2019 Schedule (Being Updated Weekly)

Friday, Aug 30th -  Free Friday

A Free evening of Old Time Music & Dance, featuring an open mic for callers, a joke contest, cake walks, and more!

7:00pm

Friday, Aug 30th - Laura Foster Graveside

Rob McHale & Friends

Dusk

Saturday, Aug 31st -  Youth Tent Activities:

Caldwell Summer JAM

11:00am – 12:30pm

Blackberry JAM

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Burke County JAM

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Dylan Lopez

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Mel Jones, Don Story, & Sharon Carter Underwood

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Saturday, Aug 31st -  Laura Foster's Graveside

Bobby McMillon

Dusk

Saturday, Aug 31st  - Mainstage Competition Schedule

Preliminary Competition

Category

Max # of Competitors

Times (approximate)  ** Be back stage 15 minutes prior to event **

Mandolin

7

10:00 – 10:20

Open Instrumental

10

10:20 – 10:50

Folk Singing

15

10:50 – 11:35

Banjo

16

11:35 – 12:15

Dance

10

12:15 – 12:45

Fiddle

20

12:45 – 1:45

Guitar

10

1:45 – 2:15

Twin Fiddle

6

2:15 – 2:35

Competition break for JAM Performance

2:35 – 2:55

Bands

10

3:00 – 4:40

Evening Final Competition: 3 competing in Individual category; 6 in Band Category

Category

Times (approximate) ** Be back stage 15 minutes prior to event **

Mandolin

6:30 – 6:45

Open Instrumental

6:45 – 7:00

Folk Singing

7:00 – 7:15

Guitar

7:15 – 7:30

Fiddle

7:30 – 7:45

Banjo

7:45 – 8:00

Flatfoot Dance

8:00 – 8:15

Twin Fiddle

8:15 – 8:30

Break or special guests

Band Finals

9:00 – 10:00

Awards Music

10:30

Sunday, Sept 1 - Mainstage Performances

Jeff Little Trio

With few exceptions, the piano does not play a prominent part in Appalachian or Americana music, and is rarely the lead instrument. But Jeff Little is an exception – and a remarkable one.His distinctive two-handed style, much influenced by the mountain flat-picked guitar tradition, is breathtaking in its speed, precision and clarity. 

Sunday @ 4:00 to 4:45

The 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! Often referred to as the “people’s band,” THE HARRIS BROTHERS are sure to make a connection with any new listener who is a fan of American Roots Music!

Sunday @ 3:00 to 3:45

Strictly Clean and Decent

Strictly Clean and Decent is an acoustic trio which features Patrick Crouch, Ron Shuffler, and Kay Crouch whose blend of brilliant vocal harmonies tops a solid instrumental foundation. They are dedicated to performing a variety of musical styles in an acoustic setting.

Sunday @ 2:00 to 2:45

Burnett Sisters Band

Ranging from ages 12 to 22, the Burnett Sisters Band consists of five members who create a unique blend of music in the folk, oldtime, and bluegrass traditions.

Establishing themselves as a gospel quartet, all four sisters began singing and playing together at local venues and churches in their early youth with the inspiration of other family bands.

Sunday @ 1:00 to 1:45

Shelby Rae Moore Band

Shelby Rae Moore is a phenomenon! At barely twenty two years of age, she has been wowing audiences for years with her voice, style, poise, stage presence and repertoire.

Having grown up in a musical family, she began singing at a very early age and has evolved into a seasoned professional.

Sunday @ 12:00 to 12:45

Piney Woods Boys

Members of the Piney Woods Boys came of age in the 1970s at the tail end of a musical era. As teenagers, they sought out the “real sounds” of community music that could still be heard at family parties, dances, and churches.

The musicians they learned from possessed a regional style of playing that pre-dated the Great Homogenization of the recording industry, before “old-time” and “bluegrass” split into two camps.

Sunday @ 11:00 to 11:45

Sunday, Sept 1 - Workshops (Youth Tent)

Fiddle

12:30 – 1:15 

Wayne Martin & Matt Haney

Storytelling

1:30 – 2:15

Bobby McMillon

Guitar

2:30 – 3:15

Steve Lewis

Banjo

3:30 – 4:15

Jim Collier & Margaret Martin

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