Entertainment

The Catawba Valley Farmers Market occasionally hosts live music
performed by musicians from around Southwest Virginia.

Part of what makes our Market so special is the great local musical talent
we’re able to provide for the enjoyment of customers and vendors alike.
 
Enjoy the entertainment while shopping our wonderful selection
of local fresh produce, plants, prepared foods, baked goods and handmade crafts.
CLICK HERE for the 2019 tentative entertainment schedule.
(Entertainment at the Farmers Market is tentative, depending on the weather and other factors)
Marya Katz

Dulcimations!

Marya is a musician, an educator, a lover of growing things...actually, all of those pretty much go together.  Although she plays a variety of instruments, her main passion is the hammered dulcimer.  She performs with a local folk group, Simple Gifts of the Blue Ridge, composes music, and has been a workshop leader at various Dulcimer Festivals along the East Coast.  She loves to play for schools, weddings, receptions, festivals, parties, and churches.

Jim Robinson & Sharon Conlyn

Woodsong

 

Jim Robinson & Sharon Conlyn have shared

their music with people that needed some music

in their lives, even if for a short time.

We usually come away from our little "gigs" feeling like maybe we brightened someone's day a little bit and that brightens ours.

We're hoping that we can continue to spread

a little musical joy to those that need it

as we play along our musical journey together.

Crossroads Strings

Crossroads Church

 

Crossroads Strings was formed when Faye Powers offered free music classes to members

of the Crossroads Church (located in Craig County), if those members would donate

to a "Pay It Forward" Fund.  This fund is used

to help local citizens with various needs. 

Faye says that even though quite a few

of the church members are middle-aged

to seniors, they have discovered that they

are “never too old to try”. 

The members now range in age from 8 to 80.  “Having fun and praising God that we are still able to play and sing” is what this group

is all about.

GuitarsForVets

guitars4vets

 

Guitars for Vets is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in Milwaukee, WI in 2007. They currently operate more than 80 chapters

in 40 states with the assistance

of over 200 volunteers nationwide.

To date, G4V has administered over 30,000 guitar lessons and distributed over 3,000 guitars to Veterans. Over the past seven years,

the organization has refined a guitar instruction program aimed at providing Veterans struggling with physical injuries, PTSD and other emotional distress, a unique, supportive program.

G4V pursues its mission to share the healing power of music by providing free guitar instruction, a new acoustic guitar and a guitar accessory kit in a structured program run by volunteers, primarily through the Department of Veterans Affairs facilities and

community-based medical centers.

Mack Belcher

Acoustic Entertainer

Mack started playing music when he was

15 years old, but he was never very serious

about it. So, he gave it up for over 30 years

and never really thought much about it.

After his wife passed away in 2009,

one of his co-workers asked him to come out

and sit in with his band sometime. 

With great apprehension, Mack joined his

friend on stage a few times and he LIKED it!

These days, Mack enjoys performing

Traditional Country music as well as

60s & 70s Folk, Classic Rock,

Gospel and Bluegrass.

We hope you can join Mack

at the Catawba Valley Farmers Market this year!

Simple Gifts of the Blue Ridge

Traditional & Traditional-Sounding Folk Music

The members of the folk group Simple Gifts

of the Blue Ridge are Charles Bostian,

Jack Webster, Carolyn Smith, and Marya Katz, who together sing and play hammered dulcimers, guitars, flute, bass, and percussion.

Simple Gifts performs traditional American, British and Irish folk music, with some world music and original compositions thrown in. 

Their repertoire ranges from train songs

to contemporary favorites and love songs

Included also are Appalachian fiddle tunes,

early American hymns, Irish tunes

and original compositions.

Our Entertainment list will continue to grow and develop...check back often for new & current information.
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