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Lonesome River Band and John Cowan, John McFee & Friends headline the 40th annual Stokes County Stomp

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DANBURY, N.C. — The annual Stokes Stomp Festival on the Dan is celebrating its 40th birthday with free concerts including bluegrass sensation The Lonesome River Band and the Doobie Brothers’ John Cowan, John McFee and Friends.

The Lonesome River Band is scheduled to hit the stage Saturday afternoon while John Cowan, John McFee and Friends are scheduled to play Sunday afternoon.

The longest running arts council sponsored event in North Carolina, the Stokes Stomp is held annually along the banks of the beautiful Dan River at Moratock Park, 1077 Sheppard Mill Road in Danbury, according to the website.

Stokes Stomp, Sept. 13, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s Main Stage Entertainment Schedule
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Stained Glass Canoe
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Stokes Stomp Parade (Theme: Stokes County, Time Remembered)
At Parade Conclusion North, South, West Stokes Marching Bands
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Jordan Covington
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Star Catchers
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Loose Cannons
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Lonesome River Band
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Blues Creek
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Lonesome River Band

Miss Joyce’s Dance Studio will perform
Main Stage Area – 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Children’s Next Generation Stage Entertainment Schedule

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.     Charity Hampton
1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.    Maya Burgess
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.    Mason Via and Friends
4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.    Miss Joyce’s Dance Company

Stokes Stomp, September 14, 2014 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Main Stage Entertainment Schedule
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. David Via
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Back Step Old Time Band (Old Dominion Cloggers will dance in front of the stage)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Rich In Tradition
4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. John Cowan, John McFee & Friends
CC Dance Company will perform
Main Stage Area – 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Children’s Next Generation Stage Entertainment Schedule

1:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m.  Makayla Sands & Ethan Bowman
1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.    CC Dance Company
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.      Taft’s Bathtub Band
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.    Old Dominion Cloggers
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.    “Storytime” with Peter Holland and Once Upon A Blue Ridge

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