Performers announced for 2013 Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival
A big day of music
is coming up as Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal headline the 19th
annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition. The
family-friendly event is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, at Grayson Highlands
State Park near Mouth of Wilson, Virginia.
Also appearing will
be the Quebe Sisters Band, the Crooked Road Ramblers, the Harris Brothers,
Cabin Fever NW, and Wayne Henderson and Friends. Twenty guitar competition
contestants will have the chance to win a handmade Henderson guitar, and
scholarships will be presented to young musicians studying Appalachian music
and the groups that support them. The festival has presented more than $79,000
in scholarships since 1995.
has been recording since the 1980s, in country, rock, roots and pop, and
Leventhal is a Grammy-winning musician, producer, songwriter and recording
engineer. The Quebe Sisters Band returns to the festival with their three-part
harmony and blend of western swing, vintage country, bluegrass, jazz and
swing, and Texas-style fiddling. The Crooked Road Ramblers is an old-time
dance band from Grayson County, Va., and Ashe County, N.C. The Harris
Brothers, from Lenoir, N.C., are influenced by the blues and traditional
Appalachian mountain music. From the Pacific Northwest comes Cabin Fever NW,
Dianne Wood Bochsler and Tara Lynn Caldwell, singer-songwriters who blend
folk, bluegrass, pop, alt-country, blues and more. Performances run from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Bring a chair or blanket
and a picnic if you wish. Meals, ice cream and a variety of concessions will
be available. A children’s area will feature lariat artist Doug Smith and
his rope tricks, along with music, crafts and games. Admission is $15, and
children 12 and younger get in free. A portion of proceeds will benefit
scholarships for young musicians. Parking costs $3. The festival is open, rain
Find full event details
and directions at www.waynehenderson.org. Park information is at
Held on the third Saturday
in June at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, VA., the Wayne C.
Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition features some of the region's
best traditional musicians. From time to time, they have shared the stage
with bluegrass bands from Europe.
The event takes its name from National Heritage Award recipient
Wayne C. Henderson, a musician and instrument maker who lives in nearby
Rugby, Virginia. Henderson's top-notch finger-picking is a source of great
pleasure and pride to his friends, family, and neighbors in Grayson County,
Virginia; his guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three
national tours of "Masters of the Steel-String Guitar", and in seven
nations of Europe, Asia and Africa.
Wayne and many of his musical friends are featured
performers at the festival with bluegrass and old-time music dominating the
program. The Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition was
established in 1995 to express appreciation for this "living legend".
A portion of the proceeds from the Festival are placed into a scholarship fund
to aid local young musicians in continuing their educations.
For more information about
the festival, or to submit suggestions that will help make the festival better,
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Someone from the festival will respond as soon as possible.
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