“50 years in the making” is an old-fashioned, blues and bluegrass concert taking place at Virginia Tech’s Moss Center.

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) -Whether you are in the old days, blues or bluegrass, you can enjoy all those sounds with a show of benefits Tuesday night at the Moss Center at Virginia Tech.

“Our old music is strongly influenced by the environment in which we live. So, when we talk about this concert, there will be old, blues and bluegrass. , ”says Jack Hinshelwood, who has played Appalachian music for 50 years.

Tonight’s concert for the benefit of the Montgomery Museum of Art and History was his creation.

The museum closes its Pepper Street area, and returns to East Main Street in Christiansburg.

He is the lead director who explains what old music means to him.

“For me, I see old music as the only genre that represents our heritage here in the mountains, and people like Jack really represent it as well as decades now,” he says. Casey Jenkins, executive director of the Montgomery Museum. of Art and History.

Hinshelwood ’50 Years of Designing resulted in the recording of twenty more songs and singers.

About half will appear at tonight’s concert.

So, we will have about 10 of us singing this music at the Moss Art Center in Blacksburg at Virginia Tech in support of the Montgomery Art and History Museum. People like Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley, Butch Robbins, Phil Wiggins, say Hinshelwood.

Another goal of the Virginia Tech concert is to bring in a new audience for older audiences.

“Based on what I learned about the music and the pieces I heard from Jack and others a few months ago, this will be one concert, and it will be a throwback to Moss Arts The institution, ”says Jenkins.

“50 Years Done”, The Classical Music Concert, Blues and Bluegrass is Tuesday night, April 5 at 7pm at the Moss Art Center in Virginia Tech.

Tickets for $ 20 in advance, $ 25 at the door.

All funds are for the benefit of the Montgomery Museum.

Click here for a ticket purchase link.

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