John McCutcheon to Close out PVCC Fine Arts and Performance Season

Charlottesville, Va. – April 22, 2024 – The 2023-24 Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) Fine Arts and Performance season will conclude Saturday, April 27, with an accomplished performer deemed “folk music’s Rustic Renaissance Man” by the Washington Post and "the most impressive instrumentalist I've ever heard” by country music legend Johnny Cash. John McCutcheon, singer/songwriter, activist, storyteller, author and staple of traditional American folk music since the 1970s will perform in the PVCC Main Stage Theatre starting at 7:30 p.m. The venue is in the V. Earl Dickinson Building at the south end of 501 College Drive in Charlottesville. 

McCutcheon is known for his tuneful and earnest folk songs, his penchant for embellishing his concerts with storytelling, and his skills on a multitude of traditional instruments including the banjo, guitar, fiddle, autoharp, jaw harp and the rarely seen hammer dulcimer. McCutcheon’s recordings have garnered numerous honors including several Grammy nominations. His live performances have won praise around the globe for their intimate, entertaining unfolding, what critics describe as "little feats of magic," "breathtaking in their ease and grace...," and "like a conversation with an illuminating old friend." 

General seating tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Patrons are encouraged to purchase advance tickets online at or by calling 434.961.5376 (major credit cards accepted). The PVCC Cashier’s Office, located in the main building, has tickets available for purchase during normal business hours. If available, tickets may also be purchased starting two hours prior to the performance at the PVCC Box Office, located at the main entrance of the Dickinson Building. 

For more information, email or call 434.961.5376. Learn more about the PVCC Fine Arts and Performance season at  

Media support for McCutcheon’s performance is provided by CBS19. 

About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential and excellence in all programs and services. Visit to learn more.


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Photograph: John McCutcheon standing with banjo, courtesy of John McCutcheon


Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division