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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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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.

·       Junior Appalachian Musician & Family Day on Saturday, May 19, with activities and workshops for young musicians and a stage finale hosted and coordinated by Regional JAM

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

·       The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming concert featuring winners of the Best All-Around Performers honor at the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention from the past 20 years on Friday, June 15.

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.

Sierra Hull + ShadowGrass
Saturday, June 23, 7 p.m.; $20
Sierra Hull’s musical journey began at eight years old when she received a mandolin from her grandmother. Over the years, she branched out to guitar and vocals and found a mentor in Alison Krauss. Her path has included a deal with Rounder Records, touring with her band, Highway 111, developing her own songwriting perspective, and collaborating on albums by Rhonda Vincent, Mac Wiseman, and Brandon Heath. Hull’s third solo album, Weighted Mind, was produced by Béla Fleck and features guest appearances from Krauss, Ethan Jodziewicz, Abigail Washburn, and Rhiannon Giddens. It was nominated for a Grammy Award as well as Album of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). She has been named Mandolin Player of the Year twice by IBMA.

While blazing their own trail, the young members of ShadowGrass hold a deep reverence for the elder bluegrass legends who paved the way. Fast picking and fresh arrangements have earned the band numerous awards in regional competitions. With professionalism beyond their years, the group has taken the stage at The Lincoln Theatre, the Historic Earle and Rex theaters, the National Folk Festival, MerleFest, HoustonFest, the Richmond Folk Festival, Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America, and IBMA. The band, comprised of Presley Barker (guitar), Luke Morris (mandolin), Clay Russell (banjo), and Kyser George (bass), was chosen as a featured youth act for the IBMA World of Bluegrass event in 2016.

Kruger Brothers + Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones
Saturday, June 30, 7 p.m.; $20 advance, $25 day of show, $60 advance concert ticket with reception
Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a young age and were exposed to diverse musical influences. The brothers were performing regularly by the time they were 11 and 12 years old, and in just a few years they began busking throughout eastern and western Europe. Several years later, the brothers teamed up with bass player Joel Landsberg, a native of New York City with an extensive musical upbringing in classical and jazz music, to form a trio that has been playing professionally since 1995. Together, they have established an incomparable sound, intertwining classical and folk music. Today the trio is based in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones are old-time musicians and inspired tunesmiths. Married in life and music, the couple’s playing and voices blend like two forks of the same river. Southern duets and soaring fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and banjo tunes comprise their diverse concert sets. While rooted in the traditional sounds of older players, this duo stays true to their own muse.

Wayne Henderson & Friends + Jeff Little Trio
Saturday, July 7, 7 p.m.; $15
A performance by Wayne Henderson goes beyond the music with hilarious and heartfelt stories about his life in Rugby, Virginia. His renown as a top-notch finger-picking guitarist and a skilled luthier are a great source of pride to his friends, family, and neighbors in Grayson County. He is a recipient of a 1995 National Heritage Award presented by the National Endowment for the Arts. His trusted partners on stage are singer, fiddler, and tunesmith, Helen White, and bassist Herb Key, who complement Henderson with their own rich musical experiences.

With few exceptions, the piano does not play a prominent role in Appalachian or Americana music, and is rarely the lead instrument. But the music of the Jeff Little Trio is an exception. Little’s distinctive two-handed style, heavily influenced by the mountain flat-picked guitar tradition, is breathtaking in its speed, precision, and clarity. His involvement with fiddle tunes, old-time country, and traditional blues dates back to his childhood in Boone, North Carolina, when he would regularly sit in with musicians at his family’s music shop. In 2014, Little was inducted into the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame. Rounding out the trio are award-winning guitar and banjo player Steve Lewis and Josh Scott on bass.

Steep Canyon Rangers + New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters
Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m.; $25 advance, $30 day of show, $10 children ages 3-12
The Steep Canyon Rangers’ trajectory has taken them from college friends enjoying cabin jam sessions to a Grammy-winning group helping to define North Carolina’s sound. A bluegrass band at its core, the Steep Canyon Rangers’ music is as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band. They are equally comfortable translating their songs for accompaniment by a full symphony and backing Steve Martin on stage. In 2016, the group welcomed new member Barrett Smith (bass) to the long-time lineup of Woody Platt (guitar, vocals), Graham Sharp (banjo, vocals), Mike Guggino (mandolin, vocals), Nicki Sanders (fiddle), and Mike Ashworth (cajón box kit).

