Franklin County serves as the "Eastern Gateway to The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail". This 330-mile driving trail begins in Downtown Rocky Mount before winding its way through the mountains of Southwest Virginia, including nineteen counties, four cities, and over fifty towns.
Development for The Crooked Road began in January of 2003 and currently features nine Major Venues and over 60 Affiliated Venues. While heritage music is the focal point of The Crooked Road, outdoor recreation, museums, crafts, historical and cultural programs all play a huge part in telling the authentic "Crooked Road" story.
Weekly Jam Sessions
- Ferrum College Appalachian Music Old Time Monday Night Jam - Every Monday Evening at the Blue Ridge Institute
- Twin Creeks Distillery Weekly Jam - Every Wednesday Evening at the Tasting Room in Downtown Rocky Mount
- "The Dairy Queen Band" 40 West Dairy Queen in Rocky Mount - Every Thursday from September to May (9 AM to 10 AM)
Quarterly Music Events
- Homegrown Music Series - Once per quarter, the Harvester Performance Center comes alive with heritage sounds from The Crooked Road.