Ricky Skaggs with Kentucky Thunder to Headline 2016 LandJam

             "GREENSBORO, NC – Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will headline the 8th annual Piedmont Land Conservancy’s LandJam, October 14th at the historic Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro.  The opening act will feature the Jon Stickley Trio, an up-and-coming band with strong Greensboro ties. Proceeds from the event will benefit PLC’s land conservation efforts in the North Carolina Piedmont.
            Skaggs’s career has overlapped with several musical genres including gospel, bluegrass and country.  The 14-time Grammy Award winner is widely known for being a musical innovator that continues to forge ahead with new ideas.  Stickley is an emerging artist who credits Piedmont resident Tony Rice as one of the most important influences in his rising musical career. 
VF is the title sponsor of this year’s event.  “VF’s commitment to environmental sustainability guides our actions to always be a better steward of the Earth’s resources,” says Letitia Webster, Vice President of Global Corporate Sustainability at VF. “Our sustainability strategy spans the globe, and that includes right here at home in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Piedmont Land Conservancy is a valuable partner in helping us make a positive impact in our home region.” 
 “We look forward to celebrating one of PLC’s recent projects on the Mayo River with a night of electrifying music,” explains Kevin Redding, executive director of the PLC, “Ricky Skaggs is one the best in the business and guests who haven’t heard Stickley’s music yet will walk away knowing they’ve just heard one of the future greats.”
All proceeds from the LandJam will go to benefit Piedmont Land Conservancy in securing and protecting more natural heritage in the Piedmont area. The concert will be held at 8:00 on Friday,
October 14, at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro, NC. Tickets are on sale now at the Carolina Theatre box office, 336-333-2605. For more information on the event, visit the event web site at www.piedmontlandjam.com

Piedmont Land Conservancy is a tax-exempt non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to preserving natural and scenic lands, farms and open spaces in Piedmont North Carolina. The Conservancy is the only local land trust serving nine northern Piedmont counties – Alamance, Caswell, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin. PLC is an Accredited member of the Land Trust Alliance and North Carolina’s– the Land Trust Council. For more information on Piedmont Land Conservancy, visit www.piedmontland.org."
- A Press Release

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