Song of The Mountains
Song of The Mountains • The Mast Farm Inn is honored to be one of the official sponsors of Song of The Mountains. Song of the Mountains is produced through an unprecedented collaboration between The Lincoln Theatre, UNC-TV, regional bluegrass and old-time musicians, and the generous contributions of loyal supporters.
Song of the Mountains showcases the best talents in bluegrass and old-time music from the heart of the region where it all began! Live concerts are held monthly at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia with shows videotaped for our award winning Television Series which can be seen on public television affiliates throughout the country.
Tim White is the host of Song of the Mountains concert series and television show! From the beginning Tim has been a driving force in making the PBS Television show the popular program it is today as it has grown to be featured on over 180 PBS affiliates across America and become a premiere showcase for bluegrass, old time, Celtic, gospel and Americana music. Song of the Mountains reaches over 21 million households and 52 million people annually across the nation. Tim White is also host of the popular Pickin’ Porch live shows at the Bristol Mall, The Tim White Bluegrass Show (syndicated radio program) and performs with his band The VWBoys.
Tim’s interest of recognizing, preserving and perpetuating the historic music of the area led to recruitment of others of a like mind and an organizing of the Appalachian Cultural Music Association (www.appalachianculturalmusic.org). Tim currently serves as ACMA president and uses his many talents as artist, businessman, musician and radio announcer to further the aims of the ACMA. He has organized concerts and contributed his time and efforts to promote the music and the message. The ACMA helps to support the Mountain Music Museum, which Tim helped found, in 1999. The museum is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the music which was born in the Southern Appalachians.
UNC-TV is the official Song of the Mountains Production Partner. The station went on the air January 8, 1955, broadcasting as educational television station UNC-TV in Chapel Hill. Today, UNC-TV is an 22-station network licensed to the University of North Carolina that provides statewide analog and digital television service.
Television has the power to change lives. Public Television has the responsibility to change lives for the better: a child far from urban resources is inspired to become a scientist, a high school dropout earns a GED, a homebound senior remains connected to the world of arts and culture, the family of an Alzheimer’s patient finds strength and support. UNC-TV’s unique programs and public media services provide people of all ages with enriching, life-changing television.
Song of the Mountains live shows are taped at the beautifully restored Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia. The Lincoln Theatre, a 500-seat theatre in Marion, VA, re-opened in May 2004 following a $1.8 million renovation. The theatre was built in 1929 by Marion industrialist C.C. Lincoln and his sons, John D. and C.C. Jr., and soon became known as the finest showplace in Southwest Virginia, serving audiences from Roanoke to Knoxville. The Lincoln Theatre, a Virginia Historic Landmark, is a member of the National League of Historic Theatres.
If Song of the Mountains brings you to Southwest Virginia for the first time, you may be surprised at the range of activities, lodging and restaurants within easy access. Kick back or rev it up. Go down-home or high style. Let our great concert series be the magnet to get you here, and you’ll find even more reasons to come back.
If you enjoy the show please consider joining our family of supporters to help us continue to produce new shows for you each season. Donations of $25 or more will receive a special thank you gift! Song of the Mountains/The Lincoln Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization committed to bringing the performing arts to southwest Virginia. Contributions are tax-deductible. Click Here: www.bit.ly/support-song-of-the-mountains
The producers of Song of the Mountains gratefully acknowledge the generosity of its supporters
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