Patsy Cline Music Festival, Saturday Night Shindig
The Patsy Cline Music Festival will be held Sept. 3 to honor one of the areas most famous natives.
"Saturday Night Shindig" will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 3 at Groves Winchester Harley-Davidson with music by Viva la Muerte. Food will be available for purchase as well as wine and beer. Admission is $10 in advance until 5 p.m. Sept. 2 and $15 at the gate.
The group has a local connection with a Winchester native who is part of the band. Matt Armstrong, the son of Dr. Jack Armstrong and the late Mary Kay Armstrong, is bringing the band up from Greensboro, N.C.
Viva la Muerte began with a fiddle and two guitars in 2005. I was one of the original songwriters along with a friend of mine, Joe Goeke, Matt said. I played lead guitar back then, but play rhythm now since we've brought Will McCanless into the band. He can play mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and a lead electric. Bass player is Jared Zehmer and our brand new drummer is Wes Allen.
The bands influences range from bridge building country figures like Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson to contemporary bridge builders like Wilco and North Carolina's own Ryan Adams. Like the Grateful Dead, we're interested in that place where Merle Haggard and Chuck Berry collide, a strange desert rendezvous between north and south, east and west, left and right, Matt added.
Sponsored by Celebrating Patsy Cline, the festival will honor the legendary singer, who grew up in the Winchester-Frederick County area.
The festival also is a tribute to the Sept. 8, 1932, birthday anniversary of the world-famous singer, who met her untimely death in a plane crash in 1963 after only three decades on this earth.
Groves Winchester Harley-Davidson (View)
140 Independence Drive
Winchester, VA 22602
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