The 13th annual Backstreet Concert Series is BACK for the summer season. Ten concerts will take place on the Backstreet from May 31st to August 30th. Backstreet Park is a beautiful pocket park located on the Backstreet in historic downtown West Jefferson. Complete with a performing stage, this is the home for the free-admission Summer Concert Series presented by the West Jefferson Community Partnership and sponsored by the Tourism Development Authority:
Here’s a rundown of upcoming concerts this June:
The Lucky Strikes Trio
The Lucky Strikes Trio includes Jim Fleri on keyboard/bass/vocals. Wes Saylors on percussion and vocals, and Rusty Blanton on guitar and vocals. They will be performing special arrangements of popular songs from The Lucky Strikes Orchestra’s song list as well as selections unique to the trio. Fun, toe-tappin’ music ranging from Motown, Beach and Blues to Classic Rock-n-Roll 50s-70s.
When: Friday, June 7, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The King Bees are Rob “Hound Dog” Baskerville and Penny “Queen Bee” Zamagni. They have performed together for 30 years and are the producers of the New River Blues Festival in Grassy Creek.
When: Friday, June 21, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm -7:00 pm
Crooked Road Ramblers
The Crooked Road Ramblers are an old-time band from Southwest Virginia, steeped in the traditional music of the Blue Ridge. You can find them providing a mixture of instrumental dance music, old ballads and traditional country and bluegrass at notable venues across the region like the Carter Family Fold, Houstonfest, the Albert Hash Memorial Festival, and the Wayne Henderson Festival They have won 1st place in the old-time band category at the Ashe County, Alleghany County, Laurel Bloomery, Fries & Union Grove Fiddlers Conventions in addition to being named the old time instrumental group of the year at the 2014 Blue Ridge Acoustic Uprising.
When: Friday, June 28, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
About the West Jefferson Community Partnership
The West Jefferson Community Partnership is an organization made up of businesses, nonprofits and individuals interested in promoting the town of West Jefferson. It meets at City Hall at 8:30 a.m. on the last Friday of every month. People interested in getting involved in the town are invited to attend.
Organizations participating in this event will include Ashe County Arts Council, Ashe County Chamber of Commerce, Ashe County Public Library, Keep Ashe Beautiful, Christmas in July, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, The Hotel Tavern, West Jefferson Tourism Development Authority, Town of West Jefferson and West Jefferson Business Association.
Where: West Jefferson Backstreet Park
2nd Ave, West Jefferson
For a complete calendar of events and other concerts taking place in West Jefferson, visit: https://ashechamber.com/event.php?id=771