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‘Blast from the past’ comes to jam series

The Town of Halifax will host its second Farmers Market Friday Night Jam of the season from 6 p.m. to 10 today at the Halifax Farmers Market.

Events Coordinator Susi Robbins hopes the event will be “a blast from the past and a wonderful time that brings back memories.”

Admission for the event is $5, and children 12 and under get in free.

According to Robbins, many local artisans and crafters will be in attendance. Various Farmers Market vendors will also be in attendance Robbins said. Locally grown produce and vegetables will be available for those interested, she added.

Hungry jam goers can enjoy a variety of culinary delights including hot dogs, hamburgers and fish from a local food vendor. Then they can wash it down with a glass of wine from a local Vineyard. Robbins wants to remind those in attendance that an I.D. will be required for all alcohol consumption during event.

A $5 kid’s craft workshop will be available for the children. The fee includes all materials and a snack. For more information and to register for the workshop call 434-476-2343. Space is limited, Robbins said.

Robbins also plans to have a wading pool and a sand box for the junior jam goers.

The big treat of the night will be a live musical performance by Hugh Vaughan and Robyn and the Hoods.

Vaughan, the Hoods’ guitarist will open the show at 6 p.m. and then join the rest of the Hoods for a performance at 8:30 for a night of great entertainment Robbins said.

According to Robbins all five members live in different cities and states but have come together to play at the Friday Night Jam.

Vaughn, who does guitar and vocals, will be traveling from Atlanta to wow the crowd Friday night. Doug Matze who plays the keyboard is coming from Richmond and Chris King, the drummer for the group, is coming all the way from St. Louis, Mo. 

 Base guitarist and vocalist Carl Meadows and guitarist and vocalist Robyn Robbins both live locally. Meadows resides in South Boston, while Robbins resides in Mount Laurel.

“Bring your lawn chair and dancing shoes and join us at the Farmers Market in Halifax for lots of music, food and refreshments,” Robbins said.

 For more information or to sign up as a vendor contact Robbins at 470-1602.