Local Music Events

WNRV is dedicated to preserving and promoting the musical traditions and heritage of this region. We are active in the community in covering local music events, as well as hosting our own events.

Here are some of the music events that WNRV has been involved with over the past few years:

    2016
  • Live in-studio performances by Tim Pak (March 5), Blue Connection (March 12), Sugar Run (March 19), Little Stony Nighthawks (April 2), Indian Run Stringband (April 16), Old Man Kelly (April 30), and East Montgomery Ginsengers (May 21).
  • Glen Alton Spring Jamboree & Come Out and Play Day (June 4, 2016; recorded live music from Dean Reed & Friends, plus others).
  • Fourteenth Annual Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention (June 10-11, 2016; on-site broadcast with 8 hours of live music, rebroadcast the featured bands plus individual and band competitions).
  • Pearisburg Community Market's Music at the Market (May-October, 2016; recorded live bands each month).

 

    2015
  • Live in-studio performances by the Ridgeliners (January 10), Tim Pak (January 17), Indian Run Stringband (January 24), Sharon Stacy (February 4), Little Stony Nighthawks (February 28), Giles Mountain String Band (February 28), Old Man Kelly (April 4), Blue Connection (April 11), the Full Nelsons (April 25), and Sugar Run (May 16).
  • Thirteenth Annual Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention (June 12-13, 2015; on-site broadcast with several hours of live music each day, rebroadcast the featured bands plus individual and band competitions).

 

    2014
  • Live in-studio performance by Indian Run Stringband on the New River Valley Jamboree show (January 18, 2014).
  • Live in-studio performance by the Black Twig Pickers on the New River Valley Jamboree show (January 25, 2014).
  • Live in-studio performance by Giles Mountain String Band on the New River Valley Jamboree show (February 8, 2014).
  • Live in-studio performance by the Ridgeliners on the New River Valley Jamboree show (February 15, 2014).
  • Live in-studio performance by Echoes of the Blue Ridge on the New River Valley Jamboree show (March 1, 2014).
  • Live in-studio performance by Sugar Run on the New River Valley Jamboree show (March 8, 2014).
  • Live in-studio performance by the Poorhouse Pepsteppers on the New River Valley Jamboree show (March 22, 2014).
  • Live remote performance by Old Man Kelly at the historic Woolwine Schoolhouse in Blacksburg on the New River Valley Jamboree show (April 5, 2014).
  • Live in-studio performance by the Jugbusters on the New River Valley Jamboree show (April 12, 2014).
  • Broadcast of set from the Black Twig Pickers recorded at the historic Woolwine Schoolhouse in Blacksburg on the New River Valley Jamboree show (April 19, 2014; recorded April 5).
  • Live in-studio performance by the Little Stony Nighthawks on the New River Valley Jamboree show (May 3, 2014).
  • Glen Alton Spring Jamboree and Children's Tea Party featuring the Giles Mountain String Band, Ridgeliners, and Little Stony Nighthawks (May 31, 2014; on-site coverage with later broadcasts of some of the music).
  • Twelfth Annual Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention (June 13-14, 2014; on-site broadcast with 12 hours of live music, rebroadcast the featured bands plus individual and band competitions).
  • Live in-studio performance by Blue Connection on the New River Valley Jamboree show (August 16, 2014).
  • New Castle Bluegrass Festival featuring a Battle of the Bands, Blue Moonshine Band, Blue Mule, and the SteelDrivers (August 23, 2014; on-site coverage).

 

