Annual New River Blues Festival

www.newriverbluesfestival.com

Sun., Aug. 31

Contact

  • River House Country Inn & Restaurant

Address

  • 1896 Old Field Creek Rd.
    Grassy Creek NC 28631

Phone

High In North Carolina’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains on the banks of the pristine New River, there is a day devoted to world-class blues. The setting is wonderfully scenic. Picture a glorious mountain meadow on the edge of a lively river... Now picture a beautiful summer day and hundreds of blues fans dancing in the green grass to the music of living legends. You have just conjured up the New River Blues Festival.

A legendary day of music in the mountains! Bring lawn chairs, blankets, the kids, umbrellas (rain or shine). Food, mixed & soft drinks, beer and wine available for purchase!

Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the gate

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Latitude:

36° 30' 44.6394" / Longitude: -81° 24' 29.8794"

Address:

1896 Old Field Creek Rd. Grassy Creek NC 28631

Special Directions:

From the Blue Ridge Parkway
Exit near Milepost 259 at the Northwest Trading Post, and turn right onto N.C. 16 North. Stay on N.C. 16, no matter what it does, until you get to the North Fork New River bridge. (It’s a brand new 3-lane bridge.) Turn left at the end of the bridge onto Old Field Creek Road and bear right at the bottom of the little hill.Our land starts there at the bridge, and River House is the first building you come to, half a mile upriver on the right.

From Charlotte
Take I-77 North. Twenty-one miles past Statesville are two right-hand exits. The first is U.S. 421 South going to Winston-Salem. Take the next exit, immediately afterward, U.S. 421 North to Wilkesboro. About 20 minutes later you’ll get to Wilkesboro. Stay straight; do not take the Business route. At the fifth traffic light in Wilkesboro, turn right on N.C. 16 North and set your trip-meter for 34 miles. Stay on N.C. 16, no matter what it does. At 34 miles you should be at the North Fork New River bridge (It’s a brand new 3-lane bridge.) Turn left at the end of the bridge onto Old Field Creek Road and bear right at the bottom of the little hill. Our land starts there at the bridge, and River House is the first building you come to, half a mile upriver on the right.

From Greensboro, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill
Take I-40 West to Winston-Salem. The last Winston-Salem exit is U.S. 421 North going to Wilkesboro. Take that exit. Leave Winston-Salem on U.S. 421 North, going to Wilkesboro. About 45 minutes later you get to Wilkesboro. Stay straight; do not take Business route. At the fifth traffic light in Wilkesboro, turn right on N.C. 16 North and set your trip-meter for 34 miles. Stay on N.C. 16, no matter what it does. At 34 miles you should be at the North Fork New River bridge. (It’s a brand new 3-lane bridge.) Turn left at the end of the bridge onto Old Field Creek Road and bear right at the bottom of the little hill.Our land starts there at the bridge, and River House is the first building you come to, half a mile upriver on the right.

From Kingsport, Bristol, Abingdon
Take I-81 north to Marion, Virginia. Turn right on 16 South to Mouth of Wilson.Take 16 South from Mouth of Wilson. After nine miles, you reach the North Fork of the New River; do not cross the bridge but turn right on Old Field Creek Road and bear right at the bottom of the little hill. (It’s a brand new 3-lane bridge.) River House is the first building you come to, half a mile upriver on the right.

From Mount Airy
Go west out of Mount Airy on N.C. 89; turn left on N.C.18 (watch carefully; it’s easy to miss) to Sparta. Turn right on U.S. 21 North. Leave Sparta on U.S. 21 North. A few miles out of town U.S. 21 turns right going to Independence. Don’t. Stay straight on U.S. 221 for eight-tenths of a mile and veer right on 93. Stay on 93, making the right turn at the “T.” Cross the bridge over the New River and turn left on U.S. 58 West. After 1.4 miles turn left on 16 South at Mouth of Wilson.Take 16 South from Mouth of Wilson. After nine miles, you reach the North Fork of the New River; do not cross the bridge but turn right on Old Field Creek Road and bear right at the bottom of the little hill. (It’s a brand new 3-lane bridge.) River House is the first building you come to, half a mile upriver on the right.

From Roanoke and Points North
Two interstates come down from the North. If you are taking I-81 South, turn onto I-77 South north of Wytheville. Take the Hillsville-Galax exit, turn right on U.S. 58 West. Go through Galax and Independence to Mouth of Wilson. Turn left on 16 South. Take N.C. 16 South from Mouth of Wilson. After nine miles, you reach the North Fork of the New River; do not cross the bridge but turn right on Old Field Creek Road and bear right at the bottom of the little hill. (It’s a brand new 3-lane bridge.) River House is the first building you come to, half a mile upriver on the right.

From Sparta
Leave Sparta on U.S. 21 North. A few miles out of town U.S. 21 turns right going to Independence. Don’t. Stay straight on U.S. 221 for eight-tenths of a mile and veer right on 93. Stay on 93, making the right turn at the “T.” Cross the bridge over the New River and turn left on U.S. 58 West. After 1.4 miles turn left on 16 South at Mouth of Wilson. Take 16 South from Mouth of Wilson. After nine miles, you reach the North Fork of the New River; do not cross the bridge but turn right on Old Field Creek Road and bear right at the bottom of the little hill. (It’s a brand new 3-lane bridge.) River House is the first building you come to, half a mile upriver on the right.

From Wilkesboro
From the traffic light at U.S. 421, take N.C. 16 North and set your trip-meter for 34 miles. Stay on N.C. 16, no matter what it does. At 34 miles you should be at the North Fork New River bridge. (It’s a brand new 3-lane bridge.) Turn left at the end of the bridge onto Old Field Creek Road and bear right at the bottom of the little hill. Our land starts there at the bridge, and River House is the first building you come to, half a mile upriver on the right.

From Winston-Salem
Leave Winston-Salem on U.S. 421 North, going to Wilkesboro. About 45 minutes later you’ll get to Wilkesboro. Stay straight; do not take the Business route. At the fifth traffic light in Wilkesboro, turn right on N.C. 16 North and set your trip-meter for 34 miles. Stay on N.C. 16, no matter what it does. At 34 miles you should be at the North Fork New River bridge. (It’s a brand new 3-lane bridge.) Turn left at the end of the bridge onto Old Field Creek Road and bear right at the bottom of the little hill. Our land starts there at the bridge, and River House is the first building you come to, half a mile upriver on the right.

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