University News
For Immediate Release: 
May 05 2003

Carter Family Musician to Perform at Concord—Friday, May 16

Athens, W.Va. - A member of the “First Family” of Country Music is set to perform at Concord College, 6 p.m., Friday, May 16, in the Ballroom of the College Center.

Janette Carter, of the notable country music pioneers “The Original Carter Family,” will entertain and the public is invited to attend this very special event.

The Original Carter Family has earned worldwide recognition for their contributions to country music.

Today, Janette preserves traditional, acoustic-only music as a tribute to A.P. and Maybelle Carter—Janette’s cousin. She also devotes time to reaching younger generations who may not otherwise be exposed to her proud Appalachian musical heritage. For over 29 years the “Carter Fold” (a rustic musical theatre that once served as her father’s country store in Hiltons, Virginia) has produced old time and bluegrass music shows. Reportedly the dance floor comes alive at the Fold every Saturday night as young and old share the floor. Audiences come from all over the world to witness historic bluegrass music. The Fold is adjacent to the Carter Family Museum, which is dedicated to the early days of American music.

Cost for the 6 p.m. banquet is $18 per person, reservations are requested.

For more information on the Annual Alumni Banquet, or to make reservations, please contact the Concord College Alumni Office at, 1-304-384-5348 or 304-384-6056 or alumni@concord.edu by Friday, May 9.

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Concord College Notes: Persons with disabilities should contact Rick Dillon, 1-304-384-5276 or Alice Dillon, 1-304-384-5177, if special accommodations are required for this event.

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