Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Bluegrass Festival: Denton, NC - Preview

FarmPark Stage

Doyle Lawson

 The 32nd Annual Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Bluegrass Festival will run  from May 9 - 11 at the beautiful Denton FarmPark in Denton, NC. Boasting one of the finest multi-use facilities available for a festival, the FarmPark offers a covered pavilion for performance, a vast campground with plenty of water and electric sites, and an extensive and fascinating collection of 19th and early 20th century farm equipment and rural North Carolina buildings. The entire park has a steam railroad running around it which will be running during the festival. There are a wide variety of food, craft, and instrument vendors offering plenty to keep people seeking a break from the music or taking time between sets plenty to do. This is one of the classic, long-running bluegrass festivals that should  be on everyone's list of don't miss events. This year's lineup is particularly strong.

The Lineup

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

 Jason Davis (Ramblers Choice)

The Roys

The Boxcars

The Isaacs

Sonia Isaacs

Blue Highway

Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie

 Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers

 Balsam Range
Tim Surrette

Buddy Melton

Doyle Lawson

Mountain Heart
Aaron Ramsey & Barry Abernathy

Jim Van Cleve

The Hinson Girls

 The Bankesters

Big Country Bluegrass

Old Friend Doyle Lawson & Paul Williams
Backstage at FanFest

Paul Williams
The Lonesome River Band

This lineup has something for just about everyone. Whether you prefer traditional bluegrass music, gospel, contemporary, or progressive bluegrass, it's all here. There are old and familiar bands as well as groups new to the scene.  These are great musicians following their own lead, forging their own sound, and developing new music in the style of the founders, covering old songs you recognize, or forging ahead into the world of rock infused descended from bluegrass with a striving and insistent beat. If you don't like one band particularly, take a break because the one coming up will be more to your taste.

The Scene - Denton FarmPark
Welcome to Denton FarmPark
 Shaded Camping

Vendors Area

The Golf Cart Brigade

Vendors Row

Kids Activities - Saturday


Transplanted Buildings

Information about tickets may be found here. Camping.

How to Get to Denton FarmPark
Click Below on "View Larger Map" an the input your location in Box A

We always look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones at this old and well-know festival. See you there.