THE ARTS AND CULTURE
Visiting the Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg for the first time is an unforgettable experience. If you’re not awed by the original 1930 tapestries, the golden glow of the replica lanterns, or the charm of the restored lobby and auditorium, you’ll at least be impressed with our family and student friendly prices and the best tasting popcorn in Southwestern Virginia! Enjoy Live shows and movies Friday-Tuesday. Phone: 540.951.0604
The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents renowned artists from around the globe and from close to home, with a special focus on connecting our communities to artists through experiences that will expand cultural awareness and deepen understanding. The Center for the Arts and the Institute for
Creativity, Arts and Technology, which with the Center for the Arts is uniquely partnered, are housed in the Moss Arts Center. The Center for the Arts is creating a thriving creative community fueled by inspiration, where patrons have meaningful experiences enjoying arts of the highest caliber in a wide variety of forms. The Center for the Arts showcases a variety of performances, exhibits, and experiences. Visit their website or call to find out what performances and exhibits are being shown while you are visiting. Phone: 540.231.5300
The Wohlfahrt House Dinner Theatre:
If tucking into a hearty dinner while you catch a riveting theatrical performance appeals to your inner thespian, Wohlfahrt House is the place to be. The Wohlfahrt House Dinner Theatre offers many unique shows that rotate every few months. They also have special event shows that come for only one day, so be sure not to miss those! Finally, feel the full magic of Christmas at Wohlfahrt Haus’ Holiday Spectacular, featuring the Christmas songs you know and love. Enjoy all of this only 30 minutes from Rockwood Manor!
Mill Mountain Theatre:
Only 50 minutes from Rockwood Manor, the scarlet hued curtains of Mill Mountain Theatre will be sharing the magic of the stage to eager audiences this season, with events for people of all ages. They offer a wide variety of shows such as musicals, comedies, family, young audience, concerts, dramas, staged readings, podcasts, festivals, immersive theatre, special events, and more!
Enjoy Traditional Appalachian Music and Dancing at The Floyd Country Store, only a 44 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. The store is renowned as a place to experience authentic Appalachian music and is home to a group of musicians, flatfoot dancers, and cloggers who are carrying on the tradition of their families—to make music, to dance, and to have fun. There is music in the store every weekend year-round and on warm Friday evenings it spills out into the street. It’s an experience not to be missed. You also can’t miss the barrels of old-fashioned candy at the front of the store, and if you explore further you can find everything from old timey toys to eco-friendly cleaning products to hard-wearing bib overalls. The store also has The Jingle Tap Café, serving homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, baked goods, and more. Phone: 540.745.4563
Located in Abingdon, VA. One hour and 30 minutes from Rockwood Manor. The Culture Center and Marketplace Showcases some of the best in craft, culture, and music. Promoting Southwest Virginia’s distinctive heritage, great outdoor recreation, and scenic beauty. Headquarters of The Crooked Road, Southwest Virginia’s heritage music trail, as well as the gateway to southwest Virginia. Phone: 276.492.2400
The Crooked Road:
This enchanting musical trail winds through 300 miles, inviting you to stop along the trail to live the beauty of country music, with its romantic ballads, toe-tapping dance ditties, and catchy banjo beats. There are eight major venues to visit along the Crooked Road, including the Blue Ridge Institute & Farm Museum, Floyd Country Store, Rex Theatre & Blue Ridge Backroads Live, and the Blue Ridge Music Center & Museum. The Crooked Road also invites you to enjoy many of your favorite artists at special festivals which take place during the spring, summer, and fall.
Visit this non-profit organization in pulaski, only a 17 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. At the fine arts center you will be able to enjoy performing and visual arts, exhibits, lectures, and art education classes. A different and unique class is offered every second Saturday of the month. Don’t miss out on learning things like water coloring, or building your own mosaic. Phone: 540.980.7363
Just a 30 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. The parkway’s construction began in September 1935 at Cumberland Knob near the North Carolina and Virginia state line. The idea was to create a link between the Shenandoah National Park to the edge of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The park is now known for being America’s longest linear park, which runs for 469 miles through 29 counties in Virginia and North Carolina. Completed in 1983, the Parkway’s history has been highlighted by documentarian Ken Burns in the six-part “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” series originally aired on PBS.