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: Bearwallow: Morganton, NC, based Bearwallow performs a unique blend of progressive bluegrass, old-timey folk, and classic country. They constantly look to reach new heights and audiences as they continue on their musical adventure.
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: True Grass: They hail from Burnsville, NC, and have been playing truegrass, newgrass, and gospel since 1994. Band members include Anthony Allen, Jeff Allen, Daniel Cook, Daniel Norton, and Jacob Carroll.
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: Jerry, Mike & Bill: Bill Wygand never expected that he and a couple of high school band buddies would be playing music in the NC mountains after putting his old Charlotte Catholic High School band back together for his 50th anniversary class reunion. Jerry Herbert and Mike Evans had so much fun with the reunion band that they decided to keep playing together. The thing the guys most have in common is their love of music and the fun they have playing it.
1pm: Town & Country: A band playing the music of their region.
3pm: 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.