June 28, 2016

Patsy Cline Music Festival

Sept. 3, 2016 @ 5-9PM

Grove’s Winchester Harley-Davidson

Celebrating Patsy Cline is sponsoring the Patsy Cline Music Festival Sept. 3, 2016 at Grove’s Winchester Harley-Davidson. The nonprofit organization owns and operates the Patsy Cline Historic House at 608 S. Kent St. in Winchester.

Viva la Muerte will headline the concert. The group has a local connection with a Winchester native who is part of the band. Matt Armstrong, the son of Dr. Jack Armstrong and the late Mary K. Armstrong, is bringing his band up from Greensboro, N.C.

Sponsorships include the following:

$2,500 to $5,000 — top billing would be given to these sponsors on all materials, publicity, banners at the event, etc. Free tickets (20 to 40) will be given to sponsors.

$500 to $1,000 — names will be included in publicity and materials. Free tickets (10 to 20)

Other sponsorships or inkind donations greatly appreciated and accepted.

Proceeds will benefit the historic house which honors the Winchester native and her legendary music. Contact Rob Gaines III at robfgaines@yahoo.com or at his place of business, G&M Music, Inc. (540-662-3836.) Cell (540-327-3575). Contact Frances Lowe at 540-662-6871 or lowe46@comcast.net.

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March 4, 2016

We are happy to announce that …we are open for our new season on April 1st! We cannot wait to open the front door again to greet you and tell you all about Patsy’s life at 608 South Kent Street. We’ve missed you!

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February 2, 2016

The Patsy Cline Sing-a-Song contest will be held on April 16, 2016 at 2PM at the Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester, Virginia. More information to follow in the next few days. Only 25 slots so we encourage all who are interested to please sign up as soon as possible. Send us a note via private message to our facebook page or send us an email to: patsyclinehistorichouse@gmail.com The winner of the contest will be featured in the annual Patsy Cline Music Festival events!

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January 19, 2016

We know that you agree with us that the Patsy Cline Historic House is the BEST museum, “do not miss” tourist attraction, and historic site in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Help us earn those recognitions and be listed in the May edition of Virginia Living magazine.

Vote today for the Patsy Cline Historic House in the 5th annual Best of Virginia Readers’ Survey! List “Patsy Cline Historic House, Winchester” in three categories: as #8 Best Museum; #12 Best “Do Not Miss” Tourist Attraction; and, #19 Best Historic Site.

Head to VirginiaLiving.com/vote to cast your ballots. The polls close at 11:59 p.m. EST Jan. 22, so don’t delay! Winners will be announced in our Best of Virginia 2016 special issue, which publishes in May.

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January 12, 2016

***Calling all potential new docents!*** We are looking for wonderful people to join our fabulous team for the 2016 Season! All you have to do is like being around people and of course…love Patsy. If interested, please contact us via our FB page, email us at: patsyclinehistorichouse@gmail.com or call us directly at (540) 662-5555. We would love to have you join our team!

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November 16, 2015

Posted: November 16, 2015

The Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — Charlie Dick, widower of country music legend and Winchester native Patsy Cline, came home to be buried next to her on Saturday.

Dick, 81, died Nov. 8 in his sleep at his Nashville home, more than 52 years after Cline was killed in a plane crash in 1963 in Tennessee when she was 30 years old and at the height of her fame.

Born in Frederick County, Dick was Cline’s second husband and the father of their two children, Julie Fudge and Allen “Randy” Dick. He later remarried and had a son, Charles “Chip” Dick Jr., with Jamey Ryan. The couple divorced.

“Of course I already miss him, but I think I will miss him more after we’re finished with all the formalities,” Fudge said after her father was buried Saturday afternoon in Shenandoah Memorial Park on Front Royal Pike following a funeral at Jones Funeral Home in Winchester.

Winchester meant “home” to her father, Fudge said.  “He was going home,” she said. “He loved to come back. In fact, for the past couple of years, he has been telling me, ‘I would like to make one more trip home and spend about a week.’ He said, ‘I just don’t have anybody to ride with me.’ ”

Father and daughter were in Winchester over Labor Day weekend for the Patsy Cline Music Festival organized by the Winchester-based nonprofit Celebrating Patsy Cline Inc., which owns and operates the Patsy Cline Historic House at 608 S. Kent St., where Cline lived from the late 1940s to the early 1950s.  “He had a great weekend,” Fudge said. “He seemed to enjoy it very much, in a good way. It was less party, more friendship.”

