The evening's entertainment included plenty of pick-up bands from the campground, who had spent the past couple of days jamming together and practicing. It opened with Greg Bird's popular Karaoke country singing and was conducted by his able hosting of the evening's festivities.
Alligator Alley is a promising, young bluegrass band from Hollywood, FL making its first appearance at a major bluegrass festival. The three brothers Mason supported by banjo and bass made a good their chance with pleasant personalities and upbeat presentation of, mostly standard bluegrass repertoire but included a few songs of their own. They'll bear watching as they gain in experience and polish.
The Gibson Brothers have established themselves as one of the finest performing and recording band in contemporary bluegrass. With two IBMA Entertainer of the Year awards and to many others to list hear and ten albums that have reached the top of the Bluegrass Unlimited Chart, they are well recognized as a superb band, noted for the singing, song writing, and the brother banter coming between the songs that so endears them to their many fans. Appearing at YeeHaw Music Fest for the first time, they attracted a huge Thursday audience which would happily have kept them on the stage for hours, adding to the ninety minute evening set they offered. This Band is always a joy to see!