Preview Screening: Patsy Cline & Country Music, A Film by Ken Burns

Celebrate Patsy Cline with a Sneak Preview of COUNTRY MUSIC by Ken Burns!

Join the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, WETA TV 26 and Celebrating Patsy Cline for a preview and discussion of the eight-part series COUNTRY MUSIC, a film by Ken Burns/Florentine Films, on Monday, September 2 at 5:30pm. This special screening for Patsy Cline’s hometown will explore the exciting history of country music with an emphasis on the country music icon Patsy Cline.

Special guests include Julie Fudge, Patsy Cline’s daughter, and Florentine Films producer Susan Shumaker, with musical performances by Maria Price & Another Fine Mess.

A portion of ticket sales will benefit both Celebrating Patsy Cline and WETA TV 26.

About the Series:
COUNTRY MUSIC is an eight-part, 16-hour documentary series directed and produced by Ken Burns, written and produced by Dayton Duncan, and produced by Julie Dunfey, that explores the history of a uniquely American art form. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, hymns, minstrel music, and the blues performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music.

COUNTRY MUSIC explores questions such as “What is country music?” and “Where did it come from?“ while focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created and shaped it. From the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and many more, we’ll explore stories as well as the times in which they lived. Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people.

Tune in to COUNTRY MUSIC starting Sunday, September 15 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD or stream for free on the PBS app.

Patsy Cline Classic: Sara Evans in Concert

The historic Patsy Cline Theatre at Handley High School will host its 10th Annual Patsy Cline Classic when multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans visits Winchester, VA on Friday, April 12, 2019. The event benefits the Winchester Education Foundation and Winchester Public Schools!

The concert will begin at 8:00pm with doors opening at 7:00pm.

Sara Evans is at the top of her game. With five No. 1 Country singles including, “No Place That Far,” “Suds in the Bucket,” “A Real Fine Place to Start,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” Sara thrills audiences across the U.S. playing close to 100 shows each year. Her “stunning, country voice” (Rolling Stone) has earned her the prestigious Academy of Country Music Top Female Vocalist accolade as well as numerous other award nominations.

This event is operating with a CLEAR BAG POLICY. Allowable Bags:

Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″ OR
One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
Small clutch bags, 4.5″ x 6.5″, with or without a handle or strap, can be taken into the venue with one of the clear plastic bag options

Parking will be available (first come / first serve) in the parking lot located on Handley Blvd.

*Please call the Patsy Cline Theatre Box Office at 540-533-6397 or email patsyclinetheatre@gmail.com for ADA seating and availability or any other questions.

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