Buchanan’s Nashville Night canceled due to rise in COVID-19 cases

Matthew Ramsey’s main concern is to keep the community safe


Old Dominion said there’s “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart,” but we have to say this is pretty sad news.

The 10th Annual Nashville Night, originally scheduled for September, has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Old Dominion frontman and Buchanan native, Matthew Ramsey, issued a statement regarding the cancellation.

His main concern was to keep the community he once called home safe.

You can read Ramsey’s full statement below:

“Well folks, I have frustrating news. After a lot of contemplation and discussion, I have decided to cancel this year’s Nashville Night in Buchanan. This benefit has meant so much to me and others over the years. It really is the highlight of the year for me. However, as the date draws near and covid cases continue to rise, it has begun to feel that a show created to help the community I love could potentially put those very people at risk. So, we will wait. My thanks to all of the lovely people who graciously donated their time and energy to this cause this year and in years past. We will gather again, when the time is right, for another beautiful night of music and laughter in the name of community service.”

Matthew Ramsey


An Old Dominion fan favorite is back!

The 10th annual evening of music led by Old Dominion frontman, Matthew Ramsey, is scheduled for Sunday, September 19 at James River High School in Buchanan.

Ramsey came up with the idea a decade ago to give back to his hometown at his alma mater.

The singer will be joined by other popular Nashville songwriters.

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to The Ramsey Foundation helping to provide resources to Southwest Virginia.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 13 at the Main Street Library in Buchanan from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and then again on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

If tickets have not sold out after Saturday, they’ll be sold online here.

Floor seats are $50 a piece and bleacher seats are $25.

If the event is canceled because of COVID-19 concerns, organizers said refunds will be given.

About the Authors:

After working and going to school in Central Virginia for over five years, Lindsey’s made her way back home to the mountains.

Nicole Del Rosario joined WSLS 10 in August 2020.