Patsy Cline Music Festival

Patsy Cline Music Festival Annual old-fashion block party staged on the street in front of Patsy Cline's Winchester home @ 608 South Kent Street.

The Celebrating Patsy Cline Block Party will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 2 in front of the Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St., Winchester. The event is held in honor of the legendary singer’s birthday, Sept. 8, 1932. The house museum is where she lived from 1948 to 1953 and off and on through 1957 with her mother, Hilda Hensley, and her brother and sister. Events include a food concession, five singers performing Patsy songs, reduced price tours of the house, souvenir sales, and a special tribute to the Always Patsy Cline Fan Organization, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The block party is free but tours of the house are $5. A special exhibit will be presented of an item that has not been on display before at the house. Attendees are asked to bring chairs to the event. For more information, call 540-662- 5555.

Born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932 in Winchester, VA.  Our local singing talent, Ginny Hensley, starte...
09/07/2018

Born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932 in Winchester, VA. Our local singing talent, Ginny Hensley, started performing with her stage name of Patsy Cline in 1953. She always considered Winchester her hometown even after moving to Nashville.

08/31/2018
Patsy Cline Historic House

#CelebratingPatsyCline welcomes the Always Patsy Cline Fan Org. to Winchester for the 31st Annual Always Patsy Cline Fan Club Weekend. We'll see y'all at the Celebrating Patsy Cline Block Party on Saturday, Sept 1.
#PatsyClineHistoricHouse #PatsyCline

#CelebratingPatsyCline welcomes the Always Patsy Cline Fan Org. to Winchester for the 31st Annual Always Patsy Cline Fan Club Weekend. We'll see y'all at the Celebrating Patsy Cline Block Party on Saturday, Sept 1.
#PatsyClineHistoricHouse #PatsyCline

The annual Celebrating Patsy Cline Block Party will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 1, 2018  in front of the Pa...
08/29/2018

The annual Celebrating Patsy Cline Block Party will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 1, 2018 in front of the Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St., Winchester. It is an old-fashioned style block party with live entertainment, food concessions and souvenirs staged on Kent St. between Monmouth and Germain streets.

The annual Celebrating Patsy Cline Block Party will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 1, 2018  in front of the Pa...
08/28/2018

The annual Celebrating Patsy Cline Block Party will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 1, 2018 in front of the Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St., Winchester. It is an old-fashioned style block party with live entertainment, food concessions and souvenirs staged on Kent St. between Monmouth and Germain streets.

For those of you in the Nashville area... or planning to visit during this time, here is your chance to win tickets to a...
06/20/2018

For those of you in the Nashville area... or planning to visit during this time, here is your chance to win tickets to a GREAT show with Mandy Barnett !

Artist Mandy Barnett is playing a summer series at 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, and we want to send one of you & a guest! Enter today: www.visitmusiccity.com/giveaway-mandybarnett

Rockology
06/05/2018

Rockology

Celebrating the true greats during CMA Fest Week in Nashville...all week long. Enjoy photos of past owned artifacts. Thank you. Rockology

The legendary Patsy Cline...a pair of her monogrammed boots acquired from a part-time house maid who worked for Patsy and her family in Goodlettsville, Tennessee for a period of time. More about Patsy Cline in "Raiders of Rock...The Pursuit of Rock N' Roll Memorabilia in America" available on Amazon now.

The Patsy Cline Museum
03/13/2018

The Patsy Cline Museum

On this day in 1967, "Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits" was released. This record became one of the best selling country albums of all time. Selling over 10 million copies, "Greatest Hits" is certified Diamond by the RIAA. The album is also in the Guinness World Records for remaining the most weeks on the charts for any female artist from any genre.

Always Patsy Cline Fan Org.
02/03/2018

Always Patsy Cline Fan Org.

Today is the anniversary of the plane accident that took the lives of three young musicians and their pilot. Singer-songwriter, Don McLean memorialized this Rock-N-Roll tragedy in his song "American Pie", recorded in 1971. The "Winter Dance Party" tour was scheduled for 24 cities in 24 days. Many of you probably know the story of these young men as their lives have been portrayed in two films- "The Buddy Holly Story" and "La Bamba". Friends, family and fans still gather each year at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa for a memorial concert to honor these four young men.

