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Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival 2017 features impressive lineup including Blue Highway, Don Flemons

The organizers of the Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival held just west of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, each September has announced its 2017 lineup and it is impressive. Among the acts scheduled to perform are IBMA winners Blue Highway, Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founder Don Flemons and Asheville’s Fireside Collective. At $15 for a full day pass (children 12 and younger are free with a paying adult), you’re not going to find a better musical bargain.

If you want to catch a preview of one of these acts, Fireside Collective is playing at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Foothills Brewing in Winston-Salem. You can find details here.

From the good folks at the Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival:

MOCKSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA –Ticket sales for the sixth Annual Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival opened today as festival organizers announced a full roster of exciting artists. Continue reading

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Carolina Chocolate Drops among musical acts hoping to find new fans at FloydFest 13

FLOYD, Va. — For music aficionados, FloydFest is a five-day vacation off the Blue Ridge Parkway filled with a variety of eclectic tunes, stunning vistas and making new friends while getting re-acquainted with old ones. Continue reading


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Get your tickets to FloydFest 13 on July 23-27 before they sell out

FLOYD, Va. — FloydFest 12 was a sellout so if you want to make sure you catch this year’s amazing musical lineup just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Chateau Morrisette, don’t wait too much longer to get your ticket. Continue reading

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MerleFest 2014 creates musical memories, introduces new talent

My review of MerleFest 2014

http://m.godanriver.com/entertainment_lifestyles/entertainment/merlefest-creates-musical-memories-introduces-new-talent/article_14e6b574-d0c5-11e3-8a89-0017a43b2370.html?mode=jqm


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Music legend Merle Haggard to perform at MerleFest 2014

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As reported first by Billboard.com today, MerleFest organizers have annouced that legendary country music artist Merle Haggard will perform for the first time at MerleFest as he closes MerleFest 2014 in Wilkesboro, N.C., on Sunday, April 27. Continue reading