The Grilling in the Gap First of Fall Festival featuring THE GRIZZLY CHALLENGE is coming up September 24th! A whole day dedicated to 3 HUGE events! Live music from noon till midnight, craft and food vendors, steak, wing, and margarita cookoff, and much more! Make plans to attend!                                                                                                                   Blue Highway Fest Tickets are on sale NOW! Visit bluehighwayfest.com to get your tickets, stay updated, and learn all about the next big thing coming to Big Stone Gap!                                                                                                                             Enjoy Summer in the mountains here in Big Stone Gap! Live Music Venues, Trail of the Lonesome Pine, Car Shows, Events, and more await you! Come on down!                                                                                              A Town Permit is no longer required to access Big Cherry! Get out and visit today!

Mountain Music School at MECC

Mountain Music School at MECC

Mountain Music School at MECC

Mountain Empire Community College’s Mountain Music School is a week-long event dedicated to the preservation and continuation of Appalachian music and culture. Located in Big Stone Gap, Va., the school provides opportunities for students age 10 and up to experience traditional old-time music with fun and supportive instruction.

Students may select an instrument and skill level of their choice, including beginning and advanced “old-time” fiddle, claw-hammer banjo, guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, autoharp, and dog house bass. A limited number of instruments are available for loan for the week.