Rooster Walk 11: Today through Sunday at Pop’s Farm on Hobson Road in Axton. Music will be by: Galactic, Sam Bush, Shovels and Rope, The Marcus King Band, Billy Strings, Steep Canyon Rangers, Turkuaz, King & Strings (Marcus King and Billy Strings), Big Something, Sierra Hull, Ghost Light, The Lil Smokies, The Steel Wheels, Roosevelt Collier Band, Mountain Heart, The Black Lillies, Yarn, “Yarn Morrison,” The Jammy Jan (hosted by The Lil Smokies), Runaway Gin, Kendall Street Co., The Trongone Band, State Birds, Fireside Collective, South Hill Banks, The Vegabonds, Palmpalm, Sanctum Sully, C2 & The Brothers Reed, Disco Risque, Kate Rhudy, Adar, The Folly, Chamomile & Whiskey and After Jack. Artists at Large will be Roosevelt Collier, Josh Shilling, Wallace Mullinax, Prosperity’s Folly, The Drove, Jules & The Agreeables, PHCC Jazz and MHC Praise. The festival features six stages, art, food, beer, camping and kids’ activities.

Dominion Valley Park: Dominion Valley Park’s yearly Memorial Day Weekend music festival runs through Sunday. Music tonight, from 5:30-10 p.m., will be by Primitive Quartet, Chuck Wagon Gang and Appalachian Express. Saturday, from 5:30-10 p.m., music will be by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Churchmen and Harvester’s Quartet. Sunday, a service at 10:30 a.m. will feature music by The Churchmen and the message by Curt Ashley. The cost to attend is $20 per day or $30 for a two-day pass. The Sunday morning service is free, and children younger than 12 are admitted free. Camping and concessions are available, and bringing lawn chairs is recommended. The park is at 481 Dominion Valley Lane, Stuart.

Crafty Saturday: Saturday is “Crafty Saturday” at noon at the Collinsville Library. Staff lead people through projects that are easy enough for children to do but nice enough for adults to enjoy, and it’s a different craft medium or technique each month.

Concert in the Park: Mason Via & Friends will perform in a free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Fairystone State Park, as part of the Reynolds Homestead’s 2019 Concert in the Park series.

 ‘Faith Around the Globe’: On Tuesday the Martinsville Library will start a new lecture series, “Faith Around the Globe,” at 5:30 p.m. Martha Woody of Ohev Zion Synagogue give the first lecture, about Judaism. Other speakers will be: Pastor Keith Ritchie of First United Methodist Church about Christianity, on June 4; Damanpreet Narula on Sikhism, on Aug. 6; and Barbara Stein of Dharmapala Kadampa Buddhist Center on Buddhism on Sept. 24. A session on Islam also is in the works.

Spring Carnival: Infinity Acres Ranch will have its Fifth Annual Spring Carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1. It will include a petting animal area and music. Kids’ activities, with a $5 wristband, include a dunking booth, face painting, corn hole and more. There will be vendors, crafts and concessions llama-walking, games and a hay wagon. An open mic session will be held from 1-3 p.m. Infinity Acres is at 136 Joppa Road, Ridgeway. Vendor spaces are available; call 358-2378 to reserve.

Painting: Fisherman: Ed Gowen will lead people step-by-step in creating “The Fisherman,” showing a man in the waters in the mist, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 6 at Piedmont Arts. All supplies will be provided. The cost is $85. Register at or by calling 276-632-3221.

Garden Party: Piedmont Arts’ annual Garden Party will take place at 6-9 p.m. June 6, in the Gravely-Lester Art Garden. The band Orquesta Tropikiimba will perform Afro-Latino music: salsa, vallenato, bachata, merengue, calypso, soca, zouk, hi-life, Afro-pop, kalinda and more. Free lemonade and water will be served, and beer and wine will be available at the cash bar. There will be yard games; bring a chair or blanket for getting comfortable. Admission costs $15 and is free for children 12 and younger.

Beach Music Festival: The 38th Hot Fun in the Summertime Beach Music Festival will begin at 4 p.m. June 6 at Wayside Park in Stuart and run through 9 p.m. Sunday, June 9. Bands will be: Thursday, .U.B.U. The Band (cover band); Friday, The Pizazz Band and Silk Groove (MoTown); Saturday, Blackwater (R&B) at 12:45 p.m., Band of Oz (beach) at 2:30 p.m., Jim Quick and the Coastline (“swamp soul”) at 4:15 p.m., The Entertainers (beach and more) at 6 p.m. and Silk Groove at 7:30 p.m. A three-day pass costs $45 in advance and $55 at the gate, and other ticket options are available; look up the festival on

First Friday Summer Jam Series: The First Friday Summer Jam Series in Stuart will feature South Hill Banks and Chris Owens of Patrick County, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Farmers Market. Bootleg BBQ, Basic City Beer Co. and Stanburn Winery will sell food and drink.

Fieldale Recreation and Pools 100th Anniversary: The band 220 South will play at the 100th anniversary of Fieldale Recreation & Pools event at 6 p.m. June 8 in Fieldale.

