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After a long hike you might want to just call it a day.

But don’t go doing it in front of a TV. You can do that at home. Out here you can experience live performances of real bluegrass and old-time music, or come out to one of the local jam sessions.  There is always traditional music being picked in the Heart of Appalachia.  Unique experiences will enhance your visit like going to the drive-in, watching an outdoor drama, or seeing exotic animals from across the globe, up close and personal.  The possibilities are virtually endless.
  • Shawn Benfield solo show @ Painted Peak Brewing Co
    June 21 Tazewell

    Shawn Benfield from Zoo of Trees live at Painted Peak!

     
  • Friday Night Bluegrass- Bluegrass Circle
    Jun 22 Coeburn
    On stage this Friday night Bluegrass Circle Come join us for bluegrass and gospel music every Friday night in downtown Coeburn, the home of Jim and Jessee McReynolds. Each week offers a different group with fun activities for the entire family. On Friday nights the...
  • Hicks' Friday Night Jam
    Jun 22 Nickelsville
    Every Friday night, there's Bluegrass in the air and on stage at Allen Hicks' place. What started out as impromptu jams with pickers hanging out at Allen's wood shop testing his handmade mandolins has become THE PLACE TO BE on Friday nights. So much so, Hicks' Friday...
  • Virginia State Championship Horse Show
    Jun 22-24 Dungannon
    The Annual Virginia State Championship Show will consist of two days of horse showing. The is payback on each class. SCRHA can accommodate overnight camping and saying for your horse. Bathhouse and RV hookups. The Show is Held At the elite Scott County Horse park. This is a...
  • Lily Comer @ Painted Peak Brewing Co
    Jun 22 Tazewell
    Don't miss this show! NO COVER! Lily Comer returns to Painted Peak!  
  • Trail of the Lonesome Pine State Outdoor Drama
    Jun 22-Aug 25 Big Stone Gap
    The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, the Official Outdoor Drama of Virginia, will open for its 55 th consecutive season on Thursday, June 22 nd , 2018. The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is performed live every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at the June Tolliver Playhouse in...
  • Boones Kayak Trip - Natural Tunnel
    Jun 22 Duffield
    Float in the path of early Native Americans and settlers as you travel seven miles down the Clinch River. Listen for cackling Kingfishers and the splash of turtles falling back into the water. View limestone shoals along your journey. Enjoy a short refreshing swim or...
  • Luna & The Mountain Jets & Senora May @ Jettie Baker Center
    Jun 22 Clintwood
    Hills of Home Concert Series Featuring: Luna and the Mountain Jets & special guest Senora May with musical host Pierceton Hobbs. $6 admission at the door; show starts at 6 PM; doors open at 5:30 PM. www.lunaandthemountainjets.com/Home.html
  • An Evening of Celtic Folk Music @ Sugar Hill Brewing Company
    Jun 23 St. Paul
    Come enjoy an evening to celebrate your Scottish and Irish heritage! Stravaigin offers an assortment of Celtic folk music featuring the skirl of the great highland bagpipe and the softer sounds of strings and flutes.
  • Carter Family Fold - Mountain Park Old Time String Band
    Jun 23 Hiltons

    Carter Fold on Saturday Nights! Welcome to The Carter Fold every Saturday night! Mountain Park Old Time String Band headlines this Saturday!

    Janette Carter, one of three children of A.P. and Sara Carter established the Carter Family Fold to honor the memory of her parents and Maybelle Carter who played a...
  • The Change @ Painted Peak Brewing Co
    June 23 Tazewell

    The Change live at Painted Peak! NO COVER!!! Come out for Cold Brews and Hot Tunes!!

     
  • The Wilderness Road Blockhouse - Natural Tunnel
    Jun 23 Duffield
    The Blockhouse was built in the spring of 1775 on the North Fork of the Holston River by John Anderson. His fortified home became a landmark along the road west, the Wilderness Road, which was marked by Daniel Bonne and 30 ax men. Over the next thirty years, some 300,000...
  • Cherokee Run - Natural Tunnel
    Jun 23 Duffield
    Spend time floating five and a half miles down the Clinch River. View a variety of aquatic life from alligator gar to fresh water mussels. Watch Great Blue Herons fly by, and turtles sunning themselves on logs and rocks. At the halfway point, cool off in the river with...
  • MountainRose Sip N Paint - Summer Sunset
    June 23 Wise
    This beautiful summer scene has us in a beachy mood! Food, Fun, Wine & Laughter! Join us at the vineyard and create your own masterpiece! Art supplies, light refreshments and a glass of your favorite MRV wine included! Guided class, $30.00- Call soon for...
  • Pickin' in the Park: Music in the Mountains
    Jun 24 Duffield
    Do you like bluegrass or country music? Wondering what to do on a warm Sunday afternoon? Members of the Cultural Arts Council will provide local bands to play the afternoon away. This program showcases some of the talents our local musicians have. Dust off your shoes because...
  • 5 Course Wine Dinner at Milton's
    June 28 St. Paul
    Chef Travis Milton will be conducting a 5 course wine dinner. Each course will include a wine pairing. Cost includes tax and gratuity.
  • Friday Night Bluegrass - High Test Grass
    Jun 29 Coeburn
    On stage this Friday Night High Test Grass Come join us for bluegrass and gospel music every Friday night in downtown Coeburn, the home of Jim and Jessee McReynolds. Each week offers a different group with fun activities for the entire family. On Friday nights the Crooked...
  • Open Mic @ Jettie Baker Center
    Jun 29 Clintwood
    This is a free event! Bring your talent, friends, and family. There will be a sign-up sheet available when the doors open at the Jettie Baker Center at 5:30 PM the day of this event. Whether you play an instrument, sing, or read poetry! Everyone is welcome! Acoustic...
  • Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park - Lunch on the Lawn
    Jun 29 Big Stone Gap

