Reina P. Cunningham
This month’s Second Saturday in the Gap followed the Pioneer Day of the Genealogy Jamboree and organizers feel as though the event complimented the jamboree.
Members of the art council decorated the town with quilts from across the nation. The quilts were donated by local citizens and dated back as far as 1943.
As always, the event featured live music from local musicians.
Levi Cox, Oliver Sayani and Matt Anstett are students at J. Frank White Academy in Harrogate, Tenn., and were playing their music while enjoying the jamboree when Cumberland Gap Mayor Bill McGaffee approached them and asked them to perform in Festival Park.
The group agreed and the mayor approached them after their performance with another invitation.
“I’m asking them to sing at every Second Saturday,” explained McGaffee.
Levi Cox expressed the groups gratitude at the offer.
“We’re thankful for the opportunity,” said Cox.
Another local group, Phig and Brittle, finished out the festivities by playing dulcimers.
Dulcimers are American folk instruments with three or four strings stretched over an elongate fretted sound box that is held on the lap and played by plucking or strumming.
The art council asked Phig and Brittle to perform because the dulcimers seemed as though the perfect way to complete the jamboree weekend.
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