Veterans Tribute/Meals on Wheels Fundraiser


Bluegrass Band “Boots on the Ground”

Sponsored by The Friends of Abingdon

November 12, 6pm-8pm. Music, Hotdogs, Hamburgers

In honor of Veterans Day, the Friends of Abingdon want to pay tribute to Veterans of Washington County, Virginia! Admission is $10, but veterans who present an ID will receive free admission to this public event.

All proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels, Washington County. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling (276) 628-3911 or can be purchased at the door. Includes show and meal. Ages 6-17 tickets are $5 and kids 5 and under eat free.

Call (276) 628-3911 to reserve your spot! Space is limited.

About “Boots on the Ground”

“The band was formed in 2012 because of our love for playing and wanting to carry on the tradition of bluegrass music. We have been honored to share that love of bluegrass music at many festivals, music venues and churches in East Tennessee. We also have gotten to play at many Crooked Road events, parades and churches in SW Virginia.
Although young, the band brings a wealth of knowledge and experience playing traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music. Band members have won top awards for their playing and have gotten to play with some of the top musicians in bluegrass music today.
Our band members:
Colton Powers– banjo from Kingsport Tn. He attends the ETSU bluegrass program and has been playing for 5 years. He also plays dobro, guitar and bass.
Ryan Henard– mandolin- from Rogersville Tn. He attends Cherokee High School and has been playing for 9 years. He also plays the guitar and bass.
Cayce Herron-lead guitar- from Kingsport Tn. He attends the ETSU bluegrass program
Ethan Tollison – dobro – from Sparta Tn. Has been playing dobro for 5 years. He also plays guitar and banjo.
Beecher Powers– rhythm guitar and David Henard – dog house bass round out the band members and help out this young group of musicians.

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