Dick, who often came back to Winchester for events honoring Cline, is credited with helping to keep her musical legacy alive. Fudge acknowledged that responsibility now rests with her.

“I’ve been working with him for the last few years on things that he was handling, so we’ll just continue from where he left off,” she said.

JudySue Huyette-Kempf, executive director of the Patsy Cline Historic House, was among the mourners who attended Dick’s funeral. She said she and Dick were “like peas in a pod” when it came to their passion for Cline, who recorded such hits as “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces” and “Sweet Dreams.”  She said she’d miss Dick’s “friendliness, his wit, his help.”  “He helped us so much with the Patsy Cline house, and he was always willing to add anything to the  history of the house,” Huyette-Kempf said at the  cemetery. “His memory was phenomenal. [I] loved him deeply, [he was a] good friend.  “He made [Cline’s] legacy what it is, and because of that, those that loved him and loved her will carry it through.”

Dick and Cline met at a dance at the American Legion in Berryville, and they married in 1957 at her mother’s house in Winchester. He attended Handley High School and worked as a linotype operator at The Winchester Star and served in the Army.

They were living in Nashville when Cline was killed in a plane crash. He continued to live there following her death.

In Nashville, Dick worked as a video producer and record promoter. He was president of Legacy Inc., which managed his late wife’s legacy, and he helped found Reunion of Professional Entertainers (R.O.P.E.).  Grand Ole Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs, who is a host at WSM Radio in Nashville, officiated at Dick’s funeral.  Stubbs spoke of Dick’s love of a good joke.

“He loved things that were elegant, among them a regional dish in this part of the country we can’t get in Nashville — scrapple,” Stubbs joked. “Charlie did his best to explain the elegance of scrapple to people.”  Scrapple is a mush of pork scraps that is sliced and fried.

He said Dick disputed the portrayal of him as abusive in books and movies about Cline. The 1985 motion picture “Sweet Dreams” starring Jessica Lange as Cline and Ed Harris as Dick chronicled Cline’s rise to stardom and her relationship with Dick.

“He was a visionary,” Stubbs said. “Every fan of Patsy Cline’s music owes a debt of gratitude to Charlie Dick and his ongoing efforts of these past 52 years. The effects of his positive business decisions and choices will continue to be felt and they should never, ever be overlooked or forgotten.”

Pictures of Dick with Cline and other famous musicians flashed on television monitors at the front of the funeral home chapel, along with pictures of him with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

“He never forgot where he came from,” Stubbs said. “The country boy from Frederick County, Virginia, never left Charlie Dick.”

— Contact Sally Voth atsvoth@winchesterstar.com

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November 9, 2015

By | November 08, 2015 7:01 PM EST

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/country/6754076/charlie-dick-widower-of-patsy-cline-dies-at-81

Charlie Dick, the widower of Patsy Cline, and a man who was very much responsible for helping to keep to artistic legacy of his late wife intact over the years, died in his sleep Sunday morning (Nov. 8). He was 81.

Dick married Cline (whose actual name was Virginia Patterson Hensley) on Sept. 15, 1957, after meeting her the year before at a local dance in Winchester, Va. The second marriage for the singer — already known at the time for her hit “Walkin’ After Midnight,” the union produced two children, Julie and Randy.

The couple remained married until Cline’s tragic death on March 5, 1963, in an airplane crash just a few miles north of Camden, Tenn. With the relationships that Dick had built in the industry through their marriage, he entered the music business on his own following her passing, working as a record promoter for several independent labels in Nashville throughout the 1960s and 1970s, such as Starday Records. He remarried in 1965 to newcomer Jamey Ryan, but the couple divorced in the early 1970s after having a son together.

Though not in the limelight during her career, Charlie Dick became a pivotal part of keeping Cline’s music alive beginning with Beverly D’Angelo’s portrayal of the singer in the 1980 film Coal Miner’s Daughter. Due to the renewed interest in his wife, Dick — along with MCA Records — began to see a massive reissue campaign of her work, resulting in the continued sales of her 1967 greatest hits album, which ranked as the biggest selling album by a female vocalist in the format until Shania Twain’s The Woman in Me, as well as the essential 1991 MCA box set The Patsy Cline Collection.

The life and career of Cline received interest from HBO Pictures, who produced Sweet Dreams in 1985. The film, which starred Jessica Lange as Cline (with Ed Harris in the role of Charlie Dick), definitely fanned the flame for her music among younger fans, but in an interview from 1997, Dick said it wasn’t completely truthful, especially in the way the film documented their marriage.