In their 30 years together, the New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters have earned the top old-time band prize at the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention eight times. The Bogtrotters play in the traditional Appalachian string-band style, often for square dances around the region. Eddie Bond, the band’s fiddler, is also a fine vocalist, and he knows many of the old mountain ballads that date back to previous generations. Dennis Hall (guitar, vocals), John Ellis (banjo), Carolyn Beverly (mandolin), and Bonnie Bond (bass, vocals) complete the group.

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

The Revelers + Mountain Park Old Time Band 
Saturday, July 21, 7 p.m.; $15
The Revelers brings together founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys, two groups unquestionably at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance. The six-member group combines Cajun, country, blues, and zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music. In 2016, their release, Get Ready, was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Regional Roots Music Album category. As individuals, Blake Miller (accordion), Chas Justus (guitar), Daniel Coolik (fiddle), Glenn Fields (drums), Eric Frey (bass) and The Chris Miller, aka TCM, (saxophone) are in high demand. They have performed and recorded with Natalie Merchant, Linda Ronstadt, Preston Frank, Walter Mouton, Mamadou Diabaté, and Cedric Watson.

The moment the Mountain Park Old Time Band takes the stage, it’s your cue to claim a spot on the dance floor. This group of talented friends got together years ago to have a good time playing music, and you can tell the fun hasn’t ended. The five members are Roger Stamper on fiddle, Dr. Mark Handy on banjo, C.T. Janney, a great flatfoot dancer, on washboard, Johnny Gentry on guitar and dobro, and Nancy Gentry on bass.

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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Living Large with Parkinson's Disease
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center
$15
Featuring talks on topics such as Treating the Whole Parkinson's Disease Patient with Exercise and Nutrition, "Minding" Memory and Mood, more…

Arts
contributed free family friendly for kids for teens seniors accessible 18 and over 21 and over all ages budget
Genesis Chapman: Fire on the Mountain
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Taubman Museum of Art
Free
Fire on the Mountain is a new exhibition by our first juried triennial winner, Genesis Chapman. In the resulting solo exhibition at the Taubman…

Arts
contributed free
Women Working With Clay Symposium Exhibition
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Free
Organized in conjunction with Hollins University's Women Working with Clay Symposium, which takes place June 11-14.


Kids' Craft Class
Friday, June 1st, 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, June 1st, 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 system…

Lebanese Festival 2018
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church
Free to attend
A three day celebration of Lebanese culture featuring the music of Said Abi Akl and his band, food, dancing and more.

Art Exhibit Reception: What Color is Water
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Squires Student Center, Perspective Gallery
Free
This collaboration between Virginia Tech and community members is inspired by issues affecting water quality. …

Meet-the-Artist Reception: Terry Lyon
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Art Pannonia
Free
Join us for a reception for artist Terry Lyon, and his new show "Natural Selections." The exhibition lasts until the end of July.


Artist's Reception: Matt Gentry
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Alexander Black House & Cultural Center
Free
The Alexander Black House & Cultural Center will host an artist's reception to highlight their new exhibit "The Green Tunnel: …

Art for Arf Opening Reception
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nelson Gallery
Free
This show features art by community members of all ages during the month of June. Each artist chooses to donate 50 to 100 percent of the sale …

Art by Night at Gallery 202
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gallery 202
Free
Meet the artists, see their studios with artworks in progress and sign up for art classes. Artists include Terry Lyon, Diane Patton, others…


The Market Gallery June2018 Featured Artists Show Opening Reception on ArtByNight
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Market Gallery
Free

Runs/Races
Relay for Life of Montgomery County
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Christiansburg Middle School
Donations

The theme for 2018 is “Star light, star bright, wish upon a cure tonight.” We’ll have a Disney-themed activity, and a bouncy house for children…
Extras
Taize Service
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Good Shepherd Church of the Brethren
Free
Our Taize service is designed to feed your spirit with a greater connection to a godly life. Services are candlelit …

Summer Reading Kickoff
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
South County Library
Free
Roanoke County Public Libraries kicks off summer with food, activities and fun. Sign up for the library's summer reading program. …

Panel Discussion: Mothers for Water Justice
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Virginia Tech Graduate Life Cente,r Multi-Purpose Room
Free
This event is part of the Water Justice Summit, hosted by Appalachian Voices. Planned speakers include: Mary Cromer, attorney with Appalachian…

Guess the Decade Concert
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Taubman Museum of Art
Free
This event will be an evening combining seven decades of great music with non-stop trivia questions.

