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Near Bastian in Bland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Crooked Road

The Crooked Road — Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail

 
 
The Crooked Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 10, 2017
1. The Crooked Road Marker
Inscription. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Coalfields region, Southwest Virginia is blessed with historic and contemporary music venues, musicians, and fretted instrument makers. Historically isolated, the region retained its strong musical legacy by passing traditions down through musical families to an appreciative community.

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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail marker series.
 
Location. 37° 12.388′ N, 81° 6.288′ 
The Crooked Road Marker at the Rocky Gap Welcome Center on I-77. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 10, 2017
2. The Crooked Road Marker at the Rocky Gap Welcome Center on I-77.
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). Touch for map. Located at the Rocky Gap Safety Rest Area/Welcome Center. Marker is in this post office area: Bastian VA 24314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 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); Bland (approx. 7.4 miles away); West Virginia / 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); Bluefield College (approx. 8.2 miles away); Bluefield State Teacher’s College (approx. 8.4 miles away in West Virginia).
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Close-up of the The Crooked Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 10, 2017
3. Close-up of the The Crooked Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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