Please join us to celebrate the Bobby McMillon Legacy Project at Mars Hill University. This is a project, funded in part by South Arts, preserves and makes accessible the collections of the legendary Bobby McMillon (1951-2021), who was an extraordinary ballad-singer, storyteller, and folklorist. McMillon was from western North Carolina and performed all over the country, including at the Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife in Washington DC. He received the North Carolina Heritage Award in 2000 and was featured in the film The Ballad of Frankie Silver (Tom Davenport, 1996). The audience will learn more about McMillon and the project, and will hear performances and reminiscences from McMillon’s dear friends Rodney Sutton, William Ritter, and Sheila Kay Adams. The event is free and open to the public.