The premise is simple: good wine, good music and a taste of Mount Airy, all set in the museum’s courtyard. This monthly program is scheduled for the second Saturday of each month (June through September) from 5 to 7 p.m. It will showcase a number of the region’s wineries as well as local musical talent. The wineries will be offering wine tastings and sales, along with a brief educational program about their wines between musical sets. As an added bonus, there will be one local restaurant on-hand at each event to provide visitors with “a taste of Mount Airy.”
Today’s “Toast and Jam” session is sponsored by B & L Custom Jewelers and will feature the wines of Shelton Vineyards and the music of The Klassix.
Shelton Vineyards was established in 1994 when brothers Charlie and Ed Shelton bought a tract of land outside of Dobson. Their interest in helping to diversify the local farming economy led to the 1999 groundbreaking of their 33,000-square-foot winery. Since that time, Shelton Vineyards has accrued numerous awards and accolades for their wine including the “Best in Show” award for their Riesling at Mount Airy’s inaugural Bud Break Wine Festival in May.
The Klassix Band is a group of musicians who share a love of “oldies” music. It specializes in music from the 50s, 60s and 70s with some “beach” and classic rock/blues thrown in as well. Those who remember the days of drive-in movies, sock-hops in the gym, the days when Elvis was king and the songs were meant for dancing, dating, or just hanging out at the Dairy Queen will enjoy the music.
Admission for “Toast and Jam” events is $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members. In the event of bad weather, the program will be moved to the Museum Annex. Full program details are available by calling 786-4478 or online at www.northcarolinamuseum.org.