Fries Thursday Night Jam Session

Date: Thu, July 18th 2024
Time: 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This event occurs weekly on Thursday, starting from 2/22/24.


Folks from all over the world find their way to the historic Fries Theatre for the weekly Thursday night jams. All visitors are welcome to mingle with the local residents who gather for a relaxing evening of old-time music and fellowship. The Fries jams are an affiliated venue on the famous Crooked Road – Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail.

Bring a banjo, dulcimer, guitar, fiddle, or bass, and join in the music circle. And there’s dancing all evening. If you don’t know the traditional two-step waltz, just ask and someone will help. The jams are for all ages.

Doors open every Thursday at 6 p.m. and the music runs from 7 – 9 p.m. During a break, around 8 p.m., there’s a real cake walk and the winner in this jolly tradition takes home a cake or other baked treat.

The jams are free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Refreshments are available.

During summer months there are occasional Friday night dances scheduled, featuring the best local bands.