The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park will host its next event in the weekly “Lunch on the Lawn” series Friday, June 8 at 12 p.m., featuring Tyler Hughes.
Tyler Hughes is an old time and country musician, square dance caller and educator from the Central Appalachians. Based in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Hughes is no stranger to the roots of old time, bluegrass and country music that thrive in the southern highlands. Since age 12, he has been performing close to home and across the East coast. In 2015, Hughes graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies. He performs not only as a solo artist, but also with the Empty Bottle String Band from Johnson City, Tennessee. Tyler has appeared on PBS’s Song of the Mountains, NPR’s Mountain Stage, at Jazz at the Lincoln Center and at the historic Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia.
The “Lunch on the Lawn” event is free and open to the public. Visitors may bring their own lunch or pre-order one from the Museum for $6.00 each. This week’s featured menu is chicken salad croissant, veggie sticks with dip, dessert and choice of beverage. Orders must be made in advance by 4:00 p.m. each Thursday by calling the park at (276) 523-1322.
The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
For more information about Virginia State Parks’ activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.