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Friday Night Jamboree at The Floyd Country Store

Floyd Country Store
$5

Every Friday night year-round! Starts at 6:30 p.m. with gospel music. Dance begins at 7:30 p.m. with old-time string bands. Old-time dance lessons…


Sunday Music Jams at The Floyd Country Store
Floyd Country Store
Free

Every Sunday, open jams - Old Time Music at 1:30 pm and Bluegrass at 4:00 pm

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Kenny G
Saturday, September 1st, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 11:55 pm
Shrine Mont
$53-$65
In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist extraordinaire Kenny G …


Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette
Sunday, July 1st, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chateau Morrisette Winery
Free to attend
Every Sunday June through October, enjoy award-winning wines, breathtaking views from the Blue Ridge, and an eclectic array of musical artists…

Americana Afternoons at The Floyd Country Store
Saturday, July 7th, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Floyd Country Store
Free

7/7/18, Americana Afternoon's 8th Year Anniversary Show!  David Simpkins & The KGB at 12:00, Mama Joy Rising at 1:00, and Maggie Blankenship…

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Blue Ridge Music Center 
Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway
700 Foothills Road, Galax, VA 24333
(276) 236-5309 | www.BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org

 

Blue Ridge Music Center Announces Summer Concert Season

Performers for Roots of American Music series include Rhiannon Giddens, Steep Canyon Rangers, Kruger Brothers, Sierra Hull & more

(GALAX, VA) – The Blue Ridge Music Center’s summer Roots of American Music concert season will feature some of the best-known names in contemporary roots and Americana music including: the only female winner of The Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, Rhiannon Giddens; two-time Grammy Award-winners, the Steep Canyon Rangers; one of the most innovative traditional music ensembles in America today, the Kruger Brothers; and Sierra Hull, 2013 winner of the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation’s Bluegrass Star Award. The series begins on May 26 and features Saturday shows all summer before wrapping up with two fall indoor performances in October.

The dynamic season will highlight the interplay between the fertile mountain music traditions of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the influences of farther afield regional, national, and even international roots and folk music genres.

Distant influences come with Che Apalache’s mix of Argentine and mountain music traditions, The Revelers’ celebratory Louisiana sound, Front Country’s West Coast take on roots and indie folk, and Texas born-Brooklyn based Phoebe Hunt’s genre-defying, exotically rhythmic kaleidoscope of roots music from around the world.

The season wouldn’t be complete without performances by ambassadors of the regional traditional bluegrass and old-time music scene, including award-winning luthier and musician Wayne Henderson, the Jeff Little Trio, New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, Riley Baugus, Mountain Park Old Time Band, and The Cabin Creek Boys.

Finally, many of the groups in this season’s lineup, including Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest of Glass, Bill and the Belles, Dori Freeman, ShadowGrass, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Barefoot Movement, Wild Ponies, and Zoe & Cloyd are ​taking mountain and roots music in new directions by ​fusing ​traditional ​bluegrass​ and​ string band​ sounds with contemporary​ folk, pop, and jazz. ​In doing so, t​he​se groups ​are spreading the music​al heritage ​of Appalachia to new audiences beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains and foothills​.

The Roots of American Music concert series at the Blue Ridge Music Center is held in the outdoor amphitheater. Concerts begin at 7 p.m., with gates opening at 5:45 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets and picnics are welcome, no alcohol please. Galax Smokehouse will be on hand serving barbecue, sides, and desserts.

In addition to the Saturday performances, the Blue Ridge Music Center will host:

·       Midday Mountain Music sessions daily from noon to 4 p.m. (free), featuring talented regional musicians: The Buck Mountain Band (Monday), Willard Gayheart & Scott Freeman (Tuesday); Vintage Acoustic featuring Bill & Maggie Anderson (Wednesday); Willard Gayheart & Scott Freeman (Thursday); Mountain Breeze (first Saturday of the month), Clarence & Bobbi Roberts (second Saturday), Sugarloaf Mountain Band (third Saturday), Ron Ireland (fourth Saturday), the schedule also includes two open jams, the Friday Bluegrass Jam and Sunday Old-Time Jam hosted by Stu Shenk & The Fisher Peak Timber Rattlers.


  Ticketed preconcert receptions to kick off performances by the Kruger Brothers (June 30) and Rhiannon Giddens (July 28)


Individual concert tickets and season passes are on sale at www.BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org or by calling (866) 308-2773, ext. 212.

The 2018 season is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National Council for Traditional Arts, Virginia is for Lovers, Winston-Salem Journal, W.L.A. Trucking, Yadkin Arts Council, Galax Smokehouse, Triad City Beat, and Visit Winston-Salem.

The Visitor Center and Roots of American Music Museum at the Music Center are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the following days: Friday-Monday, May 4-7; Thursday-Monday, beginning May 10; and daily beginning May 24.

