Hank Snow fans head to Liverpool this weekend for COVID-19-sized tribute

Highway sign for Hank Snow Museum indicates the annual tribute show is cancelled for 2021
The Hank Snow mini-tribute will go ahead this weekend. Photo by Ed Halverson.
Ed Halverson - CJQC/QCCR - LiverpoolNS | 12-08-2021

Editor's Note: Vina Moses is the QCCR station manager. 

The Hank Snow Museum in Liverpool is welcoming visitors to enjoy a taste of the Annual Hank Snow Tribute show.

The big event has been cancelled the past two years due to COVID-19, so the team at the Hank Snow Museum have decided to host a mini-tribute this weekend.

Acting Administrator of the Hank Snow Museum Vina Moses says people understand why the tribute was called off in 2020, when everything was cancelled, but wonder why it couldn’t go ahead this year.

She says it comes down to people not being able to come over the US border.

“Both performers and visitors. We have performers from Nashville come up. We have performers from all over the United States and all over Canada. We have performers who come to the tribute, some of them, every year,” said Moses.

A smiling woman has her arm around a statue of a man playing guitar.

Vina Moses stands alongside a statue of country music legend Hank Snow. Photo by Ed Halverson.

The mini-tribute will feature performers who had been scheduled to appear at the Hank Snow tribute show.

The annual event normally requires eight to ten months of preparation.

Moses is awed by the efforts of so many to get the mini-tribute up and running in such a short period of time.

“We did it in less than five weeks. Don’t ask us how we did it, we just, everyday we worked day and night,’ said Moses. “I mean, we were working here for five weeks straight and we’ve got everything under control and everything organized and we’re really excited about it.”

Because of public health restrictions, capacity at the mini-tribute will be limited to 250 people.

Already, close to 50 RVs have booked their spaces and Moses expects turnout could be at or above capacity both days.

“We’re hoping that people will call and book so that we have their bookings made and we know for sure that we have those. But we are still looking for walk-ins because we have enough room, I think, for them,” said Moses.

The money raised at this weekend’s mini-tribute will be added to the donations collected from a weekly barbeque and live music fundraiser held every Wednesday this summer to cover some of the museum’s operating costs throughout the year.

The Hank Snow Mini-Tribute begins at 6 p.m. Friday evening and runs until Saturday night.

For tickets or more information, contact the Hank Snow Museum on their website or by calling 902-354-4675.

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