Aug. 2, 2012. Featuring top-notch award winning visiting and local musicians from Americana, Bluegrass, Old-time, Country and Folk traditions, the Ola Belle Reed Festival is a community-based event and fundraiser sponsored by the Greater Lansing Area Development Committee (GLAD), a 501(c)3 organization committed to the revitalization of Lansing, the birthplace of Ola Belle Reed. The group consists of community volunteers who are dedicated to this annual event in the spirit of Appalachian tradition.
The Festival site is located in the town of Lansing, near the banks of Big Horse Creek and in the shadow of Phoenix Mountain. Musical acts will provide continuous day and evening concerts in addition to instrumental, songwriting and voice workshops. In addition to the artistic programming, the festival provides a craft market, food court and much more.
Ola Belle Reed (1916-2002) was an acclaimed songwriter and musician, recognized by the Smithsonian, the National Endowment of the Arts and many additional organizations. Such celebrated artists as Marty Stuart, Del McCoury and the incomparable Tim O’Brien have recorded her signature song, ‘High on A Mountain.’
Friday, August 10, 2012
5pm…Phipps Store Pickers
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Saturday Music Schedule
11:30am…Cindy Baucom and Chris Brooks
12:00pm…The Sheets Family Band
2:00pm…Wayne Henderson & Charles Welch in a Memorial Tribute to Doc Watson
3:00pm…Big Country Bluegrass
5:15pm…Jason Harrod Band
7:45pm…Open Jam with Jason Harrod
12:30pm…Judy Marti on Clawhammer Banjo
1:30pm…The Sheets Family Band on Old Time Harmony
2:30pm…Jason Harrod Band on Songwriting and Guitar
3:30pm…The Sheets Family Band on Mountain Dance
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Old Time Pickin’ session under the purple tent hosted by Phipps Store Pickers. Bring your instruments, picnic, chairs and enjoy old-time music served up traditional style.
Festival organizers are actively seeking men and woman to help as volunteers for this year’s festival. Putting together an event like this is an amazing process and undertaking, but also a lot of fun. If you’d like to work on this year’s Ola Belle Reed Music Festival, fill out a contact form or contact Nita or Carl Jordan at 336-384-4400 or stop by the Lansing Grocery.
For more information, call 336-977-1320 or email [email protected]. For camping information, call 336-384-4311.