American Legion Dance
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
American Legion Post 3
$10
First Friday Dance with DJ Doug Woodson.  DJ plays a variety of dance music and loves to play your requests.  Great Dance Floor.  Food available…

Beginner Dance Workshop
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sapphire Ballroom
$9/Single or $15/Couple
Never danced before? Perfect! This Friday, Sapphire Ballroom will get you moving to the music as you learn two dances …
Extras
Kunga Yoga Festival
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
In Balance Yoga
Free; donations appreciated
Three days, 30 free yoga classes, plus raffles, giveaways, specials, 25 percent off on all retail, a vegan cook-off, Saturday on-site camping …

"Company"
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Little Town Players
$15 adults; $10 ages 12 and younger
The plot revolves around Bobby (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), …

Shakespeare Under the Stars: "Love's Labour's Lost"
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
$15 adults; $12 ages 6-12; $5 ages 5 and younger
This Shakespeare play follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to swear off the company of women for three years …

An Evening with Andrew Lloyd Webber
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Mill Mountain Trinkle Main Stage
$20-$25
Over the past 50 years, much of the memorable theatre music has been the creation of English composer and impresario, Andrew Lloyd Webber.…

Thorn Rose
Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Billy's Barn $5

Blacksburg Farmers Market
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Blacksburg Farmers Market
Free to attend
The Blacksburg Farmers Market offers a diverse array of products such as seasonal fruits and vegetables, free-range meat, farm-fresh eggs,

First Saturday Birding and Nature Walks
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Heritage Park and Natural Area
Free
The New River Valley Bird Club sponsors a birding and nature walk at Blacksburg Heritage Park and Natural Area
on the first Saturday of each month…


Kunga Yoga Festival
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
In Balance Yoga
Free; donations appreciated
Three days, 30 free yoga classes, plus raffles, giveaways, specials, 25 percent off on all retail, a vegan cook-off, Saturday on-site camping …

Melrose Masonic Lodge 9th Annual Art & Craft Show
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Melrose Masonic Lodge
Free
Over 80 artists and crafters together on June 2nd, 9AM-3PM Baskets, quilts, pottery, arts, hand painted glass, wood turners, goat milk soaps, more…

Botetourt County Annual Fishing Carnival
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:59 pm
Town of Buchanan
Free
Children ages 15 and younger will enjoy a multitude of activities such as games, fishing contests, trout fishing and James River fishing.…

Bedford Farmers Market
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bedford Farmers Market
Free
Our First Saturday markets are not-to-miss events featuring local crafters, pottery demonstrations, crafts for the kiddos from  the Bower Center…

If A Forest Could Speak
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Explore Park
$5.00
Learn how to discover the history of a forest by observing its natural communities. On this hike we will discuss the age, maturity, and stability…

Annual Franklin County JAKES Event
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Waid Recreation Area
Free
This Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship event will feature a day's worth of activities for all youth up to age 17. …

"A Year with Toad and Frog"
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:59 pm
Heights Community Church
Free
A year in the life of two amphibian friends and a host of other woodland characters. Songs about flying, swimming and sledding …

Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue OPEN House
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue Inc.
Free
2018 Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue Open House, Tack and Yard Sale.

The Sidewalk Art Show is a Virginia tradition in which local artists show and sell their art. This year, the event will feature over 140 artists…

4th Annual Spring Carnival Fundraiser
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Infinity Acres Ranch
$1
Admission includes refreshments, a petting animal area and music. The event also features a variety of vendors as well as health screenings. K…

Lebanese Festival 2018
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church
Free to attend
A three day celebration of Lebanese culture featuring the music of Said Abi Akl and his band, food, dancing and more. …

Open House 100 Bridgewater Pointe PL 403, Moneta, VA 24121
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Call showing agent for access code

Americana Afternoons at The Floyd Country Store
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Floyd Country Store
Free
6/2/18 - The Rough & Tumble at 12:00, Willie DE at 1:00, Gate 10 Bluegrass Band at 2:00.

