Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail: The Crooked Road Receives Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition Grant
Abingdon, Virginia – Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail: The Crooked Road is pleased to announce that the Traditional Music Education Program has been awarded a Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition grant.
These funds will help support The Crooked Road’s Youth Music Festival, currently scheduled for October 16, 2021 at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace. The Youth Music Festival is part of TCR’s Traditional Music Education Program (TMEP) and there will be various performances from next generation groups, including from regional Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) programs.
For 2021, the day-long event will be expanded to feature workshops, jams and a fiddlers-convention style competition. At the end of the event, there will be a livestream fundraiser, which will go to benefit both TCR’s TMEP program and JAM.
“Wayne Henderson is an amazing luthier and musician in addition to being a valuable partner for The Crooked Road and the Traditional Music Education Program. His generosity and support is very much appreciated as TCR continues to identify opportunities to support the next generation of heritage musicians in the SWVA region,” says Larry Yates, President of The Crooked Road’s Board of Directors.