Visit Kingsport, Tennessee


Welcome to The Carter Fold every Saturday night! Janette Carter, one of three children of A.P. and Sara Carter established the Carter Family Fold to honor the memory of her parents and Maybelle Carter who played a historic role in helping give birth to the age of country music beginning in 1927. Since 1974, the non-profit Carter Music Center has presented programs of old time and bluegrass music every weekend. Formally established in 1979, the Center's objective is to promote old-time music and pay tribute to the Original Carter Family (A.P Carter, Sara Carter, and Maybelle Carter). The Saturday concerts highlight the musical style made popular by the Carter Family, considered by many as country music's first family. In keeping with the traditional music style, no electrical instruments are allowed (everything is acoustic). There's lots of dancing and fun for the entire family. Shows are family-oriented; no alcohol is permitted at concerts. Delicious home-fixed snacks are available at the Carter Fold Snack Bar, and you might be able to round out your collection of Carter Family recordings at the well-stocked souvenir and record concession. Come early and browse through our Museum before the show. A Saturday with us in rural southwest Virginia will supply you with an evening of musical entertainment and country hospitality you won't soon forget. Chances are you'll make some new friends and take with you some fond memories. We'd love to have you visit us.


Location: Hiltons, VA
Phone: 276-386-6054
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KCVB Info:

Kingsport Convention & Visitors Bureau
400 Clinchfield St. Suite 100
Kingsport, TN  37660

PH: 423.392.8820
FAX: 423.392.8833
TOLL FREE: 800.743.5282