Please join us today as we remember Buddy Holly (aged 22), Ritchie Valens (aged 17), J.P. Richardson "The Big Bopper" (aged 28) and pilot Roger Peterson (aged 21). #BuddyHolly, #RitchieValens, #TheBigBopper, #SurfBallroom, #TheDayTheMusicDied

Today we are celebrating the anniversary of Patsy's birthday. Virginia Patterson Hensley was born Sept.8 in Winchester, ...
09/08/2017

Today we are celebrating the anniversary of Patsy's birthday. Virginia Patterson Hensley was born Sept.8 in Winchester, Virginia in 1932.

Hilda Hensley once said in a 1982 interview, "I was sixteen years old when Patsy was born. All my life I'd had hand-me-downs. When she was born she was mine. We grew up together. We were hungry together." (Patsy Cline: The Making of an Icon, by Douglas Gomery) Always Patsy Cline Fan Org.

The Celebrating Patsy Cline Block Party will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 2 in front of the Patsy Cline Historic...
08/24/2017

The Celebrating Patsy Cline Block Party will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 2 in front of the Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St., Winchester.

Events include a food concession, five singers performing Patsy songs, reduced price tours of the house, souvenir sales, and a special tribute to the Always Patsy Cline Fan Organization, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

The block party is free but tours of the house are $5. A special exhibit will be presented of an item that has not been on display before at the house.

Attendees are asked to bring chairs to the event. For more information, call 540-662- 5555.

Patsy Cline Music Festival's cover photo
09/08/2016

Patsy Cline Music Festival's cover photo

Viva la Muerte
09/08/2016

Viva la Muerte

An incredible weekend filled with tremendous fellowship and hospitality. Thanks to the organizers of the Patsy Cline Festival for having us!

Patsy Cline Historic House
09/08/2016

Patsy Cline Historic House

We are saddened over the passing today of our good friend, Joltin' Jim McCoy. What a legend! What a friend to all. Especially to Patsy, Charlie and their family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this sad time.

Patsy Cline Music Festival's cover photo
09/03/2016

Patsy Cline Music Festival's cover photo

Limited qualities of these special edition Patsy Cline Music Festival posters will be available to purchase at the Satur...
09/03/2016

Limited qualities of these special edition Patsy Cline Music Festival posters will be available to purchase at the Saturday Night Shindig. You have to be there to buy one! Hope to see you.

Saturday night, September 3rd, in the Shenandoah Valley: Come see VIVA LA MUERTE at the Patsy Cline Festival. According to Amplifier Magazine, VLM's first album "certainly puts most of the boring folk music these days in its place. The album screams with creativity without an apology." VLM hits the stage at 6pm at Grove's Harley Davidson in Winchester, Virginia, Patsy's Cline's birthplace. Tickets available here: http://celebratingpatsycline.org/product/patsy-cline-music-festival-ticket/

Patsy Cline Historic House
09/02/2016

Patsy Cline Historic House

Welcome home Matt Armstrong. We are so excited to have Viva la Muerte headline the Patsy Cline Music Festival's Saturday Night Shindig on September 3.

09/01/2016
WINLife TV

WINLife TV

Celebrating Patsy Cline, Inc. board members Frances Chirico Lowe and Larry Nelson are Mike Guevremont's guests today on Community Connections. They talk about Patsy and her birthday festival coming up on Sept 3.

Check this video out!!!  So excited that we are in the home stretch for this years festival over labor day weekend.  It ...
08/27/2016
Celebrating Patsy Cline

Check this video out!!! So excited that we are in the home stretch for this years festival over labor day weekend. It is going to be a blast! Please feel free to share everywhere possible. Thanks for your support of Patsy and our non profit (Celebrating Patsy Cline) that seeks to always carry on the legacy of one of Winchester's absolute treasures!

Get your tickets ASAP, folks.

On Saturday, September 3rd, 2016, in Winchester, Virginia, Viva la Muerte will perform at Grove's Harley Davidson as the headlining act for the Patsy Cline…

Patsy Cline Music Festival's cover photo
08/26/2016

Patsy Cline Music Festival's cover photo

Viva la Muerte
08/26/2016
Viva la Muerte

Viva la Muerte

Viva la Muerte is going home. We are honored and thrilled to be headlining the Patsy Cline Festival on Saturday, September 3rd, in Winchester, Virginia. Winchester is the hometown of our songwriter and vocalist, Matt Armstrong, and is also the hometown of country music legend, Patsy Cline. Patsy's mother, Hilda, was Matt's babysitter, so this festival has a truly special feel for us. We hope you can all join us in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley to celebrate Patsy's music and spirit. Viva that spirit! http://celebratingpatsycline.org/latest-news/

06/24/2016
Patsy Cline Historic House

Patsy Cline Historic House

A few days ago, a young lady and her mother came all the way from Germany and visited Patsy's house. She saved up her money to bring her mother to the USA just so she could visit Patsy's house. The daughter grew up knowing of Patsy and her singing.

