The Friday Night Jamboree became a “must visit” venue for Bluegrass fans over the years with the concerts at the Floyd Country Store, but what was just open primarily on Fridays has become a location for music of all kinds as showcased this weekend.
The Jamboree, of course, kicks off Friday at 6:30 p.m. but other — and often different — forms of music flow from the state with the weekly Americana Afternoon concert series that begins at noon on each Saturday along with Saturday night concerts that feature a varied list of musical groups like Bill & the Belles this weekend.
Bill and his ladies provide an often rambunctious mix of music that is is varied and entertaining. The Johnson City, TN, group has lit up the stage of the Floyd Radio Show and have shared the stage with national acts like Hot Ri, the Gibson Brothers and Larry Sparks. Their music includes Southern ballads, popular songs of Tin Pan Alley and regional fiddle tunes.
They hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
A reminder: This is spring forward weekend: We go on Daylight Savings Time at 0200 Sunday morning. Remember to set your clocks ahead when you go go bed Saturday night.
Other weekend events (courtesy of the Floyd Tourism Office):
Thursday, March 9
Heart of the Child Music Education, Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St., Floyd, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Chinese Herbs in Floyd – Herb Growers Consortium at the Moon! Harvest Moon, 227 North Locust St., Floyd, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Chateau Morrisette Happy Hour, 287 Winery Rd. SW, Milepost 171.5 Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fat Bean at Five Mile Distillery, 489 Floyd Hwy South, Floyd, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Artists’ & Author’s Reception at the Hotel Floyd, 300 Rick Lewis Way S. E. , Floyd, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday Night Jamboree @ Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St., Floyd, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
The Get Right Band at Dogtown, 302 S. Locust St., Floyd, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, March 10
Pruning & Training Apple Trees, Foggy Ridge Cider,1328 Pineview Rd., Dugspur, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
“Things Made of Wood” – Presentation Floyd County Historical Society, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fiddle Workshop with Erynn Marshall, Floyd Center for the Arts – upstairs, 206 S. Locust St., Floyd, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Songwriting Workshop with Carl Jones, Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St., Floyd, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Buffalo Mountain Kombucha – Growler Hours, 4251 Floyd Hwy N, Floyd, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Americana Afternoon, Floyd Country Store, 206 S Locust St, Floyd, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Live Bluegrass at Wildwood Farms General Store, 2380 Floyd Hwy S., Floyd, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Guitar Giveaway Event to Benefit Chance Harman Memorial Fund, Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S. Locust St., Floyd, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Bill & The Belles Live at FCS, Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St., Floyd, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Sunday, March 11
Winter Concert Series at Chateau Morrisette Winery, 287 Winery Rd. SW, Milepost 171.5 Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday Music Jam @ Floyd Country Store, 206 S Locust St, Floyd, 2:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Open Mic Night at Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S Locust St, Floyd, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM