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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