Highland County Arts Council Presents

2018-2019 Concert Series


Saturday, May 11th at 7:00 p.m. Bobby Black Hat

Bobby “BlackHat” Walters
Bobby BlackHat brings together the finest blues musicians in Hampton Roads to perform classic, modern, as well as original blues tunes that will keep your toes tappin’ and your hips shakin all night long!
Bobby “BlackHat” Walters, recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist,  songwriter and actor hails from Cleveland, Ohio and has been playing harp for over 40 years.  Bobby is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Commander with 27 years of distinguished service which included serving as Military Aide to the President and being awarded the Coast Guard Medal for Heroism.
Bobby has had the honor of opening for Blues Legends B.B King, Taj Mahal, and Steady Rollin Bob Margolin.  Bobby has shared the stage with Kenny Neal, Lil Ray Neal, Jackie Scott, Bill Deal and the Rhondels, Jason Ricci, Eddie Shaw, Daryl Davis, Ruthie Foster, Sherman Robertson, Slam Allen, Tas Cru,  and Memphis Gold.


Saturday, June 15th at 7:00 p.m. Crooked Road on Tour






Carl Jones and
Erynn Marshall
Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones are old-time musicians and inspired tunesmiths from Galax, Virginia.  They are married – in life and music.  Southern song-duets and powerful fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo tunes comprise their diverse sets. Erynn and Carl play with spontaneity and vitality.  While rooted in the traditional sounds of older players, this duo stays true to their own muse by composing new, tradition-rooted music.  Carl’s song, Last Time on the Road was featured on the grammy-award winning album “Unleashed” by the Nashville Bluegrass Band.  They have won many awards for their playing including Erynn’s 1st place fiddle win at Clifftop and Carl’s 3rd place fingerpicking-guitar win at Winfield – both premier festivals in the United States.  They have 15 recordings between them including their duet CD Sweet Memories Never Leave.  Erynn and Carl have recently toured in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and China.

All concerts will be held at The Highland Center, 61 Highland Center Drive, just off Spruce Street, in Monterey, Virginia.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 15-18, and free for children under 15.  Tickets are available at the door the day of the concert.