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Bluegrass festival to blast into Lincolnton

Adams and Anderson, LLC, promoters, announce the 19th Annual Homecoming & Bluegrass Festival will take place at Elijah Clark State Park on May 4-6.


Al McCall of Lincolnton jams on his banjo during the April 20 performance at The Depot.

The First Family of Bluegrass Gospel music, The Lewis Family, will play host to this event and perform two shows daily. Special features of the show this year will be The Lewis Family, members of The Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and The Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Also, Jimmy C. Newman and Cajun Country from The Grand Ole Opry, and The Inspirations from Bryson City, NC. Open Stage will be held daily beginning at 11 a.m.

This year's lineup for Thursday, which begins at noon, features Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys, The Marksmen, Wildfire, Blueridge and Cherryholmes.

Friday's lineup of talent begins at noon and features The Inspirations, The Gary Waldrep Band, Mac Wiseman, The Larry Stephenson Band, and Larry Sigmon & Barbara Poole.

Saturday's lineup of talent begins at noon and features The Primitive Quartet, Jimmy C. Newman & Cajun Country, Counterpoint, Bobby Osborne and The Rocky Top X-Press, and The Dillards.


Mr. Lewis sings during last week's Rotary performance.

Show goes on rain or shine, Thursday, Friday and Saturday noon until 11 p.m. Daily open stage one hour before showtime. Large tent provided in case of rain. Please bring lawn chairs, hot food on premises. Sound provided by Gene Daniell with Sherry Boyd from Mt. Airy, N.C. as emcee.

Tickets will be available at the gate. Daily tickets are $30, 3-day adult advance tickets $75, before April 23; at the gate $85. A special after 6 p.m. ticket daily $20, children's tickets $15 per day or 3-day $40. Children under 6 free with parents. Advance tickets available locally at Wengrow & Goldman in Lincolnton.


Little Roy Lewis (center) and other musicians perform for the Thomson Rotary Club last week. The Lewis Family will be the centerpiece of an upcoming bluegrass festival in Lincolnton.


Recording artist Elizabeth Long from Lincolnton plays the fiddle during the Rotary performance.

Web posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006

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