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Top Choice Live Music in Arlington

Iota

With shows almost every night of the week, Iota is the best venue for live music in Clarendon’s music strip. Bands span genres; folk, reggae, traditional Irish and Southern rock are all distinct possibilities. Ticke…
Cinema in Arlington

Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse

Ice-cold beer and second-run films at bargain prices? Count us in. You'll find comfy chairs for flick-viewing, a menu of sandwiches, pizzas and, of course, popcorn, as well as brews, wine and cocktails (this is one …
Live Music in Blue Ridge Highlands & Southwest Virginia

Carter Family Fold

In a tiny hamlet of 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 begu…
Live Music in Alexandria

Birchmere

Hailing itself as ‘America’s Legendary Music Hall,’ this place hosts a wide range of fare, from old-time folk musicians to country, blues and R&B stars. The line-up also features the odd burlesque show, indie ro…
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. Performances are mostly on weekends and occasionally during the week. Bri…
Cinema in Abingdon

MoonLite Drive-In

Just outside of town is a relic from a more recent age, the MoonLite Drive-In. Bring some beers or grab a Coke from the concession stand and settle in for a double feature picture show. The presence of local teenage…
Jazz in Alexandria

Basin Street Lounge

Tortoise-shell glasses and black turtlenecks ought to be the uniform of choice at this low-key jazz venue and cigar bar, located above the 219 Restaurant. The extensive whiskey selection, amber lighting and long woo…
Live Music in Richmond

Cary Street Cafe

Live music (plus the odd karaoke crooner) emanates from this excellent bar just about every night of the week. This spot is proudly pro-hippie, but doesn't just bust hippie tunes; the gigs juke from reggae and folk …
Live Music in Floyd

Floyd Country Store

Every Friday starting at 6:30pm, $5 gets you four bluegrass bands in four hours and the chance to watch happy crowds jam along to regional heritage. No smokin', no drinkin', but there's plenty of dancin' (of the jig…
Live Music in Arlington

Clarendon Ballroom

A ballroom done up to look like a big band-era dance hall, the Clarendon is a NoVa cornerstone that attracts throngs of 20- and 30-somethings to bump and grind on weekend nights. The upstairs deck is perfect for lin…