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Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail

P.O.Box 268, Big Stone Gap, VA
+1 866-686-6874
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Crooked Road

This was an adventure I had planned for a long time - driving thru the backwoods and small towns of... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Les T
Multiple music venues!

Excellent music venues, from the Carter Fold to the Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama. Tour... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2016
Tabitha H
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
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P.O.Box 268, Big Stone Gap, VA
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

This was an adventure I had planned for a long time - driving thru the backwoods and small towns of southwestern Virginia. There is history and mountain beauty every step of the way, but the thread that ties it all together is the music. Bluegrass...More

Thank Les T
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Excellent music venues, from the Carter Fold to the Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama. Tour as many of the locations on the Trail as you can!

Thank Tabitha H
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

If this road is 300 plus miles and is admittedly crooked and it gets dark at 6pm and live music typically will be performed mostly at night 7-9... How in the hell can you get out to these venues to actually hear the music without...More

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We had been planning on this road trip for a few years, since we first heard about the "Crooked Road." We love bluegrass and "old-time" music, we love history, we love to immerse ourselves in the culture of various regions of our country. This trip...More

1  Thank eduJamesE
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We did not intend to visit this road but ended up on it anyway. We drove for a while on the road and saw great scenery and learned a lot about the music there in the mountains. Bought a CD with local artists on it....More

4  Thank CouttsC8
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I had not heard of the Crooked Road until a friend told me about it. He read about it in the NY Times (http://goo.gl/gvywTI). We drove the Crooked Road and used it as an opportunity to learn a bit about the history of hillbilly and...More

2  Thank USATravelDC
Reviewed 16 July 2013

We traveled a small portion of the Crooked Road this last weekend. What an experience. Great local music, joined by interesting history of Early Appalachian settlers. The outdoor drama of The Tail of the Lonesome Pine in Big Stone Gap told the story of legendary...More

3  Thank Ladyintheknow
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Like Bluegrass Music? Like American History? Curious about the Appalachian Mountain Settlers and Current dwellers? Then hop a ride all along The Crooked Road ( as advertised via brochure from the State of North Carolina ). The trip crosses miles of unexpected venues for both...More

2  Thank Lindazo
Reviewed 11 September 2012

We spent 4 days on a central section of this "trail" and loved every minute of it. The whole trail covers about 300 miles of lower Virginia countryside; we covered only about 150 miles of it. Mountain views, backroads, and HERITAGE MOUNTAIN MUSIC are THE...More

4  Thank Murrell89
Reviewed 2 October 2009

The Crooked Road Guide book with it's two CDs for this trip is a must. We easily followed its recommendations and saw most major venues. We visited Ferrum, Floyd, Meadows of Dan, Independence, Galax, Bristol, Hiltons, Grayson Highlands State park. It is not called the...More

10  Thank orleans1098
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19 May 2016|
Response from 664judyc | Reviewed this property |
The Crooked Road is a concept not a single road. It is blanket term for lots of locations that offer great talent from local musicians to well known artists like Doc Watson and Wayne Henderson.. Do your research for towns... More
31 October 2015|
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Response from eduJamesE | Reviewed this property |
jodielyn, part of me wants to say "it's impossible," but that would probably come across as rude and unhelpful. What needs to happen is you need to get a taste of the region so that you'll plan a trip back to really... More

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