VA Dept of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Food City, Virginia Commission for the Arts, David and Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods, LLC., Virginia State Parks and other generous supporters. 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.
$7.00 - $10.00
Jun
15 Sat
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Tales, Trails, & Tunes - Feastival with Square Dance by Caller Tyler Hughes & the Stone Mountain Serenaders

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 5:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $50.00
INDIVIDUAL VEGETARIAN: $50.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL / INDIVIDUAL VEGETARIAN Public Onsale: March 7, 2019 12:00 AM to June 15, 2019 5:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Sponsored by Blue Ridge Beverage

Made famous in books, plays, and movies, Big Stone Gap offers up an evening of history, food, music, and dance, with an emphasis on local talent, old and young. You’ll learn why people call Big Stone Gap “the little town with a big story.” The John Fox, Jr. Museum, former home of the famous author of The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, will host the social hour. Guests will enjoy appetizers, drinks, and music there before moving on to the nearby Southwest Virginia Museum, where dinner will be prepared by cooks from the John Fox Jr. House using local recipes and ingredients. The Big Stone Gap Visitors Center will host a rollicking dance after dinner with music by the Stone Mountain Serenaders, one of the region’s best dance bands. Well-known Appalachian musician (and city councilman) Tyler Hughes will be the dance caller, and if you don’t know how to dance when you arrive, you will when you leave!
Jun
15 Sat
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Bill Monroe's "Sons of Bluegrass" - Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, VA

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CHILD: $12.00
ADVANCED: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: December 17, 2018 8:00 PM to June 15, 2019 7:30 PM
CHILD Public Onsale: December 18, 2018 9:16 AM to June 15, 2019 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Bill Monroe, the revered Father of Bluegrass, considered his Bluegrass Boys band a training ground for musicians, and the lengthy list of the artists who performed in it comprises a Who’s Who of bluegrass musicians. This concert brings together musicians who shared the road and the stage with Monroe for a celebration of his enduring body of music. Banjoist Butch Robins, fiddler Billy Baker, and bassist Doug Hutchens hail from Southwest Virginia. They will be joined by Ohio guitarist Tom Ewing, Illinois fiddler Robert Bowlin, and mandolinist Mike Compton of the Nashville Bluegrass Band, whose intimate understanding of the Monroe style completes the ensemble.

Pre-concert activities include a 5:30 pm presentation on Bill Monroe by guitarist Tom Ewing based on his recently published book Bill Monroe: The Life and Music of The Blue Grass Man. At 6:00 pm, the artists will gather on stage to share stories of their time helping Monroe create bluegrass music.

The Harvester Performance Center has been a transformative venue in downtown Rocky Mount, bringing in visitors from near and far to enjoy some of the finest musical entertainment year round. The venue is known for its outstanding acoustics and is a venue sought after by top bill artists who have heard about it from other artists.

ABOUT BILL MONROE AND THE ARTISTS

Bill Monroe was nicknamed “the Father of Bluegrass” for his pioneering role in the development of the bluegrass style and repertoire. Not only did Monroe front the band in which the bluegrass sound evolved but he also created much of the material—songs like “Blue Moon of Kentucky” and “Uncle Pen” and tunes like “Big Mon” and “Jerusalem Ridge”—that musicians have performed ever since the rise of bluegrass in the 1940s. Monroe began his musical career in the 1930s, playing in the country brother duo the Monroe Brothers (alongside his brother Charlie). Accordingly, Bill Monroe was inducted into both the International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Fame (in 1991) and the Country Music Hall of Fame (in 1970). He was also selected to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (in 1993) and the National Medal of Arts (in 1995). Another sign of Monroe’s lasting significance is the fact that he has influenced countless musicians in a number of different genres beyond bluegrass. Monroe’s band, tagged with the name “the Blue Grass Boys,” was constantly changing (the only constant in the band was the mandolinist—Monroe), and over 150 musicians performed as Blue Grass Boys during the band’s many decades of touring and recording. In celebrating the Monroe legacy, Mountains of Music Homecoming draws together five former Blue Grass Boys: fiddlers Billy Baker and Robert Bowlin, guitarist/vocalist Tom Ewing, banjoist Butch Robins, and bassist Doug Hutchens. Also appearing in this Monroe tribute concert will be Mike Compton, who will fill in on mandolin for the master musician who mentored him.

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the Appalachian Regional Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, VA Dept of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Food City, Virginia Commission for the Arts, David and Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods, LLC., Virginia State Parks and other generous supporters. 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.
$12.00 - $20.00

Mountains of Music Homecoming

Southwest, VA
United States
Welcome to The Crooked Road’s fifth 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 7-15, 2019. 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.