66th Annual Tri-State Gospel Sing @ Breaks Interstate Park

The 66th annual Tri-State Gospel Sing will be held on Labor Day weekend at Breaks Interstate Park. The event will run from Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5, at the park amphitheater.

Preaching Starting at 9 am !!!

The Tri-State Gospel Singing is held annually on Labor Day Weekend in the Beautiful Breaks Interstate Park, Breaks, VA.

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016; 9 AM – 8 PM

Primitive Quartet, Ronnie Spriggs, The Parsons, Tammy Jones Robinette, Willis Canada, Gospel Grass Trip, Keen Mountain Brothers, Salvation Rain, Kevin Wilson Band, The Jackson Family, New Harvest Brothers, Eddie Street, Masters Harmony, New Again, Change of Heart, Steppin’ Out on Faith, Strings of Hope.

Sunday, September 4th, 2016; 9 AM – 8 PM

The Jackson Family, Kevin Wilson Band, Salvation Rain, The Principals, Ronnie Spriggs, Ritchie Rose & Bob Smallwood, Change of Heart, Eddie Street, The Parsons, Gospel Grass Trio, Blood Bought Trio, Willis Canada, Steppin’ Out on Faith, Masters Harmony, Keen Mountain Brothers, The Jackson Family, New Harvest Brothers, Strings of Hope.

Monday,  September 5th, 2016; 9 AM- 4 PM

Kevin Wilson Band, Salvation Rain, The Parsons, Gospel Grass Trio, Eddie Street, The Jackson Family, Change of Heart, Ronnie Spriggs and Kevin Wilson Band.

****Groups May Not Sing as Listed and List is Subject to Change***

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BLUEGRASS SHOWS AT THE AMPHITHEATER

Saturday August 13th – “Wolf Creek Grass”

Admission is free to these Bluegrass Events.  There is a $2.00 parking fee when you come through the front gate.  Please check our facebook page or our website for schedule changes due to bad weather.

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With the Ralph Stanley Museum and the Traditional Mountain Music Center nearby, it’s no surprise that music is an integral part of the park experience. In fact, Breaks Interstate Park is known as the Western Gateway to The Crooked Road.

Gospel shows are planned each Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend as well as on Father’s Day. Plan early, as these free events have drawn crowds of up to 20,000 people.

Other events are also planned during the spring and summer months. Some shows are free, and some require ticket purchase.

These events have made us an Affiliated Partner with the Crooked Road, a 250-mile route that meanders through the mountains of southwest Virginia, celebrating the region’s unique music heritage.

The amphitheater may be reserved for rental when it is not scheduled for park use. Call the Park Office at (276) 865-4413  for more information.

Breaks Interstate Park is located on the Kentucky – Virginia border and is accessed State Route 80. Commissioned by the U.S. Congress in 1954, it encompasses more than 4,600 acres and is one of only two interstate parks in the United States. For more information about the park, visit www.BreaksPark.com.

Breaks Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Special Buffet

The 22nd annual Breaks Park Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is planned for Saturday, March 26. An Easter Sunrise Service is planned on Sunday, March 27, in addition to the Rhododendron Restaurant’s Easter Buffet.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will begin at 9 am on Saturday with a breakfast buffet. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand for photos. The buffet will be $9.95 for adults and $5.95 for children up to 10 years old.

A Sunrise Service will be held at Potter’s Knoll shelter beginning at 6 am on Easter Sunday.

The Easter buffet at the Rhododendron Restaurant will run from 11 am to 5 pm on Easter Sunday. It will feature carved ham, turkey and gravy, meatloaf, sweet potato casserole, corn bread dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, and rolls. A full salad bar and dessert bar is also included. The buffet will be $14.95 for ages 11 and up; $7.95 for ages 4 to 10; and ages 3 and under are free.

The Easter Egg hunt will have 3,500 eggs, with hundreds of prizes ranging from coloring books to electronics. The Egg Hunt will be for children ages 1 to 12, with three separate age groups: ages 1-3; ages 4-7; and ages 8-12. The event will be held on Potter’s Knoll, and will begin promptly at noon.

Breaks has again partnered with The Haysi-Clinchco Lions Club, the Haysi Kiwanis Club, the Town of Haysi, Town of Clinchco, and the Haysi Partners to make it even more exciting. A card with a phrase will be given to each participant at the Breaks Egg Hunt. The second half of that special phrase will be found in a small number of lucky eggs at the Community Easter Egg Hunt held at the Haysi Kiwanis Park, beginning at 1 pm. The participants who find both parts of the special phrase will win a cash prize. To win cash prizes, participants must attend both events.

The Community Easter Egg hunt in Haysi will be open to children 12 and under. Gates will open for registration at 11 am. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures and to greet children. Additionally, there will be prizes, games, bounce houses, and other activities.

For more information about events at Breaks Park, call (276)-865-4413 ext. 3213 or visit www.BreaksPark.com.

Annual Tri-State Gospel Sing @ Breaks Park Sept. 5 – 7

The annual Tri-State Gospel Sing will be held during Labor Day weekend at Breaks Interstate Park. The event will run Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7 at the park amphitheater. 

