Honoring T.J. Worthington, an Alleghany County writer, painter, and local music advocate, the Backwoods Beat Music Festival will occur on June 22 & 23, 2018. Named after Worthington’s music store, the festival focuses on singers, songwriters, and storytelling.
A quote from one of his last blogs said “Throughout my life I have attempted to understand people not me, from foreigners to everyone I know. I am my own political correctness cop open to understanding others the best I'm able, receiving every individual in my life as he or she is within themselves. Another way of saying I go in peace."