Gathering In The Gap

In addition to the featured Main Stage performances, the 2013 Gathering in the Gap  included an induction ceremony for the Southwest Virginia Walk of Fame, a book signing with John Carter Cash, the annual songwriting competition, workshops, musical competitions, jams, a childrens area, and the Stitch in Time Quilt Show. Antique, food, and craft vendors will also be on hand!



"Gathering in the Gap" is a music festival

to celebrate the rich tradition of old-time

and bluegrass music found in Southwest Virginia.  Activities include competitions, jams, and performances by local and regionally known musicians.  The day's events will culminate

in a main-stage concert by various professional



Gathering in the Gap is located in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia in the town of Big Stone Gap.  All events take place on and around the grounds of the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park.

John Carter Cash

Dale Jett & Hello Stranger

Mountain Heart

Dave Eggar & Deoro'

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