Roaring into the Twenties: Feastival with "Kickin' It": The Crooked Road's Appalachian Dance Review

Who knew that the mountain town of Marion, Virginia, was a regional hot spot for entertainment in the Roaring ‘20s? With the boom in timbering and railroading, Marion was a hub for the speakeasy-bootlegging-ragtime-jazz-and-jitterbugging culture of the time, while still surrounded by traditional mountain music, moonshining, and old-time dancing. Feastival guests will roar into the 2020s and experience this small town’s current revitalization in Marion’s most historic venues. Social hour at the Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts will feature appetizers and drinks, plus demonstrations of heritage music and dance. From there, guests will move to the historic General Francis Marion Hotel for a sumptuous feast prepared by Chef Josh Young with a “Roarin’ into the Twenties” menu that looks both back in time and forward. After dinner, Feastival guests will be treated to Kickin’ It: The Crooked Road’s Appalachian Dance Revue at the Historic Lincoln Theatre, featuring The Crooked Road Old Time Music Masters (Chris Anderson, Jackson Cunningham, Jamie Ferguson, Julie Shepherd-Powell, and Debbie Yates) who will provide music for more than 30 of America’s finest traditional dancers: The Green Grass Cloggers, Hickory Flat Hoedowners, Good Foot Dance Company, Junious Brickhouse, Daniel Rothwell, and National Heritage Award winning buck dancer, Thomas Maupin.

Directions to this Event

Marion, Virginia I-81 Exit 45