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The Yates Family Band Featured at Heartwood


Abingdon, Virginia – The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail presents The Yates Family Band in concert on Thursday, December 14th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Heartwood in Abingdon, VA. This concert is part of The Crooked Road Music Series at Heartwood.


The Yates Family Band features Molly Yates (age 17) performing on guitar, mandolin, and banjo and Sadie Yates (age 15) performing on the doghouse bass and guitar. The girls have been performing on stage with their parents Tim (guitar) and Debbie (banjo/ fiddle) since they could hold an instrument in their hands. This family based old time and bluegrass band from Smyth County, VA has performed at The Carter Fold, the International Bluegrass Music Association festival, and many more venues. Tim and Debbie have combined their lives, talents, and musical roots to create one of the area’s most entertaining musical groups today.


The Crooked Road Music Series takes place each Thursday at Heartwood. The series features youth artists each 2nd Thursday along with open jams on the 1st, 3rd, 4th (and 5th) Thursdays to showcase Southwest Virginia performers. The Crooked Road Music Series is sponsored by Heartwood, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Heartwood - Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway is located off I-81 at Exit 14 in Abingdon, VA, and features food, music, and craft of Southwest Virginia. As part of The Crooked Road's Thursday night live music, our restaurant features delicious southern BBQ to make for a food and music experience only Southwest Virginia can deliver. Admission to the concert is free and donations will be accepted for Crooked Road Traditional Music Education Program (TMEP).


More information can be found at The Crooked Road website,, and at For additional information, please call (276) 492-2409 or email:


Appalachian Spirit Gallery December ArtWalk

Contact: Suzy Sukle (276-783-8891)


Music in the parlor by Keith Hungate at Appalachian Spirit Gallery during December 8th Second Friday Art Walk and Alive after Five. Gallery closes December 23 to reopen April 1, 2018.


Appalachian Spirit Gallery, 144 West Main Street in Marion, Virginia hosts “Music in the Parlor” by violinist Keith Hungate to compliment the December 8th Art Walk reception and annual holiday sale from five until eight pm.  Music begins at six. The model railroad Christmas display in the lower level of the gallery will be open during ArtWalk hours.

Holiday sale includes 20% off everything in the gallery and additional discounts on several other items. Join the Christmas celebration with good friends, great art, wonderful music, and delicious refreshments. When searching for that unique one of a kind gift, look first at Appalachian Spirit Gallery.

Work shown by member artists include paintings ranging from traditional to abstract, landscapes to landmarks, oils, watercolor, acrylics, digital giclée, and mixed media. Other works include jewelry design, wood items, fabric art, photography, stained glass, fused glass jewels, mosaics, and “green” crafts.

New gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:30 to 2:00pm, other times by appointment or whim.  For more information visit the gallery on Facebook or phone (276)706-2909 or (276)759-3890.


Gallery closes December 23th to reopen April 1, 2018. For more information visit Appalachian Spirit Gallery on Facebook or call 276.706-2909.

Craft & Vendor Showcase

Holston Hills Country Club

Sat, Dec 9, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Shop unique gift items for Christmas while supporting a good cause! The Craft and Vendor Showcase is a fundraiser for Imagination Library of Smyth County. There will also be baked goods for sale. For vendor information, please click HERE.


Song of the Mountains - The Lincoln Theatre

Sat, Dec 9, 2017 7:00 pm

The December of Song of the Mountains featuring Seldom Scene, Kruger Brothers, and Jesse Alexander. $25 Reserved.


Wilson Fairchild Brings Christmas Cheer to The Lincoln Theatre


Marion, VA: The Town of Marion is pleased to welcome back the country music duo, Wilson Fairchild, for a Christmas Show at the historic Lincoln Theatre on Saturday, December 16th at 7pm.


Tickets are $25 reserved seating.


"It's a full band show with nothing but Christmas music," says Langdon Reed about the upcoming show in downtown  Marion, VA. "We'll sing everything from an old Christmas hymn to 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.'"


The show is in keeping with their family-fun approach to entertaining using their signature humor and storytelling style. It's the perfect gift for friends and family!


Wilson Fairchild is made up of Wil and Langdon Reed from the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The duo, also referred to as "the Reid Boys," have been writing, performing and playing music together their entire lives. With influences such as The Statler Brothers or Ricky Skaggs, their passion and drive for country music is inspiring.


Along with their outstanding harmony, which is an inherent trademark from their fathers, Harold and Don Reid, members of the Statler Brothers, Wil and Langdon are prolific songwriters who have had over 30 songs published and recorded. They can also play many different instruments, which makes an impressive portfolio and contributes to their unique style.


Join them for a special one-night only event at the beautiful Lincoln Theatre. Tickets can be purchased by contacting The Lincoln Theatre Box Office at (276)783-6092 or by visiting





Annual Events

January - Woolly Mammoth Day


March - Whitetop Mtn. Maple Festival


April - Dec ArtWalk


April - Aug Taste of the Town


Spring - Mountain Dew Triathlon


May - Marion Memorial Day Weekend Celebration


May - Whitetop Ramp Festival


May - September Marion Broad Street



June - Bike Smyth County/Family Fish

and Fun Day


June - July Marion Summer Concert Series


July - Marion 4th of July Celebration


July - Chilhowie’s Christmas in July


July - Little Salty Birthday Celebration


July - Hungry Mother Arts and Crafts Festival


July/Aug - Rich Valley Fair & Horse Show


August - War Between the States Battle Reenactment


September - Saltville Labor Day Celebration


September - Smyth County Patriot’s Day



September - Chilhowie Apple Festival


October - Civil War Troops Memorial Service


October - Halloween Madness


October - Saltville BBQ Festival


October - Whitetop Sorghum & Molasses Festival


December - Marion Kaleidoscope Christmas Parade and Marion Christmas Market

Smyth County, VA

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