The Last Pickin’ will honor bluegrass fan Rex Locklar

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Published 8:59 pm Tuesday, April 8, 2014 The Last Pickin’ will honor bluegrass fan Rex Locklar Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img By Jaine Treadwell Already, there is activity at Henderson Music Park in rural Pike County.Old habits die hard for those who historically came early for Rex Locklar’s Bluegrass Festivals the second weekend in April and October.So, it’s understandable that some campers have already claimed their spots for “The Last Pickin’ at Henderson,” which will officially get underway on Thursday.Rex’s Bluegrass Festivals have been upbeat events for 48 years. But this year, it will be different, said Shelby Cargile.“Rex’s death hit us all hard,” he said. “We knew that when the time came and Rex was no longer here, that would be the end of the bluegrass festivals at Henderson. And, how sad that would be. Well, this is the end. This festival will be ‘The Last Pickin’ at Henderson.’”The bluegrass festival will open on Thursday and close Saturday night. There will be no charge for the campsites and no admission charge.“We just want all of Rex’s friends and all the friends of bluegrass to come,” Cargile said. “We’re going to do the festival just like Rex would have done it. Folks can start pickin’ when they get here and feel like it. There’ll be pickin’ all over the place.”At 10 a.m. Saturday, the traditional memorial service will be held in front of the old Henderson schoolhouse.“Rex always had a memorial service for anyone who had died since the last festival,” Cargile said. “This time, we’ll remember ol’ Rex and another bluegrass friend that has died. And, we’ll dedicate a monument to Rex. He was the ‘Father of Bluegrass in Pike County’ and that will be set in stone.”Time will be set aside so that anyone who wants to share a fond memory of Locklar will have the opportunity.“Then, we’ll do like Rex did it and we’ll close the memorial service with two or three gospel songs,” Cargile said. “We’re going to encourage everyone to keep the music going all day long, in memory of Rex. We want to honor his memory by playing the music he loved.”But, when the high lonesome sounds of bluegrass fade, only the memories of the good music and the good times among good friends will remain, Cargile said.“We’re not ready for it, but it’s time for ‘The Last Pickin’ at Henderson.’” Print Article Email the author You Might Like Hope and Help: Month celebrates advocacy efforts (PHOTO GALLERY) In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, supporters of the Pike Regional Advocacy Center release balloons, ending Tuesday’s ceremony.Messenger photos… read more Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more