The Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum welcomes back the Old Time Fiddlers Association for the monthly First Sunday Fiddlers’ Jam on Sunday, February 1st. Fiddlers, as well as other musicians, 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 on which volunteers are about to start work, 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. Come and enjoy the main house displays, learn the history of the building and its relocation to the present site, and get the latest information on up-coming events as spring is just around the corner. Musicians will play from noon through 2 p.m. (allowing plenty of time to get home and set for the Super Bowl). There will be the regular monthly raffle near the end of the day and more chances to purchase raffle tickets for the “Barns, Birds and Quilts” raffle that will celebrate a winner later in the year. Those items will be on display in case you aren’t yet familiar with this particular raffle.
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. Bet you can’t help but clap your hands, tap your toes and maybe get up and dance.
Home to the Lake County Historical Society, the stage stop is located at 9921 State Hwy 281 (Soda Bay Road) 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.