The inaugural Down on the Farm Music Fest, held July 9 at Matthews Living History Farm Museum in Baywood, raised money for the museum and Junior Appalachian Musicians Inc (JAM). The day was filled with music from nine performers, including Wayne Henderson, The Blue Ridge Girls, Jake Cox, Jim Lloyd, Addie Levy, Nate Montgomery, Skyline Highway, the Lower Dam Band, and Jaelyn Taylor & 21 South. There were also local vendors selling art, handmade goods and more; food and drinks; and museum exhibits, rounding out a fun day at the farm. 

Gazette photos by Brian Funk; additional photos courtesy of Donald Trausneck