Square Dance by Caller Tyler Hughes and the Stone Mountain Serenaders


Big Stone Gap Visitors Center

306 Wood Ave., E, Big Stone Gap VA

Crooked Road Concerts


8:00 PM

The Big Stone Gap Visitors Center will host a rollicking dance with music by the Stone Mountain Serenaders, one of the region’s best dance bands. Well-known Appalachian musician (and city councilman) Tyler Hughes will be the dance caller, and if you don’t know how to dance when you arrive, you will when you leave!


Tyler Hughes has been striving to bring the tradition of square dancing back to the Great Southwest region of Virginia for several years now. He has worked to organize dances around Wise, Lee, and Scott County. He began learning to call while in college at East Tennessee State University’s Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies. He has called dances across the southeast and the historic Carcassonne Square Dance in Carcassonne, Kentucky. His calling consists of traditional square dance calls and is encouraging to beginners as well as advanced dancers.

The Stone Mountain Serenaders formed to play square dances in Dungannon, VA. The group, led by Andrew Barnes on fiddle, has a rotating cast made up of some of the best old time musicians around Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee. They always bring a strong repertoire of toe-tapping tunes and mesmerizing waltzes for every dance they play.

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the Appalachian Regional Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, VA Dept of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Food City, Virginia Commission for the Arts, David and Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods, LLC., Virginia State Parks and other generous supporters. For the deaf and hard of hearing community, signing interpretation services can be made available if requested at least 21 days in advance of the concert. For requests received less than 21 days prior to the concert, every effort will be made for accommodations, but interpretation services are not guaranteed. To request services or for more information contact The Crooked Road office by email at admin@thecrookedroad.org or by calling 276-492-2409.