Come check out JAM Alumni at Heartwood on Thursday, July 11!

Abingdon, Virginia– The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail presents a concert by OLDGRASS on Thursday, July 11th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway in Abingdon, Virginia. The concert is part of The Crooked Road’s Youth Music Performance Series.

OLDGRASS, a stellar youth group from Carroll County, VA, brings together high-powered old time and bluegrass musicians to play a blend of tunes that wins audiences and competitions throughout the region. The band took first place in their first performance together in 2010 in the youth band competition at the Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention at the 75th anniversary of the convention. In 2012 they earned the Triad Youth Band Award in High Point, NC. Each band member is an award winning musician on their own individual instrument. Band members include Jared Boyd on banjo, Daniel Greeson on fiddle, Ben Marshall playing bass, Jacob Greer on guitar, and Joshua Allen on mandolin.

The Crooked Road Music Series features youth music performers, as well as showcasing venues of the Crooked Road region. These events along with open jams on the 1st, 3rd, (and 5th) Thursday of every month are hosted at Heartwood. A complete schedule for the music series is available on The Crooked Road website at www.thecrookedroad.org or at www.heartwoodvirginia.org. The music series is sponsored by The Crooked Road, Heartwood, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway is located off I-81 at Exit 14 in Abingdon, Virginia and features food, music, and craft of Southwest Virginia. Admission to the concert is free and donations will be accepted for The Crooked Road Traditional Music Education Program (TMEP).

For more information on The Crooked Road Music Series call (276) 492-2409 or email: [email protected]

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