2019 Schedule

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!


Friday, Aug 30th - Laura Foster Graveside

Rob McHale & Friends


Saturday, Aug 31st -  Youth Tent Activities:

Dylan Lopez

10:30am – 11:00am

Caldwell Summer JAM

11:15am – 12:45pm

Blackberry JAM

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Morganton JAM

1:45pm – 2:15pm

The Gordon Family

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Mel Jones, Don Story, & Sharon Carter Underwood

3:15pm – 4:15pm

Saturday, Aug 31st -  Laura Foster's Graveside

Bobby McMillon


Saturday, Aug 31st -  Barn

Flatfoot Dance Workshop by Rodney Sutton


Saturday, Aug 31st  - Mainstage Competition Schedule

Preliminary Competition


Max # of Competitors

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



10:00am – 10:20am

Open Instrumental


10:20am – 10:50am

Folk Singing


10:50am – 11:35am



11:35am – 12:15pm



12:15pm – 12:45pm



12:45pm – 1:45pm



1:45pm – 2:15pm

Twin Fiddle


2:15pm – 2:35pm

Competition break for JAM Performance

2:35pm – 2:55pm



3:00pm – 4:40pm

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


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


6:30pm – 6:45pm

Open Instrumental

6:45pm – 7:00pm

Folk Singing

7:00pm – 7:15pm


7:15pm – 7:30pm


7:30pm – 7:45pm


7:45pm – 8:00pm

Flatfoot Dance

8:00pm – 8:15pm

Twin Fiddle

8:15pm – 8:30pm

Break or special guests

Band Finals

9:00pm – 10:00pm

Awards Music


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)


12:30 – 1:15 

Wayne Martin & Matt Haney


1:30 – 2:15

Bobby McMillon


2:30 – 3:15

Steve Lewis


3:30 – 4:15

Jim Collier & Margaret Martin

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