Hughes to host First Saturday Community Coffee House

Published 11:06 am Thursday, November 2, 2017

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park will host its First Saturday Community Coffee House on Nov. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tyler Hughes will serve as the featured host for this month’s Coffee House.

Tyler Hughes is an old time and country musician, square dance caller, and educator from the Central Appalachians. Based in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Hughes is no stranger to the roots of old time, bluegrass and country music that thrive in the southern highlands. Since age 12, he has been performing close to home and across the east coast.

In 2015, Hughes graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies. He performs not only as a solo artist, but also with the Empty Bottle String Band from Johnson City, Tennessee. Tyler has appeared on PBS’ Song of the Mountains, NPR’s Mountain Stage, at Jazz at the Lincoln Center and at the historic Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia.

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The First Saturday Community Coffee House is an open-mic event and is open to all family-friendly performers. All interested musicians, storytellers, and poets should arrive by 6:30 p.m. for sign-up and scheduling. Admission is free to this program. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, call the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park at 276-523-1322.