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John Conlee to perform Saturday, March 4, at historic Rex Theater at Galax, Virginia

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If you are a fan of Classic Country 98.1 WBRF, you may have noticed a recent heavy rotation of “Rose-Colored Glasses,” “Backside of Thirty,” “Old School” and my personal favorite, “I Don’t Remember Loving You.”

That’s because the Galax, Virginia, radio station is bringing ’70s and ’80s country hitmaker John Conlee to the historic Rex Theater in downtown Galax at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 4. Tickets are available at the Galax Visitors Center, online at or call 800-965-9324.

 John Conlee

According to the Rex Theatre website, every Friday night in the City of Galax, Virginia, WBRF 98.1 FM sends out 100,000 watts of live old-time and bluegrass music from the stage of the historic Rex Theater into five states and over the World Wide Web.  Listeners may be in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee or as far away as Egypt enjoying the traditional music show from the comfort of their own homes, or they may be sitting back in one of the 475 seats at the Rex. The show is called Blue Ridge Back Roads and thanks to a faithful group of volunteers, it has become the cornerstone for the revitalization of this 70 year old theater.

Friday – March 3

Blue Ridge Backroads Live

Adam McPeak and Mountain Thunder

Show 7 p.m.

Now owned and operated by the City of Galax, the Rex continues to expand its offerings with vintage movie nights, Saturday concerts and community plays.  The Rex is also available for special events and many non-profit groups have found it’s a great venue for community oriented fundraising.

Historically important and designated landmark on the Crooked Road, the Rex remains the jewel in the crown of the City of Galax.


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