WEST JEFFERSON — The third concert in the 2018 Backstreet Concert Series sponsored by the West Jefferson Community Partnership in downtown West Jefferson is Crooked Road Ramblers. This concert is individually sponsored by Ashe County Public Library.
The band will perform at the Backstreet Park on Friday, June 22 starting at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. The concert is free. In the event of rain, the concert will move to the Ashe Arts Center at 303 School Ave.
The Crooked Road Ramblers are named after the winding musical path of Southwest Virginia, where most of the band calls home. The band’s leader and fiddler is Kilby Spencer. Wayne Dye plays mandolin, Karen Carr plays bass, Kelley Breiding plays claw hammer banjo, John Perry plays guitar and Donald Hill plays rhythm guitar.
The West Jefferson Community Partnership is an organization made up of businesses, non-profits and individuals interested in promoting the town of West Jefferson. It meets at City Hall at 8:30 a.m. on the fourth Friday of every month.
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 Public Library, Christmas in July, Florence Thomas Art School, Imagination Ashe, Keep Ashe Beautiful, The Hotel Tavern, Town of West Jefferson and West Jefferson Business Association.
For a complete calendar of events taking place in West Jefferson, visit visitwestjefferson.org.