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Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama - More Info
Jun 21-Aug 24
518 Clinton Avenue East
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Phone: (800) 362-0149
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of The Trail of the Lonesome Pine. It is the longest continually running outdoor drama in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is now the official Outdoor Drama of Virginia. It is an exciting entertaining and accurate accounting of the story made famous in the early 1900s by the noted author John Fox, Jr. It depicts the effect that the discovery of coal in the Appalachian Mountains had on the people of this beautiful mountain region.
There can be no greater sense of wonder than that of a young person viewing this production for the first time and sharing in the struggles, the humor, the feuding, the love and the adventure of the fast paced action which characterizes the exciting heritage of these strong-minded mountain people. The outside world crashed in upon their secure simple lives in a dramatic way that changed them forever.
For more information, performance schedules and ticketing, please visit our website.
Second Chance Rocks the Two Virginias - More Info
14 Westwood Medical Park
Bluefield, VA 24605
Phone: (276) 326-1078
Second Chance Learning Center in Bluefield, VA rocks the two Virginias for the second year.
Held at Mitchell Stadium just over the Virginia line in Bluefield, WV. Be sure you have your tickets. Gates open at noon.
The 2013 lineup is Justin Moore, Craig Campbell, Shooter Jennings, Clave Dunn, Special guest D J Silver. Kayla Sloane has been selected as one of the two local acts. All tickets are $35. Tickets go on sale April 15th. at the following locations: Second Chance Learning Center, All Grants locations, Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, and also online at secondchancelearning.com/concert
Pickin’ in the Park at Natural Tunnel State Park - More Info
Duffield, VA 24244
Phone: (276) 940-2674
Enjoy a sunny Sunday afternoon relaxing in the shade of the Amphitheater listening to local country, bluegrass, and gospel bands play. Scheduled performers play 30 minute sets. Try your hand at the Open Mic and a jam session will conclude the program. Admission is free but parking is $3 per vehicle. This program is presented by the Cultural Arts Council of the Cove Ridge Center Foundation. Natural Tunnel State Park is an affiliated site on the Crooked Road.
Tazewell County Fiddlers’ Convention - More Info
Jul 12-Jul 14
Tazewell, VA 24651
Phone: (276) 988-6755
Join us for the 11th annual Fiddlers' Convention in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains for a weekend of fun and traditional music for the entire family - more than $5000 cash and prizes awarded!
Friday - Gates open at 12:00 noon for campers. Evening band competition in both bluegrass and old time.
Saturday - Youth competition, folk song competition, individual instrument compettion (guitar, mandolin, dobro, harmonica, dulcimer, bass & autoharp) fiddle & banjo duet, banjo (OT & BG), fiddle (OT & BG), Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation, final band competition and dance competition.
Sunday - Informal, morning gospel jam or sleep-in and roll out at your leisure.
Bands are encouraged, but not required to compete both nights. Those who compete both will have their higher score count in the final tally and lower score dropped.
Camping is first come, first served. Water outlets available, self-contained RV's okay, two dumping stations on site, no hook-up. Camping spaces are $8 night/vehicle for primitive, $15 night RV. Food available on site.
Carter Family Traditional Music Festival - More Info
Aug 2-Aug 3
3449 A. P. Carter Highway
Hiltons, VA 24258
Phone: (276) 645-0035
Music festival held the first weekend in August presented in honor of The Original Carter Family, the first family of country music, and commemorating the historic 1927 Bristol Recording Sessions.
Gates open Friday at 3:00 PM and Saturday at Noon.
Visit the Carter Family Museum in the old general store building and the recently restored original cabin that was the birthplace of A.P. Carter.