Oct 30, 2018  · -Festivals, Music & Marathons: Christmas in July, Merle Fest, Faith Fest, Blue Ridge Brutal, West Jefferson Backstreet Concerts, Fiddler’s Convention, Lansing Blues Festival, Local Concerts, New River Marathon, West Jefferson Gallery Crawls and Studio Tours This year marks the 31st anniversary of the band and also the 16th year of New River Blues Festival (held annually in their home, Ashe County) which they created and produce. The…