Past Performers

2017
32nd Annual Festival

The Price Sisters
The Kody Norris Show
Bluegrass Fever
Becky and the Butler County Boys
Firebox
Phillip Steinmetz & His Sunny Tennesseans
Michael Feagan & The Fiddlegrass Band
King’s Highway
Shade Tree Players

2016
31st Annual Festival

Karl Shiflett & the Big Country Show
Nashville Hayriders
Billy Strings
Rosine Diner’s Club
David Peterson
Glade City Rounders
Kings Highway
Shade Tree Players
Keith Vincent

  

2015
30th Annual Festival

Flatt Lonesome (Photo)
Town Mountain
Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers
Whiskey Bent Valley Boys
Breaking Grass
Barbwire Volume Five
Adkins and Loudermilk
Paul Bryant and Kentucky Border
King’s Highway
Shade Tree Players
Keith Vincent

 

2014
29th Annual Festival

Dry Branch Fire Squad (Photo)
Honeywagon
Feller & Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos
Trinity River Band
The Barefoot Movement
Whiskey Bent Valley Boys
Old Salt Union
Circa Blue
King’s Highway
The Shade Tree Players
Mandolin Orange
Keith Vincent

 

2013
28th Annual Festival

Pokey LaFarge (Photo)
Rhonda Vincent (Fine Arts Center)
Audie Blaylock and Redline
Detour
Jerry Salley & Breakin’ New Ground
The Westbound Rangers
The Henhouse Prowlers
Hot Day at the Zoo
Sons of Bluegrass
King’s Highway (Photo)
Shade Tree Players
Keith Vincent

 

2012
27th Annual Festival

The Del McCoury Band (Photo)
Audie Blaylock and Redline
Ronnie Reno & the Reno Tradition
Sierra Hull and Highway 111

The Special Consensus
The Roys Cumberland River
The Westbound Rangers
T
he Missy Werner Band
Mike Lilly – Wendy Miller and Country Grass
K
ing’s Highway
The Shade Tree Players
K
eith Vincent

 

2011
26th Annual Festival

The Grascals (Photo)
Marty Stuart (at Fine Arts Center)
B
alsam Range
The HillBenders
Nora Jane Struthers & the Bootleggers
The Darrell Webb Band
Bearfoot
The James King Band
Junior Sisk and Rambler’s Choice
King’s Highway
Grass Pistols
The Shade Tree Players
Keith Vincent

 

2010
25th Annual Festival

The Boxcars (Photo)
Patty Loveless (at Fine Arts Center)
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen
Claire Lynch & the Claire Lynch Band
Lou Reid & Carolina
The Packway Handle Band
The Fitzmaurice Band
The Art Gompers Band
Red Molly
Country Saloon
King’s Highway
River City Bluegrass (Photo)
Up-N-Gone
The Shade Tree Players
Keith Vincent

 

2009
24th Annual Festival

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
The Greencards

K
enny & Amanda Smith
Gold Heart
The Midnight Ramblers
King’s Highway
The Men of the Week
The J-Unit
The Shade Tree Players
Keith Vincent
Silver Creek
Southern Flavor
Bluegrass Junction

2008
23rd Annual Festival


The Steeldrivers (Photo)
Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
Blue Moon Rising
The Biscuit Burners
Chatham County Line
River City Buegrass
King’s Highway
Keith Vincent
T
he Shade Tree Pickers

 

2007
22nd Annual Festival

Cadillac Sky                                                                         
Dave Peterson & 1946
Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain
Kickin’ Grass
Wildfire
Timberline Drive
The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers
River City Bluegrass
King’s Highway
John England & the Western Swingers (Photo)
Mariachi Estrella
Keith Vincent
Fields of Home

 

2006
21st Annual Festival

The Circuit Riders
Michelle Nixon & Drive
New Gound Road (Photo)
Two High String Band
Marley’s Ghost
Piper
Road Spring Band
Brennen Leigh
Pickintime
Oro y Plata
John England & the Western Swingers
River City Bluegrass
Keith Vincent
Brad and Jean Parrott

 

2005
20th Annual Festival

Steep Canyon Rangers
Dry Branch Fire Squad
Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show (Photo)
Blue Highway

Tennessee Gentlemen
Michelle Nixon & Drive
Silverado Bluegrass Band
Emily Singleton & Cumberland Plateau
LaTresa & the Signal
River City Bluegrass
John England & the Western Swingers
Mariachi Estrella
Keith Vincent

2004
19th Annual Festival

The Nashville Bluegrass Band (Photo)
Dave Peterson & 1946
Blue Moon Rising
The Roland White Band
Brennan Leigh
Pickintime
River City Bluegrass
Ally White and Reynold’s Station
CRS
John England & the Western Swingers
Mariachi Nacional
Keith Vincent

 

2003
18th Annual Festival

Uncle Earl (Photo)
The Rarely Herd
Pine Mountain Railroad
Shady Mix
Canoe Creek
Bluegrass 101
River City Bluegrass
T
he Vincent Brothers

 

