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"Oklahoma Swing" at Grayson Highlands

Vince Gill is headlining at the 20th Annual Wayne C Henderson Festival and Guitar Competition on June 21, 2014 aGrayson Highlands State Park! 

I am so excited! Some of my personal favorites of Gill's include “Cinderella,” “Never Knew Lonely,” and “One More Last Chance.” The festival always has an amazing lineup but Vince Gill is definitely a special treat.

Wayne C Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition
2014 may have the biggest crowds yet

Vince Gill is only one part of the day. This festival is packed full of musical talent:

The day begins with the guitar competition beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the finals being held at 2:45 p.m.  Vince Gill will take the stage at 3:25 p.m. and the day will end with Wayne C Henderson and Friends at 5:45 p.m.

Performers will be on stage throughout the day. This year those performers include Dale Jett and Hello Stranger, Bill Kirchen, Snyder Family Band, Kazuhiro Inaba. The festival ends at 6:45 p.m.

The Wayne C Henderson Music Festival  is the third Sat in June each year
Wayne C Henderson is a gifted musician and luthier

Tickets are $20 per person and available at the gate on the day of the event (children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult). A $5 per car parking fee will also be collected.

Shuttles will be available for overflow parking. Food vendors will be on hand during the festival. A dance floor will be out and ready for anyone wanting to show off their flatfoot dancing.

Keep your eye out for the “Dancing Ranger” and Virginia State Parks' newest mascot Ranger Parker Redfox (we'll have to see if he can cut a few moves as well!)

The Dancing Ranger Harvey Thompson
The "Dancing Ranger" will be on hand

The park is on U.S. 58 midway between Independence and Damascus and is reached from I-81 at Exit 45 in Marion; turn south on Route 16 and travel 33 miles to US 58 in the community of Volney. Turn right onto US 58. Travel eight miles to the park's entrance. Click here for a Google map.
For more information call the park office at 276-579-7092 or visit Grayson Highlands State Park website here

Published: 05/23/2014

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