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Music & Makers Craft Festival

August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Music & Makers 

When: August 7, 2021 from 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: William King Museum of Art

Cost: FREE!

Celebrate regional craft with WKMA’s “Music & Makers” festival! This family friendly event is free and will feature music, beer, food, demos, panels, vendors and more.

From 12:00pm – 3:00pm, join artisans such as Gene Blevins, Melinda Fritts, and Audra Rasnake for demos on flint knapping, wheel throwing and paper piecing.

Next, sit in on our panel discussion “Furniture Design and Function; 19th Century – Now” from 1:30pm – 2:30pm.

Music starts at 3:00pm with Ron Short & The Possum Playboys followed by Fritz & Co.

Enjoy the band or check out our staff lead tours of the galleries. Current exhibitions include “Tennessee Fancy: Decorative Arts of Northeast Tennessee 1780 – 1940,” “A Painting Tradition,” “Mastering Craft: Contemporary Concepts from Regional Makers,” and our permanent gallery, the “Betsy K. White Cultural Heritage Gallery.”

Food provided by Mountain Munch Co. Food, beer, and vendors will be present throughout the day.

No tickets required, event is free and open to the public! Call for more information (276) 628-5005 x113.




Ron Short & The Possum Playboys

Ron Short & The Possum Playboys celebrate all the vibrant American folk music forms that have created a landscape of American culture unlike any other place on the planet! “The Playboys” are keeping alive and vibrant the tradition of bands that once traveled the roads of Appalachia and America, playing music that pleases and satisfies the eternal human longing for dance and fun. Featuring fiddle and “Cajun” accordion, “The Playboys” play a lively mix of Appalachian jam band music from “swamp to swing” that sets feet tapping, hips swinging, and people singing! While the musical traditions may be familiar, the songs and interpretations are fresh and new.

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Fritz & Co.


Based out of the Tri-Cities region in Southwest Virginia, rock and roll outfit Fritz & Co. consists of members Logan Fritz, Neal Reid, Tyler Mullins, and Matt Mulilns. During the four years since the group’s inception, Fritz & Co. has performed extensively across the Southeast region with notable performances including numerous appearances at Bristol’s Rhythm & Roots reunion as well as shows with artists such as Brent Cobb, Whiskey Foxtrot, Folk Soul Revival, Annabelle’s Curse, 49 Winchester, and many more.

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August 7
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


William King Museum of Art
415 Academy Dr NW
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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(276) 628-5005

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