Music

Marion's Lincoln Theatre
7:07 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Show Highlights English Appalachian Musical Connection

A multimedia production highlighting the musical connection between Southwest England and Southwest Virginia has a limited run at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia starting this weekend.

The show, which is from England, mixes archival music and film to cross the sea between the old world and the new. 

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Arts & Culture
6:20 am
Fri August 29, 2014

The Return of the Lockn' Music Festival

Credit http://www.locknfestival.com/

Organizers of the Lockn’ Music Festival are gearing up for this year’s event, despite complaints from ABC agents who videotaped illegal drug buys and one young woman sunbathing topless. The four-day fest will feature some big names, including Willie Nelson playing - for the first time - in Nelson County.  

Lockn’ 2014 is expected to outdraw last year’s crowd of 25,000, with a long list of popular bands.

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Arts & Culture
6:58 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Roots Music Runs Deep in Southwest Virginia at the Blue Ridge Music Center

The Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax celebrates American Roots music originating in Southwest Virginia. Tab O’Neal talks to Richard Emmett of the Blue Ridge Music Center about roots music and samples some of the bands you can hear there: 

For more information and to check out who's scheduled to perform, visit the Blue Ridge Music Center's website here.

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Celebrating the Bristol Sessions
4:14 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Birthplace of Country Music Museum Opens

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is opening in Bristol, Virginia this weekend. Nashville may be the mecca of this music today, but as Johnny Cash himself put it, Bristol was the site of the ‘Big Bang’ that led to the universe of country music we know today.

It was there that the now famous “Bristol Sessions” were recorded by then unknown musicians. 

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Arts & Culture
9:01 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Harmonizing on Harmonicas

Jack Hopkins, left, and Frank Jamison, right, jam together at weekly meetings of the Capital Harmonica Club, which Jack founded in 1991.
Credit Eric Shimelonis

It’s said the harmonica was invented by German instrument maker Christian Friedrich Ludwig Buschmann in 1821. Nearly 100 years later, a man was born who would take his passion for the harmonica to another level… and keep it there for nearly another 100 years.

 

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