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Showing posts with label country. Show all posts
Showing posts with label country. Show all posts

Monday, June 17, 2024

Spotlight Feature on Blue Ridge Country- This Place is a Country Song waiting to Happen- Lanai jarrico Reporting...

 


“Hillbilly” music originated in the Southern regions of the United States in the 1920’s and focused on story telling in ballads and dance tunes. In the 40’s this genre gained popularity the term Country Music was adopted; also known as Honky-Tonk, Bluegrass, folk and gospel and crossing over into. The musical instruments commonly played are fiddles, banjos and various types of guitar coupled with line dancing.

 


 In Second Life, Blue Ridge Country is a venue dedicated to Country music and rock.  It is a place where friends and good times are what it’s all about.  Visitors can Rock the Dock on Saturdays with a whole day of rock.  For those that like playing games, there is a Game room, Water horse rezzers and trails to ride on. There are also boat rezzers and an open water area to enjoy as well as Stores to shop.  The SL Enquirer met up with owner Hannock Evergarden to learn more about Blue Ridge Country and what it has to offer Country Fans gridwide.



Interview with Hannock Evergarden


SLE: Hi Hannock, before we get down to the nitty gritty, can you tell us how you discovered Second life and what inspired you to create Blue Ridge Country?


Hannock: I encountered SL almost 11 years ago. It was just a curiosity, and I had no intention of staying long term, but I discovered friends and fun destinations that intrigued me. I found a few fun clubs and from the start I had a fascination with some day starting my own. I had left Sl for a while and found many of the clubs and friends had disappeared. It was during Covid that I found my way back in and looked for a club I could call home. At the time I was not all that familiar with country music but found a love for it along with many new friends. After about a year I became interested in becoming a DJ and absorbed all I could from my favorites.  It was through the help of many close friends that happened to be DJ’s that I learned the ropes and as of 5/22 I performed my first set as a DJ and the rest is history.  I learned a lot about how a club works and eventually became part owner of a well-established country club. After about a year I started toying with the idea of starting my own club.  Lola and myself started from scratch and built a country club based on the Appalachian Mountains on a ¼ region. On September 1 2023, Blue Ridge Country opened with only 3 sets per day for 5 days. We only had 7 DJ’s and 7 Hosts.  Within 2 months we grew to 27 DJ’s and 27 Hosts and with 4 sets per day 7 days per week.  

  On 3/1/24 Blue Ridge Country moved to a whole region with an adjoining sim wide open water area. Blue Ridge continues to grow with hopes of expanding sets from 6AM – 10PM. 



Lanai: Your backstory is impressive. It shows with hard work and the right people in your circle to really manifest your vision into virtual reality!  Every successful venue has a solid team, can you share who makes up your team and what their roles are?


Hannock:  Hannock and Lola Evergarden – owners

                 Ange Blackwell – General Manager

                 Myth Blackwell   - General Manager

                 Rayn Vortex – Day Manager

                 Jessie Demure – Schedule Manager



Lanai: It looks like you have management covered! Country music is gaining popularity amongst the millennials and Gen Z as new talents hit the recording studios and popular singers Like Beyonce coming out with a whole Country Album. What does Country Music mean to you and how do you feel about other artists crossing over to the genre? 


Hannock:  I came from a rock background and knew very little about country music before I became a DJ. I learned quickly from other DJ’s and binged all the popular country songs on my music app and listened to them every day and downloaded everything that appealed to me. I never play a song that I do not like.  Country music has now become my favorite music genre and I get excited finding new songs every day.



Lanai: I like how motivated you are to try new things and really get involved in Country music so quickly. What type of events do you host at BRC?


Hannock: We have future RFL events in the planning stage. We have a racetrack skybox that we will soon be having competitions. Live singers are being approached and we hope to host a live event in the near future. 


SLE: That sounds like fun! Are you currently hiring? If so, what positions are you offering?


Hannock: We are always looking for good energetic DJ’s and Hosts. Many of our sets are covered but we always need cover DJ’s and Hosts as well as hoping to expand our sets in the mornings. 



SLE: Aside from live shows and DJ events, what other activities do you offer at Blue Ridge Country?


Hannock: Blue Ridge country has several stores with owners that would be happy to create something personal for you. We have an open water area with boat rezzers, bumper boats, kayaks, canoes and jet skis. Islands to explore, a huge tree house with several levels, cuddle spots and plenty of scenic photo opportunities. We have a trail that surrounds the region and horse rezzers to take a casual stroll around to see the mountainous sites. There is a beach area where occasional music sets are located. The huge club can accommodate over 100 vips with a massive game room upstairs. 



SLE: it sounds like a little something for everyone.  What group can guests join to stay up to date with your events?


Hannock: Blue Ridge Country, we also have subscribers if you are out of group space. 



SLE:  Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers about BRC?


