BIG STONE GAP, Va. — The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park will host its first event in this year’s “Lunch on the Lawn” series at noon Friday. The event features Tyler Hughes, who will sing and play classic Carter Family music.

Hughes is an old-time and country musician, square dance caller and educator from the Central Appalachians. Based in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Hughes is no stranger to the roots of old-time, bluegrass and country music. Since age 12, he has been performing close to home and across the East Coast.

The “Lunch on the Lawn” event is free and open to the public. Visitors may bring their own lunch or pre-order one from the museum for $6 each. This week’s featured menu is pimento cheese croissant, chips, fruit cup and choice of beverage. Orders must be made in advance by 4 p.m. each Wednesday by calling the park at 276-523-1322.

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