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Tuesday, 06 August 2019 22:22

From Staff Reports

MARION — The 45th Annual North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival will be held Aug. 15-17 at Tom Johnson Camping World Resort at 1885 U.S. Highway 70 West in Marion.

The three-day event will begin at noon each day, continuing until 10 p.m. Open stage will be from 11 a.m. until noon daily. The event is sponsored by Adams Bluegrass, LLC,

The Aug. 15 lineup will feature Cane Mill Road, Kenny Stinson & Perfect Timing, The Inspirations, The Moron Brothers,  Rhonda Vincent and The Rage (Queen of Bluegrass and IBMA Female Vocalist eight times) and Gene Watson and The Farewell Party band with Special Guest Rhonda Vincent, who will perform one 90-minute show at 8:15 p.m.

 The Aug. 16  lineup will include Backline, Deeper Shade of Blue, The Primitive Quartet, Jeff Parker & Company, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver(7 time winner of IBMA Gospel Recorded Performance) and The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band with Leroy Troy. 

The Aug. 17 lineup will feature The King James Boys, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Big Country Bluegrass, The Gibson Brothers, Balsam Range and The Malpass Brothers. 

“Tom Johnson Camping World Resort has 532 hookups, including water, electric, most with sewer, bathhouses, as well as RV sales and service,” an event press release noted. “Also, a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch with other hot food concessions on site. Please bring lawn chairs. No high-back, high-seat chairs, rockers or extra-wide chairs. No alcoholic beverages or pets, except service animals, are allowed in the concert area. Security will be on-duty. This is a family show.”

“Show goes on rain or shine under a covered pavilion and tent, with tickets available at the gate,” the event press release added.

Daily ticket prices are $40 for adults in advance until Aug. 6, then $45 at the gate.  Three-day adult ticket is $90 in advance and $95 at the gate. Tickets for children ages 7-15 are $15 per day, or three days for $45 in advance and $50 at the gate. Children under age 7 will be admitted free when accompanied by parents. 

For tickets , order online at  

Sound will be provided by Blue Ridge Sound, Sherry Boyd, M.C. 

For more information, call Adams Bluegrass, LLC at (706) 864-7203 or visit online at  and call Tom Johnson Camping World at (800) 225-7802


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