“I would say it was about 50 percent true. It was a good movie, if you like fiction. They started out with the truth, but when they got through with it, I don’t know where it went. The basic story is true, but Hollywood adds so much that it winds up getting out of that. It wasn’t a bad movie, there was just a lot of discrepancies with the script, and things like that.”

Dick began a mission to set the story straight, partnering up with Hallway Productions to oversee a pair of video documentaries on her life. The success of The Real Patsy Cline and Remembering Patsy led to his becoming more involved with the company in the 1990s, leading to videos on the lives of such artists as Willie Nelson, Ernest Tubb and The Mamas & the Papas.

In 1997, Dick took an active role in the release of Patsy Cline: Live at the Cimarron Ballroom — a July 1961 concert from Tulsa, Oklahoma, that was thought to have been long lost.

“I sold our house back in 1966, and left some stuff in the basement with permission. When I saw someone connected with the house a little while later, I mentioned about stopping by and getting it, but they told me there was a flood — and they had to throw what was down there away. I thought that was the end of that, but along about 1992, the tape started floating around and it ended up at a yard sale, or so the story goes,” he surmised. The album, released close to 35 years following her death, made it to No. 32 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, thanks to the able promotion of Dick, who gave many interview to media and radio concerning the release.

Did Charlie Dick expect that fans would still be talking about the music his wife made all of those years later?

“I don’t think any of us did,” he surmised. Country just wasn’t that big at the time. She was just trying to make records that people were hear, and to get to the Grand Ole Opry. That was her main goal, but Owen Bradley cut some great songs on her. Nothing can change that.”

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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October 16, 2015

It’s hard to believe…only two more weekends left of our 2015 season! Make sure to come out and see us before we close until April 2016. Our last day at the house will be October 31st.

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October 1, 2015

The end of the 2015 season is coming to a close and our last day at the house for the touring season will be October 31st. We hope to see you soon!

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September 29, 2015

Only two more days for our September Gift Shop special! The Patsy Cline Music Festival t-shirts are on sale for $15.00 (vs. the usual price of $20.00) Make sure to take advantage of this great deal and see all of the other wonderful specials that we have in our online gift shop on our website at http://celebratingpatsycline.org/shop/

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September 3, 2015

***Schedule Update Alert*** The event at the Apple Blossom Mall tomorrow will be at 7pm-8:30 (NOT AT 3PM!) at the JCPenney Court Area inside of the mall (we will actually start family activities at 6:30). See you there!!!

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September 3, 2015

What a wonderful turnout at the Handley Library last night for the move, Patsy Cline: Remembering Patsy.  We had a packed house and it was so wonderful to see how the fans still have so much love and adoration for Winchester’s hometown girl, Patsy Cline! Thank you to all who turned out for this fantastic event!

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September 1, 2015

The Patsy Cline Historic House will be closed on Sunday, September 6th.  Please join us at the Patsy Cline Music Festival at Jim Barnett Park in Winchester, Virginia.

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August 27, 2015

Tickets are now available online to purchase for the concert and the dance. You can go here (click the link below) to purchase your tickets online: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/1209834

You can also purchase tickets at the house located at 608 S. Kent St., Winchester-Frederick County Visitor Center at 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road or at G&M Music at 2640 Valley Ave.

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August 25, 2015

The Patsy Cline Music Festival is almost here. The four-day event will feature concerts, a movie, special singers, block party, car show, and much more. Don’t miss out on these great events.

September 2nd (Wednesday) — The first event is a preview that will show the documentary, “Patsy Cline, Remembering Patsy.” The free screening will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Handley Library auditorium. The hour-long film is the authorized video biography. The winner of the 2015 Sing -A-Song Contest Maria Price of Berryville will sing Patsy songs before and after the film showing.

September 4th (Friday) — Vocal performances by Fleming, Fleming and Peterson and other singers. This is an acoustic trio made up of Karen Fleming, Mike Fleming and Chuck Peterson.  The winner of the 2015 Sing -A-Song Contest Maria Price of Berryville will sing Patsy songs.  Other activities will take place at no cost. Events begin at 7 p.m.

September 5th (Saturday) — A free block party will be held Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St. There will be entertainment including the The Evans Sister from central Pennsylvania and Patsy Cline Historic House tribute singer Liz Ruffner and  vendors including Greenwood Grocery and Deli, and tours of the house at a reduced cost of $5. DJ for the day is Hampton Thomas of Special Occasions Entertainment.

