Thursday, May 01, 2008

The Pick of the Pickers at the Marietta Bluegrass Festival

The Marietta Bluegrass Festival will be held on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 at Jim Miller Park, home of the North Georgia Fairgrounds. The music starts on Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at noon. The bluegrass festival is held inside the climate controlled comfort of Exhibit Hall A. Ticket prices are $10 on Friday, $12 on Saturday, or $20 for the weekend.The second oldest Bluegrass Festival in Georgia is the one to pick for the best in bluegrass music. The Marietta Bluegrass Festival began in October 1969 as the Cobb Bluegrass Festival. While the festival is one of the oldest, it is the bands making their first appearance at the Marietta Bluegrass Festival that are the talk of the town.

A total of 13 bands are scheduled to perform, six of which will be making their first appearance at this event. The first-timers include The Wilson Family of Folkston, GA, NewFire of Simpsonville, SC, Joe and Melanie Johnson of Muscadine, AL, and local favorites The East Dixie Boys, Smokey’s Farmland Band and Flat Pickin’ Inc. Returning by popular demand is Southern Lite of North FL, Randolph County of East AL and Georgia’s own Broad River, Whoa Nelly, The Honey Creek Boys, The Larios Brothers and Potter’s Clay.

If you enjoy good, clean family fun, quality music and mixing and mingling with down to earth people, there’s no doubt that you’ll find it at the Marietta Bluegrass Festival. Come see for yourself and bring some friends with you.

Among the Festival sponsors are D. Geller & Son Jewelers of Smyrna and Kennesaw, Norman Campers and Red Roof Inns of Marietta.

For more information, please visit or telephone 770-961-5974.

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