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Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
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Franklin County musicians featured at Youth Music Festival
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Photo by Leah Prater: Travis Starkey and Cheryl Lunsford will perform at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the third annual Crooked Road Youth Music Festival at Heartwood in Abingdon.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Travis Starkey and Cheryl Lunsford will perform at the third annual Crooked Road Youth Music Festival at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 10.

The festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Heartwood in Abingdon.

Twenty-five bands from throughout Southwest Virginia will be performing on two stages throughout the day, and an "Old Time Square Dance" will take place inside Heartwood from 5 to 7 p.m. The square dance will feature Shawn Brenneman, caller, and The Lee Highway String Band.

"The festival is an opportunity for people to show support for young tradition bearers." said Jonathan Romeo, The Crooked Road's program manager. "It gives folks interested in the distinctive musical heritage of Southwest Virginia a way to encourage its future growth."

Festival performers include Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder, The Blackberries, The Butcher Family, Changing Lanes, Close Kin -- Our Roots Run Deep, The Floyd Jammers, The Friendship Boys, Gravel Road, Honaker FFA Bluegrass Band, The Jamming Bobcats from Abingdon Elementary School, Kitty & The Stray Cats, Leigh Beamer, The Loose Strings Band, Mountain Music School String Band, Oh Brother Where Am I?, The Patterson Family, Pike City, Tori Bartfai, Travis Starkey & Cheryl Lunsford, Tyler Hughes, Valley Grass, The Yates Family Band, WiseJAMS--Coeburn, WiseJAMS--Big Stone Gap, and WiseJAMS--Norton.  

The Crooked Road Youth Music Festival is sponsored by Abingdon Convention and Visitors Bureau, Abingdon Olive Oil Company, First Bank & Trust Company, Heartwood, Highlands Union Bank, the National Endowment for the Arts, Pepsi Beverages Company, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Wayne C. Henderson Scholarship Program, and Wordsprint.

Admission to the festival is $5 for adults, $2 for children 6-12, and kids 5 and under are free.  

For more information, call (276) 492-2409 or email info@thecrookedroad.org.

 
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