We have been blessed to perform in a variety of venues and have received several awards and recognitions. Among the most notable places and recognitions are the following:
Song of the Mountain —
Lincoln Theatre, Marion, Virginia September 2008
MerleFest — Wilkesboro 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Galax Fiddlers’ Convention, Galax, Virginia
Placed 12 out of 20 years
Jacob Bowen placed 6 out of 10 years–2011 2nd place
2012 3rd place
Played at the famous Carter Family Fold
Blue Ridge Folk Life Festival, Ferrum College, Virginia
Historic Rex Theatre, Galax, Virginia
Rives Theatre, Martinsville, Virginia
Autumn Leaves Festival, Mount Airy, NC
Brushy Mountain Apple Festival–
North Wilkesboro, NC
Wins in the Surry Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention — March 2013
Jacob Bowen placed First Place in the Fiddle Competition!!
Steve Bowen placed Second Place in the Bass Competition!!
The Zephyr Lightning Bolts placed Third Place in the Band Competition!! Woo Hoo! Go, ZLBs!!
YEAH!! ZLBs got some good press in the Our State Magazine! In the May 2013 edition of Our State Magazine, we got mentioned in the article on Sims Barbeque in Dudley Shoals, NC. We play there at least once a month. Thanks for this great press! Go ZLBs! Come listen and be a part of our old time music!!