FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND

​Audie Blaylock & Redline-Fri

Audie is one of the festival favorites and has returned year after year!  Audie Blaylock’s mellow, wailing tenor and lightning-fast guitar picking have made him one of the names to watch in the world of traditional bluegrass.”–ALL MUSIC GUIDE


Atkinson Family

Your host band, playing THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, the Atkinsons have a unique refreshing sound with tight family harmonies.  They will be your hosts for the weekend, playing music and entertaining the festival goers. Be sure to stop and say hello!

​FRIDAY ONLY - THE GIBSON BROTHERS
A No Depression blogger referred to members of the band as "..the Gibson Brothers who don’t share the Gibson name." But there’s no doubt they’re a band of musical brothers as Steve Leftridge of PopMatters described them this way:  "Eric and Leigh Gibson might have, pound-for-pound, the most impeccably fine-sounding traditional bluegrass band on the contemporary scene. ...the reason these guys can’t lose is that, quite simply, they sound so great. Eric and Leigh sing bluegrass’ tightest harmony blend, and, instrumentally the group plays with unmatched alacrity and taste. "


SATURDAY ONLY - RHONDA VINCENT & THE RAGE

World Class Musicians, and an award winning voice seamlessly set the stage for a breath-taking, one-of-a-kind, must-see performance that reaches beyond the boundaries of bluegrass music!!!

2019 Performers!

NICK PICCININNI ​​got his start performing bluegrass music on the five-string banjo, playing with multiple bands in New York State. Through the years he has made his mark as a highly proficient multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and entertainer. His debut album “The Door’s Open” is a perfect demonstration of Nick’s talent not only as an instrumentalist (featured on acoustic and electric guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, dobro, bass, and mandola), but as a lead vocalist as well. 

Weekend pass includes rough camping BEFORE JUNE 1, 2020 - $TBA 

(after June 1st - $TBA)
Thursday only - $TBA  Friday only - $TBA     Saturday only - $TBA
Click here to get advance tickets!

​Punches Family-Sat

The Punches are musical family group who make their home in Fredericktown Missouri, nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains. Mom and dad, as well as their twin girls (Brooke and Emily), all play instruments and sing.  They have been performing nationwide at churches, festivals, fairs and special events since 2009.  Additionally, they’ve been featured weekly on Great American Gospel TV and Great American Bluegrass TV on over 200 stations across America.


​Roxeen & Dalrymple-Thurs/Fri

Gary Dalrymple, former member of the Spinney Brothers, along with Roxeen Roberts will bring bluegrass, gospel and classic country! Nova Scotia Award winners you won't want to miss!


Dreamcatcher-Sat (Sun morning gospel set at Lowville Mennonite Church)

Back for the fourth year at Tug Hill.... A mix of traditional, contemporary and bluegrass gospel, this young band will knock your socks off!

Lost Time/Off the Wall

Your host band, playing THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY, fronted by John Burton, with his syncopated banjo playing, with different configurations of members, the band has always played a great blend of traditional and modern bluegrass.

​FRIDAY ONLY - ​CARSON PETERS & IRON MOUNTAIN

Carson has been blessed to have a great band, Iron Mountain to help him entertain audiences performing old-time, bluegrass, and gospel music.  The band consists of Carson’s father, Jamie Peters, Eric Marshall and Ben Marshall of Mount Airy, North Carolina and Austin Tate of Marion, Virginia.  Carson is truly blessed to have these fine Christian musicians in his band.


JUNE 18, 19, 20, 2020

THURSDAY ONLY - Special Consensus – Grammy Nominated 2019
The Special Consensus is a bluegrass band that has achieved a contemporary sound in their four decades of performing, making their music a modern classic. Led by Greg Cahill, banjo legend and recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), Special Consensus has received five awards from the IBMA and two Grammy nominations. Their infectious sound reminds people of the past while utilizing the innovations of today. They are four talented vocalists and instrumentalists who follow their creative desires without straying too far from their roots. Rivers and Roads, the band’s 19th recording, was nominated for a 2019 Grammy, received five 2018 IBMA nominations, and was awarded Album of the Year. The single “Squirrel Hunters” was named Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year.

www.specialc.com                   www.facebook.com/special.consensus


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