 

2018 Blue Ridge Music Center Season Schedule

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming Concert: Past 20 years of Best All-Around Performers at the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention

Friday, June 15, 7 p.m.; $16.52 before May 31, $21.69 after May 31, $11.24 children ages 3-12

Each August for more than 80 years, the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention has hosted talented old-time and bluegrass music performers to compete for prize money and the distinction of being named the finest practitioner on particular instruments and styles. Of all the first-place winners on individual instruments, only one can claim the very highest honor each year, Best All-Around Performer. For the first time, The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming will bring these Best All-Around Performers together for a special concert to celebrate the legacy of the convention. In addition to individual performances, this who’s who list of traditional artists will perform as two stellar bands—one bluegrass and one old-time. The all-star lineup of musicians includes Eddie Bond, Richard Bowman, Jake Krack, Nate Leath, and Ivy Phillips on fiddle; Victor Furtado and Ivan Overstreet on banjo; Scott Fore and Wayne Henderson on guitar; Aaron Williams on mandolin; John Hollandsworth on autoharp; Victor Dowdy and Martha Spencer on bass; and Leslie Dunbar on vocals


An Evening with Rhiannon Giddens 
Saturday, July 28, 7 p.m.; $35 advance, $40 day of show, $20 children ages 3-12, $75 advance concert ticket with reception
Rhiannon Giddens is an American original, culling the music and lyrics of our nation’s past to point the way to a brighter future, with a voice that is emotionally fearless, unforgettably dexterous, and “a perpetually soulful marvel,” according to The New York Times. Raised amid the rich old-time traditions of North Carolina’s Piedmont region, Giddens pivoted from opera to American roots and rhythm and blues music, first as co-founder of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops and now as an acclaimed solo vocalist, banjoist, and fiddler. In 2016, she became the first woman to win the
 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. She was awarded a Genius Grant by the MacArthur Foundation the following year.

Giddens’ latest album, Freedom Highway, is a sonically diverse, 200-year journey through the power of African-American songcraft. The struggles and successes showcased in this mixture of original and traditional works reverberate across generations. Drawing on slave narratives from the 1800s, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and contemporary African-American experiences, Giddens captures, in her words, “voices demanding to be heard, to impart the hard-earned wisdom of a tangled, difficult, complicated history.”

Che Apalache + The Cabin Creek Boys
Saturday, August 4, 7 p.m.; $10
Che Apalache is an international bluegrass and old-time music quartet based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The group is led by native North Carolina fiddler and frequent Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention participant, Joe Troop. The group formed when Troop moved to Argentina in 2010. While patiently carving out a niche in the local music scene, he taught bluegrass and old-time music for a living. That’s how he met Pau Barjau (banjo), Franco Martino (guitar) and Martin Bobrik (mandolin), who went from his most dedicated students to bandmates.

Hailing from the mountains of Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina, The Cabin Creek Boys entertain audiences with old-time hoedown instrumentals, bluegrass songs, two-step numbers, and waltzes. The group is led by multi-instrumentalist husband and wife duo, Chris and Erika Testerman, with Jackson Cunningham on guitar, Trish Kilby Fore on banjo, and Jerry Steinberg on bass.

A Show for Joe: Concert in honor of the late Joe Wilson

The Ingramettes + Linda & David Lay 
Saturday, August 18, 7 p.m.; $15
Founded by the late, great matriarch Maggie Ingram, this phenomenal gospel group has endured for more than five decades. Now led by Maggie’s daughter, the Rev. Almeta Ingram-Miller, the group carries on the commanding, spirit-filled performances that demonstrate the extraordinary depth of talent in American gospel music. The Ingramettes are gospel icons in Virginia and have received numerous awards, including the prestigious Virginia Heritage Award in 2009. The Virginia Folklife Program’s production of Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes: Live in Richmond received the Independent Music Awards fan’s choice honor for Gospel Album of the Year in 2012.

Vocalist Linda Lay spent her early childhood playing music with her father in a family band and many a Saturday night at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia. After 15 years with the group Appalachian Trail, Linda formed Springfield Exit with her husband, David. She is recognized as a Master Artist in traditional singing by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and has performed with singers across several genres of music, from country’s Vern Gosdin and Carl Jackson to Piedmont blues singer John Cephas. Raised in the tradition of Southern gospel, David nimbly switched from bass to guitar for the group, becoming a versatile rhythm player at ease with a wide range of musical styles.

Front Country + Martha Bassett Band
Saturday, August 25, 7 p.m.; $15
In a wood-paneled country dive bar in the shadow of the San Francisco skyline, Front Country forged a sound bent on merging the musical past with the future. The group fashioned its own take on roots music and indie folk, with a menagerie of musicians: a mandolinist with a degree in composition and classical guitar, a guitarist trained in rock and world music, a bassist equally versed in jazz and newgrass, a violinist with technique that could seamlessly hop between honky-tonk and electropop, and a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter with grit and soul. The result lies somewhere between indie folk and Americana, in a nether region they’ve come to embrace as their own.

