by Becky Petchenik
Aug. 1, 2013 This Friday, the inaugural Music Fest at Blue Bear Mountain kicks off with performances from The Steel Drivers, George Harper and the Awesome Bastards, Mel Jones & His Bag o’ Bones, Charlyhorse and Dany Carter.
The gates open at noon on Friday, Aug 2 with the first band taking the stage at 1:15 p.m. The event takes place at the Blue Bear Mountain Campground in Todd, NC. Tickets are $35 for a Friday pass, $45 for a Saturday pass and $75 a weekend pass. For more ticket information and to purchase camping passes which includes a two day festival pass, call 828-406-4226 or visit the festival’s website.
The festival is guaranteed to delight. Blues and Bluegrass musicians from all over will come together to present the first ever Music Fest at Blue Bear Mountain Campground. With acts like the George Harper and the Awesome Bastards and Danny Carter, how could any self respecting music lover pass this up? The event is BYOB, but glass bottles are prohibited. There will be camping and vendors to accommodate everyone, and everything from breakfast to barbecue and and ice cream will be available.
Festival founder and campground owner, Kevin Quick and his friends have been attempting to put on a festival for a decade. When Tim Carter contacted him to schedule a slot on his Bang Bang Tour somewhere in the High Country, Quick knew he had his opportunity. In three months, he organized and booked the festival using his 155 acre campground as the location. What makes this festival different than others will be the scenic views and relaxed atmosphere that’s very middle of the road.
“We don’t want anything crazy, but we want people to feel comfortable enough to sit down and have a beer,” Quick said.