Indigo Shibori Scarves: The Reynolds Homestead will offer a workshop on making shibori scarves, from 1-4 p.m. June 8. Shibori is an ancient technique of binding so that part of the fabric resists dye, and the rest takes it, to create a pattern. During the class each person will create three silk scarves to keep, and Jennifer Reis will teach basic shibori binding, stitching and clamping techniques to dye with natural indigo. All materials will be provided. The cost is $60; register by calling 276-694-7181.

 Mountains of Music Homecoming 2019: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Gospel Concert: Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will perform in a Mountains of Music gospel concert from 3:30-7 p.m. June 9, at Slate Mountain Presbyterian Church, 239 Rock Church Road, Meadows of Dan. The group is the reigning IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, and the location is one of the six rock churches on the National Historic Registry built in the early 1900s by the congregations of Pastor Bob Childress, the subject of the book “The Man Who Moved a Mountain.” Admission to the concert is $15 advance, $20 after May 31 and $10 for children ages 12 and younger. People may attend the church service at 10 a.m., a potluck lunch at noon (call 540-789-7324 to let them know you’re coming) and historical presentations and entertainment by the church before the concert. For tickets to Doyle Lawson, call Crooked Road at 276-492-2409 or visit

Old Fiddlers Convention Best All-Around Performers Concert: Reynolds Homestead will be the site of the Old Fiddlers Convention Best All-Around Performers Concert is at 7:30-10:30 p.m. June 10. The event is hosted by Reynolds Homestead programs as well as Mountains of Music Homecoming. Advance tickets, available on, cost $15 adult and $10 child 12 and younger.

‘Flags of the American Revolution’: Eric Monday will present "Flags of the American Revolution" at 10:30 a.m. June 11 at the Bassett Historical Center. 

Clyde Hooker Awards: Piedmont Arts will present the annual Clyde Hooker Awards at 5:30 p.m. June 13 at the museum. Recipients will be George W. Lester II and the Martinsville Speedway. Piedmont Arts also will recognize 2019 Arts in Education Award recipients Meritha Rucker and Brian Joyce; as well as the recipients of the 2019 Nicodemus Hufford and Harold Knowlton Work Memorial Art Scholarships.

Theatre Thursday at the Rives: VisitMartinsville and the Rives Theatre are partnering to “Celebrate 50 Years of Love in Virginia” by showing a series of Throwback Thursday films. The Virginia Tourism Corporation’s “Virginia is For Lovers” slogan launched in 1969, and the Rives Theatre will show some of the biggest blockbuster hits from that year this summer: “The Italian Job” on June 13, “True Grit” on July 11 and “Sweet Charity" on Aug. 8. The movies will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.

Bushels & Barrels: The Reynolds’ Homestead’s annual Bushels & Barrels festival plus Sustainability Workshop will be June 14-15. It will begin with a “farm to Table Dinner” on June 14, which includes a three-course dinner and Foothills Brewing beers on the grounds. Couldn’t Be Happier, a folk-country-rock duo from Winston-Salem, N.C., will sing. The next day, the Local Food, Wine & Beer Festival will be held at 4-10 p.m. The bands will be Morgan Wade & The Stepbrothers (country, folk and high-energy Americana with Ed McGee on bass and Joe Link on mandolin); Prosperity’s Folly (blues, outlaw and Southern rock) and A.J. Ghent and His Singing Guitar (“neo blues,” a fusion of blues, funk, rock and pop). Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the gate, which includes wine tasting and a cup. Designated driver tickets (will not be served alcohol) will cost $12. Other ticket options are available; visit

Music Night at Spencer-Penn: Jason Harris & Friends and The Country Boys will be the featured performers during Music Night at Spencer-Penn on June 14 at the Spencer-Penn Centre. The doors will open at 5 p.m., and the music begins with an open-mic session at 5:30 p.m. Concessions include chicken and dumplings, hot dogs, barbecue, homemade chicken salad sandwiches, pinto beans and cornbread, homemade desserts, popcorn and chips. 

Bug Festival: The Virginia Museum of Natural History’s Bug Festival will be held at 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 15. It will feature a flea circus, Madagascar hissing cockroach races, scorpions, other live insects, bug-themed games and activities and a myriad of specimens from the entomology collections of the museum and Virginia Tech. Admission costs $7 for adults, $5 for children and teenagers between 3-18 years old and free for children under 3 and museum members.

Covered Bridge Festival: The Virginia Covered Bridge Festival will be held at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 15, near Jacks Creek Covered Bridge and site of former Bob White Bridge at Woolwine. Admission is free. The festival features a variety of live music; mule- and horse-drawn wagon rides; a 5K run; historical presentations and information; artisan, craft and food vendors; duck race in river, The festival is hosted by Woolwine residents, Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department, and Smith River Rescue Squad. For vendor spaces or more information, call 276-930-2670 or visit the Virginia Covered Bridge Festival Facebook Page or .