The weekend approaches and music dominates the scene, as it often does this time of year.
The Old Times Fiddlers’ Convention in Galax continues Friday and Saturday until the wee hours of Sunday morning with music from the hills at the line of Carroll and Grayson Counties.
The First Friday Art Reception starts at 5:00 p.m. and run until 8:00 p.m. at the Floyd Artist Association Gallery in the Station at 203 South Locust Street.
The Floyd Artisan Market offers arts and crafts at the Community Market Pavilion at 205 South Locust Street from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Friday Night Jamboree kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with Janet Turner & Friends in the Gospel Hour followed by The Tower String Band at 7:30 p.m. and The Friday Night Old Time Band at 9:00 p.m. — all at The Floyd Country Store at 206 South Locust Street.
Dogtown Roadhouse features Ball & Chain on stage at 302 South Locust Street from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Woodburn Restaurant/Bar has Karaoke Friday at 182 Woodberry Road, SW,, near the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Saturday opens the Floyd Farmers Market at the Community Pavilion at 205 South Locust Street from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Market of the Mountain runs at the Harvest Moon Food Store at 227 North Locust Street from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Jacksonville Center for the Arts at 220 Parkway Lane just South of Floyd is on from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Foggy Ridge Cider’s Second Saturday’s Music Series and Cast Iron Catering is at 1328 Pineview Road near Dugspur.
Americana Afternoon at The Floyd Country Store features Brian Buchanan at noon, followed by Jessie Pugh from Bridgewater at 1:00 p.m. and Raven and Red from Nashville at 2:00 p.m. All shows are free at 206 South Locust Street in Floyd.
Chateau Morrisette Winery at 287 Winery Road SW near the Parkway and Black Ridge Road has its Black Dog Music and BBQ Festival from noon to 6:00 p.m.
Jacksonville Center hosts a Juried Art Show Reception at 22 Parkway Lane South from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wildwood Farms General Store has 2 Young, 2 Old from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 2380 Floyd Highway South.
The June Bug Center has The 39 Steps Theater Show at 7:00 p.m. at 251 Parkway Lane South.
Sunday brings even more weekend activities.
Chateau Morrisette hosts Sunday Sounds at 287 Winery Road from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The 39 Steps Theater Show repeats at 2:00 p.m. at the June Bug Center, 251 Parkway Lane South.
Sunday Music Jams feature local artists on their instruments from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at The Floyd Country Store, 206 Locust Street.
The Floyd Artists Association Gallery at 203 South Locust Street features gook signings with local writers from 2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Dogtown Roadhouse closes out the weekend with Open Mic at 7:00 p.m. at 302 South Locust.