The Celebrating Patsy Cline Block Party will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 2, 2017 in front of the Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St., Winchester.
The event is held in honor of the legendary singer’s birthday, Sept. 8, 1932. The house museum is where she lived from 1948 to 1953 and off and on through 1957 with her mother, Hilda Hensley, and her brother and sister.
Events include a food concession, five singers performing Patsy songs, reduced price tours of the house, souvenir sales, and a special tribute to the Always Patsy Cline Fan Organization, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
The block party is free but tours of the house are $5. A special exhibit will be presented of an item that has not been on display before at the house.
Attendees are asked to bring chairs to the event. For more information, call 540-662- 5555.
Singers include the following:
- Charlee Allman resides in Front Royal. She attends Skyline High School as a junior. She has sung the National Anthem for all the pro teams in Washington, D.C. to include Nationals, Wizards, Capitals, Orioles, and Kastles. Her influences are LeAnn Rimes, Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston, and of course Patsy Cline, to name a few.
- Angelina Diana was born in Connecticut. While her friends were crushing on the music of Shaun Cassidy, Angelina was crushing on Patsy Cline. She won the Patsy Cline Sing-a- Song contest last year. Some of her credits include stage work as Ms. Adelaide in Guys & Dolls, extra work on Sex and the City, performances for New York dinner theater, and an appearance on Regis and Kelly;
- Fred Pollard entered into the part-time entertainment scene after placing in the top four regional voice contest and a near victory. NBC 4 had held auditions January-March of 2015. The winner moved on to compete in front of the producers of The Voice. He has thrown his hat into the local talent stream in the area for the past two years. He plays a mixture of country, pop, folk and jazz genres.
- Maria Lynn Price is the 2015 Patsy Cline Sing A Song; winner. She is the lead vocalist for the local band Another Fine Mess. She grew up in this area and now resides in Middletown. She has been performing for the public since the age of 13, and does a wide variety of genres.
- Liz Ruffner has been singing Patsy's songs for 22 years. It started with a contest at the Rainbow Road Club. She has competed and won many contests including one at Historic Jordan Springs for the chance to sing with the cast of Always, Patsy Cline. She also had the opportunity to perform at Andrews Air Force base and perform for bus tours that visit Winchester.