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Bluegrass Music Group Seldom Scene to Headline Song of the Mountains

Seldom SceneMarion, VA-.The legendary bluegrass music group Seldom Scene will headline the final Song of the Mountains concert for 2012 on Saturday, December 15th at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia. Also performing on the show will be the Redhead Express from Alaska, the old time music of the Wolfe Brothers from southwestern Virginia and Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome from Cedar Bluff, Virginia.

Friends of Mark Newton Benefit A Success

Friends of Mark Newton BenefitNashville, TN -- The Friends of Mark Newton Golf Outing and Music Event held on August 24th in Fredricksburg, Virginia, Newton’s childhood home, to assist the Newton Family with medical expenses following Mark’s hospitalization this Summer was a huge success. Mark Newton was hospitalized unexpectedly earlier this year at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville while preparing for the 20th Anniversary Graves Mountain Festival of Music, an event that Newton helped create with the Graves Family, in Syria, Virginia. The August 24th fundraiser had over 34 golf team participants and culminated with a special concert reunion of the Virginia Squires (Rickie and Ronnie Simpkins, Sammy Shelor, and Mark Newton) and special guests that included Grammy Award winning artist Carl Jackson, Dudley Connell of the Seldom Scene, and Ralph Stanley II among many others.

Friends of Mark Newton Event Features Virginia Squires Reunion

Friends of Mark Newton BenefitNashville, TN -- Friends of Mark Newton have announced a special fundraiser on August 24th to include a golf outing and live bluegrass music in Fredricksburg, Virginia, Newton’s childhood home. The benefit is to assist the Newton Family with medical expenses Mark Newton incurred when he was hospitalized unexpectedly earlier this year at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville while preparing for the 20th Anniversary Graves Mountain Festival of Music. Newton helped create the Graves Mountain Festival along with the Graves Family, in Syria, Virginia. The event culminates with an evening concert featuring the music of Mark Newton and Steve Thomas and their The StillHouse Band (Newton’s current touring band). A full entertainment line-up for the evening music concert features a special reunion of the bluegrass group, Virginia Squires, with Ronnie and Rickie Simpkins, Sammy Shelor, and Mark Newton.

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