Music trail creates weekend itineraries

MARLINTON – The Mountain Music Trail, a non-profit group devoted to promoting and presenting the traditional music, dance, and folkways of the Allegheny Mountain region of West Virginia, is happy to announce a number of new weekend itineraries to aid visitors and residents alike in discovering all the wonderful traditional music happening in the mountains this summer and fall.

There are currently four weekend itineraries, the first of which is this weekend, which highlight some of the best concerts, dances, workshops, and festivals that are occurring along US Route 219, the Seneca Trail. Each event is hand-picked and represents the best of what the Mountain Music Trail hopes to share – traditional strings music and dancing occurring in the five eastern West Virginia counties along the Seneca Trail, Monroe, Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker.

The various itineraries are organized to include shows by local partner musicians, concerts by touring national artists hosted at partner venues and festivals, community square dances and more, all following driving tours along U.S. 219, which runs along the spine of the Allegheny Highlands and connects a region with a storied history of Appalachian music.

The Mountain Music Trail maintains a calendar of events which features traditional music in the region week in and week out. The new weekend itineraries, however, feature curated tours of the best music the region has to offer, and make it easy for visitors to plan a weekend getaway to the area. The four itineraries are set for this coming weekend, July 24-27, Labor Day weekend, Aug. 28-Sept. 1, and Sept. 26-28.

To learn more, please visit the website, (itineraries and lodging options can be found under the ‘Trip Planning’ tab), Facebook and Twitter, or contact Ned Savage, AmeriCorps VISTA, at or call 540-520-4154.