Blue Ridge Highlands & Southwest Virginia entertainment

Top Choice Live Music in Blue Ridge Highlands & Southwest Virginia

Carter Family Fold

In a tiny hamlet in southwest Virginia formerly known as Maces Spring (today part of Hiltons), you'll find one of the hallowed birthplaces of mountain music. The Carter Family Fold continues the musical legacy begun…
Top Choice Live Music in Floyd

Floyd Country Store

This place is why most folk come to Floyd, especially for the Friday Night Jamboree, which starts at 6:30pm. For $5, you get three bluegrass bands in four hours and the chance to watch happy crowds jam to regional h…
Top Choice Live Music in Galax

Blue Ridge Music Center

An arts and music hub for the region that offers programming that focuses on local musicians carrying on the traditions of Appalachian music. Headline performances are mostly on weekends, but local musicians give fr…
Theater in Abingdon

Barter Theatre

Founded during the Depression, Barter Theatre earned its name from audiences trading food for performances. Actors Gregory Peck and Ernest Borgnine cut their teeth on Barter's stage.
Live Music in Galax

Rex Theater

A musty, red-curtained belle of yore. Frequent bluegrass acts cross its stage, but the easiest one to catch is the Friday-night live WBRF 98.1 show 'Blue Ridge Backroads' (admission $5), which pulls in crowds from a…