The Carter Family Memorial Music Center, a non-profit organization, serves fans and supporters of old-time country and folk music through the presentation of weekly performances at the Carter Family Fold, in Hiltons, Virginia. It also honors the memory of the first family of country music, the legendary Carter Family (A.P. Carter, Sara Carter, and Maybelle Carter), whose first recordings (in 1927) are credited with giving birth to the commercial country music industry. The Carter Family Memorial Music Center was founded by Janette Carter, daughter of A.P. and Sara, who with Sara’s cousin Maybelle, comprised the original Carter Family. The Carter Family Memorial Music Center is directed by Rita Forrester, daughter of Janette Carter.
Unless otherwise stated, all shows are held on Saturday, 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 unless noted; $2 for children; with children under age six admitted free. Tickets are available at the door only the evening of the show.
The Carter Fold Museum and Cabin are open Saturdays, beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is by donation.
For recorded program information, call 276-386-6054. If you need to speak with a volunteer staff member, call 276-594-0676.
The Carter Family Memorial Music Center is located at 3449 A.P. Carter Highway, Hiltons, VA 24258