Every Friday night in the City of Galax, Virginia 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 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 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.
With its important history, and current place as a popular destination on the Crooked Road, the Rex remains the jewel in the crown of the City of Galax.
December 2012 Show Schedule
December 7 - Blue Ridge Music Makers Guild Songwriters Live
December 14 - Red Head Express
December 21 - Marshall Brothers and High Road
December 29 - Slate Mountain Ramblers
January 2013 Show Schedule
January 4 - Breaking Up Christmas (free)
January 11 - Iron Mountain Ridge Runners
January 18 - Crooked Road Ramblers
January 25 - Doc Branch Band
February 2013 Show Schedule
February 1 - Stone Mountain Ramblers
February 15 - Slate Mountain Ramblers
February 22 - True Grass