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Thursday, July 20th, 2017 07:00 PM

Look Homeward At Abingdon's Thursday Jams Jul 20

Abingdon Music Experience / Look Homeward At Abingdon's Thursday Jams

If You Like: The Avett Brothers, Humming House, Ballroom Thieves FREE Show! Look Homeward is a band of brackish brethren hailing from the piedmont of North Carolina. Lee Anderson (guitar, vocals), Alex Bingham (upright bass), Evan Ringel (trombone, fiddle) and Wilson Greene IV (banjo) pair the Appalachian drawls and passionate picking of venerated field recordings with the soul tones of Atlantic beaches and boggy bayous. Marrying banjos with brass, the quartet celebrates the American South in a mingling of old and new, traditional yet surprising. Add honest folk songwriting and the result is music that just might sound like home, wherever you’re... Continue

Friday, July 28th, 2017 (10 days, Aug 1 to Dec 31)

69th Annual Virginia Highlands Festival Jul 28

Virginia Highlands Festival / 69th Annual Virginia Highlands Festival

"Kick up your heels!" at the 69th annual Virginia Highlands Festival! Anchored by our award-winning Juried Arts & Crafts Show on the Barter Green and a nationally renowned outdoor Antiques Market on the grounds of the Virginia Highlands Community College, the Festival offers an array of arts and culture activities for the whole family! Numerous live concerts, dance shows, circus arts performances, youth activities, outdoor adventures, local history tours and lectures, fine art and photography competitions, and writing workshops are all designed to set your fun meter to overload! You deserve a summer vacation, too. So pack up the kids... Continue
Running 10 days from August 1st to December 31st.

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 6 p.m.

Fred Carter: Primitive Things of Toil and Love Aug 03

William King Museum of Art / Fred Carter: Primitive Things of Toil and Love

Fred Carter: Primitive Things of Toil and Love Opening Reception: August 3, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. July 28 – January 14, 2018 Born in Duffield, Virginia in 1911, Fred Carter did not begin making art until his fifties when a foot injury left him temporarily homebound. A man of deep conviction, Carter spent the next 30 years of his life giving form to his beliefs in stonework, poetry, short stories, painting, and, of course, woodcarving. He displayed many of his works in his Cumberland Museum, the door of which was adorned with the simple message, “Primitive Things of Toil and Love.”... Continue

Saturday, August 12th, 2017 05:30 PM

An Evening Under The Stars With Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers Aug 12

Appalachian Sustainable Development / An Evening Under The Stars With Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers

Celebrate. Relax. Enjoy an indoor VIP reception complete with open beer/wine bar & hors d'oeuvres prepared with local ingredients. Then move up to the rooftop for opening band: Shady Appalachia and a "knock-your-socks" off concert with Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers! Space is limited. All proceeds benefit ASD.... Continue

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