Gates open at NOON Friday July 13, 2012 with a Friday night jam. Music to begin at 2:00 Saturday July 14, 2012.
The Travelin' MCourys, The White Lightning Boys, Flatland Harmony Experiment, The SeRaToNeS, The Stuttering Ducks, The New Old Cavalry and more TBA!!!!!
$25 pre-sale (to end July 1st, 2012) & $30 at gate. Ticket prices include camping and parking. Kids 12 & under free with purchase of adult ticket.
THE TRAVELIN' MCCOURYS
Ronnie McCoury on mandolin, Rob McCoury on banjo, Jason Carter on fiddle, and Alan Bartram on bass with featured guests on guitar and vocals, is the latest incarnation of the most awarded band in the history of bluegrass – The Del McCoury Band. No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive acoustic music.
As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie and Rob continue their father’s work – a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into people’s lives. Based in tradition the ensemble is loved and respected by the bluegrass faithful but they also bring something fresh and rejuvenating to the stage.
Recently the McCoury's debuted the widely successful festival on wheels called The Bluegrass Ball bringing spontaneous live collaborations, the hallmark of the McCourys, to clubs across the country. The band has a confidence that comes with having paid their dues with twenty years on the bluegrass road.
They are known not only for their individual prowess on their instruments but also the tight rhythm, the soulful material and the confidence in taking bluegrass from the safety of the shore into uncharted waters. The Travelin’ McCourys are quickly becoming known amongst fans and musical icons alike collaborating with the likes of Vince Gill, The Allman Brothers, Phish, and Warren Haynes, Steve Earle, Dierks Bentley, Yonder Mountain String Band and MANY more!
THE WHITE LIGHTNING BOYS
High energy traditional and original bluegrass from the beautiful, rugged hill country of Brown County, Indiana, the home of Bean Blossom and the Bill Monroe Music Park.
"...under the leadership of mandolin player and vocalist Barry Elkins, the band manages to retain a smooth, rich sound that can lull you into a reverie then shake you up with their frenetic jamming." - Rex-A-Vison
"The spirit of Brown County is perhaps most apparent in its string bands. The respect for legacy, the sense of one’s neighbors as treasured friends, and pride in craft are on full display among ... The White Lightning Boys..." - Barney Quick
"Playing our asses off, one gig at a time" - Pickerdan
RUMPKE MOUNTAIN BOYS
Rumpke Mountain Boys have molded their own style of bluegrass/jamgrass that they call Trashgrass. Using banjo, mandolin, bass, and acoustic guitar RMB plays a wide variety original and cover material. The band's choice of songs to cover leaves no genre of music untouched. Being a group comprised of four singer/songwriters their list of originals is just as diverse. The passion and drive of their live performance has made Rumpke a favorite at festivals and music venues everywhere they go.
FLATLAND HARMONY EXPERIMENT
Flatland Harmony Experiment is an exciting new band that plays a mixture of Bluegrass, Blues, Americana, Roots, Reggae, Folk, Rock and Jazz in an all acoustic format that we like to call “nügrass”. Drawing influences from a number of diverse styles, Flatland Harmony Experiment performs from a large library of original and eclectic cover material.
Flatland Harmony Experiment is Scott Nelson on upright bass, Kris Potts on Mandolin, Johnny Plott on Banjo, Harvey Mosteller on Guitar and Craig Stinson on Fiddle. Hailing from different backgrounds in the music industry, they are rock-solid players and vocalists who bring their experience and maturity together to create a uniquely organic musical landscape.
Playing with the subtleties of acoustic string instruments and human voice, Flatland Harmony Experiment delivers a dynamic performance that will take the audience from sweet harmony to spaces of driving rhythm within each performance. Playing each show like their last, this is a project that must be experienced.
Chance Katz-vocals-mandolin, Shane Trimble guitar, Joel Gragg pedal steel and Dena El Saffir on violin.
Rock/bluegrass fusion, influences include Old Crowe Medicine Show,Tony Rice and Led Zepellin.....yeah baby thats us!
THE STUTTERING DUCKS
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes Pat Fiddle former member of the New Old Cavalry teams up with brown county legend "Picker" Dan Bilger, Sbass man Ryan Deasy of The White Lightning Boys, and The Melodically Magical Banjo freak that is Nick Einterz to tickle your funky bone and rage some hard driving new grass. The group is based around original music but will delve into a variety of Americana and Bluegrass hoping to turn you on.
Well received at their debut at the second annual John Hartford Memorial Festival The Stuttering Ducks are looking to find there place amongst the community of great local and national acts that keep them excited about playing. If you hear quacking around the corner come see what all the noise is about and be sure to enjoy these one of a kind performances while the gettings good.
THE NEW OLD CAVALRY
The New Old Cavalry is a young, energetic, and dynamic Bluegrass group that has tore out of Bloomington, IN reaching as far as the west coast in only a few short years. While maintaining the format of a traditional string band, NOC sends astral bodies of loose psychedelia and jazz inspired improvisation crashing like an asteroid into the mountains of Appalachian harmonies and traditional bluegrass.
Armed with a monstrous and diverse collection of original music, The New Old Cavalry has positioned itself as a late-night fan-favorite at festivals of all varieties, such as SummerCamp Music Festival, Tall Tree Lakes, and much more. In 2012 NOC will releaseits first feature album * Carry Me Out This Way* produced in San Francisco by Nat Keefe of Hot Buttered Rum.
THE INDIANA BOYS
The Indiana Boys started out its life as a constantly changing ensemble of musicians in 2004, centered around singer-songwriter and guitar player, Dick Gist. He noticed that one of these sometime players, a talented vocalist named Kenan Rainwater, had a budding penchant for songwriting, and began encouraging him to cultivate it further.
As the band evolved through various permutations, one of these finally started coalescing around Dick and Kenan, with regular help from bass player Dan Bilger and mandolin virtuosos Barry Todd. Kenan began convincing his long-time friend, banjo player Joe Bolinger, to open pandora's box and let him perform some of the original songs that Joe had written over the years and had stored in various (literal) shoe boxes in his house.
This lead to Joe eventually joining the band as a songwriter, banjo player, and occasional backup vocalist.
Finally, with this core group, the band felt complete, and they began working toward producing their first album. Look for it in Spring 2012! (If the Mayans are right, this could be the last one ever made!).
A unique blend of original music, mixed with the runs & funs of the traditional American sound, makes this group delightful to listen to. Their style has been called, "Gravel Road" music. Heard around a campfire, next to a flowing stream, & in the middle of Little Nashville.
Many more tba!
information will be posted on our website and tickets can be purchased on or before June 8th!
VENDORS AND PERFORMERS WHO WANT TO GET INVOLVED, PLEASE CONTACT JESS:
- Merch and food vendors
- Art and family fun!
- RV and primitive camping
- Golf carts (only) allowed please be sure to check in prior to entrance for map and instructions.
- Please do not bring your own firewood, some will be available onsite.