Music and Art in the High Country

Over the past twenty years the art "scene" in Ashe County has slowly

blossomed to life, penetrating first West Jefferson, then Jefferson, then

Lansing and then every part of Ashe County through Barn Quilts and artists'

studios, murals and even fireplugs.

Visual art has joined performance art as a mainstay of the cultural scene in

Ashe County, joining the many theatre performances large and small at the

Ashe Civic Center and at the Ashe Arts Center - primarily on weekends, but

occasionally throughout the week as well.

These more traditional venues of performing arts are joined by what have

traditionally taken place in Ashe County for the past century and a half - the

pick-and-grin "jam sessions" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in old

barns or feed stores or general stores around the county.

The great thing is, you can still drop into one of these old-time jam sessions -

click here for a list of upcoming dates and places - from Todd to Creston to

neighborhood Volunteer Fire Department fish fries and "pig pickin's" where

the local band picks and ladies push back their yard chairs to dance and

clog in the grass.

No matter what your taste is in entertainment, there is something for you -

from art to poetry to bluegrass to jazz to symphony orchestra - year-round

- in Ashe County. Come join us!

By the Ashe Chamber

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