The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

May 8, 2013

Bluegrass Festival begins in Denton


Contributed

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 — Denton, NC – Love bluegrass music? Then spend Mother’s Day weekend at the 33rd Annual Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Bluegrass Music Festival from Thursday through Saturday. You can even take her to church there on Sunday. The event is at the Denton FarmPark, home to the Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion and is presented by Bill Plemmons RV World in Winston-Salem.

This family-style bluegrass festival features 3 full days of music beginning at noon each day. Some 500 campsites are within walking distance of the theater.

You’ll hear Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s song, “Dixie Road,” some new songs from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice Band and many more favorite bluegrass and gospel songs.

Serving up an extra musical treat will be award-winning Bluegrass duo THE ROYS go full throttle with the debut single and title track from their June 4 CD, GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN.  The tune describes life on the road for a touring musician and is available to radio today. 

On Thursday, the Annual Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Bluegrass Scramble will be held on at the Asheboro Country Club in Asheboro, North Carolina.  Tee time is 10 a.m.  The $55.00 tickets include a cart, green fee and lunch at the golf course.  You can bring your own team or form one at the clubhouse.  

The Denton FarmPark is comprised of a 140-acre park with 500 campsites with water and electric hookups, a music hall with 2,000 seats, good food concessions, 5 permanent bathhouses and 15 restored old buildings. Vendors will be set up with arts & crafts, instruments, tapes & CD’s, jewelry, clothing and hats. 

On Saturday, a free children’s area will offer a blow up slide, bounce and pony rides. 

Admission is available at the Denton FarmPark. A three day ticket is $85, a two day ticket is $65 and a daily ticket is $35. Admission after 5 p.m. is $20. Children under 15 are free when accompanied by a parent. Tickets for teenagers ages 15-17 is $17.50.

Camping is $25.00 a night with 30 amp hook-ups; $35 a night with 50 amp hook-ups. Rough camping is free with the purchase of a 2 day ticket. 

The park is located at 1072 Cranford Road just off NC Highways 49 or 109 southwest of Denton and Asheboro. For more information, call 336-859-2755 or log onto www.farmpark.com

SCHEDULE

Thursday, May 9

10 a.m.           Golf Tournament

Thursday, May 9

1 p.m.             The Roys

2 p.m.             The Boxcards

3 p.m.             The Isaacs

4 p.m.             Blue Highway

Supper Break

6 p.m.             The Roys

7 p.m.             The Boxcars

8 p.m.             The Isaacs

9 p.m.             Blue Highway

10 p.m.           Mountain Heart

Friday, May 10

12 Noon         Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie

1 p.m.             Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers

2 p.m.             Balsam Range

3 p.m.             Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

4 p.m.             Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Supper Break

6 p.m.             Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie

7 p.m.             Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers

8 p.m.             Balsam Range

9 p.m.             Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

10 p.m.           Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Sat. May 11

11 am             The Hinson Girls

12 Noon         The Bankesters

1 p.m.             Big Country Bluegrass

2 p.m.             Paul Williams & The Victory Trio

3 p.m.             Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

4 p.m.             Lonesome River Band

Supper Break

6 p.m.             The Bankesters

7 p.m.             Big Country Bluegrass

8 p.m.             Paul Williams & The Victory Trio

9 p.m.             Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

10 p.m.           Lonesome River Band

Sunday, May 13 – Mother’s Day

9 a.m.             Church service in the restored Jackson Hill Church (located on park grounds) with Preacher Dale Tilley.