Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. “Gathering in the Gap” is a music festival celebrating the rich tradition of old-time, Americana, and bluegrass music found in Southwest Virginia. This year’s headline act is the award-winning bluegrass band Blue Highway.
At the 16-year mark, The Whitetop Mountain Band – The Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. They have done much to preserve the Whitetop region’s style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style. Whitetop Mountain Band has performed at many venues throughout the United States from festivals to concerts, competitions, and colleges, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Carter Family Festival, and Floydfest.