Sunday, June 21, 2009

Doc Visits Athens (Georgia)

The evening of June 28 I will be hosting a special production of the Mountain Music & Medicine Show. Normally the show is held in the Georgia mountain town of Dahlonega, but next Sunday night it will be held about 60 miles to the south in the historic Morton Theatre in Athens, Georgia, as part of a music and arts festival known as Athfest. [Note: The Morton Theatre is not be be mistaken for its famous and unfortunate uptown neighbor, the Georgia Theatre.]

Musical guests will be the Packway Handle Band, the Solstice Sisters, Beverly Smith and Carl Jones, Hawk-Proof Rooster and old-time fiddler Earl Murphy. Get there for the 7:30 p.m. pre-show to catch 92-year-old Mr. Murphy, who can still wear out younger fiddlers! (Be prepared for spontaneous buck-dancing to erupt in the aisles!) Of course, Mr. Nix and a few Dahlonega folks will also tell a few tales and share a few laughs.

Tickets are $10, or $5 with the purchase of an AthFest wristband. Advance tickets should be available through the Morton Theatre box office (Weekdays 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm, phone (706) 613-3771).

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