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Music Fest at Blue Bear Mountain Hits the High Country Sept. 11-13 Featuring Music, Food, Camping and More

by Madison Fisler Lewis

Sept. 4, 2014. The Music Fest at Blue Bear Mountain will return to Boone for its second year Sept. 11-13. The music festival is in its second year and will bring plenty of performers with local roots to the venue in Boone.

Bands this year will feature local favorites Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, the Harris Brothers, The Carter Brothers Band, Jeff Little, Charlyhorse and Melissa Reaves.

imgres“This started last year,” said Kevin Quick, who organizes the event. “We had talked about having a music festival up here for years, it is such a beautiful place to do something like that. We have a lot of great musician friends up here and so we just decided to do it.”

This year, the festival is limited to just 500 people. Tickets are still available, and advance purchase is recommended. A Thursday day pass is $10, a Friday day pass is $25, a Saturday day pass is $30, a Friday and Saturday two day festival pass is $55 and a weekend camping class is $90 which includes three days of camping, Friday and Saturday passes.

Camping is also available at the site, with 30 or 50 amp RV camping available for $90 per person, pop up or small camper camping for $90 per person, tent camping for $90 per person, tent camping remote for $90 per person. All camping costs also include the costs of tickets for each person. To purchase camping tickets, call 828-406-4226.

“We are right at the top of the mountain at about 4,000 feet,” Quick said. “We have great views, it is a ten-acre pasture with campsites all throughout. We have 150 acres up here too with remote camping and there is camping all over the area for miles and miles. We have a lot of land, so we want people to know that they don’t have to reserve the camping, they just have to come and we will get them in.”

Free on-site parking is included with all tickets. Tickets at the gate will cost $5 extra if not purchased in advance. All advanced tickets will be held at will call. Children age 12 and under are admitted for free.

New this year will the the main stage, which is currently under construction to be completed by the festival.

“It is a huge stage,” Quick said. “It is going to be really nice for the musicians.”

Food and craft vendors will also be available on site.

“We have a food vendor coming in with things like cheeseburgers and chicken and kebabs and barbecue,” Quick said. “There will also be several craft vendors there too.”

Blue Bear Campground is located at 196 Blue Bear Mountain Rd. in Todd. For more information, visit the website here or call 828-406-4226.

The schedule of events for the long weekend is as follows:

Thursday, Sept. 11

7:30-10:30 p.m. – Dr. Bacon (free for all weekend campers)

Friday, Sept. 12

Main Stage

  • 3:15-4:15 – TBA
  • 4:30-6 p.m. – Lost Ridge
  • 6:15-7:15 p.m. – The Harris Brothers
  • 8-9:30 p.m. – The Carter Brothers
  • 9:30-11 p.m. – Charlyhorse

Saturday, Sept. 13

Old Barn Stage

  • 4:30-4:55 – TBA
  • 8:20-8:55 – Melissa Reeves

Main Stage

  • 2-3 p.m. – Charlyhorse
  • 3:30-4:45 p.m. – The Carter Brothers Band
  • 5-6:30 p.m. – The Jeff Little Trio with Steve Lewis and Josh Scott
  • 7-8:15 p.m. – Dr. Bacon
  • 9-11 p.m. – Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band