Ralph Stanley To Sing For Queen of England
On Her May 3 Visit to Richmond, Virginia

Ralph Stanley
Mountain music monarch Ralph Stanley will sing for the Queen of England Thursday (May 3) when she visits Richmond, Virginia to address the state’s General Assembly. The Queen and His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will be in Virginia May 3 and 4 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.

Stanley will headline “Virginia’s Royal Welcome,” a tribute to the state’s musical heritage. Among the other artists scheduled to perform are jazz and rhythm and blues vocalist Jane Powell, the Richmond Boys Choir, fiddler Montana Young, country singers Marna and Marcy Bales and the Hermitage High School Marching Band.

The event will take place in Richmond’s Capitol Square and is open to the public. The 80-year-old Stanley, a multiple Grammy winner, member of the Grand Ole Opry and Virginia native, is celebrating his 60th year in show business.