Tyler Hughes to Host First Saturday Community Coffee House at the
Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park
The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park will host its First Saturday Community Holiday Coffee House on Saturday, December 3, from 7- 9 p.m. Tyler Hughes will serve as the featured host for this month’s Coffee House.
Award winning banjo player and Big Stone Gap native Tyler Hughes has been studying and performing old time music from Southwest Virginia for over a decade now. He has toured both nationally and internationally and most recently made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN with bluegrass band, Dailey and Vincent. He works to promote and preserve the region’s important musical history through his teaching at Mountain Empire Community College and at various camps across the mountains. His most recent recording “When the Light Shines Again” features original and traditional material that paints a musical timeline of the history of the coal mining industry in Appalachia.
The First Saturday Community Coffee House is an open-mic event and is open to all family-friendly performers. All interested musicians, storytellers, and poets should arrive by 6:30 p.m. for sign-up and scheduling. Admission is free to this program. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
For more information, please call the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park at 276-523-1322.
The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
For more information about Virginia State Parks’ activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.