June 2018

 

  • Back Street Park Concert Series: Wayne, Helen & Herb   Join us for the first Backstreet Park Concert of the 2018 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 County Arts Council for helping us fund this event!

When:   Friday, June 1, 2018   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Where:   West Jefferson Backstreet Park, 2nd Avenue, West Jefferson

 

  •    Forty Fest   The Ashe County Arts Council is celebrating their 40th year! Forty Fest there will be  music, food, hands on activities, art displays and demonstrations! During the day will be the 40th dedication with speeches and remarks celebrating 40 years of ARTS in ASHE COUNTY!

When:   Saturday, June 2, 2018     10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where:   Ashe Arts Center, 303 School Avenue

 

  • June Gallery Crawl    The “ arts district” of downtown West Jefferson will come alive with folks strolling the streets. For the June crawl there will be new exhibits, special artists, refreshments, and in-store promotions. Join your friends and neighbors for Gallery Crawl and experience the arts in West Jefferson! Admission to Gallery Crawl is free and is sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council

When:   Friday, June 8, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where:   Downtown West Jefferson

 

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  • Lansing NC Blues Festival   Head out to Lansing for the Annual Lansing NC Blues Festival!!

When:   Saturday, June 9, 2018   12:00 PM

Where:   Lansing Town Park, 114 S Big Horse Creek Rd, Lansing

 

  • Backstreet Park Concert Series: Dollar Brothers   Join us on to hear the Dollar Brothers. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge!

When:   Friday, June 15, 2018   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Where:   West Jefferson Backstreet Park, 2nd Avenue, West Jefferson

 

  • Todd Summer Concert Series:  Amantha Mill   Family-friendly events. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, we have tents. Food and beverages available for purchase. info@toddnc.org, 828-263-6173

When:   Saturday, June 16, 2018   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where:   Cook Memorial Park - Downtown Todd, 3865 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd

 

  • The Secret Garden   Ashe County Little Theatre presents The Secret Garden.  This lush musical tells the story of Mary, Colin and Uncle Archibald bringing the secret garden and themselves back to life.

When:   Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Monday, June 25, 2018   7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Where:   Ashe Civic Center, 962 Mount Jefferson Road, West Jefferson

 

  • Backstreet Park Concert Series: Crooked Road Ramblers   Join us on the Backstreet to hear Crooked Road Ramblers. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge.

When:   Friday, June 22, 2018   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Where:   West Jefferson Backstreet Park, 2nd Avenue, West Jefferson

 

 

  • Appalachian Worship Nights   Appalachian Worship Nights welcomes Covenant Worship Band from Greenville, North Carolina. Covenant Worship Band will be live in concert at Appalachian Church.

When:   Saturday, June 23, 2018     6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   (Free Admission)

Where:   Appalachian Church, 203 E. 1st, West Jefferson

 

 

  • Backstreet Park Concert Series: Cabin Creek Boys   Join us on the Backstreet to hear the Cabin Creek Boys. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge. A special thank you to the Christmas in July Festival for helping us fund this event!

When:   Friday, June 29, 2018   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Where:   West Jefferson Backstreet Park, 2nd Avenue, West Jefferson

 

  • Todd Summer Concert Series:   Wayne Henderson and Friends   Family-friendly events. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, we have tents. Food and beverages available for purchase. info@toddnc.org, 828-263-6173

When:   Saturday, June 30, 2018   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where:  Cook Memorial Park - Downtown Todd, 3865 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd

 

July 2018

 

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  • Patriotic Program   Join First Baptist, Mt Jefferson Presbyterian, and West Jefferson United Methodist choirs for their Patriotic Program. It will be a salute to our veterans, active military, and homeland security. Free and open to the public.

When:   Sunday, July 1, 2018   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where:   West Jefferson United Methodist Church, 107 W. 2nd Street, West Jefferson

 

 

  • Todd Summer Concert Series:  The King Bees   The King Bees will play at the end of the Todd Liberty Parade in Cook Park, downtown Todd. Family-friendly events. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, we have tents. Food and beverages available for purchase. info@toddnc.org, 828-263-6173

When:   Wednesday, July 4, 2018   11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

When:   Cook Memorial Park - Downtown Todd, 3865 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd

 

  • Christmas in July Festival Kickoff   On Friday, July 6th, 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.

When:   Friday, July 6, 2018   3:00  PM - 10:00 PM

Where:   West Jefferson Backstreet

 

  • Christmas in July Festival   There'll be live music on the main stage, food vendors, over 100 handmade arts & craft vendors, several local nonprofit organizations, children's activities, farmers market, street performers, a community stage showcasing local dance groups, musicians & more! The WJ Park located behind the festival will be home to Civil War Re-enactors and you can watch battles and meet the group. Also, be sure to stop and vote for the People's Choice Favorite Christmas Tree & see Santa! Free. Rain or shine.

When:   Saturday, July 7, 2018   9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Where:   West Jefferson Backstreet

 

  • Music on the Green: Wayne Henderson, Herb Key w/Aubrianna Lo   The second Music on the Green Concert features local legends Wayne Henderson and Herb Key with special guest Aubrianna Lovell. The concert begins at 3:00 pm and is FREE. Seating is available, but if it’s more comfortable bring a chair, a blanket, or a sunshade and join us on the Museum Green for some wonderful music! For more information, contact the Museum at 336-846-1904

When:   Sunday, July 8, 2018   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where:   The Museum of Ashe County History, 301 E. Main Street, Jefferson

 

 

 

  • Todd Summer Concert Series:   Angela Easterling and The Beguilers   Family-friendly events. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, we have tents. Food and beverages available for purchase.

