1pm: Terry McKinney: He grew up in Mitchell and McDowell counties surrounded by traditional mountain music, and he has been singing and playing gospel, mountain, bluegrass, or classic country music most of his life. To Terry music is his first love and the audiences love him.
3pm: Amantha Mill: A community-oriented folk/bluegrass act with one foot rooted firmly in our heritage and the other planted in exploring new acoustic sounds.
1pm: Dollar Brothers: Growing up in the Meat Camp community of Watauga County in a musical family, brothers Darrell, Barry, and Wade, have been playing bluegrass music together and performing at local venues for more than 20 years, continuing their traditional bluegrass style.
3pm: Tom Sparks: An all-time Orchard favorite.
1pm: Slight Departure: A WNC based Folk/Americana/Old Time quintet, and it’s 5-part harmonies and instruments indigenous to North Carolina, make this group a must-see act.
3pm: Tru Blu: They have been a work in progress for years, playing bluegrass, classic country, gospel, original songs, and golden oldies – all to enthusiastic audiences.
1pm: Jonah Riddle: He takes care of banjo duties in the group, playing a style that is quickly fading away in today’s business. You can easily hear the Stanley, Scruggs, and Osbourne influences in his sound, the sounds of the pioneers. Grayson is on guitar and does all of the groups lead singing.
3pm: Crossfire Bluegrass Band: From Sparta, NC, play great bluegrass renditions from band members Joe Willey, Jerel Willey, Justin Willey, and Bill Paul.
1pm: Harlan County Grass: From East Tennessee, they take pride in being a traditional bluegrass band. The band stays steeped deep in the roots of the music that actually wears the label of bluegrass.
3pm: Typical Mountain Boys: They have been playing their unique blend of bluegrass and acoustic music out of the Black Mountains of WNC for the past 9 years.