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Labor Day Weekend 2022
Friday Sept. 2nd, Saturday Sep 3rd, Sunday Sep 4th


3590 NC-268, Lenoir, NC 28645

Day Passes:   (Available at the gate)

Friday night’s events are free!

Weekend Pass: $25

Saturday: $10

Sunday: $20


Competition Registration is Free (Opens Online June 1st)

Featured Artists - 2022

Piney Woods Boys

As teenagers, the Piney Woods Boys were deeply influenced by the string bands of northwestern North Carolina. Today, Wayne Martin, Jim Collier, Matt Haney, and Margaret Martin introduce a new generation to the sound of fiddle tunes, mountain gospel harmonies and regional ballads. Instrumentation includes fiddle, banjo, guitar, & autoharp.

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Harris Brothers

The Harris Brothers play in the moment with a sound that cries deep honest feelings and true emotion, ever faithful to the groove and subtle dynamics! It’s American Roots music coming from every direction!

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The Kruger Brothers

The Kruger Brothers are returning to Happy Valley! Their live performances are as varied as their collaborations and include original instrumental pieces which showcase inspiring technique as well as original tunes and old favorites delivered by Uwe’s mellow baritone voice. The Kruger Brothers will be joined by percussionist, Jody Call, at the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention.


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Rodney Sutton

Saturday Rodney Sutton Rodney Sutton is a prominent and highly respected representative of the dance and music traditions of his home state of North Carolina.

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Little Stony Nighthawks

The Little Stony Nighthawks(LSN) are a dance party string band well-versed in the repertoires of Old Time, Country, and First-Wave Bluegrass. Named for Little Stony Creek, the roaring stream that feeds the Cascades Falls of Giles County, Virginia, the group interprets songs and fiddle tunes from all along the Appalachian watersheds with a dance beat rooted in the traditions of southwest Virginia and western North Carolina…

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Sheila Kay Adams

Friday Sheila Kay Adams Is a celebrated author, storyteller, and seventh generation ballad singer from the deep traditions of Madison County, NC. For forty-seven  years

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Pat Kelleher

Pat Kelleher has been an accomplished musician for over 40 years and his first love is Irish folk singing and song writing in recent times. He is also a renowned five string banjo player with several different styles to his credit including folk style, old time (clawhammer) and bluegrass three finger picking style…

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Rob McHale

Rob McHale is a North Carolina-based Folk-Americana artist whose songs can take you through a small town, down a dirt road or on an historical journey – and bring you back home again. Rob’s flair for penning historical and social commentary songs has received recognition and awards from American Songwriter Magazine, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Dallas Songwriters Association, and Billboard.

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