I don't write often enough about the volunteers at bluegrass festivals. These are the people who give their time and energy to make a festival run smoothly, whether they're working the gate, the parking lot, garbage duty, the festival merch table, or doing the many other jobs that are necessary before, during, or after a festival.
A local band from Alton, VA, Lawson Creek opened the festivities with two well-received sets of mostly bluegrass covers delivered with enthusiasm.
Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain
No License Fishing on the Pond
Two Fans Waiting for Balsam Range
Marta Jones & Irene Lehmann
John Holder Runs Balsam Range Sound
with an I-Pad
The Golf Cart Brigade
Cindy & Wayne Murphy
The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band
David Probst, & Mark Clifton
Festival Promoter April & Rodney Preddy
Old Reb - Frequent Festival Attendee
Part of a Musicians Pre-Performance Preparation
Promoter Mike Wilson
The Darrell Webb Band
Guest Vocalist - Mike Wilson
Guest Banjo - Tyler Jackson
Jonathan Dillon, Jason Tomlin, Junior Sisk
Darrell Webb - some sub!
Let's Get Really Good Seats!!
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out