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“Winter's Tune” Concert Features Mountain Songwriters

Winter Final 2The third annual "Winter's Tune: Music to Warm an Appalachian Night" concert will showcase songwriters from Madison County and raise awareness and funds for a local land preservation organization. The concert is presented by Mars Hill University's Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies and will be held Friday, December 9, 2016, at 7 p.m. in Broyhill Chapel. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at

Performers include Joe Penland, Brooke and George Buckner, Andy Buckner, Hannah Furgiuele, Ashley Heath, Nikki Reid, and Pierce Edens. Furgiuele, who is Program Coordinator for the Ramsey Center, said this year's “Winter's Tune” will feature a mix of genres: "From gospel to folk, blues to rock, we think there will be something for everyone to enjoy." 

The evening also will include a silent auction to benefit the non-profit Bailey Mountain Foundation, which works to protect the prominent mountain overlooking the university campus and the town of Mars Hill. For more information about “Winter's Tune: Music to Warm an Appalachian Night,” contact Hannah Furgiuele at (828) 689-1571 or