Enjoy a completely remodeled dining space at Barter Stage II! Bob's at Barter features new flooring, paint and light fixtures, as well as intimate seating arrangements for comfortable conversations and a more sophisticated decor. Bob’s at Barter is a cozy spot with a great ambiance. It’s the perfect place to warm up with a cup of coffee, sit down for a light meal, or linger and chat before and after seeing a Barter production.
Bob's offers free Wi-Fi Access, and is open everyday including open late after evening performances. Bob's is located on Barter Square adjacent to Barter Stage II.
We're now featuring new items like a grilled cheese caprese sandwich; spinach salad with strawberries, candied pecans and blue cheese; stuffed mushroom Florentine; a black bean burger and roasted tomato bruschetta. We’ve kept some long-time customer favorites too, like the Porterfield Club sandwich and grilled cheese and PB&J for the kids.
Sunday 11:00am – 10:00pm
Monday 11:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am – 11:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday 11:00am – 11:00pm
Friday 11:00am – 11:00pm
Saturday 11:00am – 11:00pm
To better serve our customers, we will extend our closing hours if there is a scheduled performance.
Discount packages pair tickets and Bob's!
The Sweet Deal - $85 To book call the Box Office at (276) 628-3991
The Whole Shebang - $100 To book call the Box Office at (276) 628-3991
110 West Main Street Abingdon, VA
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It’s a journey through the life of Johnny Cash, as told by his music. The Man in Black was a man like no other, whether he sang about his love for June Carter Cash, his hard-living, hard-partying ways, or his deep and abiding faith. A multi-talented cast performs his best-known hits, like “I Walk the Line,” “Ring of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues” or “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”
A fundraiser to benefit The Carter Family Fold.
The Carter Family—Sara, Maybelle and A.P. Carter—is known as the First Family of Country Music. Daughter of Maybelle Carter, June, married the legendary Johnny Cash in 1968.
Barter’s current production, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, pays tribute to Johnny and his relationship with June. Bringing this Barter production to The Fold is a perfect fit.
“Ever since Keep on the Sunny Side: The Story of the Original Carter Family (2003), Barter has had a long standing relationship with the folks at The Fold, including the late Janette Carter and her daughter Rita Forrester. Ring of Fire is a very appropriate connection. We welcome the opportunity to help The Fold raise funds. It’s going to be a great show in an authentic venue,” said Richard Rose, producing artistic director at Barter Theatre.
“Our missions are parallel in the fact that Barter and The Fold are dedicated to preserving Appalachian heritage and continuing to tell our unique stories; and The Carter Family and Johnny Cash, they are both certainly one-of-a-kind,” added Rose.
Their cutting-edge modern bluegrass is delivered with a deep knowledge of, and admiration for, the work of the music’s founding fathers. Timely yet timeless, The Grascals make music that is entirely relevant to the here and now, yet immersed in traditional values of soul and musicianship. It’s a unique sound that has earned three Grammy® nominations and two Entertainer of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, as well as national media attention that seems to perpetually elude acts entrenched in niche genres. Such appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox & Friends, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and CBS’ The Talk. All the while, stages that represent the strongest bastions of tradition continually welcome them, as evidenced by the over 150 performances on the Grand Ole Opry. Honors also include performing twice for President George W. Bush and at President Barack Obama’s inaugural ball at the Smithsonian.
As their records prove, The Grascals’ rare musical empathy gives them an unerring ear for just the right touch to illuminate each offering’s deepest spirit – whether they’re digging into one of their original songs or reworking a bluegrass classic or a pop standard. Take for instance, fan favorite, “Last Train to Clarksville.” Non-bluegrass listeners enjoy a new take on a familiar song, while diehard bluegrass audiences who may have never heard the Monkees classic, respond in-kind, not even realizing that the song has beenGrascalized.
For more info visit TentJams.com.
This sweet Southern comedy is set in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1948—1973. Boolie hires Hoke, a chauffeur, against his aging mother's wishes, after she "destroys one three-week-old Packard, a two car garage and a tool shed" when she was "just putting the car in reverse." Follow the interesting relationship that develops between a black man and the Werthan family.
A moving story of friendship told with humor, warmth and beauty as it gently raises questions about serious issues—aging, bigotry and Civil Rights. Critics call this funny, touching, totally irresistible comedy a delight!
After decades of being celebrated for his take-no-prisoners approach to performing country and rock 'n' roll penned by others, Williams has added a new element to his artistry, songwriting.
