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Folks it’s time once again to start announcing 2015 lineups from pretty much all the same festivals
I covered last year PLUS a few new ones I found or have contacted me.
The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival in Roanoke Island North Carolina
has announced a BOMBSHELL upon me!
Last week they announced the reunion of one of Bluegrass Music’s most beloved families
Cherryholmes. If you may not know the family had previously
disbanded in 2011 playing their last show in Galax Virginia.
Will this be a permanent reunion? Well..right now I cannot confirm a permanent return.
But this WILL BE a FULL headlining show as they perform on the Saturday night slot.

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This event will take place in September on the 23-26th 2015.
Here is the official complete lineup:

23rd
11:30PM Velvet Blue
1:00PM Gospel Plowboys
2:30PM Corey Hensley & Friends
4:00PM Trinity River Band
5:30PM (Supper Break)
6:00PM Darrell Webb Band
7:30PM Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
9:00PM Rhonda Vincent & the Rage

24th
11:30PM Turning Ground
1:00PM Little Roy & Lizzie
2:30PM Lonely Heart String Band
4:00PM Johnny Staats & Delivery Boys
5:30PM (Supper Break)
6:00PM Nu Blu
7:30PM Rhonda Vincent & the Rage
9:00PM Sam Bush

25th
11:30PM The Church Sisters
1:00PM Adkins & Loudermilk
2:30PM The Spinney Brothers
4:00PM The Roys
5:30PM (Supper Break)
6:00PM Marty Raybon
7:30PM The Steep Canyon Rangers
9:00PM BOOMGRASS FIREWORKS
9:15PM Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis

26th
11:30PM Volume Five
1:00PM Mountain Faith
2:30PM Steve Dilling & Sideline
4:00PM ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band
5:30PM (Supper Break)
6:00PM Dailey & Vincent
7:30PM Lonesome River Band
9:00PM Cherryholmes Reunion

Now unlike some of the other festivals I report on this one does not offer camping of any kind
on the property however there IS camping nearby.
I want to include some hotel room chains nearby. Click on their name it will take
you DIRECTLY to the nearest location to the festival!
This is a NEW feature I’m trying to see how many people use the feature and I can help
local businesses in every festival area.

Days Inn
Holiday Inn
Nags Head Inn
Outer Banks Inn
Travel Lodge
Hilton Garden
Sea Ranch Resort
Ramada Inn

Now just like ALL the rest I’ll add any more that contact me and I’m ALWAYS researching
more options for ALL the festivals I cover.

The Wall Street Journal recently proclaimed Rhonda Vincent “The New Queen Of Bluegrass”.
With the release of her album Back Home Again in 2000, Vincent returned to bluegrass with the
goal of expanding both the musical reach and the accessibility of the genre. The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) accorded her its Female Vocalist of the Year award for the years 2000 – 2006, plus IBMA Entertainer of the Year in 2001. The Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA) designated her its Entertainer of the Year for 2002 – 2006 inclusive. She also performs with her band, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Personal golf carts are NOT permitted.
Due to the unique location of this festival parking is apparently VERY limited.
Parking on the actual island (which is 27 acres) is reserved for handicapped and shuttle
services ONLY.
Shuttle service is included in your ticket price for a 5.00 additional fee.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES ALLOWED…BIG one you need to know.
Rain or shine event no refunds.

From North Carolina

Follow U.S. 64 East to Manteo. After crossing the Virginia Dare Bridge, turn left at the first stoplight. Follow this into the town of Manteo. Turn right at the stoplight on Budleigh Street. Go to the end of Budleigh and at the stop sign, turn left. When you come to the stop sign turn right and cross over the short bridge. You are now on the 27- acre site of Roanoke Island Festival Park.

From Points North- Richmond, VA / Washington, DC

Follow I-64 to Hampton, Virginia. Go South on I-664 through the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel. Take I-64 towards Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Nags Head. Take the Nags Head Exit. This will lead you to a toll road- $2.00 per car. This will empty into Highway 158 South, which will take you to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

From Nags Head, North Carolina

Follow 158 By-pass to Highway 64 towards Manteo. You will cross over the smaller Melvin Daniels Bridge and then the Washington-Baum Bridge. After crossing, stay in your right lane. Take a right at the fork – a blue and green sign will say- Roanoke Island and Attractions. Follow this into the Town of Manteo. Turn right at the stoplight at Budleigh Street and follow it to the end. Turn left at the stop sign. When the road ends turn right and cross over the short bridge, which will bring you to the site of Roanoke Island Festival Park.

You can buy tickets HERE but you better HURRY
because VIP is already GONE!
And THESE ARE FIRST ROUND PRICES! After Christmas day they go up (ALL festivals are that way).
I think I pretty much covered everything now GO HAVE FUN!

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