U.S. Sens. Mark Warner, D-Alexandria, and Tim Kaine, D-Richmond, introduced legislation to dedicate the Blue Ridge Music Center Amphitheater located in Galax after former U.S. Representative Rick Boucher.
Highlighting the historical significance of Southwest Virginia’s music and culture, the Blue Ridge Music Center is home to a visitors’ center, indoor interpretive center, and museum in addition to the outdoor amphitheater that serves as a venue for concerts throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
Former Rep. Boucher, an Abingdon native who spent 28 years serving the ninth district of Virginia in the House of Representatives, was one of the early champions of this project and played a key role in getting the center built.
“Congressman Boucher is a pillar of Southwest Virginia,” Kaine and Warner said. “We can think of no better way to honor his years of public service than by naming this amphitheater, which celebrates the culture and tradition of Southwest Virginia, after him.”