June  2017

 

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  • Back Street Concert Series: Join us for the first Backstreet Park Concert of the 2017 season! Wayne Henderson, Helen White, and Herb Key will be our performers. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge. A special thank you to The Ashe Chamber of Commerce for helping us fund this week’s concert!

When: Friday, June 2, 2017     5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Where:   West Jefferson Back Street Park

 

  • Tube Rides     Free Tube Rides from 11 am to 2:30 pm with park provided tubes and life jackets. Children are required to wear Life Jackets to participate in park
    sponsored tube rides. Put in at one access and float 300 yards, then get out and do it again. No shuttle required.

When:  Saturday, June 3, 2017     11:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Where:  New River State Park, Wagoner Access

 

  • New River Canoe Race:  The race begins with registration at Zaloo’s Canoes in Jefferson from and ends at New River State Park, Wagoner Access. Bring your own boat or rent one at a reduced rate from Zaloo’s with free shuttle service. Activities at the park include live music, food truck, environmental programs and awards ceremony with door prizes. Free tubing at the park, and camping is also available for those who would like to stay nearby. Proceeds support High Country State Parks. Fun for the whole family!

When:  Saturday, June 3, 2017     9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where:  Zaloos Canoes (begin the race) and ends at New River State Park, Wagoner Access

 

Fishing with Kids     Learn the basics of fishing in the New River from a Park Ranger. Participants will learn proper casting, knot tying, popular baits and what types of fish are in the New River. Then once the basics are down try your luck at catching a small mouth bass from the New River. Of course, Catch then Release. All gear will be provided.

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017   1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Where:  New River State Park, Wagoner Access

 

  • Gallery Crawl:  Downtown West Jefferson comes alive after five with open house at seventeen galleries and shops. New artwork, exhibits, refreshments, music and more. Visit downtown restaurants, enjoy the murals and stroll the streets of West Jefferson with your family and friends. Maps of the galleries are available and this event is free. Call 336-846-2787 for more information.

When:  Friday, June 9, 2017   5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where:  Downtown West Jefferson

 

  • The Second Annual Lansing NC Blues Festival:  Come to Lansing for the 2nd Annual Blues Festival!  Blues in the Blue Ridge Mountains – doesn’t get better than that!

When:  Saturday, June 10, 2017   12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Where:  Downtown Lansing (Park)

 

  • John Littlewood, Richard Edmondson, Steve Lewis:  will be doing a concert to raise money for West Jefferson’s new caboose!

When:  Saturday, June 10, 2017   1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where:  West Jefferson Back Street Park

 

  • Backstreet Park Concert:  The Looping Brothers

Come to the Backstreet Park in West Jefferson and enjoy some music by The Looping Brothers! It’ll be a fun time in the great outdoors. No charge. A special thank you to Keep Ashe Beautiful for helping us fund this week’s concert!

When:  Friday, June 16, 2017     5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Where:  West Jefferson Backstreet Park

 

  • Willy Wonka the Musical:  Ashe County Little Theater presents Roald Dahl’s Willie Wonka the Musical. The musical follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday shows at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm. $18 adults, $5 students. Call 336-846-2787 for tickets or more information.

 

When:  Thursday, June 22, 2017 – Monday, June 26, 2017

Where:  Ashe County Civic Center

 

  • Backstreet Park Concert:  Crooked Road Ramblers

Crooked Road Ramblers will be at the West Jefferson Backstreet Park for our third concert in the 2017 season! So come on out to enjoy the music, it’s sure to be a great time! No charge. A special thank you to the Christmas in July Festival for helping us fund this week’s concert!

When:  Friday, June 23, 2017     5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Where:  West Jefferson Backstreet Park

 

  • Music on the Green: Sacred Ground   This month’s Music on the Green is featuring Sacred Ground! Event: FREE! Come join us for some great music on the green at our beautiful old courthouse!

When:  Sunday, June 25, 2017   3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where:  301 East Main Street, Jefferson, NC

 

  • Christmas in July Festival Kickoff:  Come to the backstreet of West Jefferson to the kickoff night for our annual Christmas in July Festival! There will be food vendors, music, and street dancing. It’s fun for the whole family!

