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Thursday, July 6th, 2017 5 p.m.

3rd Annual Big Messy First Thursday Jul 06

William King Museum of Art / 3rd Annual Big Messy First Thursday

On Thursday, July 6th, William King Museum of Art hosts its 3rd annual Big Messy, First Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a paint slide, popsicles, balloons and a local D.J. Goodson Kinderhook Volunteer Fire Department will provide a foam pit. Come spend an evening on the Museum’s front lawn while enjoying the long days of summer.Last year’s festivities were well attended with a crowd of over 400. Admission is free for all to enjoy. Donations are gratefully accepted and benefit WKMA and Goodson Kinderhook Volunteer Fire Department. For more information contact Lori Rouse at 276.628.5005 ext. 114 or... Continue

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 07:00 PM

Eric Gales At Abingdon's Thursday Jams With Austin Aaron Band Jul 06

Abingdon Music Experience / Eric Gales At Abingdon's Thursday Jams With Austin Aaron Band

If You Like: Jarekus Singleton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Gary Clark Jr FREE Show! Blues guitar phenom Eric Gales was born and raised in Memphis, learning to play at age four from older brothers Eugene and Manuel in imitation of their upside-down, left-handed style (a tradition actually passed down from their grandfather, Dempsey Garrett Sr., who was known to jam with the likes of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf). Winning his first blues contest at 11, four years later Eric signed to Elektra to issue his 1991 debut LP, recorded with Eugene on bass; Picture of a Thousand Faces followed in 1993. Manuel... Continue

Monday, July 10th, 2017 9AM

REAL Tech Experience Jul 10

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center / REAL Tech Experience

So what is the REAL Tech Experience? Creativity, imagination, critical thinking, and teamwork make tomorrow’s innovators. Barter Theatre’s Project REAL (Reinforcing Education Through Artistic Learning) and the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center recognize the need to provide an environment to inspire the creative problem solvers of the future. This week-long REAL Tech Experience will give students the opportunity to explore how to solve a real-world problem through the application of science, technology, engineering, theatre arts, and math concepts (STEAM).... Continue

Thursday, July 13th, 2017 07:00 PM

Brent Cobb At Abingdon's Thursday Jams Jul 13

Abingdon Music Experience / Brent Cobb At Abingdon's Thursday Jams

If You Like: Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Anderson East FREE Show! Just off of his tour in support of Chris Stapleton, Brent Cobb and his band join us in Abingdon, VA for a free show downtown at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. Brent Cobb didn’t set out to write an album that feels and sounds like the place he grew up. But now that the grooves have been cut in his debut LP, Shine on Rainy Day, there’s no denying the people, the places and the vibe of his southcentral Georgia home infuse almost every song. This concert is part of the 5th... Continue

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

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 01:00 PM

Living History: Life In Colonial Backcountry Jul 22

Abingdon Muster Grounds / Living History: Life In Colonial Backcountry

LIVING HISTORY AT THE ABINGDON MUSTER GROUNDS Find Your Trail! Find Your Ancestor! Hear ye! Hear ye! Overmountain Men and their families will come to life at the Abingdon Muster Grounds, July 22, 2017 from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm. This event will highlight the importance of the Washington County, Virginia militia and the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain, 1780. There will be demonstrations related to life in backcountry Virginia during colonial times. This event has activities for the whole family! Join the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, Blacks Fort Chapter-DAR, and General William... 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 26th, 2017 01:00 PM

Living History: Life In Colonial Backcountry Aug 26

Abingdon Muster Grounds / Living History: Life In Colonial Backcountry

LIVING HISTORY AT THE ABINGDON MUSTER GROUNDS Life in colonial backcountry Find Your Trail! Find Your Ancestor! Hear ye! Hear ye! Overmountain Men and their families will come to life at the Abingdon Muster Grounds, August 26, 2017 from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm. This event will highlight the importance of the Washington County, Virginia militia and the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain, 1780. There will be demonstrations related to life in backcountry Virginia during colonial times. This event has activities for the whole family! Join the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, Blacks Fort Chapter-DAR,... Continue

Thursday, September 14th, 2017 05:00 PM

Power Hour Final Show Down Sep 14

The Street Fights / Power Hour Final Show Down

We will be Crowning the Badest of the Bad with the Power Hour Grand Champ Trophy and Jacket! The night doesn't stop there, Perfect Lights get a Free Racer Pass and it's the last chance to be inducted into our MPH Clubs! 100, 125, 150.... Continue

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