We were particularly saddened to report earlier this week on the death of Chris Scott, stepson of Tony Rice, in a tragic motorcycle accident.
The family is hosting a memorial concert and reception on Sunday (8/21) in his honor. It will be held at the Chinqua Penn Plantation in Reidsville, NC from 7:00-9:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend, and are requested to wear comfortable clothing, and to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and the like. No alcoholic beverages are permitted, and cold soft drinks will be available.
The Rice Family will perform, along with Jessica Mashburn and The Church Sisters.
Tony and Pam Rice have issued this personal statement…
“We hope that anyone wishing to pay their respects to our son Chris, his wife Betsy, and his four children Donovan, Aaron, Victoria, and Levi will attend and enjoy the beautiful music and setting with us. We are humbled and overwhelmed with all the messages of condolence that continue to pour in from friends and fans around the globe. There is no way we can possibly respond as we would like, but we have been deeply touched and uplifted by every message.
With this celebration of Chris’ life at Chinqua Penn, a place most dear to his heart and to ours, and with music from artists we greatly admire, we would like to convey our gratitude and appreciation to every friend and fan and stranger who reached out to us at this terrible time. Our hearts are filled with appreciation for the support, and especially for all the prayers we needed so desperately… prayers we will continue to need as we move forward in life without his physical presence.
Losing Chris is devastating, but we are profoundly grateful for his life, and for that of his brother Roman, whom we lost in August 2001. We are grateful to both our sons for the wonderful children they brought into this world before they departed it, and for their beautiful wives, Betsy and Mindy, both of whom we look upon now as our daughters. We hope you will be able to come and enjoy some beautiful music with us in this beautiful place, in honor of Chris and his life.”
Category: Bluegrass festival/concert news
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