Mountain Memories: Tribute to Bobby McMillon

Fri. Jun 10, 2022 at 5:30pm EDT
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Price: $15.00
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Folkmoot Live! is proud to partner with Mountain Memories Productions and historian and author Bob Plott to launch the Mountain Memories performance series at the historic Queen Auditorium at the Folkmoot Friendship Center.

In the spirit of radio variety shows of years past, each Mountain Memories performance follows a loose theme, but together they promote traditional Southern Appalachian culture in an accurate and positive way through music, dance and storytelling. Bob Plott, General Manager of the Meadowlark Mountain Heritage Center will be your host. In 2016 Plott was presented the highly coveted Order of the Longleaf Pine by the Governor of North Carolina in recognition of his work promoting the legacy of the Plott hound, as well as North Carolina history.

Mountain Memories: A Tribute to Bobby McMillon features traditional Appalachian ballads, stories and music with renowned artists, Sheila Kay Adams and William Ritter. Please join Sheila and William as they pay tribute to their late friend and mentor, the legendary folklorist Bobby McMillon celebrating his amazing life and legacy through stories and songs. 

Sheila Kay Adams is a nationally acclaimed, award-winning author, singer, song writer, claw hammer banjo player, guitarist and storyteller. She has received multiple awards for her work including the North Carolina Heritage Award and a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts along with the Brown Hudson Award from the N.C. Folklore Society in recognition of her valuable contributions to North Carolina folk traditions.

William Ritter is an award-winning historian, author, folklorist, singer, songwriter, and can play most any stringed instrument—and play it well. He has devoted a good part of his adult life to documenting the contributions of old time Appalachian musicians and ballad singers, many of whom, such as the late Ray Dellinger and Bobby McMillon, were his mentors.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Concert at 7:00 p.m.
Beer/wine and food will be available for purchase. 

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Queen Auditorium 112 Virginia Ave.
Waynesville, NC 28786
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