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Floyd (Virginia) Country Store = Traditional Appalachian music every Friday night

Crowds line up early on Friday night. (Floyd Country Store)

(Updated Aug. 19, 2015 by Julianne G. Crane)

If you find yourself traveling through the Blue Ridge Mountain area of southwest Virginia anywhere near the weekend–STOP. Find a place to park your RV and take in the Appalachian musical celebration at The Floyd Country Store.

This jumping music venue has become a traditional gathering place on Friday nights for musicians, dancers and visitors from all over the world.

Live music every weekend in Floyd, Va. (Julianne G. Crane)

RVer Jimmy Smith and I take in the live music each time we visit our cousins Mary Jane Huber and John Winnicki in Floyd, Va.

Mary Jane Huber & Jackie Crenshaw

This is a place where the whole family can have a great time because the proprietors, Woody and Jackie Crenshaw, operate on ‘Granny’s Rules’ … ‘No smoking, no drinking alcohol, no bad language, no conduct unbecoming a lady or gentleman.’

The weekly (year round) Friday Night Jamboree begins around 6:30 p.m. and goes to about 10:30 p.m. For only $5 (the night we were there) you are likely to hear gospel to bluegrass. Then on every Saturday, beginning at noon, there is an ‘Americana Afternoon‘ of music, free. On Sunday is the Music Jam 1:30-6 p.m., also free.

The first Friday each month, September through May, is the Floyd Radio Show hosted by musicians Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle.  “Each show features some of the area’s finest old-timey musical acts,
from storytelling banjo players to flatpicking guitarists to
hard-driving string bands.”

If you go:
Floyd Country Store
206 S. Locust St.
Floyd, Virginia 24091
Open: Tuesday-Sunday
URL: FloydCountryStore.com

Julianne G. Crane

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Photos: The entire family comes out for the Floyd Country Store Friday Night Jamboree. (Julianne G. Crane ). Bottom: Directions to Floyd Country Store.

Julianne G. Crane
Julianne G. Cranehttp://www.RVWheelLife.com
Julianne G. Crane writes about the RVing and camping lifestyles for print and online sites. She was been hooked on RVing from her first rig in the mid-1980s. Between 2000-2008, she was a writer for The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Wash. One of her popular columns was Wheel Life about RVing in the Pacific Northwest. In 2008, Crane started publishing RV Wheel Life.com. She and her husband, Jimmy Smith, keep a homebase in southern Oregon, while they continue to explore North America in their 21-foot 2021 Escape travel trailer. Over the years they have owned every type of RV except a big class A. “Our needs change and thankfully, there’s an RV out there that fits every lifestyle.”


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