When:  Friday, June 30, 2017     6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Where:  West Jefferson Backstreet

July 2017 

 

  • Christmas in July Festival:  Come celebrate Independence Day weekend, at the annual Christmas in July Festival in West Jefferson! There will be live music on the main stage, food vendors, merchant booths, and various performances such as clogging on the community stage. And you just might run into Santa and Mrs. Claus! It’s great fun for all ages!

When:  Saturday, July 1, 2017     9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Where:  West Jefferson Backstreet

 

  • Community Chorus Patriotic Concert:  Come join us at West Jefferson United Methodist Church for a Patriotic concert! 3pm – until ???

When: Sunday, July 2, 2017   3:00 PM – until ???

Where:  107 West Second Street, West Jefferson, NC

 

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  • Todd Liberty Parade and Concert:  The Todd Liberty Parade is known for its fabulous costumes and inclusiveness – anyone can join in the parade! Costumes made by Elkland Art Center are available for all to wear at the parade start, so come early and get decked out if you want to join in. At 11:00, the parade winds its way through downtown Todd ending at Cook Park with music, dancing and food. Whether you walk in the parade or watch in, you’re in for a one-of-a-kind experience celebrating America.

When:  Tuesday, July 4, 2017     10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Where:  Todd Railroad Grade Road, Todd NC

 

  • 4th of July Fireworks Celebration:  Come to Ashe Park to celebrate Independence Day with us! Shuttles will be picking up at the Ashe County Courthouse starting at 3pm. Fireworks to start at dark. Happy 4th everyone!

When:  Tuesday, July 4, 2017     3:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Where:  Ashe Park Rd, Jefferson NC

 

  • Backstreet Park Concert:  Strictly Strings

Come to the West Jefferson Backstreet Park for some music by Strictly Strings! We guarantee you’ll enjoy yourself while you start your weekend off right in our beautiful town while listening to some great tunes. No charge. A special thank you to The Ashe County Public Library for helping us fund this week’s concert!

When:  Friday, July 7, 2017   5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Where:  West Jefferson Backstreet Park

 

  • Summer Concert Series: Wayne Henderson and Helen White   Come out to hear Wayne Henderson & Helen White! This will be a free concert – rain or shine (we have tents!). Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food and beverages will be available for sale. We hope to see you there!

When:  Saturday, July 8, 2017   6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where:  Cook Park in Downtown Todd

 

  • Neal Hellman Dulcimer Concert:  Neal Hellman is an American folk musician, music teacher, and performer of the mountain dulcimer. He has been active in performing, writing, teaching and recording acoustic music for the past thirty years throughout the United States and Europe. 

When:  Sunday, July 9, 2017   4:00 PM     Tickets: $14 Adults, $5 Students

Where:  Ashe Arts Center,  303 School Avenue, West Jefferson

 

    • Gallery Crawl:  Downtown West Jefferson comes alive after five with open house at seventeen galleries and shops. New artwork, exhibits, refreshments, music and more. Visit downtown restaurants, enjoy the murals and stroll the streets of West Jefferson with your family and friends. Maps of the galleries are available and this event is free. Call 336-846-2787 for more information.

When:  Friday, July 14, 2017   5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where:  Ashe Arts Center,  303 School Avenue, West Jefferson

 

  • Summer Concert Series: Melissa Reaves   Come out to hear Melissa Reaves! This will be a free concert – rain or shine (we have tents!). Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food and beverages will be available for sale. We hope to see you there!

When:  Saturday, July 15, 2017   6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where:  Cook Park in Downtown Todd

 

  • Backstreet Park Concert:  King Bees Duo    Buzz on over to the Backstreet Park in West Jefferson for King Bees Duo! You can enjoy the nice weather in our charming pocket park while listening to some great music! No charge.

