The Pocahontas Opera House is pleased to present the 3rd Annual “Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration,” as part of Marlinton’s Autumn Harvest Festival. The Hammons Family carried on ancient traditions of fiddling, banjo playing, ballad singing and story telling at their remote mountain home in Pocahontas County. Their legacy is proudly celebrated among today’s musicians.
Presented in conjunction with the Autumn Harvest Festival and West Virginia Roadkill Cook-off.
This event is presented with support from Pendleton Community Bank, NRAO, the Law Office of Roger D. Forman, and Jerico Bed & Breakfast and Pre-Civil War Log Cabins.
The musicians of Pocahontas County’s Hammons family continue to influence musicians to this day. All ages are invited to perform in the celebration. See registration information after the jump.
The Hammons Family had a pervasive and enduring effect on West Virginia’s regional mountain music. Though they have passed on, their influence is alive to be celebrated.
Performers will not be judged, but will receive a gift from the Opera House. Registration is free and will be available in advance using the form below, or by calling B.J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989. Musician registration on September 29 begins at 5:30 p.m. So practice together with some friends, and sign up to celebrate Pocahontas County’s rich musical tradition at the Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration!
- All instruments played should be acoustic.
- Each participant/group should play/sing at least two tunes.
- Participants may be one or more musicians.