MECC Foundation Hosts Fundraiser Featuring a Concert by John McCutcheon

imgallery-JOMC4_byIreneYoungCLINTWOOD, VA – The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation will present a special evening of music with John McCutcheon as part of its fundraising event for the Dickenson County Endowed Scholarship.

This special fundraising event will be held Thursday, November 5 at 6 p.m. at the Jettie Baker Center in Clintwood. Patrons will enjoy a reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m., followed by the concert by McCutcheon.

McCutcheon has emerged as one of our most respected and loved folksingers. As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. McCutcheon’s songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe and his thirty recordings have garnered every imaginable honor including seven Grammy nominations. He has produced over twenty albums of other artists, from traditional fiddlers to contemporary singer-songwriters to educational and documentary works. His books and instructional materials have introduced budding players to the joys of their own musicality.

Tickets for the event are $30 and will cover the reception and the concert. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Doris Rife, Chair of the Event Committee, at 276.926.8745, by e-mailing Jeri Bledsoe at, or by calling 276.523. 2400, ext. 287.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the Dickenson County Endowed Scholarship Fund may donate online at, or by mailing a check made payable to MECC Foundation to MECC Foundation, 3441 Mountain Empire Road, Big Stone Gap, VA, 24219. Please note in the memo section of the check that it is for the Dickenson County Endowed Scholarship.

For more information, contact Jeri Bledsoe, MECC Foundation Annual Fund Coordinator, 276-523-2400, extension 287, or by e-mail at