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Richlands Annual Freedom Festival - More Info
1851 Cranwell Drive
Richlands, VA 24641
Phone: (276) 963-3737
The Annual Freedom Festival will be held for the third year and run two days, Friday and Saturday, June 26th and 27th. Activities planned include free musical entertainment. Friday - Marty Raybon & Gal Friday. Saturday - Christy Lynn, The Horn Family, Jimmy Rose, & Ken Mellons. There will also be Vendors and Artisans. Other entertainment includes Loop Rawlins, Wild West Entertainer, History Characters, Motorcycle Show, Cruise-In, Quilt Show, and Photo Contest. Fireworks will conclude the event at 10pm.
Tazewell County Old Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers’ Convention - More Info
Jul 10-Jul 12
3663 Crab Orchard Road
Tazewell, VA 24651
Phone: (276) 988-6755
Fiday - July 10th The festivities will begin at 6 pm with youth performances and an outdoor Dance On The Green, followed by a showcase of local talent, hosted by the Tower Street String Band. Cake walks and pie walks, along with a raffle provide a welcoming, hometown flavor!
Saturday - July 11th- Musicians of all ages will compete throughout the day in Youth Competition, individual instrument categories and duets, including dobro, guitar, fiddle, and banjo. Smaller cash categories for duclimer, harmonica, autoharp, and bass will be included, and ribbon categories for folk song and traditional dance. The induction of the 2015 honorees for Lifetime Achievement and a presentation of handmade wooden fiddle plaques is always a highlight of the weekend. A group jam of current and past honorees to “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” will follow the presentation. Band competition will begin and conclude on Saturday night and cash awards and ribbons will be presented to the competitors in all categories at the end of the evening.
Sunday - July 12th - A Gospel Sing and interdenominational church service will be led by Dale Elswick and Randy Fielder. Attendees will gather in the Red Barn closing the weekend with bluegrass and old time gospel music.
Virginia Mountain Music Festival - More Info
724 Community College Road
Richlands, VA 24641
Phone: (276) 964-7304
The annual Virginia Mountain Music Festival is hosted by Southwest Virginia Community College every summer.
Performers include nationally recognized talent as well as regional and local favorites. There is always a musical cornucopia of talent performing during the Festival and it is a favorite for family fun.
Concessions and Appalachian Crafts vendors are available. Call for more information or visit http://sw.edu/vmmf for a schedule of performers.
Papa Joe Smiddy Music Festival - More Info
1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway
Duffield, VA 24244
Phone: (276) 940-2674
Enjoy a summer's eve listening to traditional bluegrass music at the amphitheater. Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to cut a rug. The opening group will be selected from the Pickin' in the Park series. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Children 12 and younger are free. Ticket purchase locations and performers TBA at a later time.
Bluefield VA Autumn Jamboree - More Info
400 Virginia Ave
Bluefield, VA 24605
Phone: (276) 322-4628
This 36th annual event is being held the second Saturday in September in downtown Bluefield, VA. Vendors set up with crafts, food, and fun. You will find plenty of activity and events for big and small.
Special Events During the Day Include:
- 5K Deer Walk/Run
- 3-D Archery Shoot & Black Powder Shoot-off 8 to Noon at Graham Rec. Park,
- Classic Car Show
- Apple Butter making at Ebenezer Methodist Church,
- Cake Walk,
- Tractor Hay Ride,
- Art Contest,
- Essay Contest,
- Bingo for Cancer & Drug Abuse,
- Amateur Photography Contest,
- Fireworks concludes the events at dark