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The Crooked Road:
Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail

Experience the Mountains of Music!

A Place of Beauty – A Place of Song

This is the Crooked Road

The Crooked Road was designated as Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail by the Virginia Assembly in 2004. This 333-mile-long driving trail connects 10 major venues and over 50 affiliate venues that preserve and promote traditional Appalachian old time and bluegrass music. So, grab your dancing shoes or throw your guitar in the car for a musical adventure of a lifetime and plan your trip today!

Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail

The Crooked Road spans 333 miles of Southwest Virginia connecting 10 major venues and over 50 affiliate venues celebrating the region’s old time and bluegrass music heritage.

Major Venues:

  • Ralph Stanley Museum
  • Country Cabin
  • Carter Family Fold
  • Birthplace of Country Music Museum
  • Floyd Country Store
  • Blue Ridge Music Center
  • Blue Ridge institute & Museum
  • Rex Theater
  • Southwest Virginia Cultural Center
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The Crooked Road is celebrating all year long with events across the region!

The Crooked Road is celebrating 20 years of promoting old time and bluegrass music in the mountains of Southwest Virginia in 2024. Musical milestones are happening all along this cultural corridor including the 20th Anniversary of the Ralph Stanley Museum, the 10th Anniversary of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, the 40th Anniversary of the Floyd Country Store Friday Night Jamboree, and the 50th Anniversary of the Carter Family Fold.

Join us on the Crooked Road

20th Anniversary Celebrations

The Crooked Road Jam - April 4, 2024

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Virginia Highlands Community College Old Time String Band

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Appalachia Rising

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The Crooked Road on Tour

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The Crooked Road Jam - May 2, 2024

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The Crooked Road Youth Music Festival

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The Crooked Road’s Third Thursday Cultural Series

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The Crooked Road present the Acoustic Arbor Stage

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The Crooked Road Jam - June 6, 2024

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The Crooked Road’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

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The Crooked Road’s Third Thursday Cultural Series - June 20, 2024

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Abingdon Fiddlers’ Convention

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The Crooked Road Jam - July 4, 2024

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The Crooked Road’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

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The Crooked Road’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

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The Crooked Road’s Third Thursday Cultural Series - July 18, 2024

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The Crooked Road Jam - August 1, 2024

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The Crooked Road’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

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Galax Old Fiddlers Convention

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The Crooked Road’s Third Thursday Cultural Series - August 15, 2024

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The Crooked Road Jam - September 5, 2024

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The Crooked Road at Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion

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The Crooked Road’s Third Thursday Cultural Series - September 19, 2024

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The Crooked Road Jam - October 3, 2024

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The Crooked Road’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

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The Crooked Road’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

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The Crooked Road’s Third Thursday Cultural Series - October 17, 2024

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The Crooked Road Jam - November 7, 2024

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The Crooked Road Jam - December 5, 2024

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The Crooked Road’s Third Thursday Cultural Series - December 19, 2024

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