This festival celebrates the life and music of Charlie Poole, one of the first rural southern artists to enjoy widespread commercial success as a recording artist during the “hillbilly” music craze of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Poole’s distinctive banjo playing and his image as a fast-living, hard-drinking songster continues to influence old-time, bluegrass, country, and Americana musicians well into the twenty-first century. A Friday evening concert kicks off the festival weekend spotlighting old-time and bluegrass music. Music competitions occur throughout Saturday afternoon and into the early evening. Food and craft vendors are on-site during the festival, and there’s a special activities area for children. Occasional extemporaneous jam sessions occur near the edges of the festival grounds, and festival-goers can listen or join in the fun.
Governor Morehead Park
$15 to $30 for evening to weekend packages, visit website for details.
Early Country Music
|Event Type||Festival, Jam Session, Workshop / Class / Demonstration|