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Thursday, March 30th, 2017 02:00 PM (11 days, Mar 30 to Apr 8)

Mamma Mia! Mar 30

Barter Theatre / Mamma Mia!

“ABBA-lutely Fabulous! The ultimate feel-good show!” EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND! ORIGINAL BARTER CAST Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus and some songs with Stig Anderson, Book by Catherine Johnson Sophie has just one wedding wish: for her father to walk her down the aisle. Now she just has to find out who he is... Join the music, laughter and fun of the irresistibly charming musical celebration of mothers, daughters and fathers, and true loves lost and new ones found. Featuring more than 20 ABBA songs including “Dancing Queen,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (A Man After Midnight),” “Super Trouper”... Continue
Running 11 days from March 30th to April 8th.

Friday, April 14th, 2017 09:30 AM

20th Annual Mid-atlantic Garden Faire Apr 14

Washington County VA Master Gardeners / 20th Annual Mid-atlantic Garden Faire

Spring Awakens! Join us for a celebration of spring -- the 20th Annual Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire in Abingdon, Virginia, April 14-15 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. You’ll find gorgeous plants and a wide variety of garden-themed shopping, educational programs and demonstrations, delicious food, a display of winning container gardens by local horticultural students, and more! Friday, April 14, 9:30am - 6pm Saturday, April 15, 9:30am - 5pm ** 2 days only ** Continue

Saturday, April 15th, 2017 11:00 AM

Hike The Hill 5K + 3K Apr 15

William King Museum of Art / Hike The Hill 5K + 3K

The inaugural "Hike the Hill," sponsored by Johnston Memorial Hospital, will coincide with the month-long 25th anniversary celebration of William King Museum of Art’s founding. Part of a series of events running from the end of March through April, HTH is an opportunity for WKMA to engage the active-lifestyle community in Abingdon and the broader Tri Cities region. Prizes will be awarded in men’s and women’s divisions for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for the 5K “hill loop” run, to start at 1 p.m. WKMA resident sculpture Lynn Price is also creating one-of-a-kind clay award medals for 5K winners. A... Continue

Saturday, April 29th, 2017 12:00 PM

Virginia Creeper Fest 2017 Apr 29

Abingdon Music Experience / Virginia Creeper Fest 2017

Meet us at the Trailhead in Abingdon to celebrate the award-winning Virginia Creeper Trail by checking out the multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities enjoyed along the trail by nature lovers of all ages. Get hands-on! Kids' field day activities, Yoga in the park, Tree identification along the trail, Scheduled bike rides, Scavenger Hunts, Disc dog exhibitions and clinics, Stand-Up Paddle Board demos, Outfitters, Food Trucks and Live Music throughout the day. More details at Continue

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 07:00 PM

Polyrhythmics At Abingdon's Thursday Jams May 18

Abingdon Music Experience / Polyrhythmics At Abingdon's Thursday Jams

If You Like: TAUK, Pimps of Joytime, The New Mastersounds FREE Show! Creating vivid instrumental imagery with complex rhythms and a unique precision that redefines the term “funk” for 21st Century audiences, the 8-piece Polyrhythmics are proving to be one of Seattle’s finest exports. Founded from a collective desire to make classic vinyl recordings, Polyrhythmics have been a defining musical force and west coast institution for the better part of a decade. With four studio albums under their belt as well as a growing pile of limited-release 7-inch 45's, the boys are back at it in 2017 working on a new full... Continue

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 07:00 PM

Aaron Lee Tasjan At Abingdon's Thursday Jams May 25

Abingdon Music Experience / Aaron Lee Tasjan At Abingdon's Thursday Jams

If You Like: Tom Petty, Drive By Truckers Sturgill Simpson FREE Show! East Nashville-based musician Aaron Lee Tasjan has always considered himself a songwriter first and foremost, writing his own off-kilter folk-inflected songs since he picked up his first acoustic as a teen guitar prodigy. His most recently released Silver Tears offers a glimpse through the eyes of one gifted songwriter and versatile musician. Whether playing guitar in the late incarnation of riotous glam-rock innovators the New York Dolls, the gender-bending, envelope-pushing sleaze n’ tease arena rock band Semi Precious Weapons, the Neil Young-signed alt-country act Everest, British roots rock band Alberta... Continue

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 07:00 PM

Jakubi At Abingdon's Thursday Jams Jun 01

Abingdon Music Experience / Jakubi At Abingdon's Thursday Jams

If You Like: Bruno Mars, The Suffers, Leon Bridges FREE Show! Jakubi is a Melbourne-based band composed of two brothers, two cousins and one friend whose love for producing music brought them together and whose pure talent propelled them forward. Jakubi’s unique flavor stems from an irresistible combination of jangly guitars, hip-hop beats and sailing synth rhythms. Flawlessly melding the sounds of a talk box one minute and reggae-inspired guitar the next, the band’s infectious experimental songs are guaranteed to get everyone dancing. This concert is part of the 5th annual Thursday Jams series, presented by Blue Ridge Beverage. Music will begin... Continue

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 07:00 PM

The Broadcast At Abingdon's Thursday Jams With David Earl Jun 08

Abingdon Music Experience / The Broadcast At Abingdon's Thursday Jams With David Earl

If You Like: Grace Potter, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac FREE Show! Three decades from now, a documentary filmmaker in search of his next rockumentary will come across The Broadcast and realize he’s hit gold. The story of the rock and soul outfit not only comes with its own high-octane soundtrack, it hits on all the key points: Challenges are overcome, miles are logged, performances are slain and an oft-jaded music industry is enticed. There’s dancing. There’s a love story. ith a mix of soul, blues and classic rock arrangements, The Broadcast has shared stages with Mavis Staples, John Prine, St. Paul &... Continue

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 07:00 PM

Forlorn Strangers At Abingdon's Thursday Jams With Missy Raines Jun 15

Abingdon Music Experience / Forlorn Strangers At Abingdon's Thursday Jams With Missy Raines

If You Like: Pokey LaFarge, Gillian Welch, Old Crow Medicine Show FREE Show! Forlorn Strangers is a Nashville, TN based Americana quintet, with members hailing from the great states of Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania & Minnesota. The band is comprised of five songwriters, each having their own distinct sounds & styles that blend into one cohesive voice. Their music is rooted in family harmonies & flavored with guitars, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, & foot stomping percussion. The band is comprised of sisters Abigail Dempsey (fiddle, percussion, vocals) and Hannah Dempsey Lusk (mandolin, percussion, vocals); along with Chris Banke (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Benjamin Lusk... Continue

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