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2015 Music Fest N Suger Grove; Doc Watson Music Festival, Boone, North Carolina

2015 Music Fest N Suger Grove; Doc Watson Music Festival, Boone, North Carolina - Blue Ridge Sound provides the sound systems for the Music Fest 'N Sugar Grove presented in memory of Doc & Rosalie Watson.  This is an annual event that draws thousands of music fans from around the USA.  The intricacies are involved, as the range of performers on two stages runs from intimate to high energy blast of blue grass.

 

Blue Ridge Sound Provides the Sound Systems for The Music Fest N Sugar Grove; Boone, North Carolina

 

When: Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, 2015

The Lineup

Friday Solar Stage 1:00 – 1:45 –  Jeb Wooley 
/ 2:00 – 2:45 – Mike Preslar
 / 3:00 – 3:45 – Cane Mill Rd 
/ 4:00 – 4:45 – Tennessee Blackbirds 
/ 5:00 – 5:45 – Red Leg Husky 
6:00 – 6:45 – Sweet Treats

Friday Main Stage 12:30 12:45 – Opening Ceremony
 / 1:00 – 1:45 – Strictly Strings 
/ 2:00 – 3:00 –  Jim Lloyd 
/ 3:15 – 4:15 – Savannah Smith 
/ 4:30 – 5:30 – Honey Chasers / 
5:45 – 6:45 – Claybank 
/ 7:00 – 8:30 – Billy Strings 
/ 9:00 – 10:30 – Town Mountain 
/ 10:30 – Jam

Saturday Solar Stage Noon – 12:45 – Amantha Mill
 / 1:00 – 1:45 –  Sweet Treats 
/ 2:00 – 2:45 – Strictly Strings 
/ 3:00 – 3:45 – Savannah Smith
 / 4:00 – 4:45 – Jim Lloyd
 / 5:00 – 5:45 – Brandon Holder

Saturday Main Stage 10:00 – 10:45 – Cane Mill Rd 
/ 11:00 – Noon –  Tennessee Blackbirds / 12:15 – 1:15 – Spirit Fiddle 
/ 1:30 – 2:30 –  Honey Chasers 
/ 2:45 – 3:45 –  Sure Fire / 4:30 – 6:00 –  Doyle Lawson / 
6:15 – 7:30 –  Snyder Family / 7:30 – 7:45 –  Doc Watson Award of Scholarship
 / 8:00 – 8:45 –  Charles Welch Tribute to Doc Watson / 9:00 – 10:30 – Krüger Brothers
10:30 – Jam

 

Red White and Bluegrass Festival; Morganton, North Carolina

Red White and Bluegrass Festival; Morganton, North Carolina

Back in the early 1980's, the Recreation Department of The City of Morganton decided to have a fireworks display on the 4th of July.  A small amount of money was set aside and a few fireworks were obtained from the neighboring state of South Carolina.  That evening, about dark, there was about 10-15 minutes of fireworks on the campus of Western Piedmont Community College.  Such was the beginning.

 

The Red White and Blue Grass Festival in Morganton, North Carolina; Sound by Blue Ridge Sound

 

Sound for Red White and Bluegrass Festival; Blue Ridge Sound in Morganton, North Carolina


Within a few years this event (with professional fireworks) began gathering crowds which eventually outgrew the facilities of the campus of WPCC.  Traffic problems which sprang from the site being located very close to Interstate 40, forced the fireworks to move to the Burke County Fairgrounds. 

Now, nearly 30 years later, what had become an annual event (which DID include music of all varieties) is quickly becoming one of the premier bluegrass festivals in the southeastern United States.  In 2004, the annual 4th of July celebration became the first annual Red White and Bluegrass Festival.  That first year was a 2 day event.  Eventually it became a 3 day event, then a 4 day event in 2006.  In 2010 it became a 5 day festival, beginning June 30th through the 4th of July.

So far, we have had visitors from all states in the continental United States and many foreign countries as well.  Visitors from Canada, England, Switzerland, Germany, France and Japan have all come to enjoy bluegrass in our North Carolina town.

 

Wednesday July 1st

1:00 Toneblazers
2:30 Nu-Blu
4:00 Flatt Lonesome
5:30 SUPPER BREAK
6:30 Lonely Heartstring Band
8:00 Town Mountain
9:30 Balsam Range


Thursday July 2nd

1:00 Mountain Faith
2:30 The Lost & Found
4:00 Jeff Scroggins & Colorado
5:30 SUPPER BREAK
6:30 Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice
8:00 Blue Highway
9:30 Seldom Scene


Friday July 3rd

1:00 Deeper Shade of Blue
2:30 Grasstowne
4:00 Kid's Campers/Lorraine Jordan
5:30 SUPPER BREAK
6:30 Kenny & Amanda Smith
8:00 Boxcars
9:30 The Del McCoury Band


Saturday July 4th
1:00 Snyder Family Band
2:30 Meyer Family Band
4:00 Darin & Brooke Aldridge
5:30 SUPPER BREAK
6:30 Newtown
8:00 Mountain Heart
9:30 Fireworks

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Blue Ridge Sound
Shore Drive
Morganton, N.C.
828-201-5646
blueridgesound@bellsouth.net

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