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Clinch Mountain Music Fest Saturday at Carter Family Fold

New Ballard's Branchy BogtrottersHiltons, VA -- Clinch Mountain Music Fest is ready for its 11th annual celebration of mountain music in Scott County, Virginia, on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The goal of Clinch Mountain Music Fest is to preserve and perpetuate the heritage of the Appalachian region through its’ music. Admission to the festival’s concerts is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6-11, and under 6 free. Doors at the Carter Fold open at 5 p.m., and the show kicks off a bit early at 7:00 p.m. – 30 minutes earlier than our normal start time.

Clinch Mountain Music Fest 10th Anniversary June 20th

Trey HensleyClinch Mountain Music Fest is gearing up for its 10th annual celebration of mountain music in Scott County, Virginia, on Saturday, June 20th, 2015. Festivities this year will begin in Gate City, Virginia, and end at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons. All crafts and outside vendors will be set up in Gate City. Gate City’s festivities will close by 5:30 to allow everyone time to get to the closing concert at the Fold. The goal of Clinch Mountain Music Fest is to preserve and perpetuate the heritage of the Appalachian region through its’ music.

Whitewater Bluegrass Company Brings Raging Bluegrass Music to Carter Fold

Whitewater Bluegrass CompanyFor thirty years the Whitewater Bluegrass Company of Asheville, North Carolina, has captivated audiences throughout the southeast with a blend of bluegrass music, country ballads, mountain swing, and down-home humor. With Whitewater, mountain culture is a celebration of music, song, and dance. The Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Whitewater Bluegrass Company Saturday, November 10th, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission to the concert is $8, $1 for children 6 to 11, and under age 6 free.
With true southern charm and manners, Whitewater’s MC, square dance caller, and bass man, “Uncle Ted” White, will put you right at ease. His country wit and solid delivery on the bass make him an audience favorite. The driving rhythm of Bill Byerly’s Martin guitar provides the backdrop against which the group’s melody of sound is woven. Bill has been a veteran of the Asheville music scene for over 30 years. After playing rock and top 40 music, Bill returned to acoustic music some 24 years ago when he joined Whitewater.

5th Annual Janette Carter Memorial Gospel Concert Features Top Bluegrass Band

Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme OutSunday, November 4th, 2012, at 2:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special gospel concert by multi award winning group Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out and gospel award winning Paul Williams and the Victory Trio. 2012 marks the fifth annual gospel event in honor of Janette Carter. Admission to the concert is $15 for adults, children ages 6 to 11 $3, under age 6 free. Tickets will be available at the door only on the day of the concert. Doors will open at 1:00 p.m.

Whitetop Mountain Band Returns to Carter Family Fold June 16

Whitetop Mountain BandWhitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop is an area rich in old time music tradition, and this band has deep roots in mountain music. The band’s members have worked tirelessly to preserve the region’s style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style. Their shows are high energy and unlike any other show you have ever seen. There’s everything from fiddle and banjo instrumentals to powerful solos and harmony vocals on blues, classic country, honky tonk, traditional bluegrass numbers, old timey ballads, originals, four-part mountain gospel songs – and some flat foot dancing. Well-known for their charisma on stage and their ability to engage audiences of all ages, this group has been performing at the Carter Fold since shows first began at the A.P. Carter Grocery in the 1970s. Saturday, June 16th, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Whitetop Mountain Band. Admission to the concert is $7 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Clinch Mountain MusicFest Helps Preserve Appalachian Heritage

Little Roy and Lizzy Long BanClinch Mountain MusicFest is gearing up for its seventh annual celebration of bluegrass and mountain music in Scott County, Virginia, on Saturday, June 9, 2012. This year’s festival will be held at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons. The goal of Clinch Mountain MusicFest is to preserve and perpetuate the heritage of the Appalachian region through its music and to provide scholarships for young musicians at regional colleges and universities that teach heritage music.

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