BRAM Presents Courtney Karl as Patsy Cline in Outdoor Benefit Concert

Join the Black River Academy Museum for an evening with the music of Patsy Cline. Courtney Karl will bring life to the music of an iconic American performer on Saturday, June 5 at West Hill Recreation Center in Ludlow, VT from 4pm to 7pm.

Food will be available for purchase and masks are required.

The legendary Patsy Cline comes to life once again through the sounds and stories of Courtney Shayne Karl. Courtney has been a professional Patsy Cline tribute artist for over 10 years and will take you back in time to the days when this amazing singer graced that stages of America. A lifelong affinity for Patsy Cline’s music along with a nudge from her grandfather has helped transform Courtney Shayne into one of the finest impersonators performing today. She has been recognized nationally for her appearance and now tours throughout the United States in the national touring show, Memories of Patsy.

Admission to the outdoor event is $20 and can be purchased at the door on the day of the concert. Advanced tickets are available through Venmo (@BRAcademyMuseum). Alcohol is not permitted in the town-owned park. Please bring your own chairs and follow all public health guidelines. The rain date for the event is Sunday, June 6.

For more information, contact Executive Director Georgia Brehem at 802-228-5050.

Every member of our community has faced dramatic changes, felt difficult emotions, and responded to the global spread of COVID-19 in a variety of ways. The Black River Academy Museum and Okemo Valley TV have partnered because your stories are important and we are here to help preserve them.

COVID-19 Community Memory Project 2020Create a powerful personal record and family history by responding to these prompts about your life in the Ludlow, Vermont area during the Spring of 2020. Your voice can also be added to the extensive local history collection at the Black River Academy Museum. With your help, future generations will better understand the unique challenges during this crisis and the resilience demonstrated by our community. We hope these activities serve as a source of reflection and inspiration now and in the future.

Download the Memory Project Booklet here.

You can add this document to the museum collection by visiting or mailing a printed copy to the Black River Academy Museum at PO Box 894, Ludlow, VT 05149. We also encourage you to share photos, artwork, videos, recordings, and interviews that you have created and collected during these abnormal times.

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