The 18th Annual Homecoming & Bluegrass Festival is coming to Elijah Clark State Park on May 5-7.
The First Family of Bluegrass Gospel Music -- The Lewis Family, members of The Gospel Music Hall of Fame and The Georgia Music Hall of Fame -- will host this event and perform two shows daily. Also taking the stage will be Jimmy C. Newman and Cajun Country, and The Inspirations from Bryson City, N.C.
This year's talent lineup for Thursday which begins at noon features Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys (Stars of The Grand Ole Opry), The James King Band, The Village Singers, Vince Combs and Shadetree Bluegrass, and Curtis Blackwell & The Dixie Bluegrass Boys.
Friday's performances begin at noon and feature The Inspirations, The Gary Waldrep Band, Gerald Evans & Paradise, The Josh Crowe Band, and Larry Sigmon & Barbara Poole.
Saturday's action begins at noon and features The Primitive Quartet, Jimmy C. Newman & Cajun Country, (Grand Ole Opry), The Cherryholmes Family, Leroy Troy, Chappel Road and Heaven's Echoes.
The show will go on rain or shine, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, noon-11 p.m. Spectators are asked to bring lawn chairs, and hot food will be available.
Tickets will be available at the gate. Individual tickets will be sold for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at $30 per day or you may purchase three-day adult tickets at the gate for $80. A special after-6 p.m. ticket will be $20 daily. Children's tickets are $15 per day or $40 for three days. Children under 6 are admitted for free.
For more information contact Adams and Anderson, LLC at 706-864-7203, The Lewis Family at 706-359-3767, or Elijah Clark State Park at 706-359-3458.