Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ernie Evans & Don Miller Assume YeeHaw Junction Bluegrass for 2016

Ernie Evans announced today that Evans Media Source of Jacksonville, FL and partner Don Miller of Live Oak, FL will continue the more than twenty year tradition of the YeeHaw Junction Bluegrass Festival, held the third weekend in January at YeeHaw Junction, Florida, where U.S. 441, the Florida Turnpike, and Florida route 60 intersect about thirty miles west of Vero Beach. Evans and his wife Debi are veteran bluegrass promoters and performers, operating festivals at Dixieland RV Park in Waldo, FL Sertoma Bluegrass Festival at the Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville as well as the Hillside Bluegrass Festival in Cochran, GA . Evans and Miller were previously partnered promoting the Spirit of the Suwannee Bluegrass Festival in Live Oak. 
The YeeHaw Junction festival was initially presented by Steve Dittman. Keith & Darlene Bass began promoting it six years ago, and are withdrawing from active bluegrass promotion for health reasons. YeeHaw Junction is the last remaining festival in Florida presented in an open pasture with relatively few amenities, although the Basses have added electric hookups in recent years. Each year the event recreates itself by changing from a pasture into an active music community for a week of jamming, bluegrass music, socializing, and eating in a warm and friendly musical environment.
In recent years Evans has re-invigorated several festivals by turning them into week-long events approximating a land based cruise featuring a variety of activities during each day leading up to the music aspect of the festival. Square dancing, jamming, bingo, Face-to-facebook get togethers for Facebook friends has turned the entire week into an adventure.
The lineup, only partially complete at this time, will feature Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, IIIrd Tyme Out, Nothin' Fancy, the Grascals, and Monroe Crossing. Make plans now to return to the new YeeHaw Junction at the same place and time for another great season.

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