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The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail

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The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, winds through the mountains of Southwest Virginia. Here, the Bluegrass, Old Time, and Traditional Country music is as beautiful and rugged as the landscape itself. Our mission is supporting economic development by promoting Heritage Tourism and Blue Ridge and Appalachian culture. Experience authentic mountain music where it was born at eight major venues: Ralph Stanley Museum, Country Cabin II, Carter Family Fold, Birthplace of Country Music Alliance, Rex Theater & Old Fiddler’s Convention, Blue Ridge Music Center, Floyd Country Store & County Sales, and Blue Ridge Institute & Museum of Ferrum College.

  • Directions: The Crooked Road begins in Rocky Mount, which is south of Roanoke. From Roanoke, take US 220S for about 25 miles until you reach the town of Rocky Mount. Take the second Rocky Mount exit and follow the signs that mark the beginning of the trail.
  • Major Access Routes: US 220, Route 40