Town Branch to Visit the Fold

Saturday, August 17th, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia will present a concert by the Town Branch Bluegrass Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. Tickets are only available at the door. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

As long as bluegrass music has echoed through the hills and valleys of the Appalachian region, musicians of all ages have gathered together to play and preserve their favorite style of music. From Lee County, Virginia, this southwestern Virginia group showcases the traditional songs of yesterday, along with the driving sound of a modern style. The band began doing back porch picking and performing at local events ten years ago. Town Branch Bluegrass is now one of the region’s hottest bands.

The group features Brandon Elkins on banjo, Bill Newman on mandolin, Peggy Ely on bass, Shirley Smith on vocals, and Jack and Wayne Bonham on guitar and vocals. Occasionally, the band showcases an up-and-coming member on vocals – Miss Bailey Elkins. Hopefully, she’ll help out on a few of her favorite tunes. For further information on the band, go to http://townbranchbluegrass.com/. For a night of some of the best bluegrass music the region has to offer, don’t miss Town Branch Bluegrass Band at the Carter Family Fold. Be sure to bring your friends along, and don’t forget your dancing shoes! Town Branch Bluegrass Band has become a Carter Fold favorite, and their concert will be a night of family, down-home fun. Besides being some of the best musicians and performers in their field, they are friendly, warm, and some of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. Come on out and join us!

Carter Family Memorial Music Center is a nonprofit, rural arts organization established to preserve traditional, acoustic mountain music. The center is a family-friendly, drug and alcohol free venue. In addition to the performance area, we also maintain the Carter Family Museum and the A.P. Carter birthplace cabin. Both are historic landmarks and are open from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and later at performance intermission on Saturdays. For more information on the center, go to our site on the internet –www.carterfamilyfold.org/. Partial program funding for shows at the Fold is provided by theVirginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and by Virginia Tourism Corporation. To access recorded information on shows coming up at the Fold, call 276-386-6054. We can be found on Facebook – page Carter Fold – and Twitter – @carterfoldinfo. To speak to a Fold volunteer staff member, call 276-594-0676.