The Crooked Road is Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, a driving route through the Appalachian Mountains from the Blue Ridge to the Coalfields region, following U.S. Route 58. The trail connects major heritage music venues in the region such as the Blue Ridge Music Center, Birthplace of Country Music Alliance, and the Carter Family Fold. The traditional gospel, bluegrass, and mountain music heard today was passed down from the generations and lives on through a wealth of musicians and instrument makers along the trail. Annual festivals, weekly concerts, live radio shows, and informal jam sessions abound throughout the region. A variety of handcrafted woodwork, weaving, and pottery can be found in country stores and small workshops. Numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, from hiking, biking, fishing and boating are also available.
The Crooked Road is a regional destination covering 19 counties, four cities, and over 50 towns and communities where heritage music is celebrated year round. With nine Major Venues, over 60 Affiliated Venues and Festivals, and over 25 Wayside Exhibits, visitors have many opportunities to experience one of the richest music traditions in the world. This is where America’s music was born … and lives on!
For detailed information, visit–https://www.myswva.org/tcr/venues