Join the West Jefferson Community Partnership as the Summer Concert Series continues with the music of the Sheets Family Band and special guests Ginny & Bill Tobiassen Aug. 20, 5:30-7 p.m., in the Backstreet Park. The 2021 Summer Concert Series is in its 10th year of providing music from several genres, sharing a little something for everyone. All concerts are free and open to the public. In the event of rain, concerts will be held at the Farmers Market.
The Sheets Family Band is from Western North Carolina. Celebrated for their tight harmony and energetic instrumentals, they embody the values of homemade and homegrown music and lifestyle. Their unique old-time mountain style takes inspiration from the music of the Appalachian Mountains and beyond. Wonderful mother-daughter harmony singing, husband-wife duets, the trio entertains with original songs dealing with community, friends and changing times.
You’ll hear a variety of lively fiddle tunes, gospel songs, ballads, and a few drinking songs, too. Rooted in a belief that music is an essential part of life, they invite you to join them. Randy Sheeets on banjo, Kelly Sheets Snider on fiddle, and Deborah Jean sheets on guitar are the members of the Sheets Family Band.
Ginny and Bill Tobiassen are well-known and well-loved former Ashe County residents. Ginny is a multi-talented performer and singer who is accompanied by husband Bill on guitar. Together they provide that enthusiastic toe-tapping music everyone enjoys.
The West Jefferson Tourism Development Association is the individual sponsor for the Sheets Family Band concert Aug. 20 with sound provided by the Christmas in July Festival. WJCP is an organization made up of businesses, nonprofits, and individuals interested in promoting the town of West Jefferson. It meets at the Chamber’s Venue the fourth Friday of every month at 8:30 a.m. People interested in getting involved in the town are invited to attend. Participating organizations include Ashe County Arts Council, Ashe County Chamber of Commerce, Ashe County Government, Ashe County Public Library, Friends of the Library, Christmas in July Festival, Farmer’s Market, Florence Thomas Art School, Imagination Ashe, Keep Ashe Beautiful, Lions Club, Museum of Ashe County History, Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, The Tavern, Town of West Jefferson, West Jefferson Business Association, and West Jefferson Tourism Development Authority. The West Jefferson Community Partnership is committed to protecting our resources and to preserving and enriching the spirit, cultural, community, and family life of our town.
Enjoy a Backstreet Park concert every Friday in July and August! For a complete calendar of events taking place in West Jefferson, visit visitwestjefferson.org.