BIG STONE GAP, Va. — The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park will host its next event in this year’s “Lunch on the Lawn” series June 13 at noon featuring Potluck Classics.
Potluck Classics features several regional musicians and familiar faces.
Igeary Pearcy plays fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. He is a self-taught ear musician who started playing at 8 years old, learning the music of Bill Monroe, Delmore Brothers, Stanley Brothers, Flatt and Scruggs, Louvin Brothers, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Hank Garland, Grady Martin and Floyd Cramer. He has played behind Grand Ole Opry stars on one night stands and is a teacher of different musical instruments.
Megan McKamey plays banjo and is sometimes referred to as “Girl Scruggs.” She is the youngest member of the band and has experience with other bands including being a regular performer in Pigeon Forge, recently traveling to Nashville to perform. Willie Cradic plays guitar and harmonica. He won a talent contest playing the guitar at the age of 11 and sang on the radio as a teenager. He has performed with the Golden Strings band and Nina Ketron & Just Friends.
Nina Ketron plays upright bass “doghouse” and has performed with Dr. Joe Smiddy & Reedy Creek Band, Golden Strings Band, and her former band, Nina Ketron & Just Friends.
The “Lunch on the Lawn” event is free and open to the public. Visitors may bring their own lunch or pre-order one from the Museum for $5 each. This week’s featured menu is a pimento cheese croissant with chips, dessert and choice of beverage. Orders must be made in advance by 4 p.m. each Thursday by calling the park at 276-523-1322.