Wayne Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition 2012
Held on the third Saturday in June‚ rain or shine. at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, VA, the Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition features some of the region’s best traditional musicians. Winners of the guitar competition are awarded a brand new Henderson guitar!
The 2012 festival will be held on June 16th.
From The Wayne Henderson Festival Facebook page:
The event takes its name from National Heritage Award recipient Wayne Henderson‚ a musician and instrument maker who lives in nearby Rugby‚ Virginia. Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family, and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia; his guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of “Masters of the Steel-String Guitar”, and in seven nations of Europe, Asia and Africa.
Wayne and many of his musical friends are featured performers at the festival‚ with bluegrass and old-time music dominating the program. The Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition was established in 1995 to express appreciation for this “living legend”. A portion of the proceeds from the Festival are placed into a scholarship fund to aid local young musicians in continuing their education. We gave away $15,000 in honor of our 15th year and have topped the $50,000 mark with more to come!!
The 2012 festival will feature The Gibson Brothers, 2011 IBMA vocal group of the year, a special tribute to Doc Watson, the Kruger Brothers, the Water Tower Bucket Boys, Larnell Starkey and the Spiritual Seven, Dori Freeman, and of course, Wayne Henderson and Friends.
Get all the details at www.waynehenderson.org