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Address: P.O.Box 268, Big Stone Gap, VA
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Multiple music venues!

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!

Reviewed 16 April 2016
Tabitha H
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Big Stone Gap, Virginia
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Big Stone Gap, Virginia
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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!

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Reviewed 31 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 ending up in the ditch or worse. Willis Gap community center is prime example. Not... More 

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Canandaigua, New York
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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 had it all. We met a ton of wonderful people, and we enjoyed live music... More 

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Ruther Glen, VA
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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. Great music still found there.

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Washington, DC
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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 country music. Don't worry if you are not a fan of that kind of music,... More 

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Slidell, LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 Devil John Wright and Red Fox Taylor. The local musical play with local talent is... More 

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Florida
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Reviewed 26 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 professional and genuine amateur musicians of the highest caliber. The museums supply information for the... More 

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Myrtle Beach SC - USA
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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 attractions. It's all about "an authentic music that has been preserved by the region's musicians... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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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 Crooked Road for nothing - the drive is an adventure in itself. Make sure you... More 

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