Bluegrass lovers can look forward to 3 full days of music and fun, starting with FREE music in Basin Spring Park (downtown) on Friday evening. The traditional Watermelon Social at 5:30pm – with free watermelon and ice water for all – features Tulsa-based string band Grass Crack followed by the HillBenders.
On Saturday, FREE music will entertain you again in Basin Park from 1:00pm to 7:00pm with Deadman Flats, Spring Street, the Buffalo City Ramblers, and Grass Crack back for a return set.
Saturday night’s headliners are both rising stars of the “NewGrass” movement. Florida-based Dread Clampitt’s influences range from bluegrass, rock & roll, blues, jazz and Louisiana Bayou funk, complete with three-part harmonies and a pinch of southern humor thrown in for good measure. Folk Soul Revival is a harmony drenched, rowdy, Americana band from the Appalachian mountains. The performances begin at 7:30pm at The Auditorium, located at 36 South Main Street. Reserved tickets are now on sale at www.theaud.org. Advance tickets are $20 Orchestra and $15 Balcony.
FREE music in Basin Spring Park continues on Sunday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Glory Mountain and The Bushwhackers close out the weekend with traditional Gospel music.