March 18, 2022 (Friday)
When Haywood County native and stellar banjo player Steve Sutton died unexpectedly in 2017, he left a legacy of great music and great mentoring. His career carried him to stages around the world, including a stint on the Grand Ole Opry, and to many awards. At home, he was a member of the Whitewater Bluegrass Co., and he was well known for his kindnesses in lifting up aspiring musicians. The Annual Steve Sutton Benefit Concert raises money for both the International Bluegrass Music Association Trust Fund and for a scholarship at Waynesville’s Tuscola High School.