Toe River Music Jam/Rocktoberfest Succumbs To COVID-19

Toe River Music Jam which was scheduled for October 24th in Spruce Pine is the latest victim of COVID-19. As festival after festival has been cancelled throughout the spring and summer Toe River Music Jam, which was originally set for Labor Day weekend and then moved to October, changing its name to Rocktoberfest, has now been completely cancelled. Event organizer Jimmy Hinshaw said the organization hopes to raise funds through future festivals to fund a scholarship program for students to use at either Mayland Community College or Penland School to pursue music. Hinshaw said the decision to cancel was largely due to limitations on mass gatherings and the amount of effort needed to comply with those limitations.