More information coming soon, but on July 26-27, 2019 Ashe County is hosting their 50th annual Bluegrass and Fiddlers Convention!
July 6th, 2019 is West Jefferson's 33rd annual Christmas in July Festival!!! We hope to see you there! There will be arts, music, food, vendors, kids activities, farmers market, civil war reenactments, street performers, a favorite Christmas tree contest, and Lots of Fun for All ages!!!!
Live music will start at 9:00 am and last to 7:00 pm, switching artist every hour.
Looking for something fun to do after work? We have your answer!
Tis' the season for water fun! With Zaloo's new extended hours (8:00 am - 8:00 pm). Relax after a hard day's work with a float down the scenic New River and watch your stress just melt away. If you haven't had enough of your co-workers by the end of the day (just kidding), then do a fun group trip down the New. Group rates are discounted 25% (for 20 or more floats). Zaloo's provides the floats and shuttle, the river provides the fun!
Check out their website at http://zaloos.com/ for more information!
They have Canoeing, Kayaking, Tubing, and even Fishing Trips! They are open Monday through Sunday 8am to 8pm.
I Have you heard?!? A Competition BBQ is coming to West Jefferson!!!!
Friday, August 30th and Saturday, August 31st, West Jefferson is having a BBQ and Brew event! It will be located at Blue Ridge Theater & Event Center, 9331 North Carolina 16 #N, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
To find out more information and purchase tickets in advance, check the event out at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-ridge-bbq-brew-festival-tickets-63169042306/amp
I know I am looking forward to going!
See ya there!
St. Marys Church of the Frescoes:
Are you looking for something to do? Be sure to visit this church as you turn into town and view the beautiful frescoes painted by internationally acclaimed artist Ben Long.
In St. Mary's Church your will find: "Mary Great with Child," "John the Baptist" and "Mystery of Faith." There is a button on the wall you can push as you enter the church to hear a short description of the frescoes and their meanings.
The church is always open to the public and is free of charge with donations accepted.
According to their website, The King Bees have performed on festival stages in European capitals including Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Stockholm, and London and have taken their internationally-acclaimed show across numerous countries. Their love of American Roots music has carried them to shows in Mississippi jukes joints as well as to several performances at Lincoln Center.
In the mid-1980's Baskerville and Zamagni began traveling the deep-South searching for and mentoring under Blues artists of historical, cultural, and musical significance. Many blues greats took them under their wing and nurtured and guided The King Bees toward the sound of authenticity. With Baskerville on guitar and keys and Zamagni on vocals, bass, and as song smith, The King Bees honed their art with many Blues masters. By 1990 they had been touring and recording with some of the most culturally important of Blues artists. In the early 1990's they were signed to a European label and began touring internationally.
The King Bees have toured and recorded with Carey Bell, Jerry McCain, Nappy Brown and many other lions and legends. They collaborated with Rock n' Roll Hall-of-Fame member Bo Diddley and were featured on The B.B. King Birthday Tour. The King Bees have shared the bill with Dr. John, Buddy Guy, James Brown, Leon Russell and a host of other legends.
Known for their professionalism, and exuberant, soulful performances, the King Bees take the stage and touch hearts and mightily move spirits.
Christmas in July Kickoff!
On Friday, July 5th, visit Downtown West Jefferson's Backstreet for the kickoff to the annual Christmas in July Festival. Come enjoy live music and street dancing from 3-10pm at the main stage, food vendors from 4pm-10pm and a special Farmers Market from 5-8pm! Also held that evening will be an opening ceremony with special guests as well as a visit from Santa & the Civil War Re-enactors! Fun for all ages. The festival kickoff is a free event and will be held rain or shine.
Bring your dancing shoes and your appetites! For more information, check out their website: http://christmasinjulyinfo.ipage.com/index.html
Gypsy features music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and is loosely based on the memoirs of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. The story focuses on the relationship between Rose, the mother of Louise who became Gypsy Rose Lee and her sister, Baby June who went on to be an actress. June 20-24 with Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:00. Tickets are $18 adults, $5 students and may be purchased online at ashecountylittletheatre.org or by calling 336-846-2787.
The play will take place Thursday June 20th, 2019 through Monday June 24th, 2019 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. The play will be at Ashe Civic Center, 962 Mount Jefferson Road.
For more information, visit https://ashecountylittletheatre.org/
Downtown West Jefferson Gallery Crawl
On Friday, June 14 from 5pm to 8pm, the “ arts district” of downtown West Jefferson will come alive with folks strolling the streets! The Gallery Crawl is back! For the June crawl there will be new exhibits, special artists, refreshments, and in-store promotions!
The purpose of the crawls are to support and promote downtown West Jefferson businesses. Crawlers will have an opportunity to see new, creative and innovative works by Ashe County’s leading artists. Crawlers are invited to stroll the streets, visit the galleries, view the downtown murals, enjoy the many outdoor art pieces and take advantage of the downtown restaurants. West Jefferson has an eclectic group of shops, galleries and studios representing a large and varied group of artists who will be displaying their latest creations
Gallery Crawls will take place the second Friday of each month.
Hope to see you soon!