Martha Bassett has been making music in North Carolina and beyond for more than 20 years. With nine albums under her belt, she transcends genre in her artistry and spirit. Classically trained, Bassett is blessed with a crystalline tone and sultry delivery. Her performances are known for their emotional honesty and visceral impact, making everyone in the room feel she’s singing directly to them. Her musical inspiration moves effortlessly through swing, jazz, folk, country, and rock, guaranteeing playful variety at her live shows. Mixing originals with choice covers, she navigates sexy torch songs, rip-your-heart-out ballads, and slinky groove tunes with ease. Her band is rounded out with Sarah Howell (piano, percussion, vocals), Fiona Burdette (mandolin, cello, vocals), Alex Mckinney (dobro), Russell Kelly (electric guitar), and Pat Lawrence (bass).

Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers + Zoe & Cloyd
Saturday, September 1, 7 p.m.; $10
An accomplished Americana instrumentalist with foundations in jazz and swing music, Phoebe Hunt puts a global spin on American folk music. The Texas-born Brooklynite recorded her new album,Shanti’s Shadow, on the heels of a meditation-filled musical retreat in India. The album title hints at the otherworldly music within, with Hunt merging her Appalachian-style fiddle chops with Texas twang, Indian ragas, gypsy jazz, unfamiliar time signatures, and the free-spirited fun of a jam band leader. Hunt certainly doesn’t neglect her roots, but she doesn’t wallow in the dirt of her influences, either.

Zoe & Cloyd spring from deep roots in American music. Founding members of the acclaimed Americana trio, Red June, and long-time veterans of the Asheville, North Carolina, music scene, Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller released their second full-length album, Eyes Brand New, in 2017. Highlighting their emotive songwriting and signature harmonies, this new recording finds the duo returning to a full band sound with Kevin Kehrberg on bass, and special appearances from Will Straughan of Red June on dobro and Jens Kruger of the Kruger Brothers on banjo. Eyes Brand Newshowcases the breadth of their collective musical spirit, seamlessly combining original folk, country, old-time and bluegrass with sincerity and zeal.

Riley Baugus
Saturday, October 6, 5 p.m.; $20, $10 children ages 3-12 (indoor show, limited seating)
Hailed as one of the bearers of traditional Southern mountain music, Riley Baugus is helping to forge American roots music into the next generation, whether he is building banjos, playing in the studio, or out on tour. His handcrafted Civil War-era banjos and voice were featured on the Cold Mountainsoundtrack. He joined Willie Nelson for his Country Music album and tour. And headed to the studio to play on Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Grammy-winning album, Raising Sand. When he is not building banjos or teaching others how to play them, Baugus can be found on the road with the Dirk Powell Band and Kirk Sutphin. He is also a frequent guest player with Polecat Creek and Tim O’Brien.

The Barefoot Movement
Saturday, October 20, 5 p.m.; $20, $10 children ages 3-12 (indoor show, limited seating)
The Barefoot Movement has been heralded by CMT Edge as “one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene.” With two full length albums, an EP of traditional music, several cross-country tours, and appearances at some of the top bluegrass festivals under their belt, big things are expected of this young bluegrass quartet. They received a 2014 Momentum Award, naming them up-and-coming bluegrass Band of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

 

About the Blue Ridge Music Center

The Blue Ridge Music Center, milepost 213, celebrates the music and musicians of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1985 as part of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the site includes an outdoor amphitheater and indoor interpretive center used to highlight an important strand of American musical culture, which is still alive and thriving in the region. In the summer, its beautiful outdoor amphitheater comes alive through a vibrant and diverse concert series. The Music Center also offers scenic trails for the novice and seasoned hiker, educational programs and the interactive Roots of American Music Museum. The Visitor Center and Roots of American Music Museum at the Music Center are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday- Monday, May 4-21, and daily beginning May 24 through October. Admission is free. Midday Mountain Music performances are offered free from noon to 4 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org.

 

About the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, under a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service and U.S. Department of the Interior, is the primary fundraising partner and a trusted steward of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Since 2013, the Foundation has supported musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center to help preserve the cultural heritage of the Mountains. For more information, visit www.brpfoundation.org.
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Friday Night Jamboree at The Floyd Country Store

Floyd Country Store
$5

Every Friday night year-round! Starts at 6:30 p.m. with gospel music. Dance begins at 7:30 p.m. with old-time string bands.
 Old-time dance lesson every third Friday of the month at 5:00 p.m. 

See our website for all events!

