The Elks Lodge # 867 on Route 522 South will be the first stop on the Patsy Cline rise to stardom with a jamboree on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Celebrating Patsy Cline, Inc. (CPC), a nonprofit corporation committed to preserve and perpetuate the legacy of Patsy Cline, announces a new event format that highlights Patsy Cline’s signature performance style between the years 1954-1957.
According to Judy Sue Huyett-Kempf, Executive Director of the Patsy Cline Historic House (PCHH), “Patsy, Budd Armel and the Kountry Krackers performed at local clubs and Honky Tonks in the region during those years, before she received national recognition on the Arthur Godfrey Talent Show. Nothing fancy, just the music.” A series of jamborees are being planned with that premise in mind at some of Patsy’s regular stomps in Maryland, West Virginia and Loudoun County, VA.
The first jamboree is scheduled at the Elks Lodge # 867, 8:00pm – 11:00pm on Saturday, March 24th. Entertainment is being provided by the band New City, one of the hottest bands in the area. With lead singer Cathy “Kitty” Kerns they specialize in a variety of dance music including Country, Classic Rock, Funk, Disco, Blues and Oldies…of course, with a little Patsy too.
The event is BYOB with set-ups and beer available for purchase onsite. Tickets are available for purchase in advance at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitor’s Center, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester, or at the door (cash only) – $20.00 Couple; $15.00 Single. [21 and older to attend.]
Come on out….nothing fancy, just the music.