DateSaturday, May 30, 2020 - 7:00pm
In accordance with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's Stay at Home Order (Executive Order number 55), issued on March 30, 2020, which includes restrictions on gatherings of more than 10 people through June 10, the Blue Ridge Music Center is canceling the Amythyst Kiah and Barefoot Movement concert on May 30.
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Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and based in Johnson City, Amythyst Kiah has a commanding stage presence, matched by her raw and powerful vocals. Playing banjo and guitar, her eclectic range of influences spans decades, finding inspiration in old-time, alternative rock, folk, country, and blues. Kiah has recently collaborated with Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell to record Our Native Daughters on Smithsonian Folkways. Written and performed by Kiah, the opening track, “Black Myself,” won 2019 Song of the Year at the Folk Alliance International Conference, and was nominated for a Grammy for Best American Roots Song.
No strangers to the Music Center stage, The Barefoot Movement will open the show by taking the audience back to a simpler place and time. Whether concertgoers are seeking emotional ballads or rip-roaring barn-burners, they can expect a collection of music that offers something for everyone.
Both Amythyst Kiah, and Noah Wall, the lead singer for Barefoot Movement, are graduates of the East Tennessee State University's prestigious and influential Bluegrass, Old-time and Country Music Studies program.
Tickets are $20, free for children 12 and younger. Season passes are also available.
Since 2013, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has supported musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center to help preserve the cultural heritage of the mountains.