July 10 & 11, 2009 - Raccoon Creek Bluegrass Festival - Raccoon Creek Music Park, 332 Music Park Path, Dallas, GA, 30132. Featuring NewFound Road, Lizzy Long & Friends, Barbed Wire, Blue Ridge Grass, Gerry's Bluegrass Kids, Heartfelt, Honey Creek Boys, Papa's Prayer, The East Dixie Boys, The Raven Welch Band. Admission: $12 Friday, $15 Saturday, $25 Weekend. For additional information and complete schedule please visit us at www.raccooncreekmusic.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 770-943-2721
July 10-11 ~ Cherokee Farms Fiddlers Convention @ Cherokee Farms, 2035 Old Mineral Springs Rd., LaFayette, GA 30728. www.cherokeefarmsfiddlersconvention.com. Artists include Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Snake Oil Medicine Show, Good Medicine, Chojo Jacques & Billy Bright, Curley Maple, Pea Ridge Ramblers, Bibb City Ramblers, Virginia Dare Devils, Smokey's Farmland Band, New Binkley Brothers, Rev. Jeff Mosier. 2-Day Advance tix only $25! Competitions in bluegrass/old-time fiddle & banjo both youth/adult, one division for mandolin, guitar. Fiddler's Open Mic!
Saturday July 25th - Terry Baucom will be conducting a free banjo workshop at the High Country Bluegrass Festival held in Boone NC on. Alan Johnson will also be holding a fiddle workshop at the festival. This years lineup includes Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Grascals, Darin Aldridge & Brooke Justice Quintet, Southern Accent, Surefire, and an All Star Jam with Alan Johnson/Terry Baucom & Friends. Campsites are limited so you must call to reserve site. For more info: www.highcountrybluegrassfestival.com or call 828 733 8060.
Saturday, Aug 22nd - Banjo Workshop with Jody Hughes at Matildas Cottage, 377 S. Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30004. Time 2:00pm-4:00pm. Topics will include: Backup material, Adding Dynamics to your repertoire, Effective Practicing, Developing Dexterity in your left hand, and basic Music Theory. This workshop is geared for the beginner to intermediate-beginner. Only fifteen people are to be accepted, so please sign up ASAP at email@example.com.
All shows at the Newborn Opry have been cancelled while the roof is repaired due to the heavy rain. An announcement will be made when the Opry starts again.