When:   Saturday, July 14, 2018   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where:   Cook Memorial Park, Downtown Todd, 3865 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd

 

  • Backstreet Concert Seriea:  King Bees   Join us on the Backstreet to hear the King Bees. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge. A special thank you to the West Jefferson Business Association for helping us fund this event!

When:   Friday, July 20, 2016   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Where:   West Jefferson Backstreet Park, 2nd Avenue, West Jefferson

 

  • Ashe County Piecemakers' Annual Quilt Fair   It's the Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild's annual Quilt Fair! Same amazing workmanship! Brand new location! This year's Fair will feature Vendor Village, Guild Boutique, Education Station, and of course, plenty of BEAUTIFUL QUILTS! And back by popular demand: raffle prize drawings including a Grand Prize of a brand new Janome sewing machine! Refreshments will be available on-site. 

When:   Friday, July 27, 2018 - Saturday, July 28, 2018   10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where:   Ashe County High School, 184 Campus Drive, West Jefferson

 

  • Backstreet Park Concert Series: Elkville String Band   Join us on the Backstreet to hear the Elkville String Band. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge. A special thank you to The Hotel Tavern for helping us fund this event!

When:   Friday, July 27, 2018   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Where:   West Jefferson Backstreet Park, 2nd Avenue, West Jefferson

 

  • Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention   Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention. Competition, music, cash awards, Appalachian Barn Dance and more! Check out www.ashefiddlersconvention.org

When:   Friday, July 27, 2018  Appalachian Barn Dance   7:00 PM

             Saturday, July 28, 2018  (gates open 10:00 AM), Music Competition from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM with WSKS's Bluegrass and Old Time Radio with Gary Poe               broadcast live

Where:   Ashe Park

 

  •  Todd Summer Concert Series  - Strictly Strings   Family-friendly events. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, we have tents. Food and beverages available for purchase.

When:  Saturday, July 28, 2018   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where:   Cook Memorial Park, Downtown Todd, 3865 Todd Railroad Grade Road, Todd

 

August 2018

 

  • Backstreet Concert Seriea: Sheets Family Band   Join us on the Backstreet to hear the Sheets Family Band. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge. A special thank you to Imagination Ashe for helping us fund this event!

When:   Friday, August 3, 2018   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Where:   West Jefferson Backstreet Park, 2nd Avenue, West Jefferson

 

  • Ashe County Studio Tour   Tour the studios of artists and craftspeople in Ashe County who produce original handcrafted works. Artist exhibit at the Ashe Art Center July 31- August 5.

When:   Saturday, August 4, 2018 - Sunday, August 5, 2018   10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where:   Ashe County    For more information please contact the Ashe County Arts Council at 336-846-2787.

 

  • Blueridge Brutal   The Brutal is one of the premiere mountain rides in this area. It offers three options of a 56-mile, 72-mile, or a 102-mile ride. The event is a fundraiser for the Ashe Civic Center. Riders will be supported by the Ashe County Amateur Radio Club, Rescue Squads from all over the county, and SAG wagons. Riders will receive a hot meal, t-shirt, and support of many volunteers. This year the brutal will feature six rest stops. Register at www.blueridgebrutal.org

When:   Saturday, August 11, 2018   8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where:   Ashe County Civic Center, 962 Mount Jefferson Road, West Jefferson

 

  • Todd Summer Concert Seriea:  Melissa Reaves   Family-friendly events. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, we have tents. Food and beverages available for purchase.

When:   Saturday, August 11, 2018   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where:   Cooke Memorial Park, Downtown Todd, 3865 Todd Railroad Grade Road, Todd

 

  • Backstreet Concert Series:  Mountain Laurels   Join us on the Backstreet to hear the Mountain Laurels. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge. A special thank you to Florence Thomas Art School for helping us fund this event!

When:   Friday, August 11, 2017   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Where:   West Jefferson Backstreet Park, 2nd Avenue, West Jefferson

 

 

  • Todd Summer Concert Series: Lucky Strikes   Family-friendly events. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, we have tents. Food and beverages available for purchase. info@toddnc.org, 828-263-6173

When:   Saturday, August 18, 2018   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where:   Cook Memorial Park, Downtown Todd, 3865 Todd Railroad Grade Road, Todd

 

  • Backstreet Park Concert Series:  Backporch Bluegrass Band   Join us on the Backstreet to hear the Backporch Bluegrass Band. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge. A special thank you to the West Jefferson Tourism Development Authority for helping fund this event!

When:   Friday, August 24, 2018   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Where:  West Jefferson Backstreet Park, 2nd Avenue, West Jefferson

 

  • Backstreet Park Concert Series:   Zephyr Lightning Bolts   Join us on the Backstreet for the last concert of the year! Performance by the Zephyr Lightning Bolts. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge. A special thank you to Keep Ashe Beautiful for helping us fund this event!

When:   August 31, 2018   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Where:   West Jefferson Backstreet Park, 2nd Avenue, West Jefferson