Gospel Sing at the St. Luke & Odd Fellows Hall
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
St. Luke & Odd Fellows Hall
Free
Join us for our 4th Annual Gospel Sing, part of our New Town Festival series, at the St. Luke & Odd Fellows Hall. …

Women Working With Clay Symposium Exhibition
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Free
Organized in conjunction with Hollins University's Women Working with Clay Symposium, which takes place June 11-14.

Kids Make Art
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Free
This free, once-a-month program offers opportunities for the whole family to connect with art. Local artists and educators lead art-making prorams…

"The Little Mermaid" Auditions
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Patrick Henry Community College Walker Fine Arts Theatre
Free
The Patriot Players are now casting theatre students and community members for their upcoming production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid." …

Star Wars Book Release: Tom Angleberger and "The Mighty Chewbacca and the Forest of Fear"
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Book No Further
Free
Don’t miss the world-wide release of yet another in the Star Wars series by Tom Angleberger, author of the Strange Case of Origami Yoda and more…

2018 Puppy Love Ball
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Hotel Roanoke
$100
A fundraiser benefiting the Roanoke Valley SPCA, which includes dinner, dancing, a silent and live auction and a parade of adoptable pets. …

Summerland Tour 2018 with Everclear, Marcy Playground, & Local H
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Dr Pepper Park at the Bridges
$35 for GA - $299 for Deluxe VIP
Join Dr Pepper Park at the Bridges for the Summerland Tour featuring Everclear, Marcy Playground, & Local H! Hosted by 96.3 WROV, Alt 96 …

Roanoke Valley Fiddle and Banjo Show
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Woodmen Of The World
$7.00
Traditional music performed by :---Family Ties---Better than we sound---A Cut Above----5:30 open mic

Bluegrass Jammin on the Market
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Salem Farmers Market
Free
Good old parking lot bluegrass picking.If you play, bring your instrument (acoustic only) and a good chair, or if you are just a listener come…

The United States Coast Guard Band
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Salem High School Auditorium
Free
Saturday, June 2 at 7 p.m., the Coast Guard Band, under the direction of Lieutenant Commander Adam Williamson, performs at Salem High School. …

Roanoke Valley Shag Club Shag and Line Dancing
Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Billy's Barn
Free
Basic and advance shag dance lessons with music by Association of Beach and Shag Club DJ Jerry English and free lessons by Grand National Shag…

Acrylics
Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brambleton Center
$89.00
Working in acrylics allows for maximum flexibility in color, ideas and techniques. This medium can be used like watercolor or oils. …

Real Estate Investors Meeting
Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Logan's Roadhouse
Free
If you're interested in Real Estate Investing come out and join us.

Support Group for Families of Loved Ones with Mental Illness
Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lewis Gale Hospital-Montgomery, Board Room
Free
This group provides an environment where we can discuss the issues facing loved ones and families. In monthly meetings, …

The Comedy Lab
Tuesday, June 5th, 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…

Arts
Art Classes at Art Pannonia
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 — all day
Art Pannonia
$35/month for junior classes (under 12); $45/month for older students
Offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, with several class times available each day. Instructor Peter Garbera lived in California for 3 years…

D-day Anniversary Ride
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 @ 8:15 am – 1:15 pm
15-20
Join us in an escorted motorcycle ride to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA.

kids rsvp required
Sculpt, Build and Explore: Ages 5-8
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Taubman Museum of Art
Early Bird Member Child $140 - Early Bird Child $165
Register Now

Quilty Pleasures & the Knit Wits
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Eagle Rock Library
Free
Whether experienced or a novice, come enjoy the company of other quilters and knitters. Bring a project of your own or work on the group-led …

Collage
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Brambleton Center
$89.00
Collage was invented by Pablo Picasso in the early part of the 20th century, and it's still fun today! Using papers, old parts of paintings, more…

Women Working With Clay Symposium Exhibition
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Free
Organized in conjunction with Hollins University's Women Working with Clay Symposium, which takes place June 11-14.

Duplicate Bridge
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Blacksburg Recreation Center
$5.00
Duplicate Bridge is exercise for your brain. Keep it in shape. It is the only one you have!

Oil Painting
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Brambleton Center
$89.00
Have a passion for painting? This course will cover surface preparation, palette layout, materials handling, color and shading techniques.