Schedules


Venue

Floyd Country Store

206 S. Locust St.
Floyd, VA 24091
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Floyd County Historical Society Museum
540-745-FCHS(3247)

http://floydhistoricalsociety.org


 

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MIXED EVENTS LISTINGS
FOR CENTRAL-WESTERN-SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA

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The Comedy Lab
Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Shishka
Free
Aspiring humorists can put their name on the list to get stage time to work on their act in front of an audience. Performances are not limited…

22nd Annual Mountain Valley Cluster Dog Show
Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Salem Civic Center
Free

38th Annual Steppin' Out
Friday, August 3rd, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Downtown Blacksburg
Free admission
Steppin' Out features more than 200 artists and crafts people from around the United States selling unique handcrafted items: jewelry, pottery…

Duplicate Bridge
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Blacksburg Recreation Center
$5.00

Join our friendly group of bridge players trying to master one of the most challenging card games ever devised.  …
Books/Talks
family friendlyseniorsaccessible21 and overall ages
Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Salem Terrace at Harrogate
Free

Build a support system with people who understand.  Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, …
Books/Talks

STEM Tavern
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers
Free

What makes a talk about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) even more entertaining? Why, beer of course!
Dances

Dance 4 Fun Roanoke
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Billy's Barn
Free

Carolina Shag, West Coast, East Coast, Ballroom and Line Dancing with ABSCDJ's Jim Skinner and Doug Woodson. Lessons every week …
Dances
contributedbudgetdate night
Intermediate WEST COAST SWING - 6 week series (8/1-9/5)
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Greene Memorial United Methodist Church - downstairs
$48/series or $10/class ($5 with student ID)

Intermediate West Coast Swing
Dances

Beginner West Coast Swing - 6 week series (8/1-9/5)
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Greene Memorial United Methodist Church
$10/class or $48/series

Roanoke Westies Beginner West Coast Swing dance classes:
Arts

"With These Hands" by Teri Hoover
Thursday, August 9th, 2018 — all day
Alexander Black House & Cultural Center
Free

"With These Hands" is a community project consisting of 230 black and white photographs of hands. …
Extras

Simply Elemental
Thursday, August 9th, 2018 — all day
Hahn Horticulture Garden
Free

Simply Elemental is an outdoor art exhibit integrated along the garden paths, plantings, and trees of the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech…
Arts
rsvp required
Take to the Stage: Ages 8-11
Thursday, August 9th, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Taubman Museum of Art
Early Bird Member Child $140 - Early Bird Child $165

Register Now

The Price We Paid: Salem and the Great War
Thursday, August 9th, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Salem Museum
Free

The Salem Museum announces the opening of its newest feature exhibit, The Price We Paid: Salem and the Great War on Saturday, June 16. …
Food
Christiansburg Farmers' Market
Thursday, August 9th, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hickok Street NW
Free to attend

The Christiansburg Farmers’ Market is back for its fourth season, and it’s better than ever! Stop by on Thursday evenings for fresh local produce…
Food

Catawba Valley Farmers Market
Thursday, August 9th, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Catawba Community Center
Free

Calendar

Artist's Reception: Teri Hoover
Thursday, August 9th, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Alexander Black House & Cultural Center
Free

Teri Hoover is sustained and strengthened by insights gathered from being outdoors. A daily walk on the Huckleberry Trail and work in the garden…
Music

Party in Elmwood
Thursday, August 9th, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Elmwood Park
$5.00

The Best Beach Party in the Valley is in Elmwood Park every Thursday night, 5:30pm to 8:30pm!
Music
Pulaski's Old-Time Jamboree
Thursday, August 9th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pulaski Senior Center
No cover

All are welcome at this open jam session for musicians, singers and folks who just want to listen. Snacks, coffee and soft drinks are available…
Arts
family friendlyseniorsaccessible21 and over
Roanoke Chapter of the American Sewing Guild monthly meeting
Thursday, August 9th, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
North Roanoke Baptist Church
Free

The Roanoke Chapter of the American Sewing Guild hold its monthly meetings on the second Thursday of every month, except December. 
Arts

"With These Hands" by Teri Hoover
Friday, August 10th, 2018 — all day
Alexander Black House & Cultural Center
Free

"With These Hands" is a community project consisting of 230 black and white photographs of hands. Participants are individuals living and work…
Extras

Simply Elemental
Friday, August 10th, 2018 — all day
Hahn Horticulture Garden
Free
Simply Elemental is an outdoor art exhibit integrated along the garden paths, plantings, and trees of the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech…


"With These Hands" by Teri Hoover
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 — all day
Alexander Black House & Cultural Center
Free

"With These Hands" is a community project consisting of 230 black and white photographs of hands. Participants are individuals living and working,..more..…
Extras

Simply Elemental
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 — all day
Hahn Horticulture Garden
Free
Simply Elemental is an outdoor art exhibit integrated along the garden paths, plantings, and trees of the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech…


Summer Dinner at Rockwood Manor
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am
Rockwood Manor
$50
 
rsvp required
Paint, Print & Play: Ages 5-8
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Taubman Museum of Art
Early Bird Member Child $140 - Early Bird Child $165

Register Now
Art Gone Wild
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mill Mountain Zoo
$15/$20
Does your child like animals?  Does your child also like art?  Why not combine the two together?!?  This is a 2 hour class…

The Price We Paid: Salem and the Great War
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Salem Museum
Free
The Salem Museum announces the opening of its newest feature exhibit, The Price We Paid: Salem and the Great War on Saturday, June 16.…

Christiansburg Farmers' Market
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hickok Street NW
Free to attend
The Christiansburg Farmers’ Market is back for its fourth season, and it’s better than ever! Stop by on Thursday evenings for fresh local produce…

Catawba Valley Farmers Market
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Catawba Community Center
Free

OldTown Nights Concert - The Tams
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
OldTown Fields - Shawsville
$5.00
A brand new event series located at the former Shawsville Middle School athletic fields located at 4179 Oldtown Rd, Shawsville, VA. …

Le Tour de Roanoke
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Underdog Bikes
$25
(18+, 16+ with adult) Enjoy an evening of cycling and dining at Roanoke's greatest local eateries. You will be accompanied by fellow cyclists/…

"Endless Summer Evening" Fundraiser
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Rockwood Manor
$50 advance, $55 at the door
Enjoy a classic Southern dinner catered by Lindy’s Good Foods, the museum’s signature array of homemade desserts, a cash wine and beer bar, a …

Montgomery County RPV Monthly Dinner
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Custom Catering
$12
The Montgomery County RPV monthly dinners are an opportunity to meet like-minded conservative Republicans and listen to keynote speakers.…

Party in Elmwood
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Elmwood Park
$5.00
The Best Beach Party in the Valley is in Elmwood Park every Thursday night, 5:30pm to 8:30pm! Our 2018 Season will feature 21 Thursday night …

Pulaski's Old-Time Jamboree
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pulaski Senior Center
No cover
All are welcome at this open jam session for musicians, singers and folks who just want to listen. Snacks, coffee and soft drinks are available…


3rd Thursday Open Mic Series
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
3rd Street Coffeehouse
Free
Do you have what it takes to be a star on stage? Whether you are new to performing, an accomplished professional, or somewhere in between, our…
Arts

"With These Hands" by Teri Hoover
Friday, August 17th, 2018 — all day
Alexander Black House & Cultural Center
Free
"With These Hands" is a community project consisting of 230 black and white photographs of hands. Participants are individuals living and work…

Simply Elemental
Friday, August 17th, 2018 — all day
Hahn Horticulture Garden
Simply Elemental is an outdoor art exhibit integrated along the garden paths, plantings, and trees of the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech…

VIR Hosts Michelin GT Challenge
Friday, August 17th, 2018 — all day
VIRginia International Raceway
$45-$85
Looking for an action-packed weekend of elite racing with fun activities for all ages? Come on out to the VIRginia International Raceway,.…

rsvp required
Paint, Print & Play: Ages 5-8
Friday, August 17th, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Taubman Museum of Art
Early Bird Member Child $140 - Early Bird Child $165
Register Now

The Price We Paid: Salem and the Great War
Friday, August 17th, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Salem Museum
Free
The Salem Museum announces the opening of its newest feature exhibit, The Price We Paid: Salem and the Great War on Saturday, June 16. …


Duplicate Bridge
Friday, August 17th, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Blacksburg Recreation Center
$5.00
Friday Duplicate Bridge is a great way to learn, laugh and lunch.  Optional lessons start at 11 AM.  …
Arts

Kids' Craft Class
Friday, August 17th, 2018 @ 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Eagle Rock Library
Free
Join Miss Kathryn every Friday for arts and crafts. 


Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group
Friday, August 17th, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Warm Hearth Village Center
Free
Conducted by trained facilitators, this group is a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to develop a support group…
Extras

Cirque du Floyd
Friday, August 17th, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Chantilly Farm
$20-$50
This August, local and regional performance artists will converge at Chantilly Farm for the second annual Cirque du Floyd!

Music
Paul Deck & Nick Romantini at Poor Billy's
Friday, August 17th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Poor Billy's Seafood Restaurant
No cover; tips for musicians are appreciated
Jazz standards on piano and bass guitar.


Foresters Trail Hike
Saturday, August 18th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Explore Park
$5.00
Explore Park’s Foresters Trail has a story to tell. Take a pleasant walk through the woods and hear that story from a professional forester. …

Storybook Safari
Saturday, August 18th, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mill Mountain Zoo
$15/$20
In this fun program, child and caregiver will get to hear an animal themed children’s book and meet some of Mill Mountain Zoo’s education animals…

Americana Afternoons at The Floyd Country Store
Saturday, August 18th, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Floyd Country Store
Free
8/18/18, K.T. Vandyke at 12:00, The Reckless Saints at 1:00, Left Over Biscuits at 2:00.

