Celebrating 35 years of the Friday Night Jamboree

Friday Night Jamboree 35 years

During the weekend of November 14-17 The Floyd Country Store will be commemorating 35 years of The Friday Night Jamboree! The celebration kicks off on Thursday with a screening of the new film Fiddlin‘, continues through the Jamboree, including a brief presentation and many special guests (some who have been coming to the Store since the very first gatherings). Saturday brings afternoon music and a dance with Twin Creeks Stringband and guests, ringing in the 90th birthday of our good friend Rhoda Kemp. Sunday wraps up the weekend with our old time and bluegrass jams. We hope you can join us for our 35th Anniversary!

Thursday, November 14

Fiddlin’ Movie
7:30pm – $10 advance, $12 day of show
Q&A with musician/dancer Martha Spencer after the film

Sisters Julie Simone and Vicki Vlasic returned to their Appalachian roots to film Fiddlin’ at the World’s Oldest and Largest Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, Virginia. Julie and Vicki were given permission to film for the first time in the convention’s 80 year history after Moose Lodge members discovered the sisters were locals and that they knew their grandpa. More Info.

Friday, November 15

The Friday Night Jamboree: 35th Anniversary
$8 admission at the door (some reserved seating available online for $12, afterwards first-come seating / standing room only)
6:00pm: Presentation on history of Friday Night Jamboree
6:30pm: Gospel Set with Josh Blankenship & Special Guests
7:30pm: Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer
8:30pm: Katie & The Bubbatones
9:30pm: Tune Town Old Time String Band

More Info

Saturday, November 16

12:00pm: Americana Afternoons with Ross Peacemaker and Friends at 12:00, Ronnie Toney & Kuntry Store Band at 1:00, and Ken Waldman & Lizzie Thompson at 2:00. More Info.

1:30pm: Vocal Duets workshop with Ashlee Watkins and Andrew Small. More Info.

7:30pm: Old Time Dance with Twin Creeks Stringband & Special Guests, celebrating the 90th birthday of Country Store musician and friend Rhoda Kemp. More Info.

We hope you can join us to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of our weekly music tradition, The Friday Night Jamboree!

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