Dance 4 Fun Roanoke
Wednesday, June 6th, 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..

Watercolor
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brambleton Center
$89.00
Enjoy a simplified step-by-step process while you learn to express yourself through watercolors. This class for the beginning student includes…

kids rsvp required
Sculpt, Build and Explore: Ages 5-8
Thursday, June 7th, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Taubman Museum of Art
Early Bird Member Child $140 - Early Bird Child $165
Register Now

Women Working With Clay Symposium Exhibition
Thursday, June 7th, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Free
Organized in conjunction with Hollins University's Women Working with Clay Symposium, which takes place June 11-14.

Catawba Valley Farmers Market
Thursday, June 7th, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Catawba Community Center
Free to Attend
Opening Day for the Catawba Valley Farmers Market is May 10, the Thursday before Mother's Day. Our local vendors will have wonderful gift idea…

Spring 2018 Open House
Thursday, June 7th, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Roanoke Higher Education Center
Free
Drop in and learn about the 200-plus degree, licensure, and certificate programs currently offered at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. …
Calendar

The Steel Wheels at Abingdon's Thursday Jams
Thursday, June 7th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Steel Wheels at Abingdon's Thursday Jams
For Fans of: Mandolin Orange, Mipso, Black Lillies

1st Thursday Guitar Pull with Jim Page
Thursday, June 7th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
3rd Street Coffeehouse
Free
You’re invited to our monthly Guitar Pull with host Jim Page! Guitar Pulls are a Southern Tradition where musicians sit in a circle and take take turns…


Forest Garden Ecology
Sunday, June 10th, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Explore Park
$8.00
Learn the basics of how to design and create a diverse perennial food forest. After this class you should have an understanding of how to weave..more…

“Barber, Mozart, Vivaldi” Concert
Sunday, June 10th, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebration Hall, Floyd EcoVillage
Adults- $25; Students - $5
Classical music concert featuring Maestro David Stewart Wiley, conductor and piano; Akemi Takayama, violin virtuoso;  and, Julie Hilcox, …

CrossFlame Youth Choir and Orchestra
Sunday, June 10th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
St. Mark's United Methodist Church
Free
The 60+ member Crossflame youth choir and orchestra will be appearing in concert at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Daleville on Sunday,…

THE MULLIGAN BROTHERS
Sunday, June 10th, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Spot on Kirk
$12 in Advance | $15 Day of Show
Originally from Mobile, Alabama, this group is the perfect depiction of Americana Folk Rock. With warm, honest, and straight-to-the heart vocals…

Blacksburg Meditation Group
Sunday, June 10th, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
205 Washington St. SE
Free
The format is informal and usually involves an hour of silent meditation, including time for sitting and walking. …

Genesis Chapman: Fire on the Mountain
Monday, June 11th, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Taubman Museum of Art
Free

Masa Monday
Monday, June 11th, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tabula Rasa on Glade
$16 adults, $8 kids under 10
Masa Monday is our weekly community-based meal showcasing old-world cooking techniques with locally-sourced corn, produce, and meats.

Art By Your Design-Still Life Painting-Fruit
Monday, June 11th, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Green Ridge Recreation Center
$25.00
Express your creative self (or learn to bring out your creative self) Monday evenings this summer! Join our newest instructor, Leandra Rigdon …

Women's Beginner Mountain Biking
Monday, June 11th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Carvins Cove Natural Reserve–Bennett Springs
$15
(18+, 14+ with an adult)This women's specific program will start with what to check on your bike before the ride, then move into a talk

Sons of Confederate Veterans, Stuart Horse Artillery Camp 1784
Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ray's Restaurant-Floyd, Va.
Monthly meeting

Learn to Dance Like George Washington
Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sapphire Ballroom
Free
English Country Dance is a form of Social dance which originated in England in the 17th century and was danced throughout the American Colonies…

The Comedy Lab
Tuesday, June 12th, 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…

Art Classes at Art Pannonia
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 — all day
Art Pannonia
$35/month for junior classes (under 12); $45/month for older students
Offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, with several class times available each day. Instructor Peter Garbera lived in California for 3 years…

Quilty Pleasures & the Knit Wits
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Eagle Rock Library
Free
Whether experienced or a novice, come enjoy the company of other quilters and knitters.  Bring a project of your own or work on group-led …



