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Welcome to Virginia’s Western Highlands, where mountain views and old-fashioned charm can be found around every bend in the road.

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This four-county region is a land of contrasts. It’s home to unspoiled vistas that have barely changed in centuries as well as a world-class resort frequented by celebrities and presidents. Old-fashioned Americana lives on in charming small towns that offer a sophisticated artistic and cultural scene enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

Take your time and wander the many back roads and scenic byways. Discover a favorite picnic spot or a secluded fishing hole. The more you explore, the more you’ll fall in love with Virginia’s Western Highlands.

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Upcoming Events
  • Clifton Forge
    The Sound
    Friday, February 23, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    There is a SOUND coming! The sound of a people seeking release, revival, restoration, and relationship. Join us February the 23rd. at 7:30pm as artists and guests come together to release the sound of God through dance, art, spoken word, and vocals. We will feature the dance ministry of Dr. A. Renee Cooper, founder of the prophetic worship ministries International. Produced and presented by local entrepreneur, Thalia Zenaide, the SOUND is designed as an inspiring night of worship, fellowship, anointing, and power. 'He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit of God is saying in this season' (Revelation 2:29) Come release your SOUND!

    Date:
    Friday, February 23, 2018(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheSound

  • Clifton Forge
    Brass Five: presented by Alleghany Arts Council
    Monday, February 26, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Alleghany Higlands Arts Council presents BRASS 5 There are Big Bands and then there are bands that just Sound Big. Brass Five hails from Roanoke but they have traveled all over the national and Europe. They are kicking things up a notch this season with a ‘Rat Pack” segment to go along with their Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie , Artie Shaw, and Woody Herman hits. these fellas can transform your night and leave you flying high on soul-elevating music from a by-gone era.

    Date:
    Monday, February 26, 2018(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/BrassFivepresentedbyAlleghanyArtsCouncil

  • Clifton Forge
    Revelator Hill & Karen Jonas
    Friday, March 2, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    4301 Longdale Furnace Rd
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    WHY WE ARE EXCITED: When you have the opportunity to nail down booking one really, really good band that you know is a winner, you count your blessings. But, when that oh, so rare opportunity comes along and you book two amazing acts the same night, you kneel down and question who you've just made a deal with.... Haha! CHECK THIS SHOW OUT IF YOU LIKE: Ol' School Country & Contemporary, but Clapton-like Blues and Rock & Roll. WHY YOU SHOULD COME: Karen Jonas, comes to us from NOVA, and brings with her an old school, country-swagger blues sound that is so sultry and nostalgic, you may just drift off and question whether you're on the set of some new hipster movie. Revelator Hill, will snap you back with their heavy-hitting, unmistakable contemporary blues sound as front man and master guitarist, Bobby Thompson, leads the journey. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR: Beginners. FOOD TRUCKS: Dawg Gone Wingz! TICKETS: $15 Doors open at 7pm, Music at 8pm. 18+ (Tickets at the Door)In the event of inclement weather, show is subject to cancellation. Check our site & Facebook for notifications.

    Date:
    Friday, March 2, 2018(7:00 PM - 11:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Venue Information: 434-962-5822

    Email:
    info@thefarmatglenhaven.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/RevelatorHillKarenJonas

  • Clifton Forge
    Barter Theatre presents: A Facility for Living
    Friday, March 2, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Barter Theatre makes its first appearance on our renovated stage, bringing this twisted comedy that takes a serious subject and gives it a hilarious biting edge. Set in the not-so-distant future, nursing home residents are housed in a government-run, repurposed penitentiary (because the prisons have been outsourced to China, naturally!) and the Head Nurse is being a real pill. Suffice it to say that resident morale is a little down. All is doom and gloom until Joe Taylor a new resident and former actor arrives. Fresh new life is about to be breathed into Nursing Home #273 whether Nurse Claudia and her orderlies approve or not! With each repressive rule and outrageous cost saving measure imposed by Nurse Claudia, and with Joe's help, these feisty boomers plot a coup d'état to show everyone that they aren't ready to give up on life just yet! "A Facility for Living" pulls out all the stops when it comes to addressing all the vices, follies, abuses and shortcomings of the "system"-in this case government's response to the issue of aging in America. Sometimes it's funny because it's just so wrong," says Richard Rose, Barter Theatre’s Artistic Director.  Because of the language and content, viewer discretion is advised.  Tickets: Main Orch: $25; Rear Orch/Front Balc: $20; Rear Balc: $15; Boxes: $35

    Date:
    Friday, March 2, 2018(8:00 PM

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/BarterTheatrepresentsAFacilityforLiving

  • Clifton Forge
    Aesop's Fables Presented by the Barter Theatre ENCORE Players
    Saturday, March 3, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Barter Theatre presents an afternoon of family fun and discovery. Aesop is one of the most beloved storytellers of all time, able to weave fantastic tales with timeless lessons of truth. Join Aesop and his friends in this exciting musical adventure and experience fables such as Androcles and the Lion, The Oak and the Reed, The Fox Without a Tail, The Beast in Love, The Tortoise and The Hare, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf brought to life as only the Barter Players can.Tickets: Main Orch: $15; Rear Orch/Front Balc: $12; Rear Balc: $10; Boxes: $25

    Date:
    Saturday, March 3, 2018(2:30 PM

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AesopsFablesPresentedbytheBarterTheatreENCOREPlayers

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