The Crooked Road is a scenic driving route in Southwest Virginia that spans 330 miles and the Smith Mountain Lake Festivals, a network of 9 heritage music venues and 60 music festivals. During early to mid-June each year, the entire Crooked Road celebrates the Mountains of Music Homecoming with concerts and events in various cities and towns across the region.  Being a part of Franklin County, Smith Mountain Lake falls into the East Zone of the Crooked Road.  

Dive into Virginia’s Musical Heritage with a Fun Concert or Smith Mountain Lake Festivals


The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is a 9-day event that ends on the 3rd Saturday of June every year. In 2018, the dates for the event will last from June 8th until June 16th. During the event, national and international artists will perform in genres ranging from bluegrass and gospel to traditional dancing. There are also opportunities to learn about traditional methods of music making and the folk lifestyle, such as picking and singing. 

Many of the events of the Mountains of Music Homecoming will take in the nearby town of Ferrum at the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum (20 Museum Dr., Ferrum, VA 24088), just a short drive from Smith Mountain Lake. There are also a number of other towns with venues within driving distance, including Floyd, Blacksburg, and Stuart. 

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All year long, there are plenty of reasons to visit Smith Mountain Lake—including the Smith Mountain Lake Festivals,  The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming and other fantastic local events held throughout the year. Find out more about this event and other awesome activities and attractions you’ll encounter in Smith Mountain Lake when you contact our reservation specialists and book your lodgings with us today!