20th Annual Leon Kiser Memorial Tribute
Bristol, TN — The Appalachian Cultural Music Association (ACMA) presents the 20th Annual Leon Kiser Memorial Tribute Concert at the Paramount Theatre in Bristol, Tennessee on Saturday, February 27th at 7:00 pm.
"All of us with the ACMA are proud to present this program with wonderful musicians from our region who help us fund the Benny Sims and Leon Kiser/ACMA Scholarships that benefits ETSU's Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Program", stated Delores Anshutz, chairman of the concert committee. "Our organization continues to work to promote and preserve the music of our region and we continually give back to our community which is a joy to all of our members and volunteers."
The concert at the Paramount Theatre in Bristol, Tennessee will be hosted by Tim Harkleroad, writer, comic and lead of the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge. Performers include the ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band, the ETSU Old Time Pride Band, the Morehead State University Mountain Music Ambassadors, Raymond McLain, Jerry and Susie Keys, Danny Moneyhun, Fiddlin' Carson Peters, Keith Williams, Appalachian Trail, Robby Spencer and Teddy Helton, Fire in the Kitchen, Breaking Tradition, Kody Norris, Alex Harris and the Ultimate Dance-Bristol Dance Academy.
The ACMA will be honoring several people who have influenced the music of the Southern Appalachian Region. "Each year we do this to honor folks who have either performed music or have contributed in some way to further the music of our region." says Anshutz. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award and Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Bonnie Lou and Buster Moore; Tom Netherland will receive the Major Contributor Award. The ACMA also recognizes Curtis Morrell for his dedication to area music. This year's show is also to the memory of Gene Boyd, who recently passed away.
Tickets are $20, reserved seating and can be purchased at the Paramount Theatre Box Office in Bristol, Tennessee. For tickets and information call 423-274-8920 or visit www.theparamountcenter.com.
This concert is sponsored by Toyota of Kingsport, Bryant Label Company, Bristol Herald Courier, WJHL, WCYB and the ACMA Mountain Music Museum, The Appalachian Cultural Music Association is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization which also maintains the Mountain Music Museum on State Street in Bristol, TN.