5th Annual New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance
December 31 @ 6:00 pm | $12.00 – $28.00
Join us at the Floyd Country Store for dinner and dancing on New Years Eve with Five Mile Mountain Road & Twin Creeks Stringband. Dinner is served from 6:00pm – 7:30 pm. Dancing 8:00 pm – midnight. Tickets are $28 for dinner & dance, $12 for the dance only.
About Five Mile Mountain Road
Five Mile Mountain Road is a Franklin County, Virginia-based bluegrass, old time, and classic country band with an emphasis on music for dancing. With front man Billy Hurt sawing the fiddle, Five Mile Mountain Road is known throughout the region for superb dance tunes and world-class instrumentation. Seth Boyd (banjo & guitar), Brennen Ernst (guitar & banjo), and Steven Dowdy (upright bass) round out the group’s lineup. Named after one of Franklin County’s signature rural byways, the group is one of the best up and coming bands around. All the members of Five Mile Mountain Road have had experience playing with other well-known bands.
About Twin Creeks Stringband
In the late 1970s, a group of neighbors and friends got together to play the music that had been passed down in the Dry Hill and Ferrum areas of Franklin County. Some of the musicians were falling behind on their timing one day while playing and having some fun, and one spectator commented that he was going to call the group the Dry Hill Draggers. Banjo player Jimmy Boyd and his brother Billy Boyd started the official Dry Hill Draggers band in 1981. The group flourished, and more than thirty years later, some of the Dry Hill Draggers members formed Twin Creeks Stringband, including Jared Boyd, grandson of Jimmy Boyd, a third generation claw-hammer banjo player; his dad Stacy Boyd on upright bass; Jason Hambrick on guitar and vocals; and Chris Prillaman on fiddle. Twin Creeks Stringband has a particularly driving old-time beat that is irresistible to dancers, and they are popular performers at the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, as well as at the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention.
Turkey or Ham (gf)
Mashed Potatoes, Poultry Gravy
Collards (with or without bacon (v, gf))
Garlic Green beans (v)
Cranberry Relish (v, gf)
Herb-Butter Carrots (v, gf)
Homemade Rolls (v)
Dessert: Assorted Desserts such as: Pumpkin, Sweet Potato or Pecan Pie, Specialty Cheesecakes, (gf dessert option available upon request)
All menu items made from scratch (turkey and ham from Boar’s Head)
*v: vegetarian / gf: gluten-free