2021 Musical Entertainment Schedule:
Mountain Music All Weekend Long
Jeff Kennedy, Emcee
Saturday at Big Glades
Sunday at Big Glades
10 AM – 6 PM
11:00 AM – 5 PM
|10:00 AM Opening Ceremonies||11:00 AM Music over PA System|
|10:30 AM Center Stage Cloggers||12:00 PM Brittany Avery Mullins|
|11:00 AM Logan Stanley & The Cumberland Mountain Boys||12:30 PM Country Cabin Line Dancers|
|12:00 PM Craig Street||1:00 PM High Test Grass|
|1:00 PM Benny Jones Band||2:00 PM Appalachian Highlanders Pipes & Drums|
|2:00 PM Right Fork Ramblers||3:00 PM Sunrise Ridge|
|3:00 PM Whitetop Mountain Band||4:00 PM Sycamore Hollow|
|4:00 PM Kristi Stanley|
|5:00 PM Hammertowne|
Hammertowne is a traditional bluegrass band from Eastern Kentucky that has carved out a place in the highest tier of today’s bluegrass industry by writing and performing quality, original songs with a traditional feel. Their performances have been accurately described as “Aggressive,” “High Energy,” and “Undiluted.” No bells or whistles really….just real Bluegrass Music.
Born and raised in Pikeville, KY, Kristi Ison Stanley was brought up among a rich history of bluegrass and country music, immortalized along the famous Country Music Highway. At 15, Kristi performed on the live radio show, Home Spun Country. The DJ, Tim Michaels, a musician as well, was quite impressed with her talent. It wasn’t long before Tim and Kristi formed the band Sandy River, opening for National acts like Kenny Chesney, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Ricochet. The highlight of her career came when she was asked by Dr. Ralph Stanley to be a part of the Grammy nominated album “Clinch Mountain Sweethearts”. She joined not only her hero, Dolly Parton, but other stars including Pam Tillis, Sara Evans and Chely Wright on the project. Today, Kristi lives the life of a full-time musician and mother who hopes to leave her own unique mark on the annuls of bluegrass and americana history.
Whitetop Mountain Band
The Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop, Virginia is an area rich in the old-time music tradition; this band has deep roots in mountain music. The members have done much to preserve the Whitetop region’s style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style.
At the same time, Whitetop Mountain Band shows are very versatile and entertaining containing everything from fiddle/banjo instrumentals to powerful solos and harmony vocals on blues, classic country, honky tonk, traditional bluegrass numbers, old timey ballads, originals, and four-part mountain gospel songs. Shows also include flat foot dancing. The band is well known for their high energy and charisma on stage.