Blacksburg Farmers Market
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Blacksburg Farmers Market
Free to attend
The Blacksburg Farmers Market offers a diverse array of products such as seasonal fruits and vegetables, free-range meat, farm-fresh eggs, …

Women Working With Clay Symposium Exhibition
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Free
Organized in conjunction with Hollins University's Women Working with Clay Symposium, which takes place June 11-14.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group
Wednesday, June 13th, 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, …

West End Wednesdays - Free Concert with Jared Stout
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Glencoe Mansion
Free
Join us for Radford's Free & Family Friendly concert series on the shady nook of Glencoe Mansion. Enjoy live music by J-Stout Trio, …

STEM Tavern
Wednesday, June 13th, 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!
Gardening

Rain Barrel Workshop
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Montgomery County Government Center
$65.00
Make your own rain Barrel with the NRV Master Gardeners! Rain barrels are a simple and easy way for the homeowner to save money on water.  …

Dance 4 Fun Roanoke
Wednesday, June 13th, 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…

Genesis Chapman: Fire on the Mountain
Thursday, June 14th, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Taubman Museum of Art
Free

The Homeplace
Thursday, June 14th, 2018 @ 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Brambleton Center
$45.00
Grab a basket for shopping and work up an appetite as you head out on a day trip to beautiful Catawba, VA! …

Christiansburg Farmers' Market
Thursday, June 14th, 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, June 14th, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Catawba Community Center
Free

Music
contributed family friendly for kids for teens seniors accessible 18 and over 21 and over all ages budget date night
Party in Elmwood
Thursday, June 14th, 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! …

Roanoke Chapter of the American Sewing Guild monthly meeting
Thursday, June 14th, 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.  …

Cris Jacobs at Abingdon's Thursday Jams
Thursday, June 14th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Cris Jacobs at Abingdon's Thursday Jams
Free
For fans of: Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Ray LaMontagne

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Thursday, June 14th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Great Road on Main
$15 advance, $20 after May 31, $10 children 12 and under
The Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center is hosting legendary mandolin player and vocalist Doyle Lawson with his group QuickSilver…

Moon Gardens and Nighttime Pollinators
Thursday, June 14th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fincastle Library
Free

"Wit"
Thursday, June 14th, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Showtimers Theatre
$14

A one-act play that follows the final hours of Dr. Vivian Bearing, a university professor of English, who is dying of ovarian cancer. …
Arts
contributed
Plein-Air Water Color: The Basics
Friday, June 15th, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Explore Park
$50.00

Plein Air (French for outdoors) painting adapts techniques and presents different challenges than what you might see in a studio or classroom.…
Arts
Plein-Air Water Color: The Basics
Friday, June 15th, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Explore Park
$50.00

Plein Air (French for outdoors) painting adapts techniques and presents different challenges than what you might see in a studio or classroom.…
Arts
contributed free for kids
Kids' Craft Class
Friday, June 15th, 2018 @ 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Eagle Rock Library
Free

Join Miss Kathryn every Friday for arts and crafts.  
Books/Talks
contributed
Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group
Friday, June 15th, 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 system…
Music
contributed family friendly for kids accessible all ages date night
OldTown Nights Concert - Band of Oz
Friday, June 15th, 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. …
Music
contributed free family friendly
Winds Of The Blue Ridge
Friday, June 15th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Market Square
Free

The Winds Of The Blue Ridge will be in Downtown Roanoke in Market Square. Bring a chair and listen to a variety of symphonic tunes…
Arts
"The Dresser"
Friday, June 15th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Star City Playhouse
$15 general; $8 seniors/students

This play tells the story of an aging actor’s personal assistant, who struggles to keep his charge’s life together.
Dances
contributed family friendly for teens all ages budget date night
Beginner Dance Workshop
Friday, June 15th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sapphire Ballroom
$9/Single or $15/Couple

Never danced before? Perfect! This Friday, Sapphire Ballroom will get you moving to the music as you learn two dances perfect for people who h…
Music
An Evening With Sierra Hull
Friday, June 15th, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Moss Arts Center
$25 general admission, $10 students with ID and children 18 and under

We celebrate the Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music …
Arts
"Wit"
Friday, June 15th, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Showtimers Theatre
$14

A one-act play that follows the final hours of Dr. Vivian Bearing, a university professor of English, who is dying of ovarian cancer. …
Calendar
contributed budget date night
Milonga
Friday, June 15th, 2018 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Sapphire Ballroom
$5/Person