2002
17th Annual Festival

Lonesome Standard Time (Photo)
Lonesome River Band
Continental Divide
Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
Gary Brewer & the Kentucky Ramblers
River City Bluegrass
The Vincent Brothers
Canoe Creek

 

2002
Kentucky Strings (Fine Arts Center Production)

Kentucky Strings: A Bluegrass Legacy (Fine Arts Center) Performers: Andy Adkins, Julie Adkins, Aaron Alvey, Felecia Joi Baker, Eli Branson, Ken Christopher, Diane Crowder, Bob Cunningham, Barry Denton, Wayne Eastham, Yvette Eastham, Scottie Ellis, Sandra Farley, Sahina Floyd, Elizabeth Garrett, Beth Gossett, Carolyn Griffin, Gay Griffin, Jim Harbison, Sandy Harmon, John Stanley Hoffman, Lidia Hunt, Bob Legate, Rhonda Legate, Steve Mayo, Kevin Montgomery, Jesse Moore, Kari Noblett, Kathy Noblett, Bob Park, Mike Parks, Leslie Potts, Rhonda Richard, John Sida, E. J. Simmons, Elizabeth Todd, Gary Vincent, Keith Vincent, Kristen Vincent, Savannah Warner

 

2001
16th Annual Festival

Emmylou Harris (Photo)
The Lynn Morris Band
J.D. Crowe & the New South
Front Range
Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
The Wildwood Flowers
Blue Tradition
Canoe Creek
River City Bluegrass
Steve Rector
The Vincent Brothers

2000
15th Annual Festival

Claire Lynch & the Front Porch String Band (Photo)
Ricky Skaggs (Fine Arts Center)
Mountain Heart
IIIrd Tyme Out
The John Cowan Band
Continental Divide
Canoe Creek
River
City Bluegrass
Alonso Pennington

1999
14th Annual Festival

Glen Campbell (Fine Arts Center)
The Karl Shiflett Show
Eddie and Martha Adcock
The Cluster Pluckers
CRS Bluegrass Band (Can’t Remember Stuff)
Green River Bluegrass
Canoe Creek
River City Bluegrass
Eddie Pennington

 

1998
13th Annual Festival

John Hartford (Fine Arts Center)(Photo)
The Nashville Bluegrass Band (Fine Arts Center)
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
Northern Lights
David Davis & the Warrior River Boys
Wild & Blue
Tim Graves & Cherokee
Canoe Creek
River City Bluegrass
John & Gilda Shortt
Royce Morgan & Steve Rector
Breakfast of Champions Bluegrass Band

 

1997
12th Annual Festival

Alison Krauss & Union Station (Fine Arts Center)(Photo)
Front Range
Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers
Continental Divide
Carrie Newcomer (Fine Arts Center)
The Carolina Rebels
Ric-O-Chet
Changin’ Times
Canoe Creek
River City Bluegrass
The Bluegrastifarians

 

1996
11th Annual Festival

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder (Fine Arts Center)(Photo)
Dry BranchFire Squad
Wild & Blue
The Wildwood Girls
Cherokee
Kentucky 31
The Chapman Family
Canoe Creek
The Wonder Band

 

1995
10th Annual Festival

Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys (Fine Arts Center)
Blue Highway
Continental Divide
The Bluegrass Cardinals
Homer Ledford and the Cabin Creek Boys
Cottonwood
Randall Hylton
Canoe Creek

 


1994
9th Annual Festival

IIIrd Tyme Out (Photo)
Dry Branch Fire Squad
Kentucky Ridge
Josh Williams & High Gear
Tailor Made
Kentucky Heritage
Troublesome Hollow
Canoe Creek
Yellowbanks Dulcimer Society

1993
8th Annual Festival

The Cluster Pluckers
Lonesome Standard Time
Strings Attached
Appalachian Trail
The Tim Laughlin Band
Robin Kessinger
Canoe Creek

1992
7th Annual Festival

The Lonesome River Band (Photo)
The Rarely Herd
Patent Pending
Harold Austin & First National Bluegrass
Scottie Sparks & the Kentucky Bluegrass Boys
Buford Thomas & the Mountain Bluegrass
R
eynolds Family
Canoe Creek

 

1991
6th Annual Festival

Randall Hylton (Photo)
The Charlie Sizemore Band
Radio Flyer
Cottonwood
Shady Blue
Patoka Valley Boys
Canoe Creek
Kirk & Mike

1990
5th Annual Festival

Canoe Creek (Jim Harbison, Photo)
Southern Blend
Cottonwood
Jim Simpson & Kentucky Mountain Grass

1989
4th Annual Festival

Buzzard Rock String Band (Photo)
Kentucky Blue
The BunkumValley Boys
Cottonwood
Canoe Creek

1988
3rd Annual Festival

Southern Blend (Photo)
Fiddlin’Ronnie Stewart and the Stewart Family
Shades of Blue
Canoe Creek

 

1987
2nd Annual Festival

The Doug Dillard Band
The Stewart Family
Blue River Bluegrass
Canoe Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

1986
1st Annual Festival

Canoe Creek
Far Cry
Blue River Bluegrass
The Bluegrass Younguns (Photo)