Hannock: We are a family friendly club where our number one goal is having fun and making friends. Blue Ridge Country will never have a sploder or linden chasers, we prefer genuine folks that enjoy good country music, good friends and a good time. Blue Ridge Country wants to be your club and a place anyone can call home. 



Additional Links:


SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/lohana/113/112/29


Discord: https://discord.com/channels/1132415568000065608/1132415569124130938

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

1ST ANNIVERSARY COMING UP FOR BLUE RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

 


BLUE RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB HAS TONS OF ENTERTAINMENT WAITING FOR YOU! WE ARE BIGGER AND BETTER AND WE ARE COMING UP ON BEING OPEN 1 YEAR, SO COME CELEBRATE WITH US! WE HAVE LIVE DJ'S 12PM - 8PM AND SATURDAYS 6AM- 8PM



Monday, March 4, 2024

Blue Ridge Country moved as of March 1st, 2024!



Blue Ridge Country music club, established in September 2023 moved onto a full, moderate region and larger club building. The club focuses on new and classic country music played by some of the most entertaining DJs in second life, Sunday through Friday, and a full day of Rock, new and classic, on Saturday on a massive lake dock.

  The concept for Blue Ridge Country began years ago by owner Hannock Evergarden well before even becoming a DJ. Hannock set out to learn everything he could about club operations. After DJ’ing at various clubs and becoming part owner of another well-established country music club and learning the day-to-day operations as well as managing staff, he observed what works and what does not and incorporated that knowledge into managing Blue Ridge Country. 

  When the ideal of creating a club began to take form it was decided to begin small and build bigger if it became successful. The original club building was nothing more than a horse stable on ¼ region and the name for the club had not yet been decided and went through several concepts and ideas.  Blue Ridge Country and its theme is based on the Appalachian mountains which is close by and familiar to Hannock’s hometown, so it was decided to go with what he knows.  Once the concept began to take form it became obvious that if the club was going to have any chance of success, it was going to have to be larger and increased the area to ½ region. Plans were made for stores and trails with wildlife and scenic views as a dock for outside music sets. The club building was replaced with a mountain lodge large enough to accommodate several dozen with an area for games upstairs. 

  A deciding factor for choosing the Blue Ridge concept is because it was different from the typical, western, cowboy type country music club. The entire club was built by Hannock and his wife Lola, soon after they were joined by Ange, hired as the club's general manager.

  On September 1st, 2023, Blue Ridge Country opened to the public with only 7 DJ’s and 7 hosts. Within 6 weeks the club employed 25 DJ’s and 24 hosts.  Only 3 music sets per day were scheduled initially but eventually increased to 4 per day and 8 sets all day on Saturday’s. The club group members swelled to 200 by the end of the year. Plans were already in the works to move and enlarge the club and the owners went to work on a new club building. After trying several other designs, it was decided to expand and modify the current building. After the first of the year a full region was purchased, and work began on building the new club. The club is also going to be situated in a moderate rated region so as to be more family friendly.  With the combined efforts of the club owners, Hannock & Lola as well as general managers, Ange & Myth, the new club, and region was completed in 6 weeks and on March 1st,2024, it became operational. 

 Boasting beautiful views and mountain scenery adjoining a sim wide open water area. It includes a horse rezzer and extensive trails to ride them, a boat dock with bumper boats, kayaks, paddle boats, canoes and even jet skis. Beautiful waterfalls and a cave to explore.  Anyone can climb into the eagle's nest tree house that comes complete with cuddle areas, a relaxing bungalow, fantastic views of the region, complete with climbing ropes and a zip line. There is a romantic ranger tower nestled in the corner that looks fantastic in the midnight setting. 

  Themed events and contests will be occasionally scheduled. A full sim wide racetrack, with rezzable cars, motorcycles and hovercars is available above on a skybox.

Blue Ridge Country not only wants to be your music club but also a place where you can feel at home, build friendships, and not worry about judgements or drama. Future plans include scheduling live singers and concerts. Increasing music sets all day every day from 6AM to 10PM. Involvement in special causes and events.

We invite everyone to visit us and explore. The staff of Blue Ridge Country are the friendliest you will find in second life and will be more than happy to welcome you and include you in the Blue Ridge family.


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https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/lohana/60/139/26


Kick up those boots and dance! -Awesome Country Music Venues in Second Life -Hazel Silvermoon reporting…




Sunday is always a relaxing day for me, and exploring music in Second Life is always new and exciting. It really is one of the best ways to spend the evening, and I did just that. I traveled around to seek out some of the best Country music venues I could find, and as usual, the grid did not disappoint. So grab your hat, put on your finest pair of boots, and get ready to hit the dance floor!



