The Country Cabin with its descendant, Country Cabin II, is the oldest mountain music/ cultural venue currently operating along the Crooked Road.
The original Country Cabin was built in 1937 under President Roosevelt’s WPA program as a community recreational
facility and is a National and State Historic Landmark. Local musicians gathered at the cabin every Saturday night to perform and carry on traditional bluegrass and country music.
The popularity of the weekly event soon outgrew the log cabin and in 2002, a new larger facility was built in nearby Appalachian Traditions Village, to accommodate bigger audiences and to host a wider variety of programs.
In addition to clogging classes, and a Saturday night show, the Cabin hosts the Dock Boggs Memorial Festival, held annually the second Saturday in September. This festival honors the lives of two local extraordinary musicians – banjoist Moran Lea “Dock” Boggs, a soulful singer and unique banjo player, and ballad singer and songwriter Kate O’Neill Peters Sturgill. The festival offers local, regional and national-known traditional musicians and dancers, as well as handmade mountain arts and crafts and home cooked mountain foods.
The legacy of music lives on and continues to grow at the Country Cabin II. New additions to the site will be completed soon and include, a new building to accommodate larger music events, a small mountain church which will be used as a Wedding Chapel, a museum that will tell the Country Cabin story, and an outdoor amphitheater.
Directions: From US. 23S take first Norton exit and turn right. Proceed through city of Norton and go 1.5 miles west. From 23N, take first Norton exit and turn left. Turn left at next two red lights and go west 1.5 miles.
Click here to visit the Official Country Cabin website!
Or call 276-679-3541 for more information.
6034 Kent Junction Road
(mailing address: PO Box 42)
Norton VA 24273