Wytheville, VA -- The Wytheville Community College (WCC) Bluegrass & Old-Time Jamboree in Wytheville, Virginia will be presented with a banner acknowledging this venue’s recent inclusion as a Crooked Road Affiliated Venue. As an Affiliated Venue, WCC Bluegrass & Old-Time Jamboree will be represented in Crooked Road publicity and promotional materials. The Crooked Road will present the banner to representatives of the Bluegrass & Old-Time Jamboree on Saturday, September 15, at 7:00 p.m.
The Bluegrass & Old-Time Jamboree was organized beginning in October of 2006 by WCC President Charlie White, who organized and hosted a similar event for many years at New River Community College. Each Jamboree features a bluegrass band and an old-time band. The bluegrass band performs from 7-8 p.m. and the old-time band performs from 8-9 p.m. Room is provided for anyone who wants to shake a leg and dance. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted to help defray the travel expenses of the bands. The Jamboree is held on the third Saturday of the month (except for June and December) at the William F. Snyder Auditorium on the WCC Campus, located at 100 East Main Street in Wytheville.
“The combination of bluegrass and old time music styles is a winning formula for this wonderful gathering that brings together a lot of people in the Wytheville community and of course visitors from near and far.” says Jack Hinshelwood, Executive Director of The Crooked Road. “It also is simply a great facility in which to enjoy the many different groups the College is able to present. Not only are they helping preserve this region’s heritage music, but it represents an outreach that is really appreciated by those in the community.”
The Crooked Road recently announced the naming of 12 new Affiliated Venues and Festivals. The Affiliates are all traditional music presenters and include annual festivals and weekly or monthly jams and concerts. A complete listing of the Affiliated Venues and Festivals and the nine Major Venues of The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail can be found at www.thecrookedroad.org.
The Crooked Road’s mission is to support tourism and economic development in Southwest Virginia by celebrating and preserving this Appalachian region's unique musical and cultural heritage. The Trail itself covers 330 miles and connects Rocky Mount in Franklin County to Breaks Interstate Park in Dickenson County.
For additional information about The Crooked Road, call 276-492-2409 or send an email to email@example.com. For more information about the Wytheville Community College Bluegrass & Old-Time Jamboree, call (276) 223-4848.