Song of the Mountains® is entertainmentengagementenrichment in beautiful Marion, VA.
Live concerts are held monthly at The Lincoln Theatre® in Marion, Virginia with shows videotaped for our award winning Television Series which can be seen on public television affiliates throughout the country.
Saturday, July 9, 2016 --- BUY TICKETS
Featuring The Dillards, Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Loose Strings, and Molly Jeanne!
Showtime: 7:00 p.m. - Tickets: Reserved Seating - Ticket Price: $25.00
For over fifty years, one name continues to define modern Bluegrass, Country Rock, Folk, and Americana music: DILLARD. Most recognized for his contributions to the world music stage with the band he founded with his brother Douglas – The Dillards – Rodney Dillard remains a significant figure in the fabric of the American Music tapestry. …The Dillards did it first. That first album — the Dillards’ album called ‘Wheatstraw Suite,’ which came out in 1968 — was a very influential album in my life…I was a big fan of the Dillards. In fact, I drove through a snowstorm to hear them play in Fort Worth back in 1968… The Dillards are probably the finest vocal group in the world. DON HENLEY – THE EAGLES Noted as being the first bluegrass ensemble to introduce electric instruments in the mid- 1960s, they are considered to be one of the pioneers of the burgeoning Southern California Folk Rock, Country Rock and Progressive Bluegrass genres, and are credited with directly influencing artists such as The Eagles, The Byrds, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Elton John, Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, John Hartford, and hundreds of other well-known acts of the last fifty years. …The Dillards are my musical inspiration…they deserve more attention. SIR ELTON JOHN In 1972, Elton John cited The Dillards as his “musical inspiration,” actually demanding the band’s addition to the bill during John’s first U.S. tour. It was The Dillards…they played some cool stuff on that show [The Andy Griffith Show] and that made an impression on me. ALAN JACKSON – SUPERSTAR COUNTRY ARTIST Rodney Dillard and The Dillards band cemented their place in American popular culture performing musically as members of the fictional “Darling” family on multiple seasons of The Andy Griffith Show, introducing bluegrass music to the vast majority of Americans and audiences around the world who had never heard it. I fell in love with the music played by the pioneers of bluegrass -- Flatt and Scruggs, Seeger and The Dillards, who appeared on "The Andy Griffith Show." I heard The Dillards -- I heard them live; they were fantastic -- and my ear was just transfixed by the sound of the banjo. STEVE MARTIN – ACTOR, COMEDIAN, GRAMMY-WINNING BANJO RECORDING ARTIST
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The Lincoln Theatre
The Lincoln Theatre is located at the heart of Downtown Marion's Historic District. Originally built in 1929, the theatre was the dream of entrepreneur Charles C. Lincoln and the premiere movie house of Southwest Virginia. The Lincoln Theatre's Art Deco interior was designed to evoke images of an ancient Mayan temple and is now one of only three theatres of this style left in existence. With six enormous murals depicting early American national and local history, The Lincoln is a one-of-a-kind venue.
Following a complete restoration in 2004, The Lincoln Theatre has brought considerable pride, economic development, and notoriety to the local community. The Song of the Mountains® concert series has been a large part of that growth and today works as a partner with its host organization to bring Appalachian music and culture to people across America and around the world. Song of the Mountains® is a program of The Appalachian Music Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization.
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(276) 783-6092 Song of the Mountains® incorporates both traditional and contemporary performance styles in featuring old-time and bluegrass music from the region's brightest stars.
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Song of the Mountains® can reach more than 121 MILLION people across America and around the world!
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Our Bluegrass, Old Time, Gospel & Americana Music Concert Series!Song of the Mountains® joins the rich tradition of native music of the Appalachian Blue Ridge, a tradition known for gifted musicians, dynamic performances, and historic venues.