The Fifth Annual Seniors Bluegrass Night will be coming to the Coalfield Jamboree in Downtown Logan on Friday, Aug. 20, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Local volunteer Phyllis Adkins said the event has become a popular tradition ever since the Logan County Commission stepped in a few years ago to help sponsor the concert.
"We are so glad for their help with this and we want to see it continue,"Adkins said. "This year’s event has a great lineup and should be a wonderful concert for the whole family."
Logan County Commission President Art Kirkendoll emphasized that although the event is in tribute to the senior citizens of Logan County that people of all ages are invited to the free concert.
"This is our fifth edition of this event, which is our way of saying ‘thanks’ and to have a tribute to our seniors who have meant so much to our area for so long with all they have done," Kirkendoll said. "But it is a free and open to everybody, not just senior citizens. We want everyone, young and old, to come out and have a great night with their family. We want as many people as possible to enjoy it. That’s why so many people have worked so hard on this event. We are paying tribute to our people here and we want to have a great night for our community. So many volunteers have worked on this and we are very proud to be a part of it, too," Kirkendoll said.
Junior Sisk and Rambler’s Choice is the feature act for the event. The group consists of Billy Hawks on fiddle, Darrell Wilkerson on banjo, Jason Tomblin on mandolin and vocals, Tim Massey on bass and vocals and Junior Sisk on guitar and vocals.
Sisk is a native of the Blueridge Mountains of Virginia,where he experienced the traditional music of the region. Sisk first made his mark as a songwriter creating music for the Lonesome River Band which soon rose to Bluegrass stardom in the 1990s. As a member of Wyatt Rice and Santa Cruz, Sisk relied upon atmospheric vocals, which garnered him a following.
Sisk was briefly with the group The Lost and Found prior to becoming lead vocalist for Blueridge and has been nominated for awards several times for his songwriting and vocals.
Sisk assembled Rambler’s Choice in 1998 and released "Sounds of the Mountains."