Martinsville, Virginia


Historical Society Announces Sounds on the Square

By: John Phillips, President, Board of Directors Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society

April 10, 2024


The Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society announces its line-up for the 2024 season of Sounds on the Square:

  • May 3, 2024, Andy Burnette Trio
  • June 7, 2024, Barefoot Modern
  • July 5, 2024, The League of Ordinary Gentlemen
  • August 2, 2024, Forrest Taylor
  • September 6, 2024, The Ghosts of Liberty
  • September 13, 2024, “Line-Dancing on the Square” with Sue Ann Ehmann
  • October 4, 2024, Andy Burnette Trio

Sounds on the Square, Uptown Martinsville’s premier music concert series, is held on the first Friday of each month, May through October, on the Plaza of the Historic Henry County Courthouse, 1 East Main Street. Each night begins at 7:00 P.M. and concludes at 10:00 P.M. Beginning at 6:00 P.M., Scuffle Hill Brewing Company will sell craft beers, and at least one food truck will be present.

Admission is free courtesy of sponsors Carter Bank & Trust, Children First Pediatrics, Deskins, Inc., The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, Hooker Furnishings, The Lester Group, New College Institute, Sarver Cleaning Services, and Scuffle Hill Brewing Company. Started in 2021, Sounds on the Square is a Family
Friendly Festival finalist in the Best of the Blue Ridge 2024.

John Phillips, President, Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society, stated, “Sounds on the Square revives the historical significance of courthouses serving as places to gather socially. The Historical Society proudly offers this community outreach as a means of sharing a local landmark, the Historic Henry County Courthouse with friends
and neighbors from near and far, especially this year as we celebrate its 200th birthday.”

Bill Kirby, Commercial Market Manager, Carter Bank & Trust, stated, “Martinsville benefits greatly from Sounds on the Square, as it brings people together to celebrate local musical talent and promotes a sense of unity in the community. At Carter Bank, we’ve been committed to supporting programs like Sounds on the Square for 50 years, as we believe showcasing the arts brings people together and strengthens our communities.”