2013 Main Schedule

THE 2014 SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED AROUND JULY.  THE FOLLOWING IS THE 2013 SCHEDULE.  This page was last updated 11.7.13.

PERFORMANCES

Blue Ridge Music Styles Stage–At the Farm Museum on the South Side of Route 40

  • Jeffrey ScottCrisp Blues Picking and Singing in Virginia’s Piedmont style (10:00 and 2:30)
  • The Zephyr Lightning Bolts—A Great Old-Time Carolina String Band (10:30 and 3:30)
  • Rick Ward—Mountain Banjo Tunes and Ballads From the Carolina Blue Ridge (11:00 and 2:00)
  • The Wolfe Brothers String Band–Vintage and Original Songs With That Old-Time String Band Flavor (11:30 and 3:00)
  • Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie:  A Rural Whistling Workshop—Featuring Greg Cornett, Eddie Ogle, and Karl Angermeier with Moderator Kinney Rorrer (12:30)
  • The Dry Hill Draggers (Performance and Dance)—Franklin County’s Favorite Old-Time Dance Band (4:00)

Blue Ridge String Band Stage–In the Bowl Above Adams Lake

  • The Guard–Bluegrass Weapons in the Hands of the National Guard (10:00 and 1:30)
  • The New North Carolina Ramblers—Tunes in the Style of 1920s Greats Charlie Poole & Posey Rorrer (10:30 and 3:30)
  • Don’t Shoot the Piano Player:  A Piano Traditions Workshop II—Featuring Jeff Little (Honky-Tonk and Vintage Tunes), Eddie Bond (Fiddle and Dance Tunes), Gary Patton (Fiddle and Dance Tunes), Darren Moore (Fiddle and Dance Tunes), and Moderator Gregg Kimball (11:00)
  • The New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters—Get-Up-and-Dance Mountain String Band Music (12:00 and 2:00)
  • The Gerald Anderson Band—Sweet Old-Time Songs and Tunes From Southwest Virginia (12:30 and 4:30)
  • Wayne Henderson & Friends—Legendary Hot Picking and Fine Old-Time Songs (1:00 and 4:00)
  • The Jeff Little Trio—Hot Old-Time, Rockabilly, and Boogie-Woogie Piano (2:30)

Blue Ridge Gospel Stage–In the Bowl Below Adams Lake

  • Larnell Starkey & the Spiritual SevenHard-Driving Praise-the-Lord African-American Gospel (10:00)
  • The Wildfire Band–Inspired Blend of Praise and Bluegrass (11:00 and 1:30)
  • The Mt. Calvary Holiness Choir–Voices in Holiness Praise (11:30 and 3:00)
  • The Moose Family Singers—Gospel Harmonies Guaranteed To Give You Chills (12:00 and 3:30)
  • Appointed Messengers–Great African-American Gospel (12:30 and 4:00)
  • The True Life Travelers–Rich Gospel Bluegrass (1:00 and 4:30)
  • The Northern Shenandoah Valley Shape Note Singers–Old-Style Harmonies From the Sacred Harp and Shenandoah Harmony Hymnals (2:00)

Music Workshops–Various Stages

  • Don’t Shoot the Piano Player:  A Piano Traditions Workshop II—Featuring Jeff Little (Honky-Tonk and Vintage Tunes), Eddie Bond (Fiddle and Dance Tunes), Gary Patton (Fiddle and Dance Tunes), Darren Moore (Fiddle and Dance Tunes), and Moderator Gregg Kimball (11:00–Blue Ridge String Band Stage above Adams Lake)
  • Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie:  A Rural Whistling Workshop—Featuring Greg Cornett, Eddie Ogle, and Karl Angermeier with Moderator Kinney Rorrer (12:30–Blue Ridge Music Styles Stage at the Blue Ridge Farm Museum)

HORSE & DOG EVENTS

  • Virginia State Championship Coon Mule Jumping Contest—Blue Ridge Farm Museum (12:30)
  • Horse Pulling Contest—Blue Ridge Farm Museum (1:00)
  • Sheep Herding—Blue Ridge Farm Museum (10:00, 2:00, 4:00)
  • Coon Dog Bench Show—Beside Adams Lake (10:00)
  • Coon Dog Treeing Contest—Beside Adams Lake (12:00)
  • Coon Dog Water Race—Adams Lake (1:30)

ANTIQUE TRACTOR & ENGINE ACTIVITIES

  • Corn Meal Grinding—Blue Ridge Farm Museum
  • Antique Engines and Tractors–Below Adams Lake
  • Wheat Threshing and Hay Bailing Demonstrations–Below Adams Lake (10:30, 12:30, 2:30)
  • Corn Shredding Demonstrations—Below Adams Lake
  • Rock Crushing Demonstrations—Below Adams Lake (11:30, 1:30, 3:30)

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND EXHIBITIONS

  • “Mission in the Blue Ridge:  The Early Years of Ferrum College”–Ferrum College Centennial Exhibition—Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Building Galleries
  • “Crooked Road Royalty” and “Crooked Road Music Styles” Exhibitions–Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Building Galleries
  • Moonshine Still—Beside Creek at Blue Ridge Farm Museum
  • Moonshiners, Drivers & Revenuers Storytelling Sessions—Beside Creek at Blue Ridge Farm Museum (1:00-3:00)
  • Crafts (Outside)—Blue Ridge Farm Museum
  • Crafts (Inside)—YMCA-Ferrum College (Fitness Center) on Wiley Drive
  • Foods—Blue Ridge Farm Museum, Adams Lake Field, Beside Ferrum College Fitness Center, and Along Wiley Drive
  • Farmers Market (Sales of Chickens, Turkeys, Pigeons, and Produce–Blue Ridge Farm Museum.  Carrying Cages for Fowl Provided.
  • Molasses and Apple Butter Making—Blue Ridge Farm Museum
  • Children’s Games—Bowl Above Adams Lake on Wiley Drive (10:00-4:00). Visit Games Area for Schedule of Individual Games. (The Children’s Games Are Coordinated by the Ferrum College Recreation and Leisure Program.)
  • Car Culture Area—Field Just West of Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Building
  • Ferrum College Alumni Social Area—ARC Patio at Stanley Library (11:00 to 3:30).  See Alumni Schedule Page for Alumni Breakfast and Ticket Packages.

For more information:  540-365-4416 or bri@ferrum.edu. Order advance tickets at 540-365-4412.

 

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