Tag: Friday Night Jamboree

A Mardi Gras weekend and more

February includes Mardi Gras in New Orleans, an event that has long drawn Floyd Countians to the Big Easy. For those not able to travel down south, there are Mardi Gras festivities here in the Blue Ridge, including the 11th Annual Mardi Gras celebration Saturday and Sunday at Dogtown. The late Tom Ryan of The

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Valentines Day and Presidents Day on a single weekend

Looks like the time to engage in some romantic gift exchange with someone special this weekend for Valentine’s Day. Also, a day to honor Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. who — one might wonder — are rolling in their graves over what has happened to the position they once occupied as leaders of this

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First weekend of February brings music & more

The first month of 2020 comes to an end as the first weekend of February begins with music, arts, sports and more in and around Floyd County. Floyd’s monthly internet radio show hits the stage Saturday night at the Country Store with the Twin Creeks Stringband, Riley Baugus with DeShawn and Windy Hickman and New

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Music and more for this weekend

In music offerings, the Jeff Little Trio takes the stage at The Floyd County Store Saturday night, the Friday Night Jamboree spotlights old-time music on Friday evening and bluegrass graces the stage at Wildwood Farms General Store Saturday. The indoor farmers’ market, canceled last weekend because of weather threats, offers up its wares at the

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Warm times, some rain, for music, weekend fun

Nippy weather — and the brief bout with snow and ice on Tuesday — give way to warmer days and nights, starting Friday and extending into next week for Floyd County and surrounding areas. Highs in the 50s on Fridays, rain is expected Saturday but the thermometer is forecast to hit 62 with an overnight

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Final weekend before Christmas. Let’s have fun

Last weekend before Christmas brings a number of holiday-themed events along with standard events like The Friday Night Jamboree, Saturday Bluegrass at Wildwood Farms General Store and music at Dogtown Roadhouse and Buffalo Mountain Brewery. Lots to do and places to be. Have fun and let’s please be careful out there. Selected events listed before

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Weekend activities: ‘Tis the season to be folly

Crisp, cold weather greets the holiday partygoers and shoppers this weekend in and around Floyd. Gusty overnight winds ease Thursday as temperatures rise a bit to the mid-40s Thursday before dipping back down to near freezing overnight, then 50 degrees on Friday and 43 on Saturday and Sunday. Good times to be inside as much

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A brief bit of warmer weather & music for the weekend

The last full weekend of November 2019 is also the final weekend before Thanksgiving, which runs late this year. The start of the weekend turns warmer with highs in the 50s on Friday and a low in the mid 40s then drops to more seasonal temperatures with a high in the lower 40s and lows

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Remembering The Friday Nite Jamboree

In 1997, I was at Ramstein U.S. Air Force Base at Rhineland-Palatinate, a state in southwestern Germany, on assignment when I heard an airman talking nearby and recognized the accent. “Excuse me,” I said, “are you by any chance from Southwestern Virginia?” “Yes, I am,” he answered. “How did you now?” “I recognized your accent,”

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Celebrating 35 years at The Friday Nite Jamboree

Floyd’s Famous Friday Nite Jamboree celebrated its 35th anniversary Friday night in the Country Store that hosts it. Current owners Dylan Locke and Heather Krantz honored original owner and founder Freeman Cockram as a weekend of festivities began. Cockram then joined in with other musicians to open the music before yielding to the traditional Gospel

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