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This Friday night, come on out and enjoy some of...

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This Friday night, come on out and enjoy some of the region’s best craft beers and wines while you listen to two powerhouse bluegrass bands at the Natural Tunnel State Park: Lonesome River Band and NewTown! More than 850 feet long and as tall as a 10-story building, Natural Tunnel was naturally carved through a limestone ridge over thousands of years. William Jennings Bryan called it the "Eighth Wonder of the World."
Food City will be there with their famous “Q” pit smoker putting out some of Southwest Virginia’s tastiest BBQ! Grab a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a spring evening outdoors with us. Tickets and more information: mtnsofmusic.com/shows/bluegras... 
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Bluegrass Night at the Tunnel - Lonesome River Band, NewTown - Mountains of Music Homecoming 2018

June 15, 20187:00 pm Natural Tunnel State Park $20 adv/$25 after May 31, 2018/$12 childhttp://www.etix.com/ ticket/p/7689884/bluegras s-night-at-the-tunnel-lon esome-river-bandnewtown-6 15-southwest-mountains-of -music-homecoming

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Nine extraordinary days of concerts and cultural events along Southwest Virginia's Crooked Road. The 3rd Annual Mountains of Music Homecoming will take place June 9 - 17, 2017.The Crooked Road's Mountains of Music Homecoming is an annual festival celebrating the music and culture of Southwest Virginia.

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And in the process, he helps to cleanse the world around him by doing what is right and fair.~~ In the meantime, we get to be highly entertained by a boy and his friends splashing, playing, dancing and singing in the rain. If we could only experience that joy every day of our lives!~~ Richard Rose~~ Director, Singin’ in the Rain ~~ Cast & Credits Cast: (In Order of Appearance)~~ Zelda Zanders. famous zip girl: Hope Quinn ~~ J. Cumberland Spendrill, III, Zelda’s escort : Phillip Rast ~~ Rod, Monumental’s press agent: Justin Tyler Lewis ~~ R. F. Simpson, Head of Monumental Pictures: Rick McVey ~~ Mrs. Simpson: Paris Bradstreet ~~ Roscoe Dexter, film director: Nick Koesters ~~ Cosmo Brown: Andrew Hampton Livingston ~~ Don Lockwood: Sean Maximo Campos ~~ Lina Lamont: Hannah Ingram ~~ Bartender: Zacchaeus Kimbrell ~~ Young Don: Parker Byun ~~ Young Cosmo: Joshua J. 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