Ferrum College's First Fridays Afternoon Recital Series will feature local high school musician Stewart "Stew" Werner on Friday, December 6, 2019, from 12:45 - 1:15 p.m. The concert will be held in the upper lobby of Grousbeck Music Center on campus. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public. Free coffee is also provided by Rocsato Coffee Roasters (www.rocsatocoffeeroasters.com).
Stewart Werner III, also known as "Stew," is a Franklin County native, raised up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge with his family of many Appalachian and bluegrass musicians. Stew took an interest in the banjo, the mandolin, the guitar, and the upright bass at an early age, and embraced music lessons from his father at seven years old. Stew has won many local and state competitions, which also served to introduce him to other genres of music. However, he consistently stayed true to his bluegrass roots and participates in as many bluegrass events as he can. Stew has performed at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount, VA, as well as the famed MerleFest in North Wilkesboro, NC. He is currently 16 years old.