Blue Ridge Area Daylily Society
Saturday, August 18th, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Roanoke Council-garden Clubs
Free
BRADS is hosting a speaker, Janice Kennedy. She will speak of  ' Walkin' on the Wild Side with Hybridizer Pat Cochenour’

Exploring Your Craft Cutting Machine
Saturday, August 18th, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Green Ridge Recreation Center
$35.00
Do you have a craft cutting machine that you don’t understand? Want to get it out of the box and make stuff? ...

"In Remembrance of Lost Time"
Saturday, August 18th, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Garth Newel Music Center
Concert Only: Adult $25; Student (13-18) $10; 12 & Under FREE -- Concert & Dinner: Add $59
Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, Va presents the "In Remembrance of Lost Time", a concert featuring the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and (more) …

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette
Sunday, August 26th, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chateau Morrisette Winery
Free to attend
Every Sunday June through October, enjoy award-winning wines, breathtaking views from the Blue Ridge, and an eclectic array of musical artists…

Radford Photo Club
Thursday, August 30th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Radford Public Library
Free
Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome to participate in the Radford Photo Club. Meetings include sharing photos based on a monthly…

Registration Deadline Today: Backyard Stone Carvers Workshop Sept. 20-23
Saturday, September 1st, 2018 — all day
Newport Community Center
$50 for workshop (food priced separately)  
All levels are welcome! This is a learn by working with others workshop. For beginners, there are tools to share and there will be stone for sale. Carve, share and get critiques.
 Food is catered and the cost varies; people can opt in or out. Workshop runs Sept. 20-23. Opening day is setup and potluck. Registration deadline is Sept. 1.

Kenny G
Saturday, September 1st, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 11:55 pm
Shrine Mont
$53-$65
In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist extraordinaire Kenny G …

Dance 4 Fun Roanoke
Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Billy's Barn
Free
Carolina Shag, West Coast, East Coast, Ballroom and Line Dancing with ABSCDJ's Jim Skinner and Doug Woodson. Lessons every week plus Friday Li…


SeptemberCross Cyclocross Bike Race Series
Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fallon Park
$25
(Ages 8+) Join Roanoke Parks and Recreation and East Coasters Bike Shop for SeptemberCross.





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Sunday Brunch Food & Cultural Tour
Starting June 29, 2014
Address: 32 Market Square, Roanoke, VA 24011
Venue: Roanoke City Market Building
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

Sunday Music Jam at The Floyd Country Store
Starting September 28, 2014
Location: The Floyd Country Store
Address: 206 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
Venue: The Floyd Country Store
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

Every Sunday from 2:00 “ 4:00 pm, The Floyd Country Store hosts a music jam lead by a local Old-Time or Bluegrass band. First and third Sundays are Old-Time jams and second and fourth Sundays are Bluegrass jams. Most Sundays there is also a beginner jam upstairs to help those who are just discovering the joys of jamming. Acoustic musicians of all levels and music lovers are invited to come and play. This is dedicated to the sharing of the musical tradition and stories of this area.
 

Fleet Feet Tuesday Night Pub Run - Wasena City Tap Room & Grill
Starting August 12, 2014
Location: Wasena City Tap Room and Grill
Address: 806 Wasena Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
Venue: Wasena City Tap Room and Grill
Recurrence: Recurring every 2 weeks on Tuesday

The Fleet Feet Sports Pub Runs take place on Tuesday evenings at 6pm. Runs alternate weekly between Fork in the City and the Wasena City Tap Room. The Pub Runs will include a three and five mile route. Pub Runs will be followed by food and beverage specials. Please note that there is an overflow parking lot for us to use for the Pub Runs at Wasena City Tap Room. The overflow parking is a paved lot on 8th Street, half a block south of the River House and has a playground located at the¦ 
 

Real Estate Investors Of Virginia (Real Estate Investment Training)
Starting March 17, 2015
Location: Frank's Italian Restaurant
Address: 5933 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24012
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Real Estate Investors of Virginia is a group that's focus is on training for landlords, flippers, wholesalers, etc to wisely invest in real estate. The 1st month of meetings is free so you can get to know everyone and see it's value to your investment education. 
 
 
West End Community Market
Starting October 7, 2014
Location: West End Community Center
Address: 1223 Patterson Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

West End Center for Youth on the corner of Patterson Ave. and 13th Street SW 100% fresh and local, pasture raised meats, rainbow trout, organic fruit & produce, cut flowers, artisan baked goods, cheeses, prepared foods, and much . SNAP-EBT benefits accepted and doubled. Year round rain or shine   

 
(X)po Wednesdays
Starting November 19, 2014
Address: 1327 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
Venue: Grandin CoLab
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

"(X)po Wednesdays" Every Wednesday from 5-7 pm. Free and open to the public. Every week, CoLab will host a casual event aimed at continuing the conversations started at and around (X)po. We guarantee a relaxed atmosphere and an enriching conversation every week, but need you to bring the personality! These evening sessions will showcase local people talking about their ideas, experiences and interests with the goal of sparking a discussion. (X)po Wednesdays are open to the public¦ 
 

Afternoon Arts “ Every Thursday, 4-5pm
Starting March 20, 2014
Location: Jacksonville Center
Address: 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd, VA 24091
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday

Afternoon Arts “ Every Thursday, 4-5pm    This arts class is for children Pre-K to 7th grade and is divided into two age groups. Each week a new arts experience is given to the children. This is a drop in class, no preregistration is required. Each class is $3 or 4 for $10. This class happens every Thursday as long as The Jax is open.   
    
