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Blue Ridge Music Center -Mandolin Orange with the Winston-Salem Symphony

Folk duo Mandolin Orange, songwriter Andrew Marlin (vocals, mandolin, guitar, banjo) and Emily Frantz (vocals, violin, guitar), are known for their tight vocal harmonies, virtuosic instrumentation and engaging storytelling. Their sound includes elements of folk, country, bluegrass, gospel and pop, creating an appealing blend of modern roots music. Mandolin Orange will be joined by members of the Winston-Salem Symphony for this special concert. The evening will begin with symphony musicians performing Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, followed by Mandolin Orange playing songs from their repertoire, including songs from their latest album, Tides of a Teardrop. To round out the evening, symphony musicians will join Mandolin Orange onstage for a collection of the band’s favorite songs, featuring orchestral arrangements by renowned composer and guitar guru D. J. Sparr. on %041 %01 %2019 %00:%Jun



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Memorial Day Flea

Memorial Day Flea located near by in Hillsville Va. on %041 %24 %2019 %00:%May



9th Annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival

On Memorial Day weekend in 2019, bluegrass fans from around the region will gather at beautiful Chantilly Farm in Floyd, Virginia to celebrate the coming of summer with some of the biggest bands in bluegrass, old-time and mountain music. In addition to the weekend’s main stage performances, attendees will enjoy a wide variety of arts and crafts vendors, camping, great food, jamming, children’s activities, hiking and biking trails, cornhole, a stageside beer and wine garden, and so much more! on %041 %24 %2019 %00:%May



Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT

WILLIS GAP COMMUNITY CENTER OPEN JAM: EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Just minutes from Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry's Mill) Meadows of Dan (Primland) Andy Griffith's hometown Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry). Will Gap Community Center has been jamming successfully for over (20) twenty years. All skill levels are invited to attend. Acoustic instruments are playing Bluegrass, Country, Old-time, and Gospel. Founder, Mr. Ottto Hiatt is Director of the Jam. He plays the Large Base. Assistant Director Les Edgell. Hotdogs, chips, snacks, and drinks available for purchase. All proceeds go to the Willis Gap Community Center, on %041 %24 %2019 %00:%May



Stanburn Stompin' Saturdays

Our Stompin' Saturday festivals will be the 4th Saturday of each month from May through August. We will have a live band, food vendor, and fun for everyone starting at 4pm and lasting until 8pm. Come out and see us. on %041 %25 %2019 %00:%May

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Blue Ridge Music Center -The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys + Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys are a high energy, fast-paced traditional bluegrass band from the Great Smoky Mountains. Named the IBMA’s 2018 Emerging Artist of the Year, they’re a young, old-school bluegrass band emulating the style from a time before people saw bluegrass and country music as separate things. Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno tap into the deepest parts of American music, taking old songs that have seldom been heard and presenting them next to their own timeless and visceral originals. When they are not performing as duo, they’re often found sitting knee to knee, playing under the canopy of trees at fiddle festivals across the country. on %041 %25 %2019 %00:%May




Beach Music Festival

Hot Fun in the Summertime Beach Music Festival, located at Wayside Park in Stuart, Virginia. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. 3 Days of FUN + FRIENDS = Beach Music on %041 %06 %2019 %00:%Jun

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HoustonFest Bluegrass Festival

Houstonfest was created in memory of Houston Caldwell, who passed away on April 30, 2010. He was only 18 years old, but his musical legacy, passion for the continued growth of our musical heritage, and his spirit of community service will live on as we continue to fulfill his vision. Join us as we use the power of music and community service to transform lives as well as provide inspiration and avenues for regional youth to pursue their artistic endeavors preserving the musical heritage of this region. We also invite non profits and local artisans to participate in HoustonFest as a venue to both sell their products and demonstrate the arts and crafts of this region. Proceeds from HoustonFest will go to the Galax Volunteer Fire Department with discretionary contribution to be made to local youth music and service education programs. on %041 %07 %2019 %00:%Jun