The rock 'n' roll history of Memphis looms large in Williams' world. He recorded for RCA and Sun Records in the 1980s and '90s, and returned to the recording fold in 2010 and has continued steady since.
At the age of 16, Williams left his tiny hometown of El Dorado, Ark., to perform with LaBeef who had set up a base of operations in northeast Massachusetts.
Williams, who continues to work with LaBeef on occasion, went solo in the late 1980s and found a steady home at Mallards in the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN when a snowstorm stranded him a few steps from the Peabody door, quickly he attracted a following and the rest, as they say, is history.
After several years, he left after signing with RCA, which released his first album, "Tore Up," and he stayed on the road after Sun Records issued "Wild" in 1993. "Don’t Get None Onya’," released in 2004, captured the power of his blend of honky-tonk country and Memphis rock 'n' roll and was the birth of his own label.“Rockin”, “Killer Instincts” and “Recycled” soon followed and the latest album is in progress now.
For more info visit TentJams.com.
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture Pygmalion
An unlikely love story with some of the greatest songs written for the Broadway stage and filled with witty dialogue and unforgettable characters. Sparks fly as cockney flower-seller Eliza Doolittle and the rich and arrogant Professor Higgins combine to create the ultimate makeover.
As a single mom with a job waiting tables, Janelle barely has time to play her music, much less go on a date. She definitely knows better than to get involved with an actor, but sometimes a girl just has to do what she has to do. The morning after is hilarious, sweet, and a little bit awkward, especially when Janelle realizes she’s seen Darren somewhere before…but where?
Expect suspense and laughs alike in this popular Sherlock Holmes tale. Brash Canadian Henry Baskerville has inherited a British manor…and a mystery. Strange things are happening on the moor and someone is trying to kill him. Could it be tied to the legend of a fearsome diabolical hound? Can you solve the case before the world’s most famous detective? Join us for this classic Victorian whodunit?
Tony Trischka is considered to be the consummate banjo artist and perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. For more than 45 years, his stylings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians with the many voices he has brought to the instrument. Tony will teach a workshop in conjunction with the show – space is limited, call (276) 628-3991 to register.
Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew are determined to adopt an orphan boy to help them run Green Gables, their farm on beautiful Prince Edward Island. But their well-ordered lives take a surprising and hilarious twist when the boy they hoped for turns out to be a redheaded slip-of-a-girl named Anne Shirley, whose wild imagination leads her into countless scrapes, as well as a place in our hearts forever. Come join Anne and her friends in this timeless coming-of-age favorite!
“If you need to visualize the soul, think of it as a kind of train. Yes, a long, lonesome freight train rumbling from generation to generation on an eternally rainy morning: its boxcars are loaded with sighs and laughter, its hobos are angels, its engineer is the queen of spades – and the queen is wild. Whoo-whoo! Hear that epiphanic whistle blow. The train’s destination is the godhead, but it stops at the Big Bang, at the orgasm, and at the hole in the fence that the red fox sneaks through down behind the barn. It’s simultaneously a local and an express, but it doesn’t transport weaponry, and it certainly ain’t no milk run.”Tom Robbins, Villa Incognito
This adaptation sets the familiar story in our own backyard. Mr. S is the CEO of MS Enterprises, a multinational high-tech corporation that makes ‘everything Christmas.’ He has decided to shut down his manufacturing plant and ship the jobs overseas, until he receives a late-night visit from an old friend who takes him on an incredible journey. It’s a Christmas story just as heartwarming as the original.
"Imagine a morning in late November. A coming of winter mornings many years ago..." as we enter into the memories of Truman Capot's boyhood, when he was sent to live with distant relatives in Alabama. His best friend is eccentric 67-year old Miss Sook, who has never left the country, seen a movie, or told a lie. Capote's autobiographical stories "The Thanksgiving Dinner" and "A Christmas Memory" have delighted readers for generations, and now they're brought to life on stage just in time for the holiday season.
It’s not easy being the twin brother of Santa’s #1 Helper–and no one knows that better than Jangle the Elf. No matter what job Jangle is assigned to in Santa’s Workshop, his sister Jingle can do it faster and better. Then a letter arrives for Santa at the North Pole, a letter requiring a Top Priority Gift. The trouble is no one–including Jingle–knows how to make it. Will Jangle be able to save the day–and Christmas? A heartwarming new musical from the creators of Rudolph, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.