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Bluegrass Jam Session Kicks Off Summer at Hampton B. Allen Library

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The lively twang of Bluegrass music filled the Hampton B. Allen Library’s theater on Thursday, June 13, marking the start of the library’s summer Bluegrass Jam Sessions. Organized by library manager Caroline Hightower and Anson Economic Development Corporation’s Executive Director Randy Collins, the inaugural session attracted a diverse crowd of amateurs, professionals, and Bluegrass enthusiasts.

The sessions will continue every other Thursday throughout the summer, with plans to extend into the fall if interest remains high. Collins, a Mount Airy transplant, has played Bluegrass since the age of twelve and emphasized the importance of such gatherings for learning and community building. The next session is scheduled for June 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the library theater.