Mardi Gras in the Mountains is coming up Feb 18th at Good Times! Come celebrate New Orleans style with Ron Short and the Possum Playboys starting at 7pm!                                                                                                                                                        Join us this Winter in Big Stone Gap for breathtaking scenery, great food, amazing music, and shopping! Give us a try, you won’t regret visiting our Winter Wonderland!                                                                                                                                                                           A Town Permit is no longer required to access Big Cherry! Get out and visit today!

Mountain Music Heritage Week

Mountain Music Heritage Week

Location: Downtown Big Stone Gap Date: October 6th – 14th Description Join us for a week long, town wide celebration of our mountain music heritage! This week leads up to the amazing BLUE HIGHWAY FESTIVAL! We will showcase the unique and eclectic music that calls our...
Gathering in the Gap

Gathering in the Gap

Join us at the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park in Big Stone Gap, VA and celebrate Southwest Virginia’s rich tradition of old-time, bluegrass, blues, and Americana music. This year’s event is a special celebration of the 75th anniversary of the...
MECC Home Craft Days

MECC Home Craft Days

The first celebration of mountain culture in the region was realized with the establishment of Home Craft Days in 1972. Since that time, the festival has served as an integral part of Mountain Empire Community College’s longstanding commitment to promoting and...