Southwest Virginia Music
That old time mountain (and Valley) music

Southwest Virginia boasts an unparalleled tradition of bluegrass and old-time mountain music. Several tourism initiatives have brought thousands of music fans to the Virginia mountains, where they hear music in jam sessions, in concerts and at fiddlers conventions. For more information about the regionís music, check these sites:

The Crooked Road: Virginiaís Heritage Music Trail The official state-sanctioned route through mountain music rolls from Franklin to Dickenson counties.

Blue Ridge Music Trails Find weekly music events near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Galax Old Fiddlers Convention The oldest, biggest and best gathering of old-time fiddlers happens every August.

Friday Night Jamboree at the Floyd Country Store Music and dancing fill tiny Floyd every week.

Blue Ridge Music Center Mountain music seven days a week on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Bluegrass in Roanoke Comprehensive list of events around the Star City.

Hillbilly Opry Bluegrass music every Saturday night at McGuire's Family Campground near Claytor Lake.

New River Old Time Music and Dance Association Blacksburg-based resource for old-time jams and dances.

Fiddle Fingers

Mandolin hands

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