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2016 Mountains of Music Homecoming now accepting applications for cultural experiences

February 09, 2016

In June, the mountains of Southwest Virginia will literally tap their hills as the region harmonizes and sets the tone of its rich musical heritage. The Crooked Road’s second annual Mountains of Music Homecoming (MoMH) will be held June 10-18, 2016.

This 9-day region-wide celebration is an exciting opportunity for the communities in the region to showcase and celebrate those community assets they are most proud of and want to share with visitors, such as traditional music, crafts, history, and outdoor recreation offerings.

Naturally, a highlight of the MoMH celebration will be music from these hills. Crooked Road concerts celebrating old time, bluegrass, gospel, traditional ballad singing, and many other styles will be presented in over 20 different communities where this musical heritage lives and breathes.

Last year, more than 200 MoMH concerts and cultural experiences were presented in 64 communities in Southwest Virginia. For 2016, businesses, organizations, localities, and individuals are invited to submit their proposed cultural experiences to The Crooked Road for consideration to be included in the 2016 MoMH.

The deadline for submit an application to be considered as a cultural experience is Friday, February 26. To request an application, please send an email to admin@TheCrookedRoad.org, call 276-492-2409, or contact your local tourism office.

The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail is a year-round internationally acclaimed destination for traditional music lovers. The Crooked Road is a 330-mile driving trail through the mountains of Southwest Virginia that connects nine Major Venues and over 60 Affiliated Venues and Festivals that visitors can enjoy every day of the year.

The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 2004 whose mission is to support economic development in Southwest Virginia by promoting this region’s rich heritage of traditional music.

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the generous support of the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway, Montgomery County Regional Tourism Office, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Town of Rocky Mount, Lays Hardware Center for the Arts, and the Town of Marion.

For more information, call 276-492-2409 or email admin@TheCrookedRoad.org.