2014 Backstreet Park concert series continues Friday evening

June 20, 2014

Are you really ready for beautiful weather combined with great music? If so, then we have just what you need.

The West Jefferson Community Partnership continues its summer music series with its 2014 BackStreet Park Concert Series starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 20, with a performance by The Sheets Family Band, sponsored by WJCP member organization Christmas in July.

The Sheets Family Band is an old time string band from western North Carolina. The band features Randy Sheets on banjo, Kelly Sheets Snider on fiddle and Deborah Jean Sheets on guitar. Celebrated for their harmony singing and energetic instrumentals, they embody the values of homemade and homegrown music and lifestyle. Their old time mountain style takes inspiration from the music of the Appalachian Mountains and beyond. 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, this band welcomes opportunities to teach and share in an effort to sustain traditions with a spirit of musical participation.

Other favorite local musicians are scheduled to perform concerts throughout the summer. These events are free and open to the public. A variety of musical styles from established local groups will perform at these concerts, sponsored by several Partnership members.

June 20, 2014 - Sheets Family Band

June 27, 2014 - King Bees

July 18, 2014 - Elkville String Band

Aug. 15, 2014 - Garden Variety String Band

Aug. 22, 2014 - Grayson Highlands Band

Sept. 5, 2014 - Carolina Crossing

The goal of 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. One way we accomplish some of these objectives is through our annual concert series.

Member organizations of the WJCP include the Ashe County Arts Council, Ashe County Public Library (Friends of the Library), Chamber of Commerce, Christmas In July, Farmers’ Market, Keep Ashe Beautiful, Town of West Jefferson, West Jefferson Business Association, and West Jefferson Tourism Development Association.

So bring your lawn chairs or a blanket, and settle in for some wonderful entertainment. End the evening with a great meal at one of our local restaurants. Join us and have some fun.