The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, has been jamming since around 1995. Initially started by Otto and Nellie Hiatt in their home and then moved to the Community Center.
The Open Jam is a few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Maybry’s Mill). A few miles from Meadows Of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort) and a few miles from Andy Griffith’s hometown Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry), It is open to all skill levels. Playing (Appalachian) Old-time, Bluegrass, Country, and Gospel with (acoustic) instruments. Director for order of the Jam Les Edgell. Videos/photos Mary Dellenback Hill.
The kitchen opens at 6 pm with hotdogs, fresh slaw and chili, candies, chips, sodas, coffee, and bottled water. Music and dancing begin at 7 pm and goes until 10 pm. Come out and bring your family and friends for Music, Food, Fellowship, Family Fun, 50/50 drawing, and southern hospitality at its bests.
Contact numbers: 276 251 9906, 276 692 6561, firstname.lastname@example.org To rent the building: Mike Noonkester, 276 251 5436.
Open Jam is affiliated with The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, Patrick County Tourism, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, and Virginia Tourism Corporation.
Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam
144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053
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