For close to twenty years, Jim Lloyd has hosted a “Black Friday Jam” in the Rural Retreat Barber Shop the evening after Thanksgiving. As many as 70 musicians show up for an evening of playing good mountain music. There are no formal invitations, just come at 7 pm or later to enjoy! In 2016 is that the Black Friday Jam was been selected as a Crooked Road Venue.
You can spot a young Sam Gleaves, among others, in this video from the 2011 jam.