Bluegrass Music and Appalachian History in Southwest Virginia!

May 10 - 12, 2019

Marion, Virginia’s Lovely General Francis Marion Hotel and the one-of-a-kind Lincoln Theater (c. 1928)

Let’s go to Southwest Virginia – home of the Lincoln Theater (circa 1928) – one of the loveliest venues in America for a first-class musical performance.  The Lincoln Theater is home to PBS’s Song of the Mountains series, featuring outstanding Bluegrass and Old Time Music performers.  We’ll spend two nights in the Francis Marion Hotel – adjacent to the theater, and a fine example of a beautifully-restored “uptown hotel,” also built in the 1920’s.  We’ll enjoy exploration of the surrounding area, including Hungry Mother State Park (story on location), and the fascinating town of Saltville, Virginia, and the Museum of the Middle Appalachians.

Trip highlights:

  • Two nights in the Francis Marion Hotel
  • Performance in the Lincoln Theater
  • Exploration of local history and culture:  from Rural Retreat to Hungry Mother
  • The fun and warmth of the small group

Trip price:  $1059 / person (double occupancy; single supplement, $175; price does not include one dinner, alcohol, or optional trip insurance.

Click here for the trip registration form.


Chumley’s take:  This is a great authentic Appalachian experience.  It should attract a nice group of enthusiasts!


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