September 5th (Saturday) — A rock ‘n’ roll dance will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 5 at Best Western Lee-Jackson with the Robbie Limon Band playing. Cost is $15 for single and $25 a couple with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

September 6th (Sunday) — A Rockin’ in the Park Concert will be held from 4 to 8:30 Sept. 6 at Bridgeforth Field in Jim Barnett Park with music by the Drifters, and Bill Haley’s Comets. The opening band will be the Texas Chainsaw Horns. A free car show will be held before the concert, and food vendor Jordan Springs Market will sell food. General admission is $22. Reserved seats are  $30.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the festival events will be used for continuous operation of the house to honor our native singer, Patsy Cline. Please join in celebrating her legacy with these events to honor her musical career.

Tickets are available at the Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St.; Winchester-Frederick County Visitor Center, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road,  or at G&M Music, 2640 Valley Ave.

Visit  http://celebratingpatsycline.org/

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August 19, 2015

The Patsy Cline Music Festival is almost here! We have some fun things planned for this wonderful annual event honoring Patsy. The four-day event will feature concerts, a movie, special singers, block party, car show and much more. Don’t miss out on these great events. Here is the schedule:

September 2nd (Wednesday) — The first event is a preview that will show the documentary, “Patsy Cline, Remembering Patsy.” The free screening will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Handley Library auditorium. The hour-long film is the authorized video biography. The winner of the 2015 Sing -A-Song Contest Maria Price of Berryville will sing Patsy songs before and after the film showing.

September 4th (Friday) — Vocal performances by Fleming, Fleming and Peterson and other singers. Other activities will take place at no cost. This is an acoustic trio made up of Karen Fleming, Mike Fleming and Chuck Peterson.

September 5th (Saturday) — A free block party will be held Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St. There will be entertainment including the The Evans Sister from central Pennsylvania, vendors including Greenwood Grocery and Deli, and tours of the house at a reduced cost of $5. DJ for the day is Hampton Thomas of Special Occasions Entertainment.

September 5th (Saturday) — A rock ‘n’ roll dance will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 5 at Best Western Lee-Jackson with the Robbie Limon Band playing. Cost is $15 for single and $25 a couple with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

September 6th (Sunday) — A Rockin’ in the Park Concert will be held from 4 to 8:30 Sept. 6 at Bridgeforth Field in Jim Barnett Park with music by the Drifters, and Bill Haley’s Comets. The opening band will be the Texas Chainsaw Horns. A free car show will be held before the concert, and food vendor Jordan Springs Market will sell food. General admission is $18 in advance and $22 after Aug. 25. Reserved seats are $20 in advance and $30 after Aug. 25.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the festival events will be used for continuous operation of the house to honor our native singer, Patsy Cline. Please join in celebrating her legacy with these events to honor her musical career.

Make sure to get your tickets for the dance and the concert in the park! Tickets are available at the house located at 608 S. Kent St., Winchester-Frederick County Visitor Center, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road or at G&M Music, 2640 Valley Ave.

Visit our website (and sign up for email updates!) at http://celebratingpatsycline.org/

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August 14, 2015

Our block party is always a wonderful time! This year the block party will be held Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St. There will be entertainment including the Evans Sister from Central Pennsylvania, vendors including Greenwood Grocery and Deli, and tours of the house at a reduced cost of $5. DJ for the day is Hampton Thomas of Special Occasions Entertainment. We hope that you will join us! Here are some pictures from last years event. Who could forget the visit from Elvis and Jimmy Fortune – we also were so thrilled when Julie and Charlie came by to see us!

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August 13, 2015

The first event of the upcoming special Labor Day weekend events will be a preview that will show the documentary,will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Handley Library auditorium. The hour-long film is the authorized video biography.  Many stories have been passed around about the woman who became a legend after her death, but this film is the true recounting of her life.

The film features 17 Patsy song clips and 10 TV appearances. Home movies, personal letters, and reminiscences by Patsy’s husband, Charlie Dick, and Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Mel Tillis, Roy Clark, and others highlight the life story of the singer.

The winner of the 2015 Sing -A-Song Contest Maria Price of Berryville will sing Patsy songs before and after the film showing. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program. Some Patsy souvenir items and books will be sold by the Patsy Cline Historic House.  We hope that you will join us!

 

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August 11, 2015

For Immediate Release

Aug. 10, 2015

Winchester —  Get your tickets now for the Patsy Cline Music Festival  Sept. 2 to 6 to honor one of the area’s most famous natives.  Sponsored by Celebrating Patsy Cline Inc. and the City of Winchester, the festival will honor the legendary singer, who grew up in the Winchester-Frederick County area.

