Down on the Farm Music Fest will be held Saturday, July 9 as a double fundraiser for two of the region’s prominent historical and cultural arts organizations, Matthews Living History Farm Museum and Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc (JAM). Nine acts will take the stage beginning at 12 p.m. and will feature a range of musical styles, from old time, bluegrass, outlaw country, blues, and classic rock. Performers include regional favorites Wayne Henderson, The Blue Ridge Girls, Jake Cox, Jim Lloyd, Addie Levy, Nate Montgomery, Skyline Highway, the Lower Dam Band, and Jaelyn Taylor and 21 South. Down on the Farm Music Fest will be held rain or shine on the grounds of the Matthews Living History Farm Museum on White Pine Road west of Galax. Activities for kids are also included, as well as Museum exhibits, craft vendors, and the sale of food and libations. Entry is $20/adult at the gate with children 15 and under free with adult.

Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc. is the parent organization for more than 50 after school traditional music education “JAM” programs in Southwest Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. For more information about JAM and for the official schedule of events on July 9, please visit

Matthews Living History Farm Museum preserves the cultural heritage of upper New River Valley circa 1900 and joins Matthews State Forest. For more information, please visit

12 pm – Addie Levy
1 pm – Jake Cox
2 pm – Lower Dam Band
3 pm – The Blue Ridge Girls
4 pm – Nate Montgomery
5 pm – Wayne Henderson
6 pm – Jaelyn Taylor & 21 South
7 pm – Jim Lloyd
8 pm – Skyline Highway