Music In  Grayson.

The musical history of Grayson County originates from English and Scots-Irish Settlers who brought their sounds to the new world. This traditional music continues today and can be found throughout much of Grayson County.

The Blue Ridge Music Center was established by the U.S. Congress in 1997, with support from The National Council for the Traditional Arts, The Music Center includes an outdoor amphitheater, an indoor interpretive center/theater, and The Roots of American Music, a FREE interactive, and entertaining, exhibition highlighting the historical significance of the region’s music. Trace the history of Blue Ridge Mountain Music through local artists back to the creation of the music generations ago, by persons from Europe and West Africa that show its' continued influence on many forms of folk, rock and popular music made across America today.​ Recently the Blue Ridge Music Center hosted Old Crow Medicine Show, an Americana string band that has made its' mark on today's folk music after being discovered by the legendary Doc Watson. Come out and enjoy many local, as well as well known artists at our outdoor theater!

Grayson County has a rich history of traditional music that is showcased in different venues, from festivals and conventions to jams and concerts.  Each musical event presents authentic artists that capture the essence of the area's cultural heritage.

There are festivals, events, concerts, and conventions scheduled on a monthly basis, so you can plan your vacation in Grayson County, any time of the year!

Grayson County's local music jams are free and very informal. You can be a "spectator" if you want, however, it's hard to just sit and watch.  You will probably want to dance, sing, clap, stomp your feet or bring an instrument and join the fun! The jams are a great way to experience the area's authentic, traditional music.  

The Crooked Road comprises 333 miles of a musical heritage trail unique to southwestern Virginia. The trail goes from Franklin County to Dickenson County and offers 9 major venues, over 60 affiliated festivals/venues, and 26 roadside, radio transmitting, exhibits that provide a self-guided tour.  Plan your vacation along The Crooked Road and visit all of its venues including Grayson County. 

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Address: 107 E. Main Street 

Independence, VA 24348

Phone: 276-773-8002


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