Blues Festival Returns to High Country

Article Published: Sep. 7, 2009 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

On Sunday, Sept. 6, the High Country will get a dose of blues at the seventh annual New River Blues Festival

at Jefferson Landing.

This event has become a destination for those looking for a relaxing day of listening to blues music surrounded by the beauty of the mountains. Located at the Riverside Park at Jefferson Landing, attendees can hear the tunes, enjoy the food, drink, friends and scenery, as one of the world's oldest rivers moves slowly past, adding its own rhythm to the sounds of the day.

A diverse lineup of blues musicians will highlight the afternoon's activities as they are backed up by locally grown and internationally known The King Bees. The music will start at 1 p.m. and go until 6 p.m. The tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 at the gate for adults, and children 12 and under are free. Advanced sale tickets will be available starting Aug. 1 and can be purchased through Celtic Force Enterprises at It is suggested that attendees bring a chair or blanket for seating, and it is also requested that people not bring coolers or pets.

This event is being produced by Celtic Force Enterprises and Mellowdown Productions and is being sponsored by Jefferson Landing, The Mountain Times and Jefferson Rent All. The West Jefferson Lions Club will handle ticketing at the gate and parking. More information will be available in upcoming editions of The Mountain Times.

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