The young lady is Victoria from Bonn, Germany snd she is an actress, singer, model and an interpreter too! Her mother works in a hotel in Germany and plays nothing but PATSY CLINE MUSIC all the time and is SUCH A HUGH FAN. People always ask her what music is playing and who is singing. Thanks for stopping by to see us!

The other young lady in the picture is from Nashville and is working on a doing a movie about Patsy! How cool is that??!!

So happy that you all were able to make it here and visit us at the Patsy Cline Historic House!

05/13/2016
Patsy Cline Historic House

Patsy Cline Historic House

Good morning, friends! Here is a rare recording of Patsy from her time on Town and Country in 1954. Enjoy!

Patsy Cline Historic House
04/30/2016

Patsy Cline Historic House

Winchester is having their annual Apple Blossom Festival parade today (89th!). Patsy was a participant in a few of them.

04/30/2016
Patsy Cline Historic House

Patsy Cline Historic House

Today in music history...the song 'Always' was released in 1968 (written by the amazing Irving Berlin)

04/27/2016
Patsy Cline Historic House

Patsy Cline Historic House

Today in music history...Decca Records released 'That's How a Heartache Begins' along with 'Love Letters in the Sand' in 1964.

Patsy Cline Historic House
04/20/2016

Patsy Cline Historic House

Today in Patsy's history...The 'She's Got You' EP was released on Decca records in 1962.

The song 'She's Got You' was written by the great songwriter Hank Cochran and when it was released on January 30, 1962 it immediately went to No. 1 on the Hot C&W Sides country chart and to No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also went to number three on the Easy Listening chart.

Official Patsy Cline
04/11/2016

Official Patsy Cline

Well...Spring is here- And you know what that means...The Patsy Cline Historic House is open for visitors! If you've been able to join us in Winchester, VA during recent years over Labor Day weekend- you've probably joined us on Kent Street and toured the house where Virginia Hensley became "Patsy Cline". The house has been restored to the time frame when Mom and her family lived there...prior to the big move to Nashville. If you are in the area, either during Labor Day weekend with the "Always Patsy Cline Fan Org." or just on your own family vacation through out the year, make sure this is one of the stops along your way. It's a great little history lesson and each room is decorated beautifully....and you'll also see a few actual family items as part of the tour. Don't forget to visit the gift shop at the end of the tour as well.

Here is some information for you to keep in mind when visiting:

Hours:
April 1 – October 31, 2015 (Closed on Mondays)
Length of tours – 45 minutes, allows for guided tour and gift shop.
Tuesday through Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm, tours scheduled every 45 minutes: 10:00am; 10:45am; 11:30am; 12:15pm; 1:00pm; 1:45pm; 2:30pm; and last tour 3:15pm
Sundays 1:00pm to 4:00 pm, tours scheduled every 45 minutes: 1:00pm; 1:45pm; 2:30pm; and last tour 3:15pm

Admission:
Adults: $8.00
Seniors (65 and older): $6.00
Active Military with Identification and Children Under 10 Years: FREE

Reservations are required for group tours of the house and step-on motor coach guided tours. Special rates are available for groups with reservations.

Address and Phone Number:
608 S Kent Street
Winchester, VA 22601
540-662-5555

[email protected]
http://www.celebratingpatsycline.org/
www.facebook.com/PatsyClineHistoricHouse

Patsy Cline Historic House
04/11/2016

Patsy Cline Historic House

Happy Birthday, Joltin' Jim McCoy!

04/09/2016
Ranch Party - Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Carl Perkins

In honor of Carl Perkins birthday (born today in 1932) here is a wonderful clip of him performing on Tex Ritter's Ranch Party tv show. Make sure to keep viewing after his performance because Johnny Cash and Patsy follow!

Ranch Party - Johnny Cash,Patsy Cline and Carl Perkins. Hosted by Tex Ritter in 1957. This is public domain from Archive.org.

Sad news in the country music world today. A wonderful talent and a lovely man.  Rest in peace, Merle Haggard.
04/06/2016
Merle Haggard dead at 79

Sad news in the country music world today. A wonderful talent and a lovely man. Rest in peace, Merle Haggard.

