The Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery Alabama is sponsoring memorial events surrounding the 60th anniversary of the death of Hank Williams on New Year’s Day 1953.
On New Year’s Eve for a modest charge there will be food and music at the Commerce Street museum with a candlelight vigil to nearby statue of Hank Williams at midnight. At the same time, The City of Montgomery is sponsoring a street party honoring Hank and Commerce Street will be blocked off near the museum.
On New Year’s Day, participants will meet at Hank’s grave at the Oakwood Cemetary Annex at 10am for a wreath laying and memorial service.
Following the service everyone is invited to the museum for black-eyed peas and more music. Events wrap up at 1pm.
I think I speak for Hank fans all around the world who, although they are unable to journey to Montgomery, deeply appreciate that a sincere, touching, heartfelt, tribute is being held at the Hank Williams gravesite on the anniversary his death every year.