LEIPERS FORK PLANS OUTLAW WEEKEND TO CELEBRATE WAYLON JENNINGS
Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 8:01 pm
LEIPERS FORK, Tenn. —Country music legend Waylon Jennings will be celebrated in Leipers Fork Aug. 27 and 28 for his significant contributions to country music.
The celebration kicks off at dusk Aug. 27 at the Lawnchair Theatre as Jailhouse Industrys present the 1986 classic film, “Stagecoach,” starring Jennings, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash and John Schneider. A short documentary on Jennings will precede the movie.
On Aug. 28, Waylon Jennings Day offers an all-day celebration with all things Jennings. Waylon’s favorite dishes will be served at Country Boy Restaurant, Puckett’s Grocery and Joe Natural’s organic restaurant from the new cookbook, “Cooking Waylon’s Way,” authored by Jessi Colter and Maureen Rafferty. Serenite Maison will offer live music during the afternoon, and a Waylon Museum will be set up in the Leipers Creek Gallery. The museum will showcase the iconic outlaw’s guitars, awards, art and memorabilia along with his Cadillac parked out front. The Waylon & Friends merchandise booth will sell Waylon Jennings Day event posters, Waylon’s autobiography, the cookbook and merchandise from Waymore’s Outlaws, Waymore Blues Band members and Special Friends.
The highlight of the weekend will be a free concert beginning at 6 p.m. at the Lawnchair Theatre. Performances include Buddy Holly’s legendary band, The Crickets, comprised of J.I. Allison, Joe B Mauldin and Sonny Curtis, opening the show and Waymore’s Outlaws with The Waylors and Waymore Blues Band members along with their Special Friends performing Waylon’s hits from the 1960s to the year 2000. Some of their Special Friends joining them on stage to celebrate his life and music are Jessi Colter, Rodney Crowell, Tony Joe White, Bonnie Bramlett, and Carters Chord.
For additional information about Leipers Fork and other events, please visit www.leipersforkvillage.com <http://www.leipersforkvillage.com/> .
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