Carter Family Fold

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The Carter Family Fold and Museum offers families a retreat to bluegrass music. The “Fold,” as it is affectionately called, is operated to honor the famous Carter Family — A.P., Sara, and Maybelle — pioneers in country music.

Today, Saturday concerts highlight the musical style made popular by the Carter Family, considered by many as country music’s first family. In keeping with the traditional music style, no electrical instruments are allowed. (Everything is acoustic). There’s lots of dancing and fun for the entire family. Shows are family-oriented; no alcohol is permitted.


The Carter Family Fold is a landmark on the Crooked Road Music Trail and was one of the founding members. Visitors travel from around the world to see the place where country music was born.

Delicious home-made snacks are available at the Carter Fold Snack Bar, and you might be able to round out your collection of Carter Family recordings at the well-stocked souvenir and record concession. Come early and browse through the Museum before the show!

For more information, call the Carter Family Museum at (276) 386-6054 or visit www.carterfamilyfold.org


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