    Each Friday, enjoy a relaxing lunch and musical performances in the Victorian Garden. The program is free and a $6 boxed lunch may be purchased by calling 276-523-1322 by 4 p.m. Thursday afternoons. Participants may also bring their own picnic lunch. Lunch on the...
  • Carter Family Fold - New Ballads Branch Bogtrotters
    Jun 30 Hiltons

    Carter Fold on Saturday Nights! Welcome to The Carter Fold every Saturday night! New Ballads Branch Bogtrotters headlines this Saturday!

    Janette Carter, one of three children of A.P. and Sara Carter established the Carter Family Fold to honor the memory of her parents and Maybelle Carter who played a...
  • MountainRose - A Day in the Country!
    Jun 30 Wise
    Join us for a festival of the farm! A day in the country is just what you need! We’ll enjoy a wonderful luncheon, play games on the lawn, spin cotton candy, pop popcorn and celebrate all that MountainRose Vineyards has to offer. Tastings of our newest additions, Kelliokee...
  • ATV Night Ride "Shine a Light on CASA"
    Jun 30 Grundy
    This ATV Night Ride will begin and end at at Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure and take place on the Coal Canyon Trail. Admission: $15.00 per participant pre-registration, $20.00 per participant day of the event. Pre-registration can be done by visiting 
  • Matt Deal @ Painted Peak Brewing Co
    Jun 30 Tazewell
    Don't miss this show! Matt Deal returns to Painted Peak!  
  • Hills of Home Concert Series feat. New Harvest Brothers
    Jul 7 Clintwood
    Hills of Home Concert Series Featuring New Harvest Brothers. $5 admission. Doors open at 5:30 PM.
  • MountainRose Murder Mystery Dinner
    Jul 14 Wise
    Join us for a delicious dinner & death! Help us investigate one of our hilarious murder mysteries or play along as one of our suspects! Dinner and show $35.00, call for tickets. 276.328.2013
  • The Woman Warrior - Bearing the burden of a Revolution
    Jul 14- Jul 15 Ewing
    At the onset of the Revolutionary War, many backwoods settlements were left unprotected as militias were formed and men marched to battle. In many communities the women not only became providers, but warriors, who found themselves defending hearth and home against...
  • Chillin’ and Grillin’ In The Glades
    July 20 & 21 Wise
    Chillin’ and Grillin’ In The Glades was first started in 2013 as an amateur BBQ contest.  With the help of the Town of Wise, The Wise Business Association, Wise County Tourism Office, and RTE 23 Music Festival this event has since evolved into a three day BBQ & Music...
  • The Grizzly and Cub Run
    Aug 11 Big Stone Gap
    Grizzly:  3 plus mile obstacle race ending with an ice bath and beverage of choice. Cub Run:  Kids version (11 and under) of the Grizzly
  • High Knob Outdoor Festival
    Aug 18 Norton
    Join the City of Norton and Wise County Cooperative Extension Office for an all-day High Knob Outdoor Festival offering guided adventures on High Knob and festivities, including food and music, in Downtown Norton that showcase the outdoor recreation opportunities available in...
  • Russell County Fair
    Sept. 3-8, 2018 Castlewood
    The Russell County Fair in Castlewood, Virginia is celebrated annually.  Enjoy fair food, carnival rides, bull riding, demolition derby, great music, and more during the first week of September. Keep an eye out for this years theme and schedule.
  • MountainRose Vineyards Concord Grape U-Pick
    Sept 15 Wise
    Call the family, bring your buckets and visit the vineyard to pick your own fresh Concord grapes right from the vine! This annual event is a wonderful treat for all ages! Grapes sold by the pound. Call the vineyard for details! 276.328.2013 This is an all day event!
  • Home Craft Days
    Oct 19-21 2018 Big Stone Gap
    The first celebration of mountain culture in the region was realized with the establishment of Home Craft Days in 1972. Since that time, the festival has served as an integral part of Mountain Empire Community College’s longstanding commitment to promoting and preserving...

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