    2013
  • Broadcast of live set from Sharon Stacy on the New River Valley Jamboree show recorded at the Old Virginia Smokehouse (January 19, 2013; recorded January 12).
  • Broadcast of live set from the Giles Mountain String Band on the New River Valley Jamboree show recorded at the Old Virginia Smokehouse (February 9, 2013; recorded January 26).
  • Live in-studio performance by the Bluegrass Travelers on the New River Valley Jamboree show (March 2, 2013).
  • Live in-studio performance by Sugar Run on the New River Valley Jamboree show (March 16, 2013).
  • Live in-studio performance by the Ridgeliners on the New River Valley Jamboree show (March 23, 2013).
  • Live in-studio performance by the Bluegrass Travelers on the New River Valley Jamboree show (April 6, 2013).
  • Live in-studio performance by Indian Run Stringband on the New River Valley Jamboree show (April 20, 2013).
  • Live in-studio performance by Bill Richardson and Dean Reed on the New River Valley Jamboree show (April 27, 2013).
  • Glen Alton Spring Jamboree and Dance featuring Happy Hollow String Band, Jim Costa, Dean Reed's Feed & Seed, and Indian Run Stringband (square dance), (May 18; on-site coverage with broadcasts of the sets over the following few weeks).
  • Broadcast of live set from Jim Costa on the Mountain Music Show that was recorded at the Glen Alton Spring Jamboree and Dance (May 21, 2013).
  • Broadcast of live set from Dean Reed's Feed & Seed on the New River Valley Jamboree show that was recorded at the Glen Alton Spring Jamboree and Dance (May 25, 2013).
  • Live in-studio performance by the Bluegrass Travelers on the New River Valley Jamboree show (June 1, 2013).
  • Live in-studio performance by Delnora Reed on the New River Valley Jamboree show (June 8, 2013).
  • Eleventh Annual Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention (June 14-15, 2013; on-site broadcast with 12 hours of live music, rebroadcast the featured bands plus individual and band competitions).
  • Live in-studio performance by the Bluegrass Travelers on the New River Valley Jamboree show (July 20, 2013).
  • WNRV 60th Birthday Party at the Old Virginia Smokehouse featuring Dean Reed's Feed & Seed, Hans Creek String Band, and Giles Mountain String Band (September 21, 2013; on-site live broadcast to celebrate the 60th anniversary of WNRV being on the air).

 

    2012
  • Live broadcast of the Black Twig Pickers on the New River Valley Jamboree show from the Old Virginia Smokehouse (January 7, 2012).
  • Live broadcast of Giles Mountain String Band on the New River Valley Jamboree show from the Old Virginia Smokehouse (January 14, 2012).
  • Live broadcast of Roscoe P and Coal Train on the New River Valley Jamboree show from the Old Virginia Smokehouse (January 21, 2012).
  • Live broadcast of Jimmy Costa on the New River Valley Jamboree show from the Old Virginia Smokehouse (January 28, 2012).
  • Live broadcast of Conner & Miller (with surprise special guest Dick Smith on banjo) on the New River Valley Jamboree show from the Old Virginia Smokehouse (February 11, 2012).
  • Live broadcast of Bluegrass Travelers on the New River Valley Jamboree show from the Old Virginia Smokehouse (February 18, 2012).
  • Live broadcast of Joe "Bud" Dowdy on the New River Valley Jamboree show from the Old Virginia Smokehouse (February 25, 2012).
  • Live broadcast of the Indian Run Stringband on the New River Valley Jamboree show from the Old Virginia Smokehouse (March 10, 2012).
  • Live broadcast of the Bluegrass Travelers on the New River Valley Jamboree show from the Old Virginia Smokehouse (March 17, 2012).
  • Live broadcast of the Joe "Bud" Dowdy Trio on the New River Valley Jamboree show from the Old Virginia Smokehouse (March 24, 2012).
  • Live recording of the Wolf Creek Ruritan Heritage Music Fest, also gave away 3 sets of tickets and interviewed president James Smith during our Speaking of Sports show (April 14, 2012).
  • Ticket giveaways for the Dailey & Vincent concerts at New River Community College (April 28, 2012).
  • Live broadcast of the Bluegrass Travelers on the New River Valley Jamboree show from the Old Virginia Smokehouse (April 28, 2012).
  • Second Annual Giles Fiddler's Convention (May 18-19, 2012; on-site broadcast with several hours of live music and interview, rebroadcast the featured bands, individual competitions, and band competitions).
  • Live broadcast of the Bluegrass Travelers on the New River Valley Jamboree show from the Old Virginia Smokehouse (May 26, 2012).
  • Live broadcast of Delnora Reed on the New River Valley Jamboree show from the Old Virginia Smokehouse (June 2, 2012).
  • Tenth Annual Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention (June 8-9, 2012; on-site broadcast with 12 hours of live music, rebroadcast the featured bands plus individual and band competitions).
  • Live broadcast of the Bluegrass Travelers on the New River Valley Jamboree show from the Old Virginia Smokehouse (July 14, 2012).
  • Broadcast of live set from the Bluegrass Travelers on the New River Valley Jamboree show recorded at the Old Virginia Smokehouse (August 24, 2012).
  • Broadcast of live set from the Giles Mountain String Band on the New River Valley Jamboree show recorded at the Old Virginia Smokehouse (September 1, 2012).
  • Broadcast of live set from the Bluegrass Travelers on the New River Valley Jamboree show recorded at the Old Virginia Smokehouse (October 6, 2012; recorded September 29).
  • Glen Alton Jamboree and Dance featuring Sharon Stacy and her 2 daughters, Bill Richardson and Sally Morgan, Dean Reed, the Black Twig Pickers (square dance), and Nathan Bowles (October 13, 2012; on-site coverage with broadcasts of the sets over the following few weeks).
  • Broadcast of live set from Sharon Stacy and her daughters on the New River Valley Jamboree show that was recorded at the Glen Alton Jamboree and Dance (October 20, 2012).
  • Broadcast of live set from Bill Richardson and Sally Morgan on the New River Valley Jamboree show that was recorded at the Glen Alton Jamboree and Dance (October 27, 2012).
  • Broadcast of live set from Dean Reed and Bill Richardson on the New River Valley Jamboree show that was recorded at the Glen Alton Jamboree and Dance (November 3, 2012).
  • Broadcast of live set from the Bluegrass Travelers on the New River Valley Jamboree show recorded at the Old Virginia Smokehouse (November 10, 2012).
  • Broadcast of live set from Nathan Bowles on the New River Valley Jamboree show that was recorded at the Glen Alton Jamboree and Dance (November 17, 2012).
  • Broadcast of live set from the Black Twig Pickers on the New River Valley Jamboree show that was recorded at the Old Virginia Smokehouse (November 24, 2012; recorded November 17).
  • Broadcast of live set from the Indian Run Stringband on the New River Valley Jamboree show recorded at the Old Virginia Smokehouse (December 8, 2012; recorded December 1).
  • Broadcast of live set from the Poorhouse Pepsteppers on the New River Valley Jamboree show recorded at the Old Virginia Smokehouse (December 22, 2012; recorded December 8).
  • Broadcast of live set from the Bluegrass Travelers on the New River Valley Jamboree show recorded at the Old Virginia Smokehouse (December 29, 2012; recorded December 15).

