Orange County Music and Heritage Reunion continues the mission of the Lotus Dickey Hometown Music and Arts Reunion, whose 17-year run ended in June of 2011. The second annual Music and Heritage Reunion will be held on Orleans’ Congress Square on Friday and Saturday, June , 7-8, 2013. This free event presents, encourages and preserves traditional music played on acoustic instruments with singing and dance. Secondly, the gathering highlights aspects of 200 year history of the region since the first white settlers crossed the eastern mountains to settle in the dense forests along Lick Creek and more rolling land by the Lost River.
Musicians with their acoustic instruments fill the air for some 50 hours with traditional, bluegrass and original compositions from two stages. A jammer’s area is alive at all hours under the sycamore tree. Two groups of students take over the two stages on Saturday morning to show that the local musical traditions shall live on for years to come.
The Music and Heritage Reunion also includes textile artisans doing carding, spinning, knitting, tatting, weaving and quilting. Agrarian skills displayed are blacksmithing, horse shoeing, tool making, wood working along with a line up of antique farm machinery highlighted with a tractor parade. Other artisans and crafters set up to sell their hand crafted wares as well. On Saturday morning the regular weekly gathering of the 60-70 HomeGrown Farmers Market venders adds to the mix of events.
The Reunion begins on Friday evening from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM and continues Saturday from 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
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