by Madison V. Fisler
June 19, 2013. The first ever Annual Music Fest at Blue Bear Mountain is making its way to the High Country for the weekend of Aug 2 and 3. The Music Fest has put together a great musical lineup for a fun filled weekend of music in the scenic mountains of Watauga County featuring:
- Four-time Grammy winner David Holt and Josh Goforth
- The SteelDrivers
- The Tennessee Mafia Hillbilly Jug Band
- Tim Carter ‘Big Bang’ Tour with Barbra Lamb, Tim May, Adam Chaffin and Matt Flinner
- Charly Horse
- Melissa Reaves and The Willys
- George Harper and the Awesome Bastards
- Mel Jones and His Bag of Bones and more
There will be two stages for the live music to perform on at the spacious 155 acre camping retreat. The stage is set on top of the mountain so the spectators and participants will be able to take in the breathtaking mountain views. There will be great food available for purchase and craft vendors. Coolers are invited to the event as well.
Limited camping and on-site parking is available. All campers must call ahead to make arrangements. Camping prices are $100 for a 30 or 50 amp RV site per person, which includes a two-day festival pass, an on site parking pass, access to bathroom building with hot showers and a picnic table at the campsite. Pop up or small camper campsites are $90 per person which includes the two-day festival pass and access to the bathroom building with hot showers. Tent camping runs from $80 to $90 per person depending on amenities and location of campsite. For more information on campsites and pricing, click here.
Shuttle buses will be available with local parking lot locations to be announced soon.
Tickets for the event are available in advance online. Prices for advance tickets are $30 for a one-day Friday pass, $40 for a one-day Saturday pass and $65 for a two-day festival pass. Children under 12 get into the event for free.
Tickets at the gate are priced at $35 for a one-day Friday pass, $45 for a one-day Saturday pass and $75 for the two-day festival pass.
The event is BYOB with no glass bottles allowed. Consumption wristbands will be provided for $10 per person, with proper identification required.
If you are interested in volunteering at the event, volunteers are needed on Friday and Saturday of the event from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers are also requested on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Application form are available here.
Call 828-406-4226 for camping. Contact Jason at 828-413-2482 for further information or click here.