Summer Nights Concert & Classic Car Cruise-In featuring The Embers

Classic Car Cruise-In at 5:00 pm on Main Street Concert at 7:00 pm in Jail House Square Food, beverages, dancing, games and fun for everyone. No admittance fee. on %041 %08 %2019 %00:%Jun



Bootlegger's Blitz

Mountain bikers from all over the eastern USA will place their mark on an area rich in cycling history. Come visit, race, and experience Bootlegger's Blitz. Cash Payouts to Pro/Experts, prizes to beginner/sport, and medals to first-timers. We look forward to showing off one of the best kept secrets in the region! on %041 %15 %2019 %00:%Jun

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Fourth of July Celebration, Parade at 4pm, Fireworks at Dark.

July 4 – Fourth of July Celebration Parade at 4:00 pm – from Edgewood Dr. to the VFW Lineup will be at 3:00pm with judging at 3:15 Concert to follow. Free food, games, music and fun for the entire family after the parade at the VFW. Fireworks at the VFW at Dark. on %041 %04 %2019 %00:%Jul



Summer Nights Concert & Classic Car Cruise-In featuring Blackwater Rhythm Blues

Classic Car Cruise-In at 5:00 pm on Main Street Concert at 7:00 pm in Jail House Square Food, beverages, dancing, games and fun for everyone. No admittance fee. on %041 %13 %2019 %00:%Jul



Wayside Bluegrass Festival

Sit back and enjoy the music of several renowned bluegrass bands. Camp out for the weekend and enjoy the fun! Our award winning bluegrass line-up for 2019 Wayside Bluegrass Festival features Bluegrass Brothers, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Sideline, Junior Sisk, Lonesome River Band, Wound Tight, The Country Boys, Jason Harris & Friends, Mountain Highway, Good-Fellers, Mickey Gaylean & Cullen Bridge, and Deer Creek Boys! Making the hills ring Bluegrass style with award winning Bluegrass lineup for our 4 day 19th annual Wayside Bluegrass Festival in the foothills of the Blueridge Mountains in Stuart, VA. on %041 %17 %2019 %00:%Jul



Floyd Fest

Floyd Fest located near by Doe Run Lodging is five days of Music, Magic and Mountains July 24th thru July 28th. on %041 %24 %2019 %00:%Jul



Take A Break From The Interstate!

​ PLEASE MAKE PLANS FOR THE 2019 3-DAY ROAD MARKET. 2019 ROAD MARKET DATES ARE JULY 26, 27, AND 28TH. IT IS ALWAYS THE LAST FULL WEEKEND WHICH IS THE LAST FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY. ​Experience peaceful leisure along 2-lane roadways as you travel ​Historic U.S. Highway 21 . When you take a break from an Interstate you'll find relaxing roads less traveled, admire gorgeous Appalachian countryside & experience unique attractions along the way. Visit our Facebook page... Take a Break From The Interstate on %041 %26 %2019 %00:%Jul




Old Time Fiddlers Convention

Sunday, July 15, 2019 - Registration Deadline - All registration forms must be postmarked by this date. Sunday, August 4, 2019, 7:00 AM - Felts Park Campground Opens. (No walk in campers until 4:00 PM). Monday, August 5, 2019, 2:30 - 4:30 PM - Registration for Fiddlers' Youth Competition Monday, August 5, 2019, 5:30 PM - Fiddlers' Youth Competition Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 6:00 PM - Old Time Fiddle, Dobro, and Mandolin Competitions Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 6:00 PM - Bluegrass Fiddle, Dulcimer, and Bluegrass Banjo Competitions Thursday, August 8, 2019, 6:00 PM - Clawhammer Banjo, Autoharp, and Guitar Competitions Friday, August 9, 2019, 6:00 PM - Old Time Band and Bluegrass Band Competitions Saturday, August 10, 2019, 12:00 PM - Folk Song and Flatfoot Dance Competitions Saturday, August 10, 2019, 6:00 PM - Bluegrass Band and Old Time Band Competitions Sunday, August 11, 2019, Early AM hours - Winners Announced on %041 %05 %2019 %00:%Aug



