Annual Thumb Pickers Convention March 9-10 in Statesville

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 1, 2018

STATESVILLE — The 2018 Annual Thumb Pickers Convention will be held Friday-Saturday, March 9-10 at the Hilton Garden Inn at 1017 Gateway Crossing Drive.
Friday 6-11 p.m. — Concert
Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.— Workshops and open mic
Saturday 6 p.m. — Concert
There will be a special tribute Saturday night in memory of the late, great guitarist Paul Hill of Salisbury. This is the fifth anniversary of the passing of Paul, who was a close friend and brother to Clay and Al Lunsford for almost 40 years, and helped start the annual Thumb Pickers Convention in Statesville.
Artists performing at the Thumb Pickers convention this year include
• Ronnie Reno and the Reno Tradition from Nashville and The Grand Ole Opry
• Wayne Henderson & Friends
• Clay Lunsford – Matthew Weaver & Friends
• Richard & Julie Smith
• Eddie Penninger
• Rick Allred
Tickets are $20 per day. For more info contact Matthew Weaver at 704-453-0917 or Clay Lunsford at 704-880-3698 or the Iredell Arts Council at 704-873-6100 or https://www.facebook.com/ncthumbpickers/
Sponsored by Iredell Arts Council, The NC Arts Council, and Union Grove Lumber.

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