 
Friday Night Jamboree
Starting September 26, 2014
Location: The Floyd Country Store
Address: 206 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
Venue: The Floyd Country Store
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

The Floyd Country Store has become a traditional gathering place on Friday nights for musicians, dancers, and visitors from all over the world. The first hour is gospel music, followed by two dance bands. Itâ„¢s a great time for the whole family, and youâ„¢re likely to see kids from six to ninety-six out on our hardwood dance floor. The Jamboree happens every Friday night, rain or shine, all year round. Tickets are $5.00 at the door. Seating is limited, so if a seat is important to you¦ 
 

Saturday Americana Afternoon
Starting September 27, 2014
Location: The Floyd Country Store
Address: 206 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
Venue: The Floyd Country Store
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Join us every Saturday at noon for music and lunch at The Floyd Country Store. The music is varied, but has the common thread of traditional acoustic Americana music. Some of it is indigenous bluegrass or the music of contemporary singer-songwriters. You might hear the blues or some of the Celtic or African sounds that underpin our American folk traditions. Between 12:00pm and 1:30pm we have a scheduled performer, followed by an opportunity to step up for open mic.
 



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MEADOWS OF DAN JAM

Bring musical instruments or join in to sing—or just bring a chair for music each Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. on the Poor Farmer’s Market stage in Meadows of Dan. Call Zeb Hicks at (276) 952-2670 for information.

 

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MEAL, MINISTRY AND FOOD BANK

Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church has a meal, ministry and a food bank Wednesday nights at the church. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the meal begins at 6 p.m., and the food bank is open after the service (approximately at 7:30 p.m.). Van rides are available for to Wednesday evening and Sunday morning services. Call (276) 694-6357 for information.

 

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COMPANIONS SUPPORT GROUP

Companions, a grief, loss and survivors of suicide support group, will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. at Piedmont Community Services Group Room, 22280 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart. For information, call Patricia Crissman at (276) 694-4361.

 

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CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLISTS ASSOCIATION MEETING

The Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) will meet on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Honduras Coffee Shop in Stuart. Call Terry at (276) 692-5740 for information.

 

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COMMUNITY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

A community bereavement support group will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at Stuart United Methodist Church. (Enter through the red door at the back of the church.) The purpose of the group is to offer support in a relaxing atmosphere to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Call Susan Foster at (276) 694-4416 or Becki Turner at (276) 694-3238 for more information.

 

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SUPPORT GROUP

Southside Survivor Response Center (formerly Citizens Against Family Violence) currently has support groups in Ararat, Stuart, and Woolwine. These are women’s encouragement, hope and direction support groups for women who have experienced domestic and/or sexual assault. For times and locations, call Sandy at (276) 692-5504 or check the website calendar at www.SSRCenter.org..

 

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SIT AND BE FIT EXERCISE CLASS

Sit and Be Fit, an exercise class taught by Sharon Mason, meets each Friday from 11 a.m. to noon in the meeting room of the Patrick County Library. Call the library at 694-3352 for information.

 

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APPLE BUTTER SALE

Stuart Baptist Church has apple butter for sale at the church from 10 a.m. to noon at the church office at 108 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.

 

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GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH

The Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4751 N.C. 14, just south of Eden, N.C., is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Professional consultants are on hand to help people trace their roots for free through a number of genealogical sites. Call (336) 623-7154 or (336) 623-1797 for information/appointment.

 

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MEADOWS OF DAN ADDICTIONS RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP

The Meadows of Dan Addictions Recovery Support Group meets each Monday night at Mayberry Presbyterian Church, 1127 Mayberry Church Rd., at 7 p.m. Meetings include prayer, fellowship, sharing, networking, and the 12-Step Program to assist with a journey of healing and recovery. For information, contact facilitator Felecia Shelor at (540) 593-3062 or fshelor@swva.net.

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BLUE RIDGE MUSIC CENTER


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Blue Ridge Music Center
700 Foothills Road
Galax, Virginia 24333
Milepost 213 - Blue Ridge Parkway
# 276 - 236 - 5309
www.BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org

 Events:

Please visit our website for more detailed information about the season schedule, including bios, images, web links and videos of the performers. 

 

The Blue Ridge Music Center is located at Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just north of Mount Airy, NC and just south of Galax, VA. 

Concerts are held in the outdoor amphitheater at the base of Fisher Peak, one of the most gorgeous concert settings in the country. 

