Virginia’s Musical Heritage Spread Over Four-Day Festival In Abingdon, VA

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Abingdon Crooked Road Music Festival to be held October 3rd-6th, 2013.

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The Crooked Road, in partnership with the Town of Abingdon, will hold the 2nd annual music festival devoted to telling the story of The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. On October 3rd-6th, 2013, Abingdon will be filled with the sounds of rich history and musical heritage of Southwest Virginia.

On Thursday, October 3rd, The Crooked Road Thursday Night Jam will kick off the festival. Get ready for some good ol' fashioned pickin' at the Heartwood Artisan Center. The Jam will start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Bring your instrument and join the circle! Don't play? That's okay! Grab a drink and some dinner off the special BBQ menu and enjoy the music.

Friday, October 4th, The Crooked Road Youth Music Concert will be presented from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Loose Strings Band will hit the stage at 6 p.m. followed by Tyler Hughes and then Kitty Amaral & Friends closing out the evening.

The Crooked Road Music Festival will continue on Saturday, October 5th from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be two stages, an outdoor stage covered with a tent and then an indoor stage. The indoor stage will feature various artists and a songwriters workshop from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The outdoor stage will feature artists from 12:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. with the headlining act of Blue Highway closing the festival from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 6th, the Sunday Gospel Showcase will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Bill and Maggie Anderson performing. There will be a Sunday brunch offered but it is not included in the ticket price and will be sold at an additional cost at Heartwood.

*All events will be held at Heartwood Artisan Center, located at One Heartwood Circle, Abingdon, VA 24210.

For more information on the performers, the full schedule and to purchase tickets: visit or call the Abingdon Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-435-3440.

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