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Bobby McMillon Legacy Project Tribute Concert

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Flyer with collage of photos of Bobby McMillon , William Ritter, Sheila Kay Adams, and Rodney Sutton, and logos of MHU, South Arts, and Blue Ridge Music Trails. Text reads: Bobby McMillon Legacy Project Tribute, presented by the Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies, the Southern Appalachian Archives, and the Bobby McMillon Legacy Project. Featuring Sheila Kay Adams, Rodney Sutton, and William Ritter. Wed November 29, 2023 7-8:30pm, Owen Theatre, Mars Hill University, mhu.edu/ramsey-center, free and open to the public.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.


November 29
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies
(828) 689-1115
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Owen Theatre
44 College St
Mars Hill, 28754 United States
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