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Damascus, Virginia Senior League Softball team
is going to the World Series!

The team won the southeast regional tournament 2-1 over Florida. Their nex stop is the World Series in Delaware. Congratulations, ladies!


81st Rich Valley Fair & Horse Show
Where: Rich Valley Fair Grounds
When: All This Week

Every July/August, youngsters and adults from all over Southwestern Virginia and several neighboring states carefully groom their best-looking calves, steers and horses for the Rich Valley Fair and Horse Show, a weeklong celebration of the rural way of life. There is something going on every day at the Fair: livestock and horse shows, mule and horse pulling contests, tractor driving contests, a pet show, cornhole tournaments, ATV rodeo, musical performances, a truck pull and more.

For a complete list of attractions and a schedule of events, go to richvalleyfair.com


Rural Retreat Beach Fest
Where:Rural Retreat Fairgrounds
When: Saturday, August 1

The Rural Retreat Depot Foundation will host the first ever Rural Retreat Beach Fest Saturday, August 1 at the Rural Retreat fairgrounds. Four beach bands will perform:

Jim Quick and Coastline at 1:00 p.m.
Band of Oz at 3:00 p.m.
Atlantic Groove Band at 5:00 p.m.
Fantastic Shakers at 7:00 p.m.

Gates open at 11a.m. Here’s where to go for all the details: theruralretreatdepot.com


Jim Lauderdale headlines Song of the Mountains
Where: The Lincoln Theatre in Historic Downtown Marion, Virginia
When: Saturday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m.

The August 1 Song of the Mountains concert features multiple Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale, an American country, bluegrass, and Americana singer-songwriter. Since 1986, he has released 23 studio albums, some of which have been collaborations with artists such as Dr. Ralph Stanley, Buddy Miller, and Donna the Buffalo.

Song of the Mountains is also a nationally syndicated public television series and is offered to more than 190 stations nationwide. For more information visit SongoftheMountains.org.


This Seasonís Final Border Bash
Where: State Street in Bristol VA /TN
When: August 7

The August 7 Border Bash concert in Bristol will be the last one this season and the series closes down with a bang! Desert Noises and Fly Golden Eagle are the featured performers. The event takes place in the 400 and 500 blocks of State Street and features children's activities, arts, crafts, food vendors, and great live music from artists scheduled to play Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in September. Children's activities begin at 6:00 p.m. and the music starts at 7:00 p.m birthplaceofcountrymusic.org.

Our next Border Bash will be the final of the season. Mark your calendars for August 7 where we'll kick up our heels with Desert Noises and Fly Golden Eagle.


Children First!

The Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County, Inc. is seeking nominations for their Children First Award.  This award is given annually to an individual who has made a positive impact on the students of Smyth County's schools. The honoree may be a teacher, administrator, school nurse, guidance counselor, or any other person who has made a noteworthy contribution to the education and well-being of Smyth County Students. Contact the Chamber for details and entry forms. Deadline for submissions is July 31 at 5:00 p.m. hmash@smythchamber.org


A Special Birthday Celebration
for The Prince of Bluegrass

Where: The Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia
When: Saturday, August 15, 2015

This celebratory performance features Nathan Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys with Special Guests Dr. Ralph Stanley and T. Graham Brown, Saturday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m. 

Nathan Stanley, the grandson of Dr. Ralph Stanley, has been referred to by music critics as "music royalty".  Nathan began performing with his grandfather at the age of two. This year, turning 23, the younger Stanley is making a lot of noise in the music industry. He hosts his own television show, The Nathan Stanley Ministry Show, and appears on national television broadcasts. Nathan's newest CD "Every Mile" features guest appearances by Dr. Ralph Stanley, Vince Gill, The Isaacs, and many more!  More information at lincoln.org.

 

 

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