One of the newest and hottest live music venues in Virginia’s Blue Ridge is The Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount, voted the Best Venue in Southwest Virginia by readers of Virginia Living magazine. 

While considered to be a mid-sized space, The Harvester actually brings in relevant, national artists as well as up-and-coming Virginia artists who have garnered a robust following. How many rural small towns can say that? 

Big names in an intimate space means an unforgettable show. Don’t believe us? Here are some images of previous shows and videos that feature the sounds of upcoming performers!

Upcoming Concerts

Buddy Guy - Thursday, September 22

BIG Something - Friday, October 28

Corey Smith - Saturday, November 19

Who would have thought the legendary Merle Haggard or The Wailers would play a show in little ol’ Rocky Mount, Virginia? You can’t afford to miss this place or the talent inside. 

Artists on the horizon for The Harvester include The Charlie Daniels Band, Gov’t Mule, The Black Lillies, Sammy Kershaw, Tim Reynolds, Pam Tillis, and more. Visit The Harvester's website for a complete list of concerts!

When You Visit

Book a room at Claiborne House Bed & Breakfast, which is within steps of The Harvester. If you’re spending a few days, learn more about the music culture of the region by checking out The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. There are venues large and small with everything from two-man jams to full-fledge concerts similar in size to The Harvester. Get out and explore!

If you have time, antiquing is a favorite hobby, Smith Mountain Lake isn’t far away, and neither is craft beer. If you go to the lake, check out Sunken City Brewing Company in Hardy. If you’re headed toward Roanoke, Chaos Mountain Brewing in Callaway is worth the detour.

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