THURSDAY JAMS CONTINUE WITH RISING STAR NORA JANE STRUTHERS
7:00PM THURSDAY AT THE ABINGDON MARKET PAVILION
Abingdon, VA – Since beginning in 2012, Abingdon’s Thursday Jams concerts have become an annual summer tradition, bringing thousands of visitors and locals to downtown Abingdon. The hot streak continues this Thursday, May 23rd, with Nora Jane Struthers, joined by special guest Grizzly Goat. The music starts at 7:00pm, along with food trucks and a beer garden for those 21+.
The popular summer series is presented by Blue Ridge Beverage, and runs through July 18, 2019 at the Abingdon Market Pavilion in downtown Abingdon.
Nora Jane Struthers is “remarkable,” says Ann Powers of NPR Music, and writes music that is “as powerful as anything Jason Isbell released this year.” Struthers has earned acclaim from major outlets like Rolling Stone and Vice/Noisey, who raved that “Nora Jane Struthers and her band sound ready to take over Americana completely … bringing a fuller, harder sound to the table.” Opener Grizzly Goat plays a blend of folk-rock spans the entire breadth of the Americana genre; from soft and sincere campfire ballads to rocking electric harmonica solos on top of pounding drums and flailing banjo.
Each week of Thursday Jams includes free, family-friendly live music, plus food trucks and a beer garden. In addition to the Thursday Jams concerts, the Town of Abingdon is also holding its traditional Independence Day celebration on Thursday July 4th, making a total of eleven weeks of great free entertainment in summer 2019.
Musical acts in 2019 include buzz-worthy young acts like Flow Tribe (May 30) and The Happy Fits (July 11), plus popular names like Town Mountain (May 16) and Love Canon (June 27). Closing out the series July 18 is acclaimed singer-songwriter John Paul White, who originally gained fame as one-half of the Grammy Award-winning duo The Civil Wars.
The series, which draws thousands of locals and visitors to downtown Abingdon each year, is presented by Blue Ridge Beverage, and sponsored in part by Eastman Credit Union, Universal Fibers, First Community Bank, Bank of Marion, Food City, State Farm Agent Jamie Barger and Ballad Health, with media and hospitality sponsorship from WEHC, 99.3 The X, and JJ’s Restaurant and Sports Bar.
Music will begin 7:00 pm each Thursday at the Abingdon Market Pavilion, with a beer garden opening at 6:30 pm, benefiting the Virginia Creeper Trail Conservancy. A variety of food truck and local vendors will be on hand offering concessions. The events are family-friendly, and attendees are encouraged to bring their chairs and or blankets to enjoy the shows. No outside alcohol is allowed. In case of inclement weather, Wolf Hills Brewery will serve as the alternate venue, located at 350 Park Street SE in Abingdon.