The Hummingbird Music Project is the brainchild of restaurant owner and musicologist Doug Beatty. He is known for the great food and music venues he has conceived, founded and managed over the last two decades in Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Currently he is the proprietor and manager of the Bone Fire Smokehouse in historic Abingdon, Virginia. In addition to always bringing outstanding regional and national musicians to the stages in his restaurants, he has a history of bringing like talent to the musical events he has founded and managed for the local communities wherever he has had businesses. These include many popular long running music festivals and music series that are still held every year.

  • The Asheville Brewgrass Festival which is the south’s most popular beer festival.
  • The Knoxville Brewers Jam which is always a sell out.
  • The Twilight Alive concert series in Kingsport as part of their economic development plan.
  • The Racks by the Tracks music series in Kingsport which is the region’s largest BBQ & Blues music event with over 10,000 attendees.
  • The Thursday Jams and January Jams concert series in Abingdon as part of their economic development strategy.

For the past year, Doug has been working on the Hummingbird Music Project, a cultural exchange program between the Appalachian Mountain area of the United States and the Michoacan Mountain area of Mexico. This is a cultural musical exchange between American musicians playing traditional Appalachian music and Purepecha musicians playing their traditional version of Mexican music. The purpose is to unite these musicians together and mix the music of the two musical cultures through a multi-national four day concert event to be known as the Hummingbird International Music Festival. There will be a documentary filmed about this project and festival. When the bands collaborate and jam together, their may be a recording of the birth of a new genre of music as the musicians share and influence each other.

Doug’s team has recruited talented musicians and a high quality technical staff. They have also brought into the project two experienced Marketing Companies to be part of the team. They are in discussions with several sponsors to underwrite the project implementation and the professional filming of this cultural exchange project.


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Hummingbird Music Project
260 W Main Street
Abingdon, Virginia, 24210
Phone: 276-623-0037
Email: info@hummingbirdmusicproject.com
Website: www.hummingbirdmusicproject.com