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Childress Girls take Heartwood stage

Contributed • Mar 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM

ABINGDON - The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail will welcome the Childress Girls in concert from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 8 at Heartwood in Abingdon, Virginia. The concert is part of The Crooked Road Music Series at Heartwood.

Admission to the concert is free and donations will be accepted for Crooked Road Traditional Music Education Program (TMEP).

The Childress Girls, hailing from Big Stone Gap, are a group of sisters who share a passion for music and for playing together. They have performed at churches, farmers markets, music venues and festivals throughout Southwest Virginia including Natural Tunnel State Park, Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Home Craft Days, The Crooked Road’s Youth Music Festival and the Blue Ridge Music Center JAM Day.

The Childress Girls play a mix of traditional hymns and mountain fiddle tunes and songs.

The Crooked Road Music Series takes place each Thursday at Heartwood. The series features youth artists on the second Thursday along with open jams on the first, third, fourth and fifth Thursdays to showcase Southwest Virginia performers. The Crooked Road Music Series is sponsored by Heartwood, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Heartwood - Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway is located off I-81 at Exit 14 in Abingdon, and features food, music and craft of Southwest Virginia. In conjunction with The Crooked Road's Thursday night live music, the restaurant features delicious southern BBQ to make for a food and music experience only Southwest Virginia can deliver.

To learn more, visit The Crooked Road website at www.thecrookedroad.org or Heartwood's website at www.heartwoodvirginia.org. Or call (276) 492-2409 or email [email protected]

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