If you do Argentine Tango, no matter how much or how little, Sapphire Ballroom invites you to join us at a Milonga.  …
Food
Blacksburg Farmers Market
Saturday, June 16th, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Blacksburg Farmers Market
Free to attend

The Blacksburg Farmers Market offers a diverse array of products such as seasonal fruits and vegetables, free-range meat, farm-fresh eggs, …
Extras
contributed family friendly for kids rsvp required all ages
Breakfast with the Animals
Saturday, June 16th, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Mill Mountain Zoo
Varies

Join us at the Mill Mountain Zoo every 3rd Saturday, May-October for a unique opportunity to have breakfast with the animals.   …
Extras
contributed family friendly all ages budget
Crozet Car & Motorcycle Show
Saturday, June 16th, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Claudius Crozet Park
Entrants $20; Spectators Free
June 16th – The 5th Annual Crozet Car and Motorcycle Show is hosted by the Claudius Crozet Park and sponsored by  Patina Wealth, Old Trail Lodge…

 rsvp required
Self-Care Through Mindfulness Retreat
Saturday, June 16th, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jubilee House Retreat Center
$85 and $50 for students
“This was amazing in expected and very unexpected ways.”

Outdoors
contributed
Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding
Saturday, June 16th, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Carvins Cove
$42.00

SUP is quickly becoming a favorite river activity for anyone who wants a fun and new way to play on the water. …
Outdoors
contributed family friendly
Beginner Kayaking
Saturday, June 16th, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Green Ridge Recreation Center
$45.00

Join us for a leisurely and fun stretch of the nearby James River with our experienced guides. Following an orientation with your kayak, paddleboards…
Extras
contributed free family friendly for kids for teens seniors accessible all ages budget
Over the Top: The Great War Living History Day
Saturday, June 16th, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Salem Museum
Free

This November marks a century since the end of WWI. The Salem Museum will bring the events of 100 years ago to life with a special event, …
Extras
Giles County Garden Tour
Saturday, June 16th, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Various locations in Giles County
$15
This self-guided driving tour will showcase six stunning gardens in Giles County. Using a map, participants can set their own pace to explore …


The Price We Paid: Salem and the Great War
Saturday, June 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. …
Outdoors
contributed family friendly
Foresters Trail Hike
Saturday, June 16th, 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.

Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story"
Friday, June 22nd, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Nesselrod Bed and Breakfast
$15-$50

The story of Mary Draper Ingles’ capture by Shawnee Indians from her Blue Ridge Mountain home in July 1755 during the French and Indian War.

United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Golden Corral
membership

Hamilton Wade 949 United Daughters of the Confederacy monthly meeting will be held at 9 am at Golden Corral in Christiansburg.

Animal Enrichment Fun!
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mill Mountain Zoo
$15/$20
A lot goes into taking good care of the animals at the zoo.  Besides feeding and cleaning, keepers also need to find creative ways to entertai…


APPALACHIAN SOUL WITH CATHERINE THE GREAT
Friday, June 29th, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Spot on Kirk
$10 in Advance | $12 Day of Show
Appalachian Soul returns to The Spot on Kirk bringing their signature sound with them; Americana from the mountains of Roanoke, Virginia,


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…


Roanoke Valley Shag Club Shag and Line Dancing
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Billy's Barn
Free
Basic and advance shag dance lessons with music by Association of Beach and Shag Club DJ Jerry English and free lessons by Grand National Shag Champions…

Arts
contributed for teens seniors accessible 18 and over 21 and over
Coiled Baskets with Teri Hoover
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
St. Michael's Lutheran Church
Visitor fee $5 plus kit fee

Join Local artist, Teri Hoover and learn the history of coiled baskets and then create one of your own on your sewing machine.


Vinton Fourth of July Celebration Vinton War Memorial Grounds
Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Vinton Memorial Grounds
Entertainment by Fuzzy Logic, children's activities, patriotic program, festival foods, live music. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Free admission…

Party in Elmwood
Thursday, July 5th, 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!


Super Doppler at Abingdon's Thursday Jams
Thursday, July 5th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Super Doppler at Abingdon's Thursday Jams
Free
For fans of: Charles Bradley, Antibalas, The Beatles...

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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
www.BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org





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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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