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Rex Theater

Address: 113 E Grayson st, Galax, VA 24333
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Galax
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts

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167 reviews 167 reviews
46 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

What a great place! Almost 80 years old and thoroughly renovated! Great acoustics, modern concession, up to date bathrooms, comfortable seating! We attended here for a great live concert! Wonderful sound system, and the old upright piano fit the venue perfectly. The original oak flooring was beautiful and had been refinished. Much pride and loving care has been invested here... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
30 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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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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31 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 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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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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42 helpful votes 42 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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