WCC Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree Set for March 19


Wytheville Community College is pleased to present the free monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree on March 19, 2022. This month the Jamboree will feature Cabin Creek Bluegrass Band and the Whitetop Mountain Band on Saturday, March 19, 2022, from 7-9 p.m. The Jamboree will be held in the William F. Snyder Auditorium on the WCC campus in Wytheville, located at 1000 East Main Street. Attendees are encouraged to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.

Cabin Creek Bluegrass Band is a local Bluegrass Band that plays around the North Carolina and Virginia area. The band members are Carrol Shores on guitar; N.R. Taylor on Dobro; Will Eller on bass, Jack Wells on Mandolin, and Tim Lewis on Banjo.

The Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop is an area rich in the old-time music tradition; this band has deep roots in mountain music that will get you on your feet dancing. The band includes Emily Spencer on banjo and vocals; Martha Spencer on guitar, fiddle, banjo, and vocals; Kilby Spencer on fiddle; Ersel Fletcher on guitar and vocals; and Debbie Bramer on bass.

Doors to the Snyder Auditorium open at 6 p.m., with music beginning at 7 p.m., Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to help defray the travel expenses of the bands.

The WCC Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree was first organized in 2006. The event is hosted by WCC English faculty member, Jason Settle, whom you may find playing the fiddle along with one of the bands. The WCC Jamboree is an affiliated venue of The Crooked Road.


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