The four-day event will feature concerts, a movie, special singers, block party, car show and much more. Don’t miss out on these great events.

The first event is a preview that will show the documentary, “Patsy Cline, Remembering Patsy.”  The free screening will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Handley Library auditorium. The hour-long film is the authorized video biography.  Many stories have been passed around about the woman who became a legend after her death, but this film is the true recounting of her life.

The film features 17 Patsy song clips and 10 TV appearances. Home movies, personal letters, and reminiscences by Patsy’s husband, Charlie Dick, and Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Mel Tillis, Roy Clark, and others highlight the life story of the singer.

The winner of the 2015 Sing -A-Song Contest Maria Price of Berryville will sing Patsy songs before and after the film showing. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program. Some Patsy souvenir items and books will be sold by the Patsy Cline Historic House.

The festival also is a tribute to the Sept. 8, 1932 birthday anniversary of the world-famous singer, who met her untimely death in a plane crash in 1963 after only three decades on this earth.

In 1973, she was the first solo woman performer to be elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville and the first solo female country star commemorated on a stamp by the U.S. Post Office.

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences recognized Patsy with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995 and Grammy Hall of Fame awards in 1992 and 2001 for her songs, “Crazy” and “I Fall to Pieces.”

A free kickoff event will be held from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at Apple Blossom Mall with musical performances by Fleming, Fleming and Peterson and other singers. Other activities will take place at no cost.  This is an acoustic trio made up of Karen Fleming, Mike Fleming and Chuck Peterson. The group has been influenced by The Beatles, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Buffett, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Lyle Lovett, Simon and Garfunkel and more.

Other events, open to the public, will be held in the Winchester area:

****   A free block party will be held Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to  3 p.m. in front of the Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S.  Kent St. There will be entertainment including the The Evans Sister from central Pennsylvania, vendors including Greenwood Grocery and Deli, and tours of the house at a reduced cost of $5.  DJ for the day is Hampton Thomas of Special Occasions Entertainment. The two-story house opened in 2011 and has been restored to the way it was when her family lived there in the 1950s.  It is also listed as a state and national landmark.

****   A rock ‘n’ roll dance will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 5 at Best Western Lee-Jackson with the Robbie Limon Band playing. Cost is $15 for single and $25 a couple with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

****   A Rockin’ in the Park Concert will be held from 4 to 8:30 Sept. 6 at Bridgeforth Field in Jim Barnett Park with music by the Drifters, and Bill Haley’s Comets.  The opening band will be the Texas Chainsaw Horns. A free car show will be held before the concert, and food vendor Jordan Springs Market will sell food. General admission is $18 in advance and $22 after Aug. 15. Reserved seats are $20 in advance and $30 after Aug. 15.

****   One hundred percent of the proceeds from the festival events will be used for continuous operation of the house to honor our native singer, Patsy Cline. Please join in celebrating her legacy with these events to honor her musical career.

Tickets are available at the house located at 608 S. Kent St., Winchester-Frederick County Visitor Center, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road or at G&M Music, 2640 Valley Ave.

Make sure to visit our website (and sign up for email updates!) at http://celebratingpatsycline.org/

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August 10, 2015

Have you purchased your tickets yet to the Patsy Cline Music Festival? One of the bands headlining this hear is The Drifters!

“Like fine art, great music stays with us through the years to enjoy and to share.”

“The best act of its genre on the music scene today…”

The Bill Pinkney legacy group still reflects the entire legendary Drifters presence in the music industry as it weaves a blend of nostalgic magic and on-stage excitement with a 21st century twist. Because today’s sophisticated and more informed music lovers reject generic imitations, the group remains high in demand and we are very lucky to have them with us this coming Labor Day weekend! You can pick up your tickets here:

*** Winchester/Frederick County Visitor Center, 1400 south Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester, VA

*** G&M Music, 2640 Valley Avenue, Winchester, VA

*** Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 South Kent Street, Winchester, VA

For ALL online ticket sales…the tickets will be held at the ON CALL area at the concert.

