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Clinch Mountain
Music Festival

** Closed until further notice.**
The probability of any festivals in 2020 is unlikely due to government mandates and CDC recommendations.

Based on recommendations from President Donald Trump, Governor Ralph Northam and the nation’s health protection agency that all mass gatherings be cancelled during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Carter Family Fold will be closed until  June 10th. Should further closures be necessary, announcements will be made on our website and Facebook prior to those events. We hope that circumstances change and we can re-start our Saturday shows before that time. We regret that cancelling shows is necessary, but we want to do all we can to keep everyone safe.  

Under the guidance of the CDC, we feel closing is the best for the health of our visitors, volunteers and bands. The CDC states that “COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is an emerging respiratory disease and there is more to learn about its transmission, clinical course and populations at increased risk of disease and complications”


**  One of a kind, handcrafted guitar fundraiser. **

Tickets are on sale now to win a guitar handcrafted by Wayne Henderson and the Virginia Luthiers. This group has built guitars for Eric Clapton, Mumford & Sons and Dolly Parton to name a few. It’s one of a kind – made from cherry wood taken from a tree behind the Carter Family Museum. With the Fold’s logo on the guitar head, there will never be another guitar quite like this one. Tickets can be purchased online

https://squareup.com/store/carter-family-memorial-music-center-inc/

and at our weekly shows for $10 each or buy 5/ get the 6th free. We thank the Virginia Luthiers Wayne Henderson, Jimmy Edmunds, Spencer Strickland and Gerald Anderson for making this unique instrument a reality and for helping keep mountain music alive by coordinating efforts like this. Sadly Gerald Anderson passed away shortly after the debut of this wonderful guitar at our 2019 Appalachia Rising event. At the 2020 Appalachia Rising (date TBD), some lucky ticket holder will become the owner of this beautiful instrument. You do not have to be present to win.





Thank you for visiting the official Website of the Carter Family Memorial Music Center! This is your source for information related to the legendary Carter Family, the Carter Fold performance center, and all our activities dedicated to the preservation and presentation of traditional mountain and folk music.


The Carter Family Memorial Music Center, a non-profit organization, serves fans and supporters of old-time country and folk music through the presentation of weekly performances at the Carter Family Fold, in Hiltons, Virginia. It also honors the memory of the first family of country music, the legendary Carter Family (A.P. Carter, Sara Carter, and Maybelle Carter), whose first recordings (in 1927) are credited with giving birth to the commercial country music industry. The Carter Family Memorial Music Center was founded by Janette Carter, daughter of A.P. and Sara, who with Sara's cousin Maybelle, comprised the original Carter Family. The Carter Family Memorial Music Center is directed by Rita Forrester, daughter of Janette Carter.

This is the official Website of The Carter Family as well as that of The Carter Fold and The Carter Family Memorial Music Center. Please visit us often as we add information and photographs that help tell the story of this remarkable family.
The Carter Family Memorial Music Center is a non-profit organization.
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