There are many amazing musical traditions that come out of the gorge. Spend an afternoon soaking up magical music from the mountains.
“A whole bunch of performances by regional musicians, everything from traditional bluegrass music and Appalachian style music, to soul and gospel as well,” said Park Ranger Jodi French-Burr.
The sounds of Appalachia will give you a taste and a flavor of the sounds of the region, so come check it out…
The is the second year they’re doing this and it’s part of the bigger Hidden History Happenings event series through the middle of October. French-Burr says music has had such an impact on all of our lives… and touches something in each of us that helps us find a connection to the land.
“Here in Appalachia seeing those varied types of music on display can really help us find those connections of soul and music and heritage all in one place,” said the park ranger.
Whether you’re new to the area, like me or have lived here for years… Jodi says the sounds of the Appalachia program is a wonderful way to tap into those cultural connections.
“Both historically and continues into the future as we take those musical traditions to the next step continuing with making more music,” said French-Burr.
TO LEARN MORE…
Explore Appalachian traditions through song at the second annual Sounds of Appalachia Saturday, Sept. 23 from 11:30am-6pm at the Grandview Amphitheatre.