County Sales

The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to commemorate the reopening and relocation of the County Sales at the new address – 117 South Locust Street. Pictured are (from left) Derek Wall – Chamber President, Thomas and Wall Real Estate; Daniel Sowers – Chamber Second Vice President, On The Water in Floyd; Andrew Small – County Sales; Dylan Locke – Co-owner County Sales and The Floyd Country Store; Judy Weddle – County Sales; Maggie Oakes-Chitwood – County Sales; Ash Watkins – County Sales; Susan Brickhouse – Chamber board, Filamina Jewelry; Pat Sharkey – Floyd County Tourism Director; Shep Nance – Chamber board, retired; Annie Badger – Chamber board, Wild Weeds Studio; Karin Grosshans – Chamber Secretary, Skyline National Bank; and Beth Burgess – Chamber board, Smartview Consulting/Floyd Thyme.

The Grand Reopening of County Sales, the world’s largest selection of old time and bluegrass recordings, is set for the weekend of April 11 – 14, 2019. The event will feature live music, meet and greets and special activities along with incredible sales on the entire County Sales inventory all weekend long.

The event celebrates County Sales’ move to a new location at 117 South Locust Street in downtown Floyd. The new storefront is located diagonally across from The Floyd Country Store, world famous for its music, dancing and homemade food. The Floyd Country Store and County Sales are major venues on the Crooked Road.

“The move up to the new location in Floyd will allow County Sales to be much more visible and accessible to the music lovers who come to visit Floyd. Our goal is to provide a welcoming storefront that will be open with longer, more regular hours, making it easy for folks to find music that they love and discover new favorites,” says Dylan Locke. The Grand Opening will feature an opening performance by Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers at The Floyd Country Store on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. This performance is a ticketed event, and tickets are available at the Floyd Country Store website - www.floydcountrystore.com. Larry Sparks will also be doing a meet and greet at County Sales at 5 p.m. on April 11 which is free and open to the public.

Additional activities include free performances and activities throughout the weekend by performers such as Larry Sigmon and Martha Spencer, The Deer Creek Boys, Amber Kalber & Scott Patrick, Gap Civil, Wound Tight, Janet Turner, The Route 8 Ramblers, Twin Creeks Stringband with Eddie Bond, and The Mountain Locomotives featuring Mac Traynham, Trish Fore and Chester McMillian.

The weekend activities will wrap up with an old time dance Saturday night with The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters at 7:30 p.m. at The Floyd Country Store. Tickets for this event are $8 and are available at the door at The Floyd Country Store.

The regular Floyd Country Store activities, such as the Friday Night Jamboree, are a part of the event featuring performances by Gate 10 and Mountain Park Old Time String Band. Tickets for this event are $8 at the door at The Floyd Country Store.

There will be a sale on all County Sales inventory all weekend long starting Thursday April 11 at 10 a.m. through close of business on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.

“Dave Freeman had a tradition of exciting open house events that were fun for the community and allowed music lovers to have access to County Sales’ incredible catalog of old time and bluegrass music. We are excited to reintroduce this model to Floyd and the greater County Sales community and hope people will come visit from far and wide” says Dylan Locke.

FULL SCHEDULE:

Great deals at County Sales all weekend long!

(*) indicates a ticketed event

Thursday April 11, 2019

• 5:00 PM - Meet & Greet with Larry Sparks at County Sales

• 7:30 PM - Concert with Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers at The Floyd

Country Store *

Friday, April 12, 2019

• 5:00 PM - Victrola DJ Party w/ Kinney Rorrer and Joe“Bass” DeJarnette

• 6:30 PM - Gate 10 at The Floyd Country Store *

• 7:30 - 10:30 PM - Mountain Park Old Time Band at The Floyd Country Store *


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Music at Community Market Stage & Floyd Country Store

Community Market Stage (free)

1:00 PM - Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer

2:00 PM - Wound Tight

3:00 PM - Twin Creeks Stringband w/ Eddie Bond

4:00 PM - Gap Civil

5:00 PM – Mountain Locomotive (Mac Traynham, Trish Fore and Chester McMillian)

6:00 PM - Deer Creek Boys

American Afternoons at The Floyd Country Store

12:00 PM - Janet Turner at Floyd Country Store

1:00 PM - Amber Kalber & Scott Patrick at Floyd Country Store 2:00 PM - Route 8 Ramblers

7:30 PM - New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters at The Floyd Country Store*

Handmade Music School Workshops:

1:00 PM - Adam Tanner Old Time Mandolin Workshop * 3:30 PM - Adam Tanner Bluegrass Mandolin Workshop * 5:30 PM - Gina Dilg Flatfooting Dance Workshop *

*schedule subject to slight changes

What: The County Sales Grand Opening Weekend April 11 – 14, 2019

When: County Sales Hours:

Thursday 4/11: 10 AM – 8 PM

Friday 4/12: 10 AM – 9 PM

Saturday 4/13: 10 AM – 8 PM

Sunday 4/14: 11 AM – 3 PM

Who: Public welcome

How much: This event is FREE and open to the public (*however there are some ticketed events throughout such as Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers on April 11th and the Friday Night Jamboree on April 12th and the New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters on April 13th)

Where: County Sales – 117 South Locust Street in Downtown Floyd, VA
Floyd Country Store – 206 South Locust Street in Downtown Floyd, VA Community Market (outdoor stage in Community Market next to County Sales at 117 S Locust Street)

Find out more: www.countysales.com

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