Basketball, Radio Show and music

The New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters close out the show with dancing in the aisles.
The New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters close out the show with dancing in the aisles.

The Chance Harman Basketball Tournament, The Floyd Radio Show and, of course, music provide a full slate of entertainment to the area this weekend.

The tournament, named in memory of young Chance Harman, victim of a rare form of cancer, now runs two days with 14 games at Floyd County High School’s  basketball court and features top high school teams from around the country.  Action kicks off at noon Friday.

Floyd County alum Caleb Tanner, the Virginia High School League season scoring champ, suits up for Elevj8 Sports Institute of Florida to face Mt. Jion Prep of Baltimore at 4:30 p.m. Friday and his team also face Mountain Mission of Grundy at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Tanner will move to Radford University for his college basketball and studies.

The tournament host team, Floyd County’s Buffaloes, face Gate City at 5 p.m. Saturday.

At the Friday Night Jamboree, Janet Turner & Friends, The Friday Night Old Time Band and Sugar Run appear on stage, starting at 6:30 p.m.

At Dogtown Roadhouse, Dj RahBee is on state at 9 p.m. Friday.

The documentary film, Crooked, tells the story of Southwestern Virginia’s Crooked Road and is screened Saturday at noon as part of Americana Afternoon at The Floyd Country Store.  Mac Traynham leads a jam session following the film.

Floyd’s monthly Radio Show live from the stage of the Country Store, starts at 7:30 p.m. and Sheila Kay Adams, Jon Newlin and Amy Davis join Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle for the show of original radio plays, comedy, jingles and traditional music.

At Wildwood Farms General Store, Marshall Bothers and High Road appear for the Saturday Night bluegrass music and dancing.

Sundays bring jam sessions at both the Floyd Country Store and Wildwood Farms General Store, starting at 2 p.m.

(Edited at 1:15 p.m. because I swapped some names around. My bad.)





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