We are saddened by the passing of Albert's daughter, Audrey Hash Ham, who was instrumental in helping to found the Albert Hash Memorial Festival, and donated her time, money and heart to the success and continuation of the festival. So many of the performers and instrument makers at the festival were influenced by Audrey and she touched the hearts of many who attended. We will miss her presence greatly. This year at the festival, we will be starting the Audrey Hash Ham Music Scholarship for local youth.
The festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 3rd, 2016 starting at 10am and ending around 6pm. We have already started on the 2015 line-up for the fest, check out performers page for update! Some of the 2015 performers include: Whitetop Mountain Band, Crooked Road Ramblers, Wayne Henderson & friends, Unique Sound of the Mountains: Larry Sigmon, Martha Spencer & friends, Kelley and the Cowboys, the Georgia Crackers, the Harris Brothers, Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys and the Five Mile Mountain Road Band.
It will be a great day of music, dance, crafts, food and fun!
The festival will be at Grayson Highlands State Park, 829 Grayson Highland Ln., Mouth of Wilson, VA, 24363 (http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/gra.shtml) and camping is available there as well. It will take place in the picnic area at the Henderson Stage.
Also: Admission will be $10 this year. ($5 parking per car)
Thanks for visiting the new website of the Albert Hash Memorial Festival! The festival is held in honor of the beloved fiddle-maker and fiddler, Albert L. Hash; and hopes to preserve and promote traditional mountain music, dance, crafts, and instrument making.
Check out the Photo Gallery
for New Photos of Albert Hash fiddles and other local luthiers!
Albert Hash Fest is looking for volunteers! If anyone would like to volunteer at the festival, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will also be a collection of Albert Hash fiddles on display at the festival this year. If anyone has an Albert Hash fiddle and would like to bring it for display, please contact email@example.com as well.
Craftspeople and luthiers that are interested in setting up, call 276-579-4322.
CHECK OUT UPDATED SCHEDULE PAGE FOR INFO ON TIMES FOR PERFORMANCES!