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Rex Theater

113 E Grayson st, Galax, VA 24333
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Galax
Type: Theaters, Other
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VA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went to the Rex for the radio broadcast night and had a great time listening to the Zeypher Lightning Bolts fiddled and banjod while the dancers enjoyed themselves.

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Richmond, VA.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

On Friday nights the Rex theater has live music and audience members are welcome to dance to the fiddlin' music....it is unique and a great deal of fun to watch!

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New Bern, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Friday night old time music review reminded me of something you might have encountered in the '50s - a good string band playing a mix of instrumentals and vocals with some of the audience jumping up to "dance" (step dancing). If you haven't been, you must go one time! It's a bit of Americana. We attended 4 different old... More

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fairfax
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Nice old time music if you like the blue grass genre. Talented musicians that must have been playing together for ages. A local place in a town that doesn't have much charm going for it. Enjoyed the live music.

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Maryland
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155 reviews 155 reviews
30 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The weekly Friday concert (simultaneously aired on regional radio) is an experience that bluegrass music fans should experience at least once (we've been there three times so far). Nice theater right in the middle of Galax.

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wilmington
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Beings back ole memories and will create new ones for others, must see. Centrally located in galax.Great Music

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Shropshire, England
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250 reviews 250 reviews
31 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I can't imagine Galax without the Rex, it is always a good night out and I hope it will live for ever. We come back periodically from the UK , just wish they could have more shows than on a Friday night.

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Groton, Massachusetts
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Two friends and I went to a banjo shootout at the Rex. Although the actual event had more guitar than banjo, it was all very entertaining. Everyone there seemed to know each other and enjoyed each other's company as much as the performing. If you go for the whole experience of real music being played by nonprofessionals in a small... More

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Clemson, South Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

For $5, we got to see live blue grass music as it was being broadcast on radio. Folks jumped up as the music moved 'em to clog or two-step to the catchy tunes. The Rex Theater was obviously at one time a cinema, but now it's bringing live music to the folks of Galax, VA. The folks are friendly, and... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My husband and I visited the Rex Theater last Friday night. What a fun time!! You could tell this where all the locals come to enjoy some great music. We only paid $5.00 to get in and $3.00 for two sodas and popcorn. This venue offers wonderful local Blue Grass music that is actually broadcast as a radio program. Everyone... More

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