The Town of Halifax will be “jamming” again on Friday, June 3rd from 6pm-11pm at the Town of Halifax Farmers Market with two “home-grown” local bands from Halifax that are making names for themselves. Opening the “Jam” playing from 6-7 pm are the High Rock Ramblers. A young group that has been playing Bluegrass, gospel and classic country tunes together since September of 2015. They have been busy playing at local churches, nursing homes, the Main Street Café, and events including the Halifax County Heritage Festival, and Ride for Hope. The bands four members include Chris Crews, Stephen Comer, Kyle Hiatt, and Jason Smith.
Then from 7pm-11pm is Turkey Scratch an Outlaw Americana group that states they were “born in the backwoods of Halifax County, Va”, and formed in 2012 from a “mutual love of good honest music”. They blend a variety of musical styles into their own unique sound, which includes original songs. Band members include: JC (Preacher) who plays mandolin, guitar, banjo, harmonica, and vocals, Reed on guitar, harmonica, and vocals, Brian (Mr. Hall) provides percussion and vocals, and Dennis (Bassman) plays bass, harmonica, and vocals. Turkey Scratch strives to “present our music in a straight forward and unpretentious format hoping that you will enjoy listening to it half as much as we enjoy playing it”.
Tickets are $7 if purchased in advance from any of these event sponsors listed: Hite Insurance, The Packhouse, The Trent Law Practice, Bagwell & Bagwell, Molasses Grill, Halifax Village Association, and the Town of Halifax. Tickets may also be purchased from these local businesses as well in the Town of Halifax - Reiter & Reiter, The Peddlers Market, and Benchmark Community Bank. If you can’t make it into the Town of Halifax before the event but want the advance ticket price, other locations where tickets can be purchased are, Foster Fuels in Danville and the Halifax Visitor Center in South Boston. If you wait to purchase tickets at the gate the cost is $10. Also, children aged 10 and under are free with a paid adult and kids’ activities will be available. Proper identification will be required for alcoholic consumption and no coolers allowed. There will also be two food trucks on site, Dogs-n-Que, serving a variety of food choices and Tacos El “Kora” with authentic Mexican food. Gates open at 5:30pm for those that want to visit with friends, or get their food and settle into their seats before the entertainment begins!