Lee County bands together

The mountains of Lee County will be filled with mountain music this weekend for the Virginia Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming.

The event will run from June 12 through 14 and will have events ranging from educational demonstrations to local musician jam sessions.

On June 12, Wilderness Road State Park will host a quilt show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Karlan Mansion. Artisans will be giving demonstrations on wool spinning, candle making and wood carving to celebrate local arts.

Residents are asked to bring historical artifacts from their personal collections to be identified by students from the Archaeology Department at the University of Mississippi. Admission to the event will be $3 per vehicle.

Bluegrass bands Tennessee 90 and Town Branch Bluegrass along with traditional Irish musicians Sigean are scheduled to perform beginning at 6:30 p.m. Concert admission is $10.

“We have state agencies, towns, local business and local government all working together to make this weekend a success. This is the first time the entire county has banded together for a weekend of events,” said Lee County Tourism Director Ashley Seals.

The town of Jonesville will host a concert by Sycamore Hollow on June 13 and a jam session for area musicians. From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. a craft fair will be taking place featuring locally made soaps, locally grown vegetables and barbecue dinners from the Jonesville Lions Club.

The final event of the weekend will include a traditional and contemporary gospel concert featuring Tony and Heather Mabe and the Glorylanders beginning at 2 p.m. at the Lee Theater in Pennington Gap. Tickets range from $15 to $25.

For more information call 276-346-4629 or visit www.ilovelee.org.

Reach Kelsey Gerhardt at 606-302-9093 or on Twitter @kgerhardtmbdn.

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