Southwest VA Higher Education Center

1 Partnership Circle, Abingdon, VA 24210

The Southwest VA Higher Ed Center will be hosting MMC this year in it’s state of the art facility. MMC classes will be exclusively on the 2nd floor of the venue, with easy access via stairs or elevator, accessible restrooms, climate-controlled classrooms, and a beautiful glass-lined walkway where spontaneous jams and ‘hangs’ will happen. MMC will have coffee and snacks in the upstairs lobby as well as a place to relax during class breaks. With an on-site cafeteria on the 1st floor, participants can partake of community connection with hot catered meals between classes.

MMC is also partnering with “The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail,” an organization that recognizes and supports traditional acoustic string music venues. Jusut next door, it allows participants to explore the rich musical heritage of Southwest Virginia at Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace—and glimpse the frontiers of fusion with other traditions and instruments. The Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace is home to an organization that recognizes and supports places where traditional acoustic string music is performed.

Getting There


Directions to Southwest VA Higher Education Center: I-81, exit 14. Drive North to VHCC Drive. Turn RIGHT on VHCC Drive. Pass The Crooked Road/Cultural Center on left hand side. The Southwest VA Higher Education Center will be on your left side. Turn LEFT into 1 Partnership Circle, Abingdon, VA

Some Driving Distances

  • Bristol, TN: 16 miles
  • Asheville, NC: 110 miles
  • Roanoke, VA: 136 miles
  • Charlotte, NC: 196 miles
  • Raleigh, NC: 250 miles
  • Cincinnati, OH: 303 miles
  • Nashville, TN: 305 miles
  • Columbus, OH: 346 miles
  • Washington, D.C. 363 miles

Shuttle Information:

Tri-Cities Airport in Bristol lists this link for transportation between the airport and Abingdon:

F & L Limos and Livery can fill all your airport, van and limousine transportation needs working from the Tri-Cities area and cover Tri Cities AirportAsheville Regional Airport & McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville. Call 423-245-0856 or 423-325-6554 for reservations. Major credit cards accepted.