The Kempa Sisters to be featured in Crooked Road Series

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The Kempa Sisters (By Cynthia Kempa Photography).

The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail will present The Kempa Sisters in concert on Thursday, September 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace (formerly Heartwood) in Abingdon. This concert is part of The Crooked Road Music Series.

The Kempa Sisters, of Galax, are Courtney (age 16) and Candace (age 14). Courtney started playing music at age 6 and plays guitar and fiddle. Candace started playing music at age 4, and plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin, cello, and piano. They both enjoy writing songs and singing. The Kempa Sisters have performed at venues and festivals throughout the region including Draper Mercantile and the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention.

The Crooked Road Music Series takes place each Thursday at the SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace. Visit the SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace and experience Southwest Virginia’s creative and authentic culture. Located off I-81 at Exit 14 in Abingdon, the Cultural Center features youth artists each 2nd Thursday along with open jams on the 1st, 3rd, 4th (and 5th) Thursdays to showcase Southwest Virginia performers.

As part of The Crooked Road’s Thursday night live music, the SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace Cafe features SWVA soup beans, cornbread or patty melt. Admission to the concert is free and donations will be accepted for Crooked Road Traditional Music Education Program (TMEP).

More information can be found at The Crooked Road website,www.thecrookedroad.org, and at SWVAculturalcenter.com. For additional information, call (276) 492-2400, ext. 2409 or email: admin@thecrookedroad.org.