Music Venues

Attractions & Venues

Blue Ridge Institute & Museum

  • The State Center for Blue Ridge Folklore, documenting the folk traditions of western Virginia, old and new. Explore folklife’s many facets – music, crafts, foodways, decorative arts and more – through rotating gallery exhibitions and the Blue Ridge Heritage Archives collection.

    Every October, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival puts authentic craft, music, and events like draft horse working and coon-dog racing on display.

    Galleries open year-round. Admission is free.

    ADA accessible • Charter Groups welcome

    The Crooked Road Major Venue

  • (540) 365-4416
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Dairy Queen – Rocky Mount

  • Share a cup of morning coffee and enjoy a bluegrass jam session by the DQ Bluegrass Band every Thursday morning, September through May, from 9 – 10 a.m. Musicians welcome, bring your own instrument.

    Fees: none

    ADA accessible • Charter Groups Welcome

    The Crooked Road Affiliated Venue

  • (540) 483-7987

Harvester Performance Center

  • A new, mid-size music venue in downtown Rocky Mount showcasing live performances by local, regional, national, and international artists in a variety of genres. Its intimate setting combined with state-of-the art audio, lighting and video systems, make every show an unforgettable concert experience.

  • (540) 484-8277
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J&J Hall

  • The Blue Spruce Band performs Tuesdays, from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Buffet food served at 8:30 p.m. Band featuring “sit-in musicians” follows from 9 p.m.-10 p.m.

    Fees: $5, includes meal

  • (540) 721-4009

Pigg River Community Center

  • Crooked Road Gospel Sing program from March through November on the second Saturday night of the month. Call to confirm schedule and time.

    Fees: none (except for special performances)

  • (540) 483-9135
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Redwood Community Center

  • Live bluegrass music and dancing every 1st & 3rd Saturday night from 7-10 p.m. Musicians are welcome to participate. Food and drinks available.

    Admission: $7 Ages 12 & up, Free under age 12

    ADA accessible • Charters Groups welcome

  • (540) 243-0045
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The Crooked Road

  • As the eastern gateway to the Crooked Road, Franklin County soulfully combines the charm of casual venues, musicians by the dozens, and the authentic soundtrack of the Blue Ridge Mountains for an unrivaled, toe-tapping experience.

  • (540) 483-3040
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