Summer Nights Concert & Classic Car Cruise-In featuring The Band of OZ

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Carroll County Agricultural Fair

Voted Best Fair In Virginia in 2016, 2017, & 2018 on %041 %21 %2019 %00:%Aug

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Labor Day Flea Market and Gun Show

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The Hillsville Flea Market

The Hillsville Flea Market consumes the entire town of Hillsville. Antique dealers, gun dealers and traders of all kinds make this one of the largest shows in the southeast. Hillsville expects to draw over 500,000 visitors this Labor Day weekend.Vendors set up their tent shops down the streets, inside the massive VFW parking area, and throughout the surrounding fields affectionately named “Bowman” and “Hunley”. Surrounding the flea-market area are hundreds of yard sales. The Hillsville Flea Market and Gun Show is a great place to find deals on antiques, furniture, vinyl records, books, baseball cards, coins, guns, comics, old pictures, army surplus, signs, clothes, gadgets, toys, knifes, collectables, tools, socks, and so much more. This event is sponsored by VFW Grover King Post 1115. The Flea Market begins on Friday and continues through Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Vendors can start selling at 7 am and most close up around 6 p.m. To find a good parking spot and to avoid traffic it is best to get an early start. We have a list of recommended parking. The going rate for all day parking is around five dollars. on %041 %31 %2019 %00:%Aug

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Summer Nights Concert & Classic Car Cruise-In featuring the Tim Clark Band




Mayberry Days

Mayberry Days is the annual festival of the Surry Arts Council that brings fans and friends from all over the country together in Andy Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina to celebrate the anniversary date of The Andy Griffith Show. on %041 %23 %2019 %00:%Sep



Historic Hillsville Chili Shootout

Historic Hillsville Chili Shootout September 28th, 2019 behind the Historic Carroll County Courthouse from 2:00-7:00 pm. Join us! on %041 %28 %2019 %00:%Sep




Civil War Reenactment & Living History Weekend

Event includes battle reenactments both days. Live period music. Authentic Civil War Sutlers. Food vendors. Encampment with authentic Civil War camp sites. 300-400 soldiers in uniform both Union and Confederate. Battle scenes includes horses and large cannons. Activities include: Saturday Night Dance, Saturday Candlelight Tour, Ladies dressed in period dress, Sunday morning church service with gospel music and preaching. The Birthplace Trust will sell gift items such as books, prints, mugs, T-shirts and much more. Authentic Civil War sutlers will be on hand with food and merchandise. Sutlers and concessionaires include Ole Doc Bell’s period drinks, Southern Traditions fried pies, Windy Hill Orchards local produced apple cider, Stuart Wharton Camp of SCV, old time blacksmith demonstrations, North State Haberdashery military goods, Blackmon Pottery, Mad Hatter children’s toys, Possum Holler Sutlery, Patrick County Historical Society, JEB Stuart Camp 1598 SCV, and more. This event is sponsored by the Patrick County Tourism office in Stuart, VA. Our guests from out of town are encouraged to visit Patrick County and “Experience the Simple Life.” All proceeds of this event go toward preserving the Birthplace. on %041 %05 %2019 %00:%Oct



Autumn Leaves Festival

The Autumn Leaves Festival is held in Mt. Airy, NC each fall and showcases our rich musical heritage, such as Old-Time, Blue Grass and Gospel performed by local musicians on the downtown stage. The unique arts & crafts of more than 200 craftsmen line the streets with many demonstrating their talents and skills passed down through the generations. Then there is “Food for the Soul” – ham biscuits, collards & cornbread, barbeque, hamburgers, ground steak and more served with hospitality by our local civic and other community groups. Come check out one of the best festivals in NC! on %041 %11 %2019 %00:%Oct

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