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August 7, 2015

The Texas Chainsaw Horns will be performing along with The Drifters and Bill Haley’s Comets at the Patsy Cline Music Festival’s Concert in the Park this coming Labor Day weekend. The Texas Chainsaw Horns came together sixteen years ago in the suburbs of Northern Virginia. Members originate from all over – Texas, NYC, Puerto Rico, Canada – but now maintain a family/home base in the DC/VA/MD area. The main focus of the band is the tight, five-piece horn section featuring trumpeter/arranger Tony Murtha, whose work has been featured on Disney, Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, Subway, Orange County Choppers, The Washington Nationals and the NFL Super Bowl Half Time Show. With a dozen members, the band draws on a wide variety of influences, ranging from Ray Charles and James Brown, to ZZ Top and The Tower of Power. Their first recording, Whiskey and Knives, won a “Wammie” from the Washington Area Music Assn. (WAMA) for “Best Debut Recording of 2010.” Their follow up CD, Beam Me Up Elvis, “Best Blues/R&B Recording 2012” (WAMA) features twelve more original songs, deeply rooted in the blues/soul pocket that the band has always called home.
Available at i-Tunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and CD Baby.

Get your tickets now! They are available at:

*** Winchester/Frederick County Visitor Center, 1400 south Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester, VA

*** G&M Music, 2640 Valley Avenue, Winchester, VA

*** Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 South Kent Street, Winchester, VA

 

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August 6, 2015

We have new items in our gift shop! Thank you so much to our fantastic mother and daughter team, Karol and Beth, for doing such a wonderful job managing our gift shop – you do such a wonderful job! You can purchase these items at the house or directly online via our website at http://celebratingpatsycline.org/

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July 28, 2015

Have you ordered your tickets yet for the Patsy Cline Music Festival? It’s going to a wonderful weekend celebrating Patsy! Make sure to check out our schedule of events in the “events” section of our Facebook page!!

We have a lot of fun things planned for this upcoming Labor Day Weekend! The Rockin’ in the Park Concert will be held from 4 to 8:30 Sept. 6 at Bridgeforth Field in Jim Barnett Park with music by The Drifters and Bill Haley’s Comets. The opening band will be the Texas Chainsaw Horns.

Jordan Springs Market will have their delicious barbecue at the concert!

A free car show will be held before the concert.

You can purchase tickets here:

*** Winchester/Frederick County Visitor Center, 1400 south Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester, VA

*** G&M Music, 2640 Valley Avenue, Winchester, VA

*** Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 South Kent Street, Winchester, VA

*** Tickets are also available for purchase on our website at http://celebratingpatsycline.org/

For ALL online ticket sales…the tickets will be held at the ON CALL area at the concert.

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July 24, 2015

The tickets for the Patsy Cline Music Festival Dance (featuring the Robbie Limon Band) and the Rockin’ in the Park Concert are on sale at the following locations (other locations may be added later). Please share with your friends and family!

*** Winchester/Frederick County Visitor Center, 1400 south Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester, VA

*** G&M Music, 2640 Valley Avenue, Winchester, VA

*** Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 South Kent Street, Winchester, VA

*** Tickets are also available for purchase on our website at http://celebratingpatsycline.org/

For ALL online ticket sales…the tickets will be held at the ON CALL area at the concert.

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July 23, 2015

A huge thank you to the Winchester Apple Valley Garden Club ladies for their lovely work! So incredibly beautiful!

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July 20, 2015

What are you doing for Labor Day weekend? Why not come spend the weekend with us! We have a lot of fun things planned! One of them is our annual block party. A free block party will be held Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St. There will be entertainment including the The Evans Sisters from central Pennsylvania, vendors including Greenwood Grocery and Deli, and tours of the house at a reduced cost of $5. Here are some pictures from last year…what a great time it was and we are looking forward to making more memories with you!

PS. Don’t forget to get your tickets for the concert in the park. They are on sale now at the house! Tickets are going fast!

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July 14, 2015

Silent Auction Update!

July 14, 2015

Congratulations to our Silent Auction winner! The Patsy Cline Route 11 Collectible Potato Chip Can was won for $200.00! We will be doing another Silent Auction very soon…

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Winchester —  Get your tickets now for the Patsy Cline Music Festival   Sept. 2 to 6 to honor one of the area’s most famous natives. Sponsored by Celebrating Patsy Cline Inc. and the City of Winchester, the festival will honor the legendary singer,  who grew up in the Winchester-Frederick County area.

The four-day event will feature concerts,  a movie, special singers, block party, car show and much more. Don’t miss out on these great events.

A free  kickoff event will be held from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at Apple Blossom Mall with musical performances by Fleming, Fleming and Peterson. and  other singers. Other activities will take place at no cost.  This is an acoustic trio made up of Karen Fleming, Mike Fleming and Chuck Peterson. The group has been influenced by  The Beatles, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Buffett, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Lyle Lovett, Simon and Garfunkel and more.

