Festivals

Posted on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 - 3:39 pm
MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 24-27, 2014, is proud to announce the music festival’s initial lineup. The four-day event, an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. As in...
Posted on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 - 6:12 pm
The Graves Mountain Lodge is proud to announce the full performance line-up for the 22nd Annual Graves Mountain Festival of Music to be held May 29-31, 2014. Joining the outstanding talents of Steep Canyon Rangers, Lonesome River Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and more are GRAMMY winning...
Posted on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 - 5:40 pm
This time of year is perfect. The leaves are changing, the weather is beautiful, and the Bear Creek Music and Art Festival is almost here. This year’s lineup is impressive, and Bear Creekers will not be disappointed. Starting on Wednesday, November 13, a benefit concert for the Michael A’s Children...
Posted on Monday, November 4th, 2013 - 3:34 pm
Tickets for the 11th Annual Wakarusa Music Festival are on sale. This years multi-day camping and music festival will be June 5-8, 2014 on the majestic Mulberry Mountain in Northwest Arkansas. Patrons will be able to purchase Full Event Passes, Camping Passes, as well as RV Unreserved Passes....
Posted on Monday, November 4th, 2013 - 3:28 pm
JJ Grey, described by the New York Times as: "Impassioned singing, riff-based Southern rock, cold-blooded swamp funk and sly Memphis soul,” has just been added to the line-up at the Second Annual Sunshine Music and Blues Festival.  The Tedeschi Trucks Band, winner of multiple Blues Music...
Posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 - 10:06 am
Our final day on the mountain broke with the most gorgeous fall morning – the smell of camp stoves firing up simple breakfasts, the sound of distant birds giddy with the extravagant catch afforded them by the night’s rain, and the sweater-weather wake-up nip of a crisp autumn breeze tousling wet...
Posted on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 - 3:29 pm
Saturday was a wonderful day! It started with sunshine, birds and bluegrass and ended with stars, hippies and bluegrass. The day promised to be a great one just because of the fact it was the last day of the festival. The lineup was just as good as the other days, leaving nobody disappointed. I...
Posted on Sunday, October 20th, 2013 - 2:08 pm
Take one little mountain valley, mix in some mandolins, mud, master brewers, musicians, and some local towns named Roseland and Lovingston and what you get is a well organized and highly enjoyable musical event known as The Festy.  Greeted with road signs pointing out Walton’s Mountain, the...
Posted on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 - 1:47 pm
Yesterday’s beautiful weather didn’t last past noon. It wasn’t long before the clouds rolled in and fog began to creep around the campsites. The first beer of the morning was cracked around nine as we made breakfast and waited for more of our friends to arrive. In the meantime, we met a bunch of...
Posted on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 - 12:38 pm
It rained. It didn’t pour and ruin everything, but it rained. As I was walking through the small amount of mud created by the rain I decided to just be thankful for it. So here I am on Saturday morning…thankful for all the great I get to experience this weekend. (And the morning sun.) On Friday, my...