The Mountains of Music Homecoming, a 9-day festival set to include 34 traditional music concerts all across southwestern Virginia, has announced its schedule for 2015. All of these performances, many in quaint and historic small-town locations, are being jointly promoted by The Crooked Road, an organization in Virginia that seeks to boost tourism in the region through an appreciation for bluegrass, old time, and traditional mountain arts of every kind.
Included between June 12-20 are concerts featuring top names like Jesse McReynolds, Junior Sisk, The Boxcars, Lonesome River Band, Seldom Scene, Blue Highway, Michael Cleveland, Mark O’Connor, Larry Cordle, Dan Ann Bradley and more, often combined with sets from local and regional artists of note, who may be unfamiliar to visitors from outside the area.
You could pick a few days based on shows you would like to catch, or with an eye towards particular regions of interest. Either way, the promoters want to provide you with both a memorable musical evening, and a chance to experience the local culture.
Of course the folks behind the Mountains of Music Homecoming hope that a good number of people will make vacation plans with these events in mind, choosing to travel down the Crooked Road, visiting the many other attractions to be found, sampling the local fare, and putting up in the hotels, B&Bs, and campgrounds along the route in addition to enjoying the music.
Not everyone is lucky enough to live among the deep rolling hills of old Virginia, but we love to have you when you come and see ’em. Take your shoes off and set a spell.
The full schedule can be found on the MOMH web site, or by clicking on the image below.
2015 will be the first year for this collaborative venture between The Crooked Road and the many venues hosting events in June, and they hope to make it an annual function.