Jared’s Wildcat Country 

I started off strong at Jared’s Wildcat Country. The music was great, and the DJ played a  wide variety of Country hits, as well as a mix of songs that aren’t heard on the radio normally. I love this because it gives us a chance to hear songs we may not have heard otherwise! The atmosphere was really friendly, and I felt like family! It really is a great place to dance the night away!


Jared’s Wildcat Country: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wildcat%20Country/186/128/26



Kickin Boots

My second stop was Kickin Boots. Located inside a large red barn, it really gives off that country vibe. I was greeted immediately upon entering the sim, and everyone was warm and friendly. The music was upbeat and really made you want to get out there and shake it! (Which is exactly what I did!) I would definitely give this venue a 10/10 . It is a great place for a party! I especially loved the DJ at this Club, because he was funny, and kind , and greeted us all on voice, which is rare, but it really makes you feel special!


Kickin Boots: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kickin%20Boots/104/59/3893





Tennessee Whiskey Country Club

I have to say that if I could pick a favorite of the night, Tennessee Whiskey Country Club would take that spot. Not only was the vibe very relaxed, they played some of my favorite Country tunes. I am a fan of  90’s country, and I got to hear some really amazing music here. It brought me back to my childhood and gave me that nostalgic feeling. It was truly a great place to kick back and forget that Monday is right around the corner!


Tennessee Whiskey Country Club: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shadow%20Shore/197/28/3202


Blue Ridge Country 

Blue Ridge Country was a really enjoyable place to be! The Host was amazing, and very fun to interact with. Upon entry, you are greeted with excitement, and given many dance options to choose from. They played a great variety of Country from different decades, and this made it easy to want to stay all night! You never knew what song was coming next, but all of them were awesome! This is a really great Club if you are looking for a very laid back feel.  They had the most dance options , which makes it easy to bring your loved ones along with you for a night of fun. 



Blue Ridge Country: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/lohana/113/114/30




Rodeo Nightclub

My last stop of the night was the Rodeo Nightclub.

It was a very charming little spot. Upon entering the SIM, you walk up a stone path surrounded by trees and horses. Rodeo Nightclub has a log cabin sort of feel, and these combined elements really give you that country sensation. The staff was friendly and enthusiastic . This made me feel happy to be in the venue , as it was easy to make friends. There was a variety of both Country and Country-Rock tunes, which was a nice change of pace! I really enjoyed my time at Rodeo Nightclub, and will definitely be returning!


No matter which of the listed venues you choose, you are sure to have an amazing night filled with great music, and a friendly crowd of folks to have a conversation with! So if you love Country music, be sure to give one of these Clubs a try!


Rodeo Nightclub: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Club%20City%202/30/38/22






Thursday, January 18, 2024

Blue Ridge Country: Fun Times & Great People!

 



Blue Ridge Country is Hiring Fun, Energetic, Dependable DJs & Hosts! 100% of the Tips! 1000% Fun Times!

TELEPORT: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ForEvergarden/181/22/25

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Grand Opening of Wild Bill's Place with themed events and Linden Prizes on August 21st from 12p-10p SLT



Wild Bill's Place is one of the newest clubs on the grid. The sim is full of things to see with a great country venue, a beach venue as well as a Romantic area to hang out and relax. Our grand opening is Aug. 21, 2020 starting at 12 noon SLT and running till 10 pm SLT.  Check out the list of contests and Lindens prizes 

Aug. 21, 2020 Event Schedule

12 Noon - 2 PM SLT
Theme Best In Biker Wear 500 Linden On The Board

2 - 4 PM SLT
Best In Boots & Hats 500 Linden On The Board

4 - 6 PM SLT
Best In Western Wear 1000 Linden On The Board

6 - 8 PM SLT
Best In Work Wear 1000 Linden On The Board

8 - 10 PM SLT


Best In Dare To Bare 2000 Linden On The Board (BITS COVERED)

TELEPORT

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Come Make Lindens and have Fun at Big Mama's


Big Mama's is a country and rock venue. We have live Dj's and hosts and We are open from 4-8 slt  at this time and hope to open more as we grow. We welcome all people from all walks of life, We play words, trivia, tip top money and coin chucker.Big Mama's is making this the place to collect those lindens all while your having fun!


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Portland%20Maine/95/155/12

Contact:  亗кคţђץ亗 (kathleen.goodliffe)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Music: Goin' Country in Second Life- Ccoursey Reporting...



                Stepping outside the rock to the other side of music I explore Country and Western.  I love all variety  of music and had a great time stepping out in my cowboy boots.  It isn't hard to find the atmosphere appealing, because I've found in the best clubs everyone is friendly, it is only the music that changes.  My first stop, you guessed it: Black Horse Country.  

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Country in Second Life - Tea Couturier Reporting...


Second Life has a variety of music genre and when I fancy a bit of country music, SL is the perfect place to listen to it. However, if you are not sure where to go or who is performing country, then here is my list of country singers and where to catch them.










 
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