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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 03, 2002
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Grayson Highlands State Park to host music festival June 15

(RICHMOND) - For a sampling of American roots music popularized by the likes of O Brother, Where Art Thou, bring a lawn chair to the eighth annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition, Saturday, June 15, at Grayson Highlands State Park.

The event is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition Committee.

Festival hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with children's activities from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $8 per person, and children under 12 with an adult are admitted free.

The day features Grammy award winner David Holt, Eddie Pennington, Big Country Bluegrass, Heritage and the Solomon Branch Band, as well as a performance by Henderson and friends.

The guitar competition begins at 10:30, and performers begin at 11:30. In addition to the live music, visitors can enjoy the park's campground, visitor center and 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, call the park at (276) 579-7092 or visit the music festival Internet site at <www.ls.net/~wayne/>. For camping reservations call the State Parks Reservation Center at 1-800-933-PARK or visit the DCR site at <www.dcr.virginia.gov>.

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