Flat Iron Crossroads, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization is dedicated to the enlightenment and well-being of its community and visitors through culture, entertainment, and education by providing a diverse selection of performing arts that bring local, national, and international experiences to Eastern Virginia.
We're so glad you made it!
Flat Iron Crossroads – a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization – has revitalized the site of a 100-year-old gas station into an intimate, modern performing arts center located on the corner of Flat Iron Road and Daffodil Lane in Gloucester, Virginia. Just as gas stations have long prepared travelers for journeys, Flat Iron Crossroads strives to help artists and patrons discover avenues of musical adventure both familiar and untraveled.
As our name implies, Flat Iron Crossroads is an intersection for performing artists and the arts enthusiast. In Eastern Virginia, there are limited spaces for quality musical entertainment. We have revived the concept of the small performing arts center that was once embraced all over our country by legendary artists like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Dolly Parton.
Early on we took a trip to the venerable music studios of Muscle Shoals to learn the ins and outs of room acoustics. As a result, the sound in the indoor arena is astonishingly clear. The artwork on the walls? Those are acoustic panels painted with images of musical greats.
Outside is a 800-square foot stage that looks out on a sweeping lawn that seats 500. There are fire rings, torches, and a pretty koi pond with a waterfall. And we recently planted a grove of apple trees because, hey, it seemed like a fun thing to do.
Flat Iron Crossroads exists to celebrate the joy of music and the arts for all ages. We work with the community putting on educational and mentorship programs. We have music festivals several times a year and we’re always open to new ideas. Big thanks to the caring and loving volunteers we have – come join us!