Legends of Grayson Old-Time Weekend
March 30 - April 1$10 – $35
Don’t miss the second annual celebration of Grayson County’s unparalleled old-time musical heritage and the legends who have influenced Appalachian String Band Music the world over.
The 2023 event celebrates clawhammer banjo pioneer Wade Ward with a special tribute to Grayson’s Donna Correll. The inaugural gathering in 2022 honored Thornton Spencer, the legendary fiddler from Whitetop, Va., with a tribute to Helen White, founder of Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM).
The festival includes concerts, master-led open jams, workshops, lectures, film screenings and concerts from such performers as the The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, The Cabin Creek Boys, Wayne Henderson, Brian Grim and Debbie Grim Yates, Paul Brown, Mac Traynham, Jerry Correll and an all-star lineup, including performers who knew and played with “Uncle Wade” and Donna Correll.
Grab your neighbor, bring your instrument or dancing shoes and head to the Historic 1908 Courthouse in Independence, Va. on March 31 – April 1 for an extraordinary weekend of music, fellowship and celebration.