The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park will host its First Saturday Community Coffee House on Saturday, July 7, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Lonesome Lillies will serve as the featured host for this month’s Coffee House.
The Lonesome Lillies includes 14-year old triplet sisters Madeline, Emily and Amelia Clark of Big Stone Gap, VA. These young ladies began learning Appalachian Mountain Music through the local Wise JAMS music program in the fifth grade. This past year, they have been part of the Wise JAMS String Band playing at local venues such as Coffee House and other events at the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park, Natural Tunnel State Park and Heartwood, and on stage at “The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Drama” for Crooked Road music events. The Lonesome Lillies also attend Mountain Music School at Mountain Empire Community College each summer to continue developing their skills.
The First Saturday Community Coffee House is an open-mic event and is open to all family-friendly performers. All interested musicians, storytellers, and poets should arrive by 6:30 p.m. for sign-up and scheduling. Admission is free to this program. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
For more information, please call the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park at 276-523-1322.
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