Galax, Virginia, the World Capital of Old-Time Music, is just 35 miles from Fox Creek General Store. Historically important and designated landmark on the Crooked Road, the Rex Theater “remains the jewel in the crown of the City of Galax.”
Every Friday night in Galax, WBRF 98.1 FM sends out 100,000 watts of live old-time and bluegrass music from the stage of the historic Rex Theater into five states and over the World Wide Web. Listeners may be in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee or as far away as Egypt enjoying the traditional music show from the comfort of their own homes, or they may be sitting back in one of the 475 seats at the Rex.
The show is called “Blue Ridge Back Roads” and thanks to a faithful group of volunteers, it has become the cornerstone for the revitalization of this 70 year old theater.
Now owned and operated by the City of Galax, the Rex continues to expand its offerings with vintage movie nights, Saturday concerts and community plays. The Rex is also available for special events and many non-profit groups have found it’s a great venue for community oriented fundraising.
Galax is also famous for its Old Fiddler’s Convention, a week-long event that takes place every August. This year is the 83rd year. The Convention runs August 6-11, 2018.
Here are some of the upcoming events at the Rex:
Friday – April 20 – Blue Ridge Backroads Live – Five Mile Mountain Road – Show 7:00 pm
Sunday – April 22 – “Best of the Best” – Award Winning Youth Fundraising Concert – Show 2:00 pm
Friday – April 27 – Blue Ridge Backroads Live – Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder – Show 7:00 pm
Friday – May 4 – Blue Ridge Backroads Live – Salt & Light – Show 7:00 pm
Friday – May 11 – Blue Ridge Backroads Live – New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters – Show 7:00 pm
Friday – May 18 – Blue Ridge Backroads Live – Slate Mountain Ramblers – Show 7:00 pm
For more details, see the Rex Theater website.