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Big Stone Gap Museum combining musical event with Festival of Trees

November 25th, 2011 7:12 pm by staff report

BIG STONE GAP — The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park in Big Stone Gap will host its First Saturday Community Coffee House from 7 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 3 with Coffee House favorites David and Bernita Jervis performing as featured hosts.

As a special treat this holiday season, the museum is also offering a one-of-a-kind night viewing of the 16th annual Festival of Trees, featuring dozens of Christmas trees throughout the mansion decorated by individuals, churches and groups. The tree viewing will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 3.

David Jervis is a musician and singer from the coal town of Andover. As a teenager he taught himself to play the guitar, and he has been playing and writing music ever since. Bernita Jervis was born in Exeter and is a self-taught autoharp player.

The pair have shared their mixture of old time, coal mine, soft rock and gospel music around the region.

The First Saturday Community Coffee House is an open mic event open to all family-friendly performers. All interested musicians, storytellers and poets should arrive by 6:30 p.m. for signup and scheduling.

Admission is free to the program. Regular admission rates apply for the night viewing of the Festival of Trees. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

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