 

    2011
  • Live in-studio performance by the Bluegrass Travelers on the New River Valley Jamboree show (April 23, 2011)
  • First Annual Giles Fiddler's Convention (May 21, 2011; on-site broadcast with several hours of live music and interview, rebroadcast the individual and band competitions - list of competition winners)
  • Ninth Annual Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention (June 10-11 2011; on-site broadcast with 12 hours of live music, rebroadcast the featured bands plus individual and band competitions)
  • Live in-studio performance by Roscoe P and Coal Train on the New River Valley Jamboree show (June 25, 2011)
  • Contests for free tickets to Marty Stuart New River Community College concert (September 3 and 7, 2011).
  • Live in-studio performance by the Bluegrass Travelers on the New River Valley Jamboree show (October 15, 2011)
  • Live recording of the Giles Mountain String Band on the New River Valley Jamboree show from the Old Virginia Smokehouse (November 12, 2011; broadcast November 19, 2011).
  • Live broadcast of Sugar Run on the New River Valley Jamboree show from the Old Virginia Smokehouse (December 10, 2011).

 

    2008-2010
  • Special 2 hour edition of the WNRV New River Valley Jamboree show that featured 2 of the 3 live sets from the 2009 WNRV Holiday Concert: Hans Creek String Band and State Line Bluegrass (December 11, 2010)
  • Eight Annual Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention (June 11-12 2010; on-site broadcast with 11 hours of live music)
  • Live in-studio interview for the Appalachian Music Masters Concert and Forum (March 12, 2010)
  • WNRV 2009 Holiday Concert featuring Donna Ulisse & the Poor Mountain Boys, plus local favorites Hans Creek String Band and State Line Bluegrass. Here are the details (December 2009)
  • Live in-studio performances by Giles Mountain String Band, Hans Creek String Band, Into Blue, Bill Richardson, Ridgeline, State Line Bluegrass, and Valley Bluegrass (2008-2010)
  • Interviews with Daily & Vincent, Michelle Cupit, Nothin' Fancy, Donna Ulisse, and
    Rhonda Vincent (2008-2010)
  • WNRV 2008 Holiday Concert featuring Lost and Found and All4Hym (2008)
  • Sixth Annual Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention (2008; on-site broadcast)
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