Music in the Mountains
Arrive in beautiful historic Abingdon, grab lunch and enjoy some time in the downtown area where you will find unique shopping opportunities.
Delight in an incredible matinee performance at the popular Barter Theatre, State Theatre of Virginia.
Enjoy dinner at one of Abingdon's distinctive restaurants.
Travel the Crooked Road to Hiltons, Virginia (just 45 minutes) and the Carter Family Fold. The mountains come alive with the sounds of some of the best old-time and bluegrass music around at "The Fold."
The Carter Family – A.P., Sara and Maybelle – first recorded in nearby Bristol in 1927 and went on to record over 300 songs, laying the foundation for what we know today as country music. The rustic music theater in the hills is pure "mountain music magic."
Put on your dancing shoes and hit the floor as you listen and possibly clog, flat-foot and/or buck dance to traditional string music at its "toe tappin best!"
Now that you are worn-out from a fantastic day of fun, food and music, it is time to travel back to Abingdon for a relaxing night of sleep at your hotel, B&B, cottage or inn.
Head to Abingdon Vineyards for a wine tasting along the scenic South Holston River, and catch one of their frequent outdoor music events. The trip is only 10 minutes by car from downtown Abingdon, or a leisurely 2 hours by bike (the winery is located right off the Virginia Creeper Trail!)
In the evening, catch a show at Bonefire Smoke House, a popular BBQ restaurant and "musictorium" that features live music most weekends.