2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 18

The Betty Strong Encounter Center will present “How Western Music Won the West” with Smithsonian Traveling Museum of Music artists Bob and Sheila Everhart at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 18. Admission will be free; a reception will follow.

Bob will play the 12-string guitar, French Harp, and vocals. Sheila will play the upright acoustic bass.

The Anita, Iowa, musicians work to preserve and perform America’s rural music. Their concerts are built around the historical aspects of America’s early music on the frontier.

They have six Smithsonian albums, one Grammy nomination and six-award winning albums from Prairie Music Records. The couple has performed worldwide including shows in New Zealand, Europe and China.

The Everharts have received numerous awards. They’re members of the Texas Music Hall of Fame and America’s Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame.