7th Annual Boone Heritage Festival

Published Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:18 am

Cane Mill Road

Southern Appalachian Historical Association (SAHA) is proud to announce its lineup of artists for the 7th annual Boone Heritage Festival, slated for Sunday, October 8, 2017. The annual music and heritage festival returns to Daniel Boone Park, the grounds of Hickory Ridge Living History Museum and Horn in the West outdoor drama, in the heart of Boone. The lineup of award-
winning musicians and storytellers for Boone Heritage Festival includes Charles Welch, The Sheet Family, The Dollar Brothers, Rick Ward, Orville Hicks, Mary Greene and more.

The list of artists reflects the quality of local performers and tradition bearers who are the hallmark of the festival. Boone Heritage Festival is known for its focus on traditional music from the Blue Ridge Mountain region, including old-time music and bluegrass, styles which influenced Watauga County’s native son, Doc Watson. The roster of musicians, luthiers and tradition bearers scheduled to appear at Boone Heritage Festival 2017 also includes Charlie Glenn, Leniavell Trivett, John Peterson, and William Ritter. The lineup is posted at BooneHeritageFestival.com/performers.

“One of the important components that continues to grow Boone Heritage Festival,” said festival coordinator Michelle Ligon, “is the quality of the local artists our guests enjoy each year of the annual celebration. People return for the event from out of state, year after year, making Boone Heritage Festival a sort of homecoming every fall. In partnership with fans, local media, and our sponsors, the Boone Tourism Development Authority (TDA), and the Town of Boone, Southern Appalachian Historical Association is very proud of what we’ve nurtured over the years and look forward to the 7 th annual festival.”

In addition to the stage performers, music jams are on-going during the festival. Anyone with an acoustic, folk instrument is strongly encouraged to participate. Admission to Boone Heritage Festival is free to the public. Donations are encouraged. For more information on festival activities and vendors, visit BooneHeritageFestival.com, or call 828-264- 2120.

Southern Appalachian Historical Association (SAHA) announces the addition of a second stage and youth showcase as a new development to the lineup of musicians and storytellers for Boone Heritage Festival, including John Peterson, William Ritter and Sarah Oglesby, Charles Welch, The Sheets Family, The Dollar Brothers, Rick Ward, Orville Hicks, Mary Greene and more.

The new youth showcase features popular local youth bands, Cane Mill Road and Tater Hill Mashers. Appearing on a newly designated second stage, the teen-aged bands will exhibit the amazing talent and skill in old-time and bluegrass styles that have carried them to perform at the most well-known music events in the south, including Merlefest and the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass event in downtown Raleigh, N.C.

Boone Heritage Festival is known for its focus on traditional music from the Blue Ridge Mountain region, including old-time music and bluegrass, styles which influenced Watauga County’s native son, Doc Watson.

The updated lineup is posted at BooneHeritageFestival.com/performers.

In addition to two stages, a music jam is on-going during the festival. Attendees are encouraged to join in and bring their own acoustic instrument is strongly encouraged to participate.

Dozens of craft vendors are registered for the event. Children will find supervised activities such as crafts, games and old-time skills. Doggin’ Food Truck, Kettle Bear Kettle Korn and QI Lemonades will serve up delicious sandwiches and refreshments.

Admission to Boone Heritage Festival is free to the public. Suggested donations of $5 are encouraged. For more information on festival activities and vendors, visit BooneHeritageFestival.com, or call 828-264-2120.

Charlie Glenn

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Cole Campbell

John Peterson

Boy eating kettle corn

Mayor Rennie Brantz

Sarah and William Ritter

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