Saturday, October 6, 2012

IBMA 2012 - Fan Fest - Saturday & Sunday

Fan Fest on Saturday morning always begins with a performance by Kids of Bluegrass. These kids have been rehearsing for two days and bring the talent and hard work they have put into bluegrass music to the Fan Fest stage at IBMA's World of Bluegrass. This year's tribute to Earl Scroggs and Doc Watson showed, once again, that traditional bluegrass music is still very much alive and has nothing to fear from new forms of expression as these kids revel in it all.

Kids on Bluegrass

Here's a link to a large portfolio of pictures from Kids on Bluegrass. Please take the time to tag as many of these great kids as you can, and feel free to download, print, a share the photos you like. Enjoy!

Kids on Bluegrass, the Staff, and Producers

Celia Woodsmith - Della Mae

Della Mae w/ Carl Jackson

The Guards at the Green Room Door
w/Rob Jones 

Jamie Johnson - The Grascals

Jam at the Martin Booth  

The Bankester Girls
Alysha, Emily, Melissa, Kyla 

The Bankesters w/ Carl Jackson

Kati Penn Williams - New Town

Elaine Roy

Lee Roy

Marcia Campbell & Jesse McReynolds

Mark Cassidy - Hillbenders

Larry Sparks

Dance Workshop
Mark & Eileen Carson Schatz 

Getting the Audience to its Feet

Kitsy Kuykendall
The Queen of Bluegrass Dances, too 

Mark Schatz 

Bobby Osborne & BOJ

Darrell Webb

Donna Ulisse

Donna Ulisse & Kitsy Kuykendall

The Likely Culprits
The Grand Master Fiddlers Stage 

Ashby Frank

Clint & Kalyn Wilson

Jesse McReynolds

Producer Carl Jackson on Station

Jason Chapman

Joe Zauner & the Indespenable Girls from the Green Room

Josh Williams

Grand Master Fiddle Champion
Jacie Sites
Rigby, ID 

Michael Cleveland

Back Stage Jam
Mike Cleveland, Jason Carter, Ronnie McCoury 

 Ramblin' Rooks - Debut Performance
Ronnie Bowman, Don Rigsby, Kenny Smith

Del McCoury Band

Bob Fehr, Andrew Rigsby, Don Rigsby
Pulling Names for Martin Guitar Raffle

IBMA Executive Director Nancy Cardwell
Reads Winners

 Winners in Martin Guitar Raffle

 Bob Fehr, Nancy Cardwell, Larry Barnwell
Grand Prize Martin Guitar
Contributed by Martin Guitars

Grasstowne at the Workshop Stage

Bill Knowlton
2011 Distinguished Award Recipient

 The Green Room Crew

Marty Raybon

Larry Cordle

Don Rigsby w/Larry Cordle

Brent Truitt & Tammy Rogers - The SteelDrivers

Courtney & Phillip Clapp

Sierra Hull

Sunday Morning
   On Sunday morning Fan Fest presents a low key, non-denominational yet distinctly Christian, morning program, usually attended by a small, but enthusiastic, audience, and offering the best in bluegrass gospel music along with a brief testimony and devotional moments.  While gospel music is a key part of bluegrass, this morning is devoted to it. Sadly, most people are busy getting away, and the audience is small, but fervent.

 Tom Brantley & Missionary Ridge
Tom Brantley

Nu Blu 
Carolyn Routh 

Daniel Routh

Mike Scott

Ferrell Stowe

 Scott Napier

Sunday Morning Audience

Glen Harrell - Volume V

Bradley Walker & Friends
Valerie Story 

Carl Jackson

Bradley Walker

Farewell to Nashville

See You in Raleigh
September 24 - 28, 2013