On the third Saturday of every June at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, the Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition features some of the region's best traditional musicians. From time to time, they have shared the stage with bluegrass bands from Europe.
The event takes its name from National Heritage Award recipient Wayne C. Henderson, a musician and instrument maker who lives in nearby Rugby, Virginia. Henderson's top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family, and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia. His guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of Masters of the Steel-String Guitar and in seven nations of Europe, Asia and Africa.
Wayne and many of his musical friends are featured performers at the festival, with bluegrass and old-time music dominating the program.
A portion of the proceeds from the festival are placed into a scholarship fund to aid local young musicians in continuing their
Tickets are available upon entrance to the festival site and cost $15. Children ages 12 and younger are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Park parking fee $3 per vehicle. Shuttle buses available for overflow parking.
Admission Fee: $15
Last Updated: 12/10/2013 3:31 PM