April 3, 2017 Library's Packard Campus Welcomes Rock and Roll Hall of Famer

Legendary Rocker Roger McGuinn and Country Music Star Marty Stuart

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The Library’s Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation is hosting a night of music and dialogue featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and frontman of rock group “The Byrds,” Roger McGuinn, as part of the ongoing “Marty Stuart Presents …” concert series at the Packard Campus Theater.

McGuinn will be joined by multiple Grammy-Award -Winning country music singer-songwriter Marty Stuart at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, at the Packard Campus Theater, located in Culpeper, Virginia.  The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for entry. Tickets can be reserved at http://www.rogermcguinn.eventbrite.com/ beginning Friday, April 14.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 for his work with the American band “The Byrds,” McGuinn released several solo projects following the group’s break-up including his well-known 1973 collaboration with Bob Dylan on the hit “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” for Sam Peckinpah’s western drama “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.” Most recently, McGuinn co-authored “Hard Listening”, an interactive ebook on the private lives of well-known authors who were part of the literary garage band “The Rock Bottom Remainder.”  

The evening will include an in-depth conversation between McGuinn and Stuart on McGuinn’s career, musical contributions and the evolution of genres over the years. The talk will be followed by a musical performance by both artists.

“The Marty Stuart Presents …” concert series is made possible in part by the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and the Marty Stuart Center and Congress of Country Music Hall. The series is a part of an ongoing effort to celebrate, heighten awareness of and preserve traditional American music. In 2016, the Library acquired hundreds of hours of Marty Stuart’s audio-visual collection of country music, one of the largest private collections of memorabilia documenting country-music history.

All Packard Campus programs are free and open to the public, but children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For general Packard Campus Theater information, call (540) 827-1079 ext. 79994 or (202) 707-9994. Or, you may email packardcampus@loc.gov . For further information on the theater programming, visit www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/. In case of inclement weather, call the theater information line no more than three hours before showtime to confirm cancellations.  

The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation is a state-of-the-art facility funded as a gift to the nation by the Packard Humanities Institute. The Packard Campus is the site where the nation’s library acquires, preserves and provides access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of motion pictures, television programs, radio broadcasts and sound recordings (loc.gov/avconservation/). The Packard Campus is home to more than 7 million collection items. It provides staff support for the Library of Congress National Film Preservation Board (loc.gov/film/), the National Recording Preservation Board (loc.gov/rr/record/nrpb/) and the national registries for film and recorded sound.

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PR 17-043
ISSN 0731-3527