Scheduled to perform on Saturday are Primitive Quartet, The McNeills, The Parsons, Tammy Jones Robinette, Willis Canada, Gospel Grass Trio, Keen Mountain Brothers, Salvation Rain, Kevin Wilson Band, The Jackson Family, New Harvest Brothers, Eddie Street, Masters Harmony, New Again, Change of Heart, Steppin’ Out on Faith, and Ronnie Spriggs.

On Sunday, performers scheduled are The McNeills, Kevin Wilson Band, Salvation Rain, The Principles, Ronnie Spriggs, Mountain Grace, Change of Heart, East Ridge Boys, The Parsons, Gospel Grass Trio, Mike Upright, Willis Canada, Steppin’ Out on Faith, Masters Harmony, Strings of Hope, The Jackson Family, and the Keen Mountain Brothers.

Singers planned for Monday are The Jackson Family, Salvation Rain, The Parsons, Gospel Grass Trio, Eddie Street, Willis Canada, Steppin’ Out on Faith, Ronnie Spriggs, and The Case Family.

Morning devotions will begin each day at 9 am. The event will run from 9 am to 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 9 am to 4 pm on Monday. 

Breaks Interstate Park is located on the Kentucky – Virginia border and is accessed  State Route 80. Commissioned by the U.S. Congress in 1954, it encompasses more than 4,600 acres and is one of only two interstate parks in the United States. For more information about the park, please visit www.BreaksPark.com.

South Mountain Boys to perform during Settlers Program, Breaks Park

Breaks Park will host special programming August 6-9, 2015, highlighting the ways of life of the area’s first settlers. Additionally, the South Mountain Boys will perform at the amphitheater August 8.

“The Breaks places much emphasis on its responsibility to preserve and interpret the history and unique way of life of this region’s early settlers,” said Superintendent Austin Bradley, “This event is a wonderful opportunity for our staff and volunteers to introduce our visitors to this intriguing story.”

Visitors will enjoy a special display and educational program in the park Visitor Center on Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9. Nina Aragon and Loretta Jude will share their extensive collection of items from yesteryear and discuss how roots, barks, and herbs were the basis of “mountain medicine” back in the day. They will also show how candles were made, and more. This program will be ongoing from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.

Author and Geologist Tony Scales will be on hand to lead a hike on the Geological Trail on Saturday at 1 pm, explaining along the way the processes that led to the development of the unique geological formations in the park and the Grand Canyon of the South. Scales will  also hold a book signing for his books, The Breaks: The Grand Canyon of the South, and Natural Tunnel: Nature’s Marvel in Stone on Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm, and Sunday from 9 am to 3:30 pm.

Other activities will demonstrate how cornmeal was made at an authentic, working gristmill, and programs will be held that teach participants how to throw tomahawks, and build fires in the same way frontiersmen did it when they settled the area.

The South Mountain Boys will perform at the park amphitheater on Saturday at 7:30 pm. There is no admission charge for the show.

Additionally, regular programming activities including hikes, craft projects, and more will be held throughout the weekend.

The complete interpretive programming schedule is available online at www.BreaksPark.com. For more information, contact the park visitor center at (276)-865-4413 ext. 3213, or by emailing Park Naturalist Carl Mullins at cmullins@breakspark.com.

Breaks Interstate Park is located on the Kentucky – Virginia border and is accessed by State Route 80. Commissioned by the U.S. Congress in 1954, it encompasses more than 4,600 acres and is one of only two interstate parks in the United States. For more information about the park, please visit www.BreaksPark.com.

Breaks Park plans bluegrass show for July 4 weekend

Breaks Park will host special activities and games for visitors in celebration of the July 4 weekend. Plans also include a performance by Backwoods Bluegrass Boys at the amphitheater on Saturday, July 4.

“Independence Day Weekend is always a blast at the Breaks and this year will be no exception,” said Park Superintendent Austin Bradley, “Our programming staff has put together a great schedule filled with games, contests, and entertainment to help our visitors enjoy the holiday weekend with their families.”

Visitors will enjoy a cornhole tournament, watermelon eating contest, watermelon seed spitting contest, tomahawk throwing, sack rack, ring toss, and tug of war at the Visitor Center on Saturday, July 4.

Additionally, regular programming activities including hikes, activities, and more will be held throughout the weekend.

On Saturday evening, Backwoods Bluegrass Boys will perform at the amphitheater beginning at 7 pm. Admission is free.

The complete interpretive programming schedule is available online at www.BreaksPark.com. For more information, contact the park visitor center at (276)-865-4413 ext. 3213, or by emailing Park Naturalist Carl Mullins at cmullins@breakspark.com.

Breaks Interstate Park is located on the Kentucky – Virginia border and is accessed by State Route 80. Commissioned by the U.S. Congress in 1954, it encompasses more than 4,600 acres and is one of only two interstate parks in the United States. For more information about the park, please visit www.BreaksPark.com.