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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
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 & Highway 111
The Special Consensus
The Roys
Cumberland River
The Westbound Rangers
The Missy Werner Band
Mike Lilly - Wendy Miller and Country Grass
King's Highway
The Shade Tree Players
Keith Vincent


2011

26th Annual Festival


The Grascals (Photo)

Marty Stuart (at Fine Arts Center)
Balsam 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 & 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
Up-N-Gone
The Shade Tree Players
Keith Vincent


2009

24th Annual Festival


Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (Photo)

The Greencards
Kenny & 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 bluegrass
King's Highway
Keith Vincent
The Shade Tree Pickers


2007

22nd Annual Festival


Cadillac Sky (Photo)

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
Mariachi Estrella
Keith Vincent
Fields of Home


2006

21st Annual Festival


The Circuit Riders (Photo)

Michelle Nixon & Drive
New Found Road
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 (Photo)

Dry Branch Fire Squad
Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show
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)

Mountain Heart
The Rarely Herd
Pine Mountain Railroad
Shady Mix
Canoe Creek
Bluegrass 101
River City Bluegrass
The 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

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) (Photo)

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 Branch Fire 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) (Photo)

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 (Fine Arts Center)
Kentucky Ridge
Josh Williams & High Gear
Tailor Made
Kentucky Heritage
Troublesome Hollow
Canoe Creek
Yellowbanks Dulcimer Society


1993

8th Annual Festival

The Cluster Pluckers (Photo)

Lonesome Standard Time
Strings Attached
Applachian 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
Reynolds 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 (Photo)
(Top L-R) Bob Park, Ken Christopher, Barry Denton, Jim Harbison, John Stanley Hoffman, Stewart Wayne Ellis

Southern Blend
Cottonwood
Jim Simpson & Kentucky Mountain Grass


1989

4th Annual Festival


Buzzard Rock String Band (Photo)

Kentucky Blue
The Bunkum Valley 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 (Photo)

The Stewart Family
Blue River Bluegrass
Canoe Creek


1986

1st Annual Festival


Canoe Creek (Photo)
Ken Christopher, Barry Denton, Bob Park, Doug Nantz

Far Cry
Blue River Bluegrass
The Bluegrass Younguns