The Heyman Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 11, at the historic Olney Theatre in Olney, Maryland, will be an uplifting musical tribute to the late Vic Heyman and his wife, Reba Heyman. The mini-folk festival, which runs from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., will benefit the Heyman Folk Scholarship Fund, to give emerging artists the opportunity to play at festivals or to subsidize recording of CDs, and Parkinson’s disease research.
Dr. Vic Heyman, who passed away on Jan. 6, 2009, of Parkinson’s, was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the 1960s who later started a direct-mail company in Rockville, Md., and became a noted figure in Washington area folk music circles as a concert presenter. He and Reba were known as the guardian angels of countless folk performers nationwide. Their generosity ranged from financial backing of folk music venues (including Vic’s Music Corner in Rockville) and festivals from Maryland to Texas, to helping out down-on-their luck musicians, to thousands of acts of random kindness.
With this musical celebration, nationally touring musicians pay homage to their lasting legacy. Some of the many singers to perform will include Patty Larkin, SONiA of disappear fear, Vance Gilbert, Amy Speace, Tom Prasada-Rao and Cary Cooper, Cosy Sheridan and Terry Gonda. Hosting will be Mary Cliff, of the Traditions folk music radio show on WAMU. Tickets for the show range from $25 to $125. For more information, log onto www.heymancelebration.org or call Sherry Panzer at 301-580-9401.
Submitted by The Heyman Celebration