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Summer Music Workshop – All Ages (Adults & Students)


Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Note: The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is practicing health and safety guidelines set forth by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Therefore, workshops will be limited to 10 (ten) students, and masks, temperature checks and wellness checks, and social distancing will be required. Click here to learn more about our health and safety protocols.

This one-day Summer Music Workshop at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum gives participants of all ages the opportunity to lean and play songs from Southwest Virginia and to explore the art of storytelling with a focus on Jack Tales from Virginia. Participants will also receive fiddle, guitar, or banjo instruction.

We recommend having at least one-year’s experience with your chosen instrument for this workshop.

What’s included:

Instrumental (banjo, guitar, fiddle) instruction on select Southwestern Virginia songs in a small group setting

Storytelling lesson with a focus on Jack Tales of Virginia

Guided tour of the museum including special exhibit Real Folk: Passing on Trades & Traditions Through the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program

Pick Along Songbook

Rental of an instrument (if needed) for additional fee of $5


9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Check-in/registration

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Songs of Southwest Virginia instrumental course

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch break (bring from home)

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Guided tour of museum and special exhibit.

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Southwest Virginia Jack Tales (storytelling session)

Cost is $75 per student with online registration/payment. The workshop is limited to 10 people. Participants may bring their own instrument or rent one from the museum for $5. 

Adult Registration – Click on link below.

Click here to pay registration 

Student Registration – Click on the link below.



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MUSEUM: 101 Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201
(423) 573-1927

BUSINESS OFFICE: 416 State Street, Suite A
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 573-1927