Traditional Musicians Come Together for Blue
Ridge Folklife Festival
|For immediate release:
September 27, 2007
Contact: Roddy Moore (540) 365-4415
This year’s Blue Ridge Folklife Festival will once again feature
regional and national music on multiple stages on Saturday, October
27th on the Ferrum College campus. New this year will be the
“Music of Coal” stage featuring western Virginia musicians singing
about the mining life. String bands, bluegrass bands, ballad
singers, bluesmen, even a rockabilly piano player will perform on three
different music stages from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
to the Highway” by Boo Hanks
A major venue on the Crooked Road Music Trail, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival has been called “thoroughly authentic” by the New York Times and the Southeast Tourism Society has twice named the event one of the “Top Twenty Events in the Southeast.”Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 6- 16) and the rate has been reduced to $5 for senior citizens. For additional information, contact the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum at (540) 365-4416 or visit http://www.blueridgeinstitute.org/festivals.htm The Blue Ridge Folklife Festival is located on Route 40, 10 miles west of Rocky Mount, VA.
Ferrum College is a four-year, private, co-educational, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Ferrum offers a choice of nationally recognized bachelor’s degree programs at a cost well below the national average for private colleges. For more information on Ferrum, visit www.ferrum.edu.
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