On Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia will present a special concert by Carlene Carter. This long-awaited and exciting Carter Girl Homecoming has been in the works for several months, but could only be officially announced today. Admission to the concert is $15 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. Carlene’s concert will be solo with her playing guitar, autoharp, and piano. While her concert will not be a typical Carter Fold performance, it’s been far too long since she has performed at the Fold. During her extremely full and busy life, she has been unable to spend much time in Virginia at her mom’s birth place at the foot of Clinch Mountain. Carlene is the daughter of June Carter Cash and Carl Smith. Her stepfather, and the man she called Dad, was none other than Johnny Cash. Her grandmother was Maybelle Carter, and her great aunt and uncle were Sara and A.P. Carter. That’s an impressive musical pedigree by anyone’s standards.
Join us at the foot of Clinch Mountain at the Carter Family Fold for this long overdue concert – Carter Girl Homecoming. The Fold is so proud, thrilled and honored to welcome Carlene Carter home to the place that is responsible for such a big part of her musical heritage. Performing in the place so many of her family members performed on so many occasions over the last forty-two years, this promises to be one the most special and heart-warming concerts in our history. Carlene and her husband Joe live in California. She spends as much time as possible in Nashville near her children and her grandchildren, but she rarely makes it all the way to Virginia. Don’t miss this unique event as it may be a long time in coming around again.