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Made famous in books, plays, and movies, Big Stone Gap offers up an evening of history, food, music, and dance, with an emphasis on local talent, old and young. You’ll learn why people call Big Stone Gap “the little town with a big story.” The John Fox, Jr. Museum, former home of the famous author of The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, will host the social hour. Guests will enjoy appetizers, drinks, and music there before moving on to the nearby Southwest Virginia Museum, where dinner will be prepared by cooks from the John Fox Jr. House using local recipes and ingredients. The Big Stone Gap Visitors Center will host a rollicking dance after dinner 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!