A! Magazine for the Arts

The Lambsburg Community Center Jam an Affiliated Venue of The Crooked Road

October 21, 2012

ABINGDON, VA - The Lambsburg Community Center Jam in Lambsburg, Va., was presented with a banner acknowledging this venue's recent inclusion as a Crooked Road Affiliated Venue. As an Affiliated Venue, the Lambsburg Community Center Jam will be represented in Crooked Road publicity and promotional materials.

The Lambsburg Community Center Jam was organized in September of 2007 and has been running every Friday night since it began. Each Jam session includes old time and bluegrass musicians from all over to make the center a great venue for good clean fun and relaxation every Friday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Concessions are sold to assist in keeping the Community Center open. Admission is free, and all musicians are welcome.

"This jam and the community center are wonderful assets for the Lambsburg area," says Jack Hinshelwood, executive director of The Crooked Road. "This is one of those places where even on your first visit you feel a part of the community because people go out of their way to make you welcome. And it doesn't hurt that there are some really excellent musicians in the Lambsburg area who attend this jam."

The Crooked Road recently announced the naming of 12 new Affiliated Venues and Festivals. The Affiliates are all traditional music presenters and include annual festivals and weekly or monthly jams and concerts. A complete listing of the Affiliated Venues and Festivals and the nine Major Venues of The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail can be found at www.thecrookedroad.org.

The Crooked Road's mission is to support tourism and economic development in Southwest Virginia by celebrating and preserving this Appalachian region's unique musical and cultural heritage. The Trail itself covers 330 miles and connects Rocky Mount in Franklin County to Breaks Interstate Park in Dickenson County.

For additional information about The Crooked Road, call 276-492-2409 or send an email to info@thecrookedroad.org. For more information about the Lambsburg Community Center Jam, call Phillip Berrier at 336-648-2078.