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Season Finale: The Crooked Road’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

August 29 : 6:00 pm

The Town of Floyd invites you to a series of FREE events in the Warren G Lineberry Park in downtown Floyd, Virginia
Bring the whole family and enjoy the beautiful Warren G Lineberry Park filled with music, movies and fun activities for the whole family.
Featuring music, movies, face-painting, inflatables, games, food and beverage and special activities presented by a variety of community organizations!
The Crooked Road has made a significant impact on the Floyd community and Southwest Virginia, by celebrating our music heritage and inviting the world to come visit the “birthplace of country music” here in Southwest Virginia. Floyd and venues like the Floyd Country Store have invited travelers in to experience old time and bluegrass music and dancing traditions. On this night we celebrate 20 years of The Crooked Road (and 40 years of the Friday Night Jamboree at The Floyd Country Store) with an exciting night of music and dance!
Tentative Schedule:
6:00 – Gates open
6:05 – Handmade Music School performances
6:30- Twin Creeks Stringband
7:15 – The Loose Strings Band
8:15 – Junior Sisk Band
The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail concert celebrates the traditional music that has been kept by families and communities of Southwest Virginia since colonial times. Settlers of this mountainous region since the 1700’s have brought various ingredients – a cappella gospel music from German tradition that lives in the Old Regular Baptist churches today; spirituals, emotive singing and a musical gourd we now call a banjo from African tradition; and ballads and fiddles brought by the Scots-Irish and English. Mixed together, these ingredients have produced one of the richest musical traditions on earth. This region produced the Carter Family, the first family of Country Music; Jim and Jesse, Grand Ole Opry stars and one of the most innovative bluegrass groups of the golden era of bluegrass; Ralph & Carter Stanley, who took their home place and its mountains and distilled their very essence down into songs we can all sing. But the real heart and soul of The Crooked Road are the everyday folks who keep this music in their homes, country stores, in churches, and in weekly jam sessions. The variety of it is amazing – old time string bands, a cappella gospel, blues, 300 year-old ballads, bluegrass, and more! It is a music tradition that is as vibrant today as it has ever been.
The Crooked Road On Tour is a concert program of exemplary artists of The Crooked Road region who are steeped in heritage music traditions.
Join us in Lineberry Park as we celebrate Floyd’s important place along the Crooked Road. We will feature a variety of stringband musicians such as students from Handmade Music School, Twin Creeks Stringband, The Loose Strings Band and Junior Sisk Band.


August 29
6:00 pm


Warren G. Lineberry Park
250 South Locust St.
Floyd, VA 24091 United States
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