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Date: May 01, 2001

Grayson Highlands State Park to host music festival June 16

(RICHMOND) -- Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the seventh annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition, Saturday, June 16, at Grayson Highlands State Park, sponsored by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Festival hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with children's activities from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $7 per person, and children under 12 with an adult are admitted free.

The festival features bluegrass bands Lost and Found, Southern Pride, Linda Lay and Appalachian Trail as well as a performance by Wayne C. Henderson and friends.

In addition to the live music, visitors are encouraged to enjoy the park's picnic areas, campgrounds, visitor center, and hiking and bridle trails.

Grayson Highlands State Park is in Grayson County on U.S. 58 between Independence and Damascus. To reach the park, take I-81 to Marion, follow Route 16 to Volney and then go west on U.S. 58 for eight miles.

For more information about the festival, contact the park at (540) 579-7092, or visit the music festival Internet site at For more information about other state parks or for camping reservations, call the State Parks Reservation Center at 1-800-933-PARK, or in Richmond 225-3867.

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