Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, the town of Abingdon is known for its artsy vibe, historic charm and the famous Barter Theater. It is also the cultural center of Virginia’s Crooked Road. Gather your group, come and discover the music and culture of the mountains.
It has been said that behind every great man there is a woman. Join us in Virginia as we discover the truth about several strong woman of the 17th and 18th Centuries. Ladies who stood beside strong men, made an impact and left a proud legacy for Americans of latter generations.
It was the most important event in the History of Country Music. In 1927 in the mountains of Virginia, a talent scout for the Victor Talking Machine Co spent 8 days making the first ever musical recordings. Known as the ‘Bristol Sessions’ that event has also been called “The Big Bang of Country Music,” bring your group and see Country’s origin at the hallowed Carter Family Fold, and its glory at the Grand Ole Opry.
Smiles along Virginia’s Blue Ridge combine with historic harmonies of America’s Original Music. To see the Carter Family Fold is to listen to history – it was the beginning of Commercialized Country Music. To experience the Floyd Country Store’s Friday Night Jamboree is to share the joy of old-time music in both dance and melody. This tour requires a little walking and a lot of toe-tappin.
Start with a tour of Harpers Ferry National Park where a visit is like stepping into the past. Then enjoy a narrated excursion on the Potomac Eagle and view historic farms and lush mountain greenery. Then it’s on to Winchester, VA for a Patsy Cline tour. Learn of Patsy’s music career, her childhood home and dreams of becoming a Country Music Star. This package also includes a tribute singer who will sing some of Patsy’s favorite songs. End your trip with a scenic ride on the Western Maryland Railroad through the spectacular scenery of the Allegheny Mountains.
Norfolk, Virginia hosts the 45th annual Harborfest! Every June, the city celebrates nautical history by displaying tall ships, along with celebrations of seafaring history and culture, delicious food, local, regional and national entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display all along the downtown waterfront.
The Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival is coastal Virginia’s longest running outdoor jazz festival. It features the legendary sounds of top national Jazz and R&B artists. Enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz music while enjoying the gorgeous views of the water from Town Point Park.