Welcome to Lays Hardware Center for the Arts!

Lays Hardware, located in beautiful downtown Coeburn, Virginia, is an Artisan Center showcasing the greatest in mountain music along The Crooked Road!

Lays Hardware features local, regional, and national musical acts as well as a wide variety of artisan classes and services for the public! Bring the family and come on down and see us at Lays Hardware!

We'll see ya soon!


Frequently Asked Questions

Lays Hardware's beautiful streetscape lights up at night under the historical Lays Hardware neon sign.




General FAQ Answers


"Who owns the Lays Hardware Center for the Arts?"


The building is owned by the Town of Coeburn and leased to Lays Hardware Center for the Arts, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Appalachian heritage.

"When can I hear bluegrass music at Lays?"


Jam sessions are held every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Admission is free for musicians, singers and spectators. This is a great opportunity to observe local musicians interacting, harmonizing, and picking together. On Friday nights, Lays hosts a live bluegrass band from 7 – 10 pm. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 6 to 12 years of age. Children under 6 are admitted free.

"Are concessions available?"


Yes! The Crooked Road Cafe is on site serving up hot dogs and hamburgers every Friday night. An Appalachian favorite – soup beans and cornbread – is often on the menu, as well. On Thursday nights, the Café offers only basic concession items such as drinks, popcorn, and candy.

"What classes are available?"


A variety of classes are scheduled throughout the year. While pottery and stained glass classes are ongoing all year long, other classes (including quilting, basket weaving, and jewelry making) are offered intermittently throughout the year.