Gathering in the Gap Music Festival - More Info
10 West First Street
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Phone: (276) 523-1322
Celebrate Southwest Virginia's rich tradition of old-time, bluegrass, blues and Americana music. Enjoy performances by regionally and nationally renowned musicians including John Carter Cash, Mountain Heart, Dale Jett and Hello Stranger, and Dave Eggar and Deoro with Amber Rubarth. Also enjoy instrument competitions, songwriting workshops and jam sessions. Crafters and vendors will be on-hand, and there will be an area just for the kids. Visit www.gatheringinthegapmusicfestival.com for a complete schedule of events, event fees and other information.
Wild Blue Yonder concert - More Info
Old Wilderness Road (US Highway 58)
Ewing, VA 24248
Phone: (606) 248-2817
"Wild Blue Yonder" will be playing at the national park campground amphitheater at 8PM on May 25th. Memorial Day weekend presents a delightful time to visit scenic Lee County and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park on the borders of Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. East Tennessee's folk/Americana band "Wild Blue Yonder" kicks off the Memorial Day weekend as they take to the stage with its straight ahead bluegrass pickin', edgy pop-grass arrangements and homespun story songs. The band has been a regional favorite since its 2001 inception. The program will take place at Wilderness Road Campground amphitheater at 8:00 p.m. In case of rain, the program will be in the visitor center auditorium. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park offers camping, hiking, cave tours, breathtaking overlooks, and stunning scenery. The luscious green colors and abundant wildflowers in the month of May make for a delightful Springtime get-away weekend. Welcome to Lee County, Virginia!
If Birds Could Fly - More Info
8426 U.S. Highway 421
Pennington Gap, VA 24277
Phone: (276) 546-3484
Legends 2 Restaurant/Cafe in Stone Creek is very proud to present "If Birds Could Fly" in concert! If Birds Could Fly is an
Appalachian folk band who brings a new take on Appalachian folk and classic Americana. They hail from Southwest Virginia and bring their roots of old country and ghostly melodies to a new and refreshing stage with a blend of many different genres, so that there is something everyone can enjoy when hearing If Birds Could Fly. From soothing guitar melodies to the vocal chills, this act promises to deliver a sound truly from their heart to those willing to listen. If Birds Could Fly is touring all over the United States this year, so we are particularly proud to have Legends 2 in Lee County, Virginia as one of their stops! Tickets for this show will go fast!! It will quite likely be a sold-out crowd.
2013 Clinch River Days Festival - More Info
May 30-Jun 1
16700 East Riverside Drive
St. Paul, VA 24283
Phone: (276) 762-2303
Kick off the event on Thursday with a Gallery Reception at the RR Museum featuring renouned artist Nadya Warthen-Gibson and a concert on the lawn and local wine tastings. Friday, starting at 5pm, are guided caving trips, gallery showings, Main Event Wrestling, craft & food vending, rock climbing wall for kids, wine tent, contests, fabulous music, dance party, games, amusements, kid's train rides and more. Saturday starts early with the Farmer's Market, Clinch River Crusiers Classic car show, fid's fishing tournament at Oxbow, gallery showings, juried photography, guided canoe/kayak trips, Civil War encampment and skirmishes, dog show, clowns and magic, kid's train rides, wine tend, Zumba lessons, Photographer lessons/nature walk, 5/5k run-walk great shows and entertainment, contests, fantastic music, dancing and more in addition to the mid-way craft and food vendors. Bring your lawn chairs, come early and stay late... there's fun for everyone at the 15th annual Clinch River Days Festival on the banks of the scenic Clinch River in St. Paul, Virginia.
Cliffhanger Ranch Adventure Outpost National Trails Day - More Info
May 31-Jun 2
11703 Cordertown Road
Coeburn, VA 24230
Phone: (270) 836-7708
Cliffhanger Ranch Adventure Outpost has partnered with several nearby events in celebration of the American Hiking Society's 20th Annual National Trails Day. The event will be held in Coeburn from Friday, June 1 thru Sunday, June 3. It is centrally located with three Trails Day events: a Little Stoney horseback ride, a Guest River Gorge walk/hike with the town of Coeburn and a Clinch Coalition hike down the Chief Venge trail. Cliffhanger Ranch will offer primitive camping, limited bike rental, kayak rental, a professional bull whip artist show, bonfires and a cowboy church on Sunday at 11am. And, if that's not enough, come to see "the Generalo Lee." Yeee Haaa!!!
Local sponsors include Clinch Valley Outfitters, bull whip artist Rich Hoffman, Spearhead Trailblazers and others.
So, bring your tents, your horses, bikes, kayaks and hiking shoes for a fun-filled weekend. There will be food & fun available all weekend so don't miss out.