When:  Friday, July 21, 2017   5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Where:  West Jefferson Backstreet Park

 

  • Barn Quilts and Beyond” Quilt Fair   After two years of absence, The Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will be holding a Quilt Fair this year! The event will be held at Westwood Elementary School on Friday, July 21st, 10am-6pm and Saturday, July 22nd, 10am-4pm. In addition to our display of quilts, there will be vendors selling interesting tools, gadgets, and fabric. There will be a drawing each day, some of the prizes are: a framed picture by Lenore Dupree and the grand prize a Sewing Machine (on Saturday). Admission: $5.

When:  Friday, July 21, 2017  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM,  Saturday, July 22, 2017  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Westwood Elementary School, 4083 US 221 S, West Jefferson, NC

 

  • Hickory Jazz Orchestra     The Hickory Jazz Orchestra (HJO) is a full size 18-piece group that performs swing and big band classics from the era of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington as well as the sounds of modern big bands.

When:  Saturday, July 22, 2017   7:30 PM – 9:30 PM     Tickets are $16 adult, $5 students

Where:  Ashe County Civic Center

 

  • Tubing at Two   On these hotter days of summer, stop by the New River State Park 221 access to enjoy the river’s cool waters. Meet at the bottom parking lot of the 221 river access at 2 p.m. for a brief ride. Be sure to wear clothes you can get wet and sturdy water shoes. Tubes will be provided free of charge. 2:00 – until.

When:  Sunday, July 23, 2017     2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where: 221 Access Area, Bottom Parking lot

 

  • Music on the Green: Fred Hogue and the Backstreet Band     This month’s Music on the Green is featuring Fred Hogue & the Backstreet Band! Event: FREE! Come join us for some great music on the green at our beautiful old courthouse!

When:  Sunday, July 23, 2017   3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where:  301 East Main Street, Jefferson, NC

 

  • Ken Kolodner Trio   Hammered dulcimer player and old-time fiddler, Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son, Brad Kolodner on clawhammer banjo to perform tight and musical arrangements of original and old-time music. Ken and Brad will be joined by bass player Alex Lacquement.

When:  Thursday, July 27, 2017   7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Where:  Ashe Arts Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ashe County Bluegrass & Old Time Fiddlers Convention   Ashe County Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers Convention Ashe Park. Friday night Barn Dance with Whitetop Mountain Band. Saturday the Gary Poe Bluegrass Radio Show live onstage at 11:00 with Strictly Strings. Competitions starts at noon. Band competitions at 7:30 pm. Camping open on Thursday, Saturday concessions will be Todd Ruritan Club. Arts and Crafts area highlighting luthiers and heritage crafts.

When:  Friday, July 28, 2017   9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Where:  Ashe County Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Backstreet Park Concert:  Head toward the West Jefferson Backstreet Park to hear Elkville String Band! Bask in the beautiful mountain weather while relaxing to some great tunes!

When:  Friday, July 28, 2017   5;30 PM – 7:00 PM

Where:  West Jefferson Backstreet Park

 

  • Summer Concert Series:  Lucky Strikes   Come out to hear Lucky Strikes Jazz Band! This will be a free concert – rain or shine (we have tents!). Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food and beverages will be available for sale. We hope to see you there!

When:  Saturday, July 29, 2017   6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where:  Cook Park in Downtown Todd

 

  • Back Street Park Concert: Sheets Family Band   Sheets Family Band will be performing. What better way to spend a summer night than at a great outdoor concert! No charge. 

When: Friday, August 4, 2017   5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Where:  West Jefferson Backstreet Park 

 

  • Ashe County Studio Tour:  Summertime in the mountains – what better way to see the countryside than on a two-day Studio Tour! On August 5-6 the Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor the Ashe County Studio Tour, a two-day, self-guided, free event in which Ashe County artists open their studios to the public. Tour participants will discover art studios located all over the county. Most of the studios are not usually open to the public, so this is an opportunity for people to see where artists work and what they create.

When:  Saturday, August 5, 2017 – Sunday, August 6, 2017     9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Saturday & Sunday)

Where:  Ashe County

 

  • Todd Summer Concert Series:  Strictly Strings      Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food and beverages will be available for sale. We hope to see you there!   Rain or Shine (we have tents!)

When:  Saturday, August 5, 2017     6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where:  Cook Park in Downtown Todd