For Evening Concerts at the Music Center:
* FREE Parking
* Kids 12 and under are FREE
* Patrons are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets
* Patrons are welcome to bring their own picnic basket (NO ALCOHOL please!)
* The Galax Smokehouse will be present on concert nights, serving their BBQ plus incredible sides. 

The Blue Ridge Music Center (BRMC) is operated by The National Park Service, and the Music Center's programming is coordinated through a partnership with The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. 

The Blue Ridge Music Center is a major venue of The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trails and a partner venue of the Blue Ridge Music Trail of North Carolina.

 
The Blue Ridge parkway Foundation

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, under a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior, is the primary private fundraising organization for the Blue Ridge Parkway.  As the primary fundraiser and trusted steward of the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Foundation is forever committed to preserving the past, enhancing the present, and safeguarding the future of Americaâ„¢s Favorite Journey®.


Richard Emmett
Blue Ridge Music Center (BRMC)
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation (BRPF)
717 S. Marshall Street - 105 B
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
www.BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org
www.brpfoundation.org
# 866-308-2773 x 213 (BRPF Winston-Salem office)
# 276-236-5309 x 112 (Music Center office)


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About the Blue Ridge Music Center
The Blue Ridge Music Center celebrates the music and musicians of the Blue Ridge. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1985, the site includes an outdoor amphitheater and indoor interpretive center used to highlight an important strand of American musical culture, which is still alive and thriving in the region. The site is operated through a partnership between the National Park Service and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. In the summer, its beautiful outdoor amphitheater comes alive through a vibrant and diverse concert series featuring artists like Cash and Leventhal, The Kruger Brothers, The Primitive Quartet, and John Dee Holeman. Many of these concerts include activities for the whole family such as flatfoot dance lessons and instrument petting zoos. The Music Center also offers scenic trails for the novice and seasoned hiker, educational programs and the interactive Roots of American Music museum. The center and museum are open 10:00 am-5:00 pm daily May-October. Admission to Visitor's Center and the Roots of American Music museum is free. Mid-day Mountain Music is offered free every day in the Blue Ridge Music Center breezeway from 12-4 pm.


About the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, under a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior, is the primary fundraiser and trusted steward of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Foundation is forever committed to preserving the past, enhancing the present, and safeguarding the future of America's Favorite Journey®. We are proud to serve and support this extraordinary environment that connects the spirit of countless people through a twisting ribbon of mountain road. We are a strong defender of the Parkway, funding needed projects that enhance and protect the natural, cultural, historic, and recreational qualities that make the Blue Ridge Parkway an American treasure. Find out more at www.brpfoundation.org <http://www.brpfoundation.org> .
 
 
700 Foothills Road
Galax, Virginia 24333
Milepost 213 - Blue Ridge Parkway
# 276 - 236 - 5309
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HIKING CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club
  • According to the club's website, the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club (RATC) is dedicated to preserving and improving the Appalachian Trail in southwest Virginia. The RATC is responsible for 113 miles, or about 5 percent, of the Appalachian Trail's 2,170 miles. In addition, volunteers shoulder the upkeep for 17 permanent shelters along the southwest Virginia stretch. The club is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2010 and sponsors hikes of varying difficulty nearly every week, including day hikes, camping trips and backpacking trail hikes. The RATC is an affiliate of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.


    Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club P.O. Box 12282 Roanoke, VA 24024-2282
    547-387-9723
  • Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech (OCVT)

  • Virginia Tech students as well as members of the Blacksburg, Virginia community comprise the membership of this active club. The club is responsible for maintaining a 30 mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail in southwest Virginia. In addition to regularly scheduled hikes, the club sponsors kayaking, biking and other outdoor activities. The website states that "due the wide variety of interest within the club, there is opportunity for novices to learn new skills or improve existing ones."


    Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech PO Box 538 Blacksburg, VA 24061  outdoor.org.vt.edu/

  • Tennessee Eastman Hiking & Canoeing Club

  • Originally formed within the Eastman Kodak Company in Kingsport, Tennessee, the Club is now open to anyone. As of 2010, non-employees pay $10 annually instead of the $5 fee for employees and retirees. The club schedules numerous hikes into the nearby southwest Virginia mountains each year, as well as sponsoring canoeing and kayaking events on nearby whitewater rivers.


    Tennessee Eastman Hiking & Canoeing Club  Building 310, Eastman Road Kingsport, TN 37663
    423-229-3771    tehcc.org/
  • Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club

  • The Mount Rogers Appalachian Club, formed more than fifty years ago, maintains nearly 60 miles of the Appalachian Trail in southwest Virginia. Much of the club's activities center around work hikes for trail maintenance, but the event calendar also lists recreational hikes and social events. The Mount Rogers club makes its headquarters in tiny Damascus, Virginia. Damascus is situated near the southwestern corner of the state and just minutes from the Appalachian Trail.


    Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club P.O. Box 789  Damascus, VA 24236-0789 - 276-475-3065
    mratc.pbworks.com/





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