Merle Haggard, the working man’s poet, an architect of the Bakersfield Sound, and an artist who influenced country music like few others, died Wednesday in California.

Patsy Cline Historic House
03/29/2016

Patsy Cline Historic House

Released today in 1965...anyone have their own copy?

Patsy Cline Historic House
03/27/2016

Patsy Cline Historic House

Hope that you all have a wonderful Easter

Madame Tussauds Hollywood
03/25/2016

Madame Tussauds Hollywood

Introducing the Madame Tussauds Country Legends wax figures. Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash are now on display at Madame Tussauds Hollywood for a limited time only!

Patsy Cline Historic House
03/20/2016

Patsy Cline Historic House

Spring is finally here! Happy first day of Spring, friends!

Patsy Cline Historic House
03/19/2016

Patsy Cline Historic House

Exciting day at the house today! We had a clean up day to get ready for the new season (opening April 1st) and we had two special surprise visitors. Kayla and Steve came to visit us all the way from Pittsburgh and didn't realize we were closed for the season. He wanted to surprise Kayla who is a huge Patsy fan. Mel was at the house in the morning before we all arrived and he brought them in and gave them a complete personal tour (thanks, Mel!) Once the tour was over, and to everyone's surprise (especially Kayla's) Steve got down on one knee and proposed marriage. Kayla said YES! The ring is beautiful!!

Thank you Kayla and Steve for sharing your special moment with us!! Watch for UPDATES. The ceremony just might be at the house in the near future! ❤️️❤️️❤️️😍😍😍

Official Patsy Cline
03/19/2016

Official Patsy Cline

Today marks the 60th Anniversary when Mom made the cover of "The Sunday Star" in Washington D.C. This special newspaper insert, published on March 18, 1956- features a young Patsy Cline telling the story of how she first got on the radio: "One day I got real brave and walked into the Winchester radio station at the hour a Hillbilly band was being featured. I told the leader if you give me the chance to sing with you, I'll never ask for pay". The startled leader told the spunky 16 year old: "If you've got enough nerve to stand before that microphone- I've got enough nerve to let you sing".

As many of you know, Joltin' Jim McCoy was that brave soul who let Mom step in front of the microphone that morning and began what would become a life long friendship that would carry on with our family to this very day. Along with the article, there are a few pictures. One photo show's the red dress worn on the cover, as final measurements are being taken by my Grandmother. It mentions how the "23 year old lass designs her costumes and her Mother- Ms. Hilda Hensley, makes them for her". Another photo shows Mom and Jimmy Dean's band- The Texas Wildcats, going through the stacks of fan mail that they have received after appearing on TV.

Also included, a photo taken recently at the Country Music Hall of Fame, that shows a close up of some of the details on the dress. It may not be visible on the cover of "The Sunday Star", but almost every strand of fringe has SIX hand set rhinestones on it! Can you imagine the hours upon hours it must have taken to attach each and every rhinestone by hand? #PatsyCline #RhinestoneCowgirl

Released in 1967. Anyone have? Some of you might even have the original.  :)
03/14/2016

Released in 1967. Anyone have? Some of you might even have the original. :)

Released in 1967. Anyone have? Some of you might even have the original 😃

Patsy Cline Historic House
03/09/2016

Patsy Cline Historic House

Patsy once said, ""If I made a list of the people I admire, Mom would probably fill up half of it. She could do anything and everything."

We are remembering Mrs. Hensley today on what would have been her 100th birthday. She was a loving mother and an incredible lady.

03/08/2016
Patsy Cline "How Can I Face Tomorrow"

This week in Patsy's history (March 7th)...the songs 'How Can I Face Tomorrow' and 'Lovesick Blues' were released by Decca in 1960

From A 1960 Episode of Jubilee USA, introduced by Eddy Arnold.

Official Patsy Cline
03/05/2016

Official Patsy Cline

#RandyHughes #CowboyCopas #HawkshawHawkins #PatsyCline #GrandOleOpry #1963

Patsified!
03/04/2016

Patsified!

Today In Patsy History...

March 3, 1963: Three benefit performances are held at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas for the family of DJ "Cactus" Jack Call, who had been killed in a car accident in January.

Artists on the bill included Billy Walker, Dottie West, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Patsy Cline. It would prove to be the final shows for Copas, Hawkins and Cline.

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