Ralph Stanley To Celebrate 88th Birthday - You're Invited!

Image635566552684137606The Ralph Stanley Museum & Traditional Mountain Music Center presents Dr. Stanley's 88th birthday bash on Saturday, February 21st.  (his actual birthday is February 25th).

This special birthday event  is hosted by the museum and center each year in celebration of Dr. Stanley’s life and work.

With a career spanning 68 years in the music business, Ralph Stanley has made an indelible mark upon the music industry. From old-time to bluegrass to country to gospel, Dr. Stanley has influenced countless artists and continues to break new ground in the industry.

This annual event also serves as an important fundraiser for the Ralph Stanley Museum to ensure that regional music will be an important part of the area in the years to come.

Dr. Stanley's birthday dinner and fundraiser will be held at the Holiday Inn off exit 7 in Bristol, VA.

Tickets to the dinner are priced at $100 per plate, and guests may purchase them by calling the Ralph Stanley Museum at 276-926-8550.

Entertainment this year will include Clearwater Branch, Virginia Whirlwind, UVA-Wise Bluegrass Band, Nathan Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, and some special guests.  Dr. Stanley, himself will be attending and may also be enticed to join the band onstage.

A first-class dinner will be served which will include your choice of fried catfish with white country gravy, slow roasted beef brisket, or herbed grilled chicken. All entrees will be accompanied by tossed Salad with assorted dressings, mashed potatoes, southern green beans, and rolls and butter. Desert will be white chocolate bread pudding with Irish cream sauce.

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