Tag: Friday Night Jamboree

A musical mix

Mix of music both inside the Friday Night Jamboree and out on the streets of Floyd. Even a couple of rain showers did not dampen the enthusiasm for the evening. More music today with The Floyd Town Jubilee beginning at noon and a look at classic and fine cars at the Chantilly Auto Fair on

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The Friday Night Jamboree

Music and fun at the Friday Night Jamboree in Floyd. After nearly a decade of attending the Jamboree almost on a weekly basis with cameras and video equipment, I find fresh material and new views on a regular basis. This Friday night, visitors included one from China, who captured the prize for the visitor who

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Lots to do this Memorial Day weekend

The Memorial Day Weekend kicks off with lots of activity in Floyd County. Five track teams gather at the athletic fields at Floyd County High School, starting at 4:30 p.m. Friday, for conference meet that will help decide who goes to the state track meet in Salem. Besides Floyd, teams from Giles, Glenvar, James River

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Jammin’ on a Friday night

Yes, the Friday Night Jamboree next door in the Country Store is the “name” event on Friday nights and the music on the streets is an attention getter once the weather warms up and the rain stay away, the the crew of regulars who gather at the Floyd Barber Shop on Friday evenings provide a

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Another Friday Night Jamboree, another politician on stage

As the Kuntry Store Band, including local fiddle player, store owner and music instructor Mike Mitchell and his student/son played on stage, another politician running for state office stopped at the Friday Night Jamboree to campaign, mingle and speak briefly. Virginia State Sen. Ralph Northam, a Norfolk pediatrician running for lt. governor as a Democrat,

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The many faces of music in Floyd

It is often said that you can’t throw a rock in Floyd County without striking a musician. Music is a major part of the area’s heritage and that tradition is showcased not only every Friday night at The Jamboree but on stages at various venues in the county and every summer at FloydFest. Many musicians,

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Clyde Williams

For many regulars of The Friday Night Jamboree, fiddler Clyde Williams and his “Old Time Band” are the face of the weekly event. Williams has played on the Jamboree stage for many years and his band is traditionally the closer on the last Friday of each month. The photo above was taken in 2002 when

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Jugbusters: Always a crowd favorite

Stopped by the Friday Night Jamboree after the FCHS varsity football season finale at Auburn to catch a little of the Jugbusters, always a crowd favorite. The band usually attracts a younger crowd, particularly Virginia Tech students.

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