The New River Valley is known for Bluegrass, Old Time, and Traditional Country music. The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, includes venues and wayside exhibits located in the New River Valley. Local jam sessions and larger concerts are held throughout the region that preserve the cultural heritage that is unique to the New River Valley.

Jam Sessions

  • The Cellar

    Live Blues music 'open mic night' every Monday evening, and jazz, Irish, bluegrass, and other music on other nights (see link below).

    Open Blues Mic with the Blue Monday Band every Monday at 9:00 pm
    302 N Main St in Blacksburg
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  • NRCC Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club

    New River Community College is located in a region rich in traditional music that has been passed down through generations. Talented musicians, crafters of musical instruments and those with deep appreciation of music gather monthly at the college for its Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club jamborees. These gatherings plus special concerts feature both local and nationally known artists who bring forth the great old-time and bluegrass music of their ancestors.

    New River Community College
    Dublin, Virginia 24084
    540.674.3600, Ext. 4307
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  • Radford Fiddle & Banjo Jam @ River City Grill

    Bluegrass and old-time mountain music are on the menu every week at River City Grill. Join the jam session or just enjoy the sounds of fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and upright bass. Monday evenings at 7 p.m.

    River City Grill
    103 Third Avenue
    Radford, Virginia 24141
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  • Friday Night Jamboree and Other Jams @ the Floyd Country Store

    One of the two best places in the country to listen to Bluegrass music according to Country Living magazine (March, 2000)
    Bluegrass and Gospel music starting at 6:30 pm every Friday night Traditional Bluegrass and Mountain Music in an informal “round” style jam 2-5 pm every Sunday Americana Afternoons starting at Noon every Saturday!
    206 S Locust St in Floyd
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  • Due South BBQ Bluegrass Jam

  • Due South offers a variety of bluegrass and acoustic specialties continually throughout the week. Every Tuesday night Kevin James performs a specialty blend of acoustic country. Friday nights offer even more excitement at Due South, with an alternating music schedule that changes throughout the month. On the first Friday of the month, the Rum Runners perform what they can only call “nostalgic rockabilly.” On the second Friday of every month, The Little’s perform their specialty mixture of gypsy rock. On the third Friday of every month, the Alleghany Strings perform gospel bluegrass for enthusiast to enjoy. Finally, on the last Friday of every month, Bob Shoe and Ryan Little perform a mixture of everything bluegrass and prove to be an exciting show. The shows start at 6:30 p.m. and lasts until closing.

    1465 Roanoke St in Christiansburg
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  • The Coffee Depot

    The Coffee Depot offers a Variety Art Share every other Thursday from 7:00 pm until approximately 11:00 pm. The “open-mic night” event includes live music from local artists, as well as any other art people might be willing to show, including poetry and visual art. The Coffee Depot has even belly dancers perform during their all-original show on Thursday evenings.
    41 W. Main St. in Christiansburg

  • The Narrows Weekly Old Time Jam @ Anna’s Restaurant

    Old Time Jam from 7-10 pm every Thursday night
    100 Monroe St in Narrows

Blacksburg's Market Square Jam

Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam is a weekly jam session that takes place on Wednesday evenings in downtown Blacksburg in Market Square Park, on the corner of Draper Road and Roanoke Street. Market Square Park is an official Crooked Road Affiliated Venue. The nearby Sycamore Deli hosts a Happy Hour Jam beforehand, with live music, jam sessions, and food and drink specials from 7 to 9pm.        

Market Square Jam:
Wednesdays from 8:00 – 10:00 PM, June to September
Market Square Park in Blacksburg (corner of Draper Rd. and Roanoke St.)
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Sycamore Happy Hour Jam:
Wednesdays from 7:00 - 9:00 PM, June to September
Sycamore Deli- 211 B Draper Rd. in Blacksburg
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Local Music Events