Mountain music legends come together for Joe Wilson Memorial Music Festival in Galax, VA. The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) announces a Joe Wilson tribute concert featuring some of the biggest names in folk, bluegrass, and Americana—including the finest dobro player in contemporary acoustic music and the most highly decorated female musician of all time—on Friday, September 2 at the Blue Ridge Music Center, milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Galax, VA.
The one-day festival will include performances by Jerry Douglas, The Whites, and special guest Alison Krauss, as well as musical tributes from Wayne Henderson & Friends, The Jeff Little Trio, Linda & David Lay, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Phil Wiggins, The Barr Family & Tony Ellis, The Hurdle Brothers, and Frank Newsome.
The festival is presented by the Blue Ridge Parkway and Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation in collaboration with the Virginia Folklife Program at VFH, with support from the National Folk Festival and National Council for the Traditional Arts. The show is sponsored by WNCW 88.7.
- WHEN: Friday, September 2, 4-9 PM (with preconcert activities beginning at 12 PM, described above)
- WHERE: Blue Ridge Music Center, 700 Foothills Road, Galax, VA, or Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway
- TICKETS: $40, $20 for ages 12 and younger. General admission only. Available at BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org or (866) 308-2773, ext. 245.