Near Bastian in Bland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Crooked Road
The Crooked Road — Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail
Old time mountain music, bluegrass, and gospel can be enjoyed all year long and several museums are devoted to showcasing the area's rich musical heritage.
The Crooked Road winds through the ruggedly beautiful Appalachian Mountains and leads you to the major hotspots of old time mountain music, country music, and bluegrass. Alive and kickin' for today's fans, these venues preserve and celebrate musical traditions passed down through generations. Annual festivals, weekly concerts, radio shows, and jam sessions ring out to large audiences and intimate gatherings. Please visit the Crooked Road website to plan your trip to coincide with the current entertainment events.
Erected by the Crooked Road.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail series list.
Location. 37° 12.388′ N, 81° 6.288′ W. Marker is near Bastian, Virginia, in Bland County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 77 at milepost 61 south of North Scenic Highway (State Route 606). Located at the Rocky Gap Safety Rest Area/Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bastian VA 24314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Noted Preacher (approx. 0.8 miles away); Andrew Davidson (approx. 6.6 miles away in West Virginia); World War Memorial Bridge (approx. 7.3 miles away); Bland County Confederate Monument (approx. 7.4 miles away); Bland (approx. 7.4 miles away); West Virginia (Mercer County) / Mercer County (approx. 7.6 miles away in West Virginia); Bluefield (approx. 7.7 miles away in West Virginia); Elizabeth Kee (approx. 7.7 miles away in West Virginia).
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.