Patsy Cline Music Festival

The annual Patsy Cline Block Party honors one of the area’s most famous natives, country music singer, Patsy Cline.

Enjoy the fun atmosphere of an old-fashioned block party with live entertainment, food concessions and souvenirs staged on Kent St. between Monmouth and Germain streets.

This annual event is held over Labor Day weekend to celebrate the life and legacy of Patsy Cline and her music — in honor of the anniversary of her birthday, September 8, 1932. The Patsy Cline Historic House is where she lived from 1948 to 1953 and off and on through 1957 with her mother, Hilda Hensley, and her brother and sister. The two-story house museum opened in 2011 and has been restored to the way it was when her family lived there in the mid-1950s. It is open for tours and is listed as a state and national landmark.

The block party is free to attend with tours of the historic house offered at the reduced price of $5 for the day. Performances by returning and new entertainers include tribute singers performing Patsy songs and groups performing songs of her genre.

Attendees are asked to bring a chair.

South Kent Street will be closed to parking between Monmouth and Germain Streets from 7am-6pm on Saturday, September 4. Attendees may park at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road, which will be running a shuttle from their parking lot to the block party continuously throughout the day at no charge to ride.

Sponsored by Celebrating Patsy Cline.

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Patsy Cline Christmas Concert

It’s A Patsy Cline Christmas!

Featuring Con Burch and The Con Burch Band! Come share the evening with Con Burch and her band and enjoy the songs from Winchester’s own Patsy Cline!

After several successful shows as a highlight performer at The Barns of Rose Hill, celebrating the birthday of Patsy, Con Burch has created a lively, delightful show of her favorite Patsy Cline songs including most of her popular hits to honky tonk to songs you may have never heard.

Con’s expressive vocals combined with her wit and ease with an audience endears her to all.

Cash Bar available all night.

Dinner and Show Tickets:
$30/Person or Purchase a Full Table of 8 for $200

Roasted Chicken Quarters
Baked Honey Ham
Baby Roasted Potatoes
Country Style Green Beans
Greek Pasta Salad

Dessert served during intermission

Tickets must be purchased ahead.
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Patsy Cline Holiday House Tours

IT’S A JOYOUS TIME OF THE YEAR! The Patsy Cline Historic House will be open on weekends through December 15, 2019.

The house is decorated for Christmas in 1950’s era style, just like Patsy Cline and her mother would have done.

The house will be open for tours on Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In addition, every tour-goer between Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1 will have a chance to win a special gift basket with Patsy items.

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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.

Limited Time Exhibit: Patsy Cline Style in Leather

Patsy Cline’s silver leather coat will be on exhibit for a limited time at the Patsy Cline Historic House. This special exhibit coincides with Curves to Core Harley Owners Group Rally in Winchester, VA from June 19 – 23, 2019. This is the coat’s debut public showing, it is from the collection of Celebrating Patsy Cline, Inc.

The Patsy Cline Historic House will extend its hours for this exhibit.

Wednesday, June 19: 10am-6pm
Thursday, June 20: 10am-6pm
Friday, June 21: 10am-6pm
Saturday, June 22: 10am-4pm
Sunday, June 23: 1-4pm

The coat will retire to its safe keeping after the final house tour on Sunday afternoon.

Cline’s style in fashion evolved along with her sophisticated sound, she reinvented her personal style, shedding her trademark Western cowgirl outfits for more elegant gowns and dresses. Always a fashion forward trend setter, this coat is a Good Girl brand 1960’s long leather coat with silk lining, she and other celebrities of the time sported leather clothing in all colors and metallic finishes.

This special exhibit will launch an initiative to raise funds to conserve and restore textile objects in Celebrating Patsy Cline’s collection to safeguard them for future generations. The estimated cost for conserving this leather coat is $3,500.00. Textile objects are among the most sensitive in museum collections, and their rate of deterioration slows significantly with proper preventive care. Any funds garnered above this goal will be used to conserve additional objects in the collection in preparation for public exhibition by Celebrating Patsy Cline, and for loan to other museums and institutions.