Memorial Concert Fiddler’s Legacy: A Tribute to Trevor Stuart to Benefit Haywood County JAM

Waynesville, N.C., May 9, 2016 – At 7:00 p.m. on May 14 at Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, old time music fans and friends of the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program are invited come together for a concert honoring the late Trevor Stuart, founder and instructor in the JAM program in Haywood County. Featured performers include current JAM students and teachers, Helena Rose, Julie Shepherd-Powell and Adrian Powell, Bruce Greene, koreloy mcwhirter, and Margaret and Wayne Martin, the Executive Director of the North Carolina Arts Council.

About the event, Lindsey Solomon, Executive Director of the Haywood County Arts Council, said, “We had been planning to host a JAM fundraiser in May for some time, but it took on a different flavor when Trevor passed away in March. We want this event not only to raise funds for the 2016-17 JAM year, but honor the enormous contributions Trevor made to the program. His legacy will live on in the music of his students and the continuation of this great program.”

JAM students learn banjo, fiddle, or guitar in the traditional way mountain music has been taught for generations. As students advance, they are referred by instructors into a string band class in which they learn to play with others and prepare for public performance.

Tickets are available for $20 pre-sale or $25 at the door. They can be purchased at the Haywood County Arts Council at 86 N. Main Street or by calling 828-452-0593.

For more information about the concert or JAM, as well as other HCAC programs and events, visit the Haywood County Arts Council website at

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