Music Events

 Playing the fiddle – or pickin’ on the porch

Check out our list of local Wingdings! Wingdings are always family events – so bring the kids, grandkids and even the old hound.  Rocky Mount is now part of The Crooked Road Music Trail! Look for the signs around town.  Click on the icon to the left to go to their website.

Sample the music you might have heard at a turn-of-the century party.  We’ll take you into the parlors of city dwellers and to a rural barn dance. Take advantage of this list to hear some of the very best Bluegrass and Mountain music around!  So if you wanna jam, pick, toe tap, fiddle, or simply grin…

A listener in bluegrass language is known as a “grinner”.  (Probably because the music makes the listener want to grin!)  You can be a “grinner” or a “picker” or both!   We love to grin, ‘cuz we just can’t pick.  Because bluegrass has its roots in gospel church singing, these jams provide a place to share the gospel music we all know and love.

Area Monthly Events
ABINGDON: Summer Concert Series, Saturday evenings, June – Sept.
Bristol: BCMA Pickin’ Porch @ Bristol Mall (WGOC radio AM 640) Live concerts every Thursday, 276-645-0035.
Ashe County NC 1MP 258 off the BRP – Mountain Music Jamboree Year-round Saturday Nights 7-11pm Fun for the Whole Family
Live Country Music @ Birthplace of Country Music Mural Tuesday evenings, May through October
Saturday Night Gospel Sing at the Cameo Theatre, 2nd Saturdays
Damascus: Country Music Show at Ironhorse Campground Every Saturday night
Fancy Gap: Live Entertainment on the Terrace at Doe Run Lodge Every weekend, May through October
Floyd: Jamboree at Floyd Country Store Every Friday night
Bluegrass and Mountain Music at Floyd Country Store Most Saturdays nights
Music on Weekends at Pine Tavern – Every weekend night
Oddfellows Cantina – live music Thursday – Sunday
Hillbilly Hide-A-Way – live country, bluegrass and gospel music every Saturday night
Galax: Blue Ridge Backroads at Rex Theatre – Every Friday night
Hiltons: Country & Bluegrass Music @ The Carter Fold Every Saturday night
Norton: Mountain Music at The VA-KY Opry – Every Saturday night
Rocky Mount: DQ Band – Biscuits n Gravy & Bluegrass every Thursday 9am at Dairy Queen

Rocky Mount: Bernard’s Carpet Jam – Every Wednesday Night 6pm
Wise: Mountain Music at Country Cabin of Josephine – Every Saturday night
Wytheville: Last Fridays Concert Series Last Friday of each month, May through October
Every Thursday Night Pickin’ – open mike at Virginia City, May – Oct.

April Events1st Ever Youth Bluegrass Festival: Rocky Mount – April 23rd – Crooked Road Kick Off!

May Events
Pickin’ on the Porches: Historic Crab Orchard – 3rd Saturday
Ralph Stanley Memorial Bluegrass Festival: Wise – 4th weekend
Memorial Day Gospel Singing: Dominion Valley Park – 4th weekend
Bluegrass Music Festival: Tripple Creek Park – in Rocky Mount

June Events
Highlands Jazz Festival: Abingdon – 1st weekend
Chautauqua Festival: Wytheville – 3rd weekend
Fiddlers Convention: Scott County – TBA
Wayne Henderson Music Festival: Grayson Highlands Park – 3rd weekend
Fiddlers Convention: Grayson County – last weekend
Spring Gathering – The Homeplace, 1st Saturday
July Events
Jubilee Festival: Ivanhoe – 1st week
Poolside concert: Doe Run Lodge, Fancy Gap – July 4th
Wayside Bluegrass: Patrick County – 2nd weekend
Music for Americans : Roanoke
Roanoke’s Fiddlefest: Roanoke
Jazz in July: Salem
Doc Watson Music Fest : Sugar Grove NC
August Events
Annual Vinton Old-Time Bluegrass Festival and Competition: Vinton
Steppin’ Out: Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg – 1st weekend
Carter Family Traditional Music Festival: Scott County – 1st weekend
Pickin’ on the Porches: Crab Orchard Museum – 2nd Saturday
Annual Old Fiddlers Convention: Galax
 – 2nd week Annual Convention
– the World’s oldest and largest Fiddler’s Convention

Fiddlefest Street Festival: Galax – 2nd weekend
Jammin’ in the Clinch: Richlands – 3rd Saturday
Fries Fiddlers’ Convention: Town Park, Fries – 3rd weekend
Annual Jazz Festival: Doe Run Lodge, Fancy Gap – TBA
September Events
Bluefield Autumn Jamboree: Bluefield, VA – 2nd weekend
Dock Boggs Memorial Festival: Wise – 2nd Saturday
Cedar Bluff Heritage Festival, bagpipes, bluegrass, beach, gospel – 3rd Saturday
Taste of the Blue Ridge Blues and Jazz Festival: Roanoke
Henry Street Heritage Festival: Roanoke
October Events   
Fall Gathering: The Homeplace, Weber City – 1st weekend
Rhythm and Roots Reunion: Downtown Bristol – 1st weekend
Blue Ridge Folklife Festival: Blue Ridge Institute, Ferrum – 4th Saturday