Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. During intermission, the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame committee will announce the six inductees into the 2011 Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Concert tickets may be purchased on line at www.blueridgemusichalloffame or at the Wilkes Heritage Museum located at 100 East Main Street in downtown Wilkesboro. Seating is limited for this event so buy your tickets soon!
He may be a legend, but while Doyle Lawson takes pride in a career that’s stood at the center of bluegrass and bluegrass gospel for over 40 years, he’s hardly resting on his laurels. Look at his schedule and the point is unmistakable – at the same time he’s garnering new acclaim for his historic contributions, he’s plowing new ground alongside artists half his age. At once one of the busiest marquee acts in bluegrass and an iconic figure in its history – that’s Doyle Lawson.
Numerous Grammy nominations and four Dove nominations over the last decade, and a growing list of appearances at venues ranging from A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage and the Grand Ole Opry to New York City’s Joe’s Pub and B. B. King’s Blues Club testify to the continuing growth of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s impact – and popularity – beyond traditional bluegrass audiences. To add to the virtuosity Doyle and his band bring to the genre, they also excel in their choice of songs.
Lawson signed with Rounder in 2004, releasing his debut for the label, You Gotta Dig A Little Deeper in 2005 and More Behind the Picture than the Wall in 2007. While his own devotion to bluegrass stretches back to the genre’s Golden Era of the 1950s, Doyle Lawson has been an artistic leader and innovator almost as long – and a mentor, too, to generations of musicians who have gone through his 30 year old Quicksilver “school of bluegrass” to emerge as some of the music’s biggest names. The future of bluegrass is well represented in his current lineup that includes Corey Hensley, Dale Perry, Jason Barie, Jason Leek and Josh Swift.
Come on out and join us for a terrific night of music. The Wilkes Heritage Museum strives to collect and preserve historic structures, artifacts, and documents of Wilkes County and serves as a resource center for every Wilkes County citizen and visitor. Through exhibits, educational programs, performances, and research, the Wilkes Heritage Museum interprets the history of Wilkes County and western North Carolina.
The Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame, located at the Wilkes Heritage Museum, exists to showcase and preserve the rich musical heritage in all genres of the greater Blue Ridge Mountains area from northern Georgia to northern Virginia. The hall of fame honors: commercial recording artists, pioneers, revivalists, songwriters, side musicians, traditional dancers and callers, scholars, promoters journalists, educators, and broadcast personalities.
The Wilkes Heritage Museum is a private, non-profit organization open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to tour the Wilkes Heritage Museum (including the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame), Old Wilkes Jail, and Captain Robert Cleveland Log Home is $5 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. For more information about the Wilkes Heritage Museum or the Doyle Lawson Concert, please call 336-667-3171 or go to www.wilkesheritagemuseum.com or www.blueridgemusichalloffame.com .