Experience the Authentic Music of the Heart of Appalachia

Filmed amongst the stunning vistas of Buchanan County, Virginia – a landscape once scarred by strip mining – this video demonstrated the rebirth of the land through the restoration of the elk population.

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For more information on the elk tours: Breaks Interstate Park

Join us as we visit with Ralph Stanley, II; the Carter Family; Lays Hardware; and more in a journey through the roots of true Appalachian Music. With a host of major and affiliated venues along The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, the region has upheld a rich musical tradition that continues to this day.

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Many festivals, jam sessions, and other events in the Heart of Appalachia feature some of the region’s most notable bluegrass musicians and bands. Check out these crowd-pleasers:

Be sure to check out our events page for a comprehensive list.