The Old Furniture Factory in the Town of Round Hill will host its final Bluegrass Jam at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31.
The monthly jam, which has been an ongoing fixture in the building since 2004, will move to Notaviva Craft Fermentations next month.. That move follows Wally Johnson’s August 2019 sale of the Furniture Factory to Joan Wolford, the owner of the Savoir Fare catering company. As early as next week, Wolford will open C’est Bon, a dinners-to-go service, in a portion of the building and will soon be remodeling the event hall area where the bluegrass jam takes place. Parking for the jam is available along West Loudoun Street, at the church and in the Smiles by Design parking lot.
According to Johnson, the jam has brought in up to 250 different people, including household names like Ben Eldridge, formerly from The Seldom Scene; Dick Smith, formerly with The Country Gentlemen; and Bluegrass Collusion’s Tara Linhardt. The jam has generated thousands of dollars, which has been donated to the Genesis International nonprofit to support pre-school education and health programs for orphans and vulnerable children in Africa.
Starting Feb. 28, the Bluegrass Jam will be hosted by Stephen and Shannon Mackey at Notaviva Craft Fermentations near Hillsboro..