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5th Annual New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance
December 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm| $12.00 – $28.00
Join us at the Floyd Country Store for dinner and dancing on New Years Eve with Five Mile Mountain Road & Twin Creeks Stringband. Dinner is served from 6:00pm – 7:30 pm. Dancing 8:00 pm – midnight. Tickets are $28 for dinner & dance, $12 for the dance only.
DINNER IS SOLD OUT. Dance Only tickets are still available below or at the door.
About Five Mile Mountain Road
Five Mile Mountain Road brings you old-time music with a fresh approach. From the old-time sounds of Charlie Poole and the fiddle music of Clark Kessinger, to first-generation Blue Grass music and original arrangements of western swing, to ragtime and jazz, Five Mile Mountain Road presents an authentic old-time experience reminiscent of the music once heard at dance halls and theaters in days gone by.
The origin of Five Mile Mountain Road came from the meeting of fiddler Billy Hurt, Jr. and guitarist Brennen Ernst while working in The Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show. Billy and Brennen immediately discovered a common love for old music, particularly old-time fiddle music, ragtime, and early jazz. Upon meeting banjoist Seth Boyd in 2015, the nucleus of Five Mile Mountain Road was formed.
Fiddlin’ Billy Hurt sets the pace with the fiddle. A journeyman old-time and blue grass fiddler from Franklin County, Virginia, Hurt is widely known as one of the finest fiddle players in the business. Brennen Ernst, a native of Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia, is a multi-talented instrumentalist and provides powerful lead and rhythm guitar and rousing piano playing to help shape the unique Five Mile Mountain Road sound. Franklin County native Seth Boyd comes from a well-known musical family and drives the music with his expertise on multiple styles of old-time banjo. Caleb “Duke” Erickson from Rockford, Illinois, also plays rhythm guitar, along with Travis-style and flat-picking lead guitar. J. C. Radford, also a Franklin County native, is an accomplished bass player and writer of the band’s theme song “Five Mile Mountain Road”. All the members of the band contribute vocals and also write original material that help make up the band’s repertoire.
About Twin Creeks Stringband
In the late 1970s, a group of neighbors and friends got together to play the music that had been passed down in the Dry Hill and Ferrum areas of Franklin County. Some of the musicians were falling behind on their timing one day while playing and having some fun, and one spectator commented that he was going to call the group the Dry Hill Draggers. Banjo player Jimmy Boyd and his brother Billy Boyd started the official Dry Hill Draggers band in 1981. The group flourished, and more than thirty years later, some of the Dry Hill Draggers members formed Twin Creeks Stringband, including Jared Boyd, grandson of Jimmy Boyd, a third generation claw-hammer banjo player; his dad Stacy Boyd on upright bass; Jason Hambrick on guitar and vocals; and Chris Prillaman on fiddle. Twin Creeks Stringband has a particularly driving old-time beat that is irresistible to dancers, and they are popular performers at the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, as well as at the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention.
- Turkey or Ham (gf)
- Mashed Potatoes, Poultry Gravy
- Collards (with or without bacon (v, gf))
- Garlic Greenbeans (v)
- Cranberry Relish (v, gf)
- Herb-Butter Carrots (v, gf)
- Traditional Stuffing
- Homemade Rolls (v)
- Dessert: Assorted Desserts such as: Pumpkin, Sweet Potato or Pecan Pie, Specialty Cheesecakes, (gf dessert option available upon request)
All menu items made from scratch (turkey and ham from Boar’s Head)
*v: vegetarian / gf: gluten-free