 

The first event is a preview that will show the documentary, “Patsy Cline, Remembering Patsy.”  The free screening will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 2 in  the Handley Library auditorium. The hour-long film is the authorized video biography.  Many stories have been  passed around about the woman who became a legend after her death, but this film is the true recounting of her life.

 

The film features 17 Patsy song clips and 10 TV appearances. Home movies, personal letters, and  reminiscences by Patsy’s husband, Charlie Dick, and Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Mel Tillis, Roy Clark, and others  highlight the life story of the singer.

 

The winner of the 2015 Sing -A-Song Contest Maria Price of Berryville will sing Patsy songs before and after the film showing. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program. Some Patsy souvenir items and books will be sold by the Patsy Cline Historic House.

 

The festival also is a tribute to the Sept. 8, 1932,  birthday anniversary of the world-famous singer, who  met her untimely death  in a plane crash in 1963 after only three decades on this earth.   In 1973, she was the first solo woman performer to be elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville and the first solo female country star commemorated on a stamp by the U.S. Post Office.  The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences recognized Patsy with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995 and Grammy Hall of Fame awards in 1992 and 2001 for  her songs, “Crazy” and “I Fall to Pieces.”

Other  events, open to the public, will be held in the Winchester area:

 

****  A free  block party will be held Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to  3 p.m. in front of the Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S.  Kent St. There will be entertainment including the The Evans Sisters from central Pennsylvania, vendors including Greenwood Grocery and Deli, and tours of the house at a reduced cost of $5.  The two-story house opened in 2011 and has been restored to the way it was when her family lived there in the 1950s.  It is also listed as a state and national landmark.

 

****  A rock ‘n’ roll dance will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 5 at Best Western Lee-Jackson with the Robbie Limon Band playing. Cost is $15 for single and $25 a couple with  hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

 

****  A Rockin’ in the Park Concert will be held from 4 to 8:30 Sept. 6 at Bridgeforth Field in Jim Barnett Park with music by the Drifters, and Bill Haley’s Comets.  The opening band will be the Texas Chainsaw Horns. A  free car show will be held before the concert, and food vendor Jordan Springs Market will sell food. General admission is $18 in advance and $22 after Aug. 15. Reserved seats are $20 in advance and $30 after Aug. 15.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the festival events will be used for continuous operation of the house to honor our native singer, Patsy Cline. Please join  in celebrating her legacy with these events to honor her musical career.

Tickets are available at the house, 608 S. Kent St., or at G&M Music, 2640 Valley Ave.

Visit our website at  http://celebratingpatsycline.org/

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July 7, 2015

A HUGE thank you to David, Laura and Carol Hensley from Pennsylvania for your wonderful donation to the Patsy Cline Historic House. We love the small table for the back yard!

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July 4, 2015

Silent Auction begins on the Patsy Cline Historic House Facebook Page!!!  You can bid and have a chance at winning this wonderful Collectible Patsy Cline Potato Chip Tin!

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July 1, 2015 Silent Auction Coming to our Facebook page! In just a few days…for the very first time…we will having a silent auction on our Facebook page! A very special item will be up for auction. Look for us to make the big announcement on Saturday at 10:00AM! Please share with friends! Make sure to like our Facebook page at ‘Patsy Cline Historic House’

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For Immediate Release June 25, 2015 Winchester — The Patsy Cline Music Festival will be held  Sept. 2 to 6 to honor one of the area’s most famous natives. Sponsored by Celebrating Patsy Cline Inc. and the City of Winchester, the festival will honor the legendary singer,  who grew up in the Winchester-Frederick County area.

