Start the New Year fiddling around at the Ely Stage Stop! The Old Time Fiddlers Association continues its monthly First Sunday Fiddlers’ Jam sessions hosted by the Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum on Sunday, January 4th. Fiddlers will meet in the Ely barn to perform their wonderful Americana music. Donations benefit both the Ely Stage Stop, helping to fund a blacksmith shop that volunteers will soon be building, and the Old Time Fiddlers Association, who uses it to partially fund their scholarship programs.
The fun begins at the museum at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy the old-timey holiday decorations still on display in the house and in the barn. Take this opportunity to purchase selected pieces of French Beading/Bead Weaving on display from Ellen’s Beaded Designs. Musicians will play from noon through 2 p.m. There will be raffles and information about an up-coming Contra Dance planned for early spring.
This is a free, family friendly event for all to enjoy, so bring young and old alike. Enjoy the music with hot beverages and tasty treats. Bring your own wine and sip it in Ely Stage Stop wine glasses that will be available for purchase. Clap your hands, tap your toes or get up and dance.
The stage stop is located at 9921 Soda Bay Road (Hwy 281) in Kelseyville (near Clearlake Riviera, just north of Hwy 29-Kit’s Corner). Current hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Fiddlers’ Jams occur the first Sunday of every month. Visit www.elystagestop.com or www.lakecountyhistory.org, check out the stage stop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elystagestop, or call the museum at 707-533-9990.