The first event is a preview that will show the documentary, “Patsy Cline, Remembering Patsy.”  The free screening will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Handley Library auditorium. The hour-long film is the authorized video biography.  Many stories have been  passed around about the woman who became a legend after her death, but this film is the true recounting of her life. The film features 17 Patsy song clips and 10 TV appearances. Home movies, personal letters, and  reminiscences by Patsy’s husband, Charlie Dick, and Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Mel Tillis, Roy Clark, and others  highlight the life story of the singer. The winner of the 2015 Sing -A-Song Contest Maria Price of Berryville will sing Patsy songs before and after the film showing. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program. Some Patsy souvenir items and books will be sold by the Patsy Cline Historic House. The festival also is a tribute to the Sept. 8, 1932,  birthday anniversary of the world-famous singer, who  met her untimely death  in a plane crash in 1963 after only three decades on this earth.  In 1973, she was the first solo woman performer to be elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville and the first solo female country star commemorated on a stamp by the U.S. Post Office. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences recognized Patsy with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995 and Grammy Hall of Fame awards in 1992 and 2001 for  her songs, “Crazy” and “I Fall to Pieces.”
The following events, open to the public, will be held in the Winchester area:
*** A free  kickoff event will be held from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at Apple Blossom Mall with musical performances by Fleming, Fleming and Peterson. and  other singers. Other activities will take place at no cost.
*** A free  block party will be held Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to  3 p.m. in front of the Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S.  Kent St. There will be entertainment including the The Evans Sisters from central Pennsylvania, vendors, and tours of the house at a reduced cost of $5.  The two-story house opened in 2011 and has been restored to the way it was when her family lived there in the 1950s.  It is also listed as a state and national landmark.
*** A rock ‘n’ roll dance will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 5 at Best Western Lee-Jackson with the Robbie Limon Band playing. Cost is $15 for single and $25 a couple with  hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
*** A Rockin’ in the Park Concert will be held from 4 to 8:30 Sept. 6 at Bridgeforth Field in Jim Barnett Park with music by the Drifters, and Bill Haley’s Comets.  The opening band will be the Texas Chainsaw Horns. A  free car show will be held before the concert and food vendors will be available. General admission is $18 in advance and $22 after Aug. 15. Reserved seats are $20 in advance and $30 after Aug. 15. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the festival events will be used for continuous operation of the house to honor our native singer, Patsy Cline. Please join  in celebrating her legacy with these events to honor her musical career. Tickets  are available on the web site, at the house, 608 S. Kent St., or at G&M Music, 2640 Valley Ave.  Visit www.celebratingpatsycline.org

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June 24, 2015

Northern Virginia Daily

Patsy Cline Hologram Planned for Debut in 2016

A California company, Hologram USA, has announced plans to create a hologram of the late recording artist Patsy Cline, a Winchester native. 

A California company is bringing the world into the future by presenting the past. On Monday, Hologram USA announced it has partnered with the estate of Patsy Cline to create a hologram of the late artist. Planned for a 2016 debut, the hologram will be a part of a full concert experience that will also feature commentary, audience interaction and live performances from current artists. JudySue Huyett Kempf, executive director of the Patsy Cline Historic House in Winchester, said she is “very excited about another first for our hometown girl.” Cline spent her early years in Winchester before moving on to pursue a recording career. “This is yet another step for her — a huge leap in music history. I’m so glad that modern technology has brought this type of program to the forefront to allow a whole new generation to witness a magnanimous star,” Huyett Kempf said. The company digitally resurrected rapper Tupac Shakur for a performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2012. In November 2014, Jimmy Kimmel appeared via Hologram USA’s technology at the Country Music Awards. “Patsy Cline will demonstrate how we can bring all the warmth and virtuosity of a true icon back for new audiences,” stated Hologram USA CEO Alki David in the release. “We chose Patsy as our first Country hologram project, and our first female hologram project, for a reason: she was a pioneer who influenced generations of singers around the globe.” Cline, of Winchester, rose to prominence in the early 1960s and is known for hits such as “Walking After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces” and “Crazy.” She was one of the first country stars to cross over into the pop charts. She died in an airplane crash in 1963 and since her death, she has become a local and national icon. The Patsy Cline Historic House was opened in 2012 at the location of her former home at 608 S. Kent St. in Winchester. Cline’s widower Charles Dick said in a statement, “We are very glad to share Patsy and her music with this new technology and format and honored by Hologram USA’s choice to have her as the first. I am sure her fans, old and new, will be thrilled.” The Internet-based television provider FilmOn Networks will broadcast the show online via its ETV.com pay-per-view platform and the content will be distributed digitally through MondoTunes. Hologram USA, FilmOn and MondoTunes are owned by the Anakando Media Group. Along with Cline, Hologram USA has announced plans for hologram concerts of the late artists Liberace, Ray Charles and Buddy Holly. The company also is working with the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York, to produce holographic versions of iconic comedians. Contact staff writer Hilary Legge at 540-465-5137 ext. 184, or hlegge@nvdaily.com

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June 24, 2015

Longtime Docent is Retiring 

Rich, one of our favorite docents, will be retiring and will no longer be at the Patsy Cline Historic House. Rich, we wish you all the best and if you return to our area, come on in and sit right down!!!