Junior Sisk and Rambler’s ChoiceCarolina Bible Camp & Retreat Center will be hosting its Fifth Annual CBC Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, September 10, 2016. The day-long festival promises to feature great music, food, and fellowship – not to mention a few surprises, too. Gates open at 10:00 AM. Music will start at 11:00 AM and end at 5:45 PM.
This year’s headlining act is Scythian. If you have never heard this band, then prepare to be amazed. Most fans of Scythian do not bother to bring chairs because the band’s music constantly brings the audience to its feet. The Fedoryka brothers are classicaly trained virtuosos on fiddle, as well as guitar, accordian and various instruments. They love (and insist on) audience participation. “Scythian gives no quarter in their quest to entertain and bring a joy to their music that gives it an irony-free, wide open feel of manic possibility. The playing is technically brilliant, but it is the energy that carries the day. —Camel City Dispatch (Winston-Salem, North Carolina). Scythian’s “Immigrant Road Show” consists of Alexander Fedoryka, Josef Crosby, Danylo Fedoryka, Ben-David Warner, Tim Hepburn and Larissa Fedoryka.
We are thrilled and thankful to have Junior Sisk and Rambler’s Choice join us this year for the first time. There aren’t many vocalists who can wring every bit of lonesome out of a note like Junior Sisk. Sisk’s soulful, heartfelt vocals earned him the 2013 IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year award. They have also helped him, along with his band Ramblers Choice, earn a number of other awards over the past several years, including 2014 SPBGMA Bluegrass Band of the Year.
Returning to the CBC campus for the fifh consecutive year is The Snyder Family Band from Lexington, NC. Virtuosos Zeb Snyder on guitar and Samantha Snyder on fiddle will be joined by their dad, Bud, on bass, and scene-stealing younger brother, Owen, on guitar. The Snyders continue to drive their performances to new heights every time they take the stage, whether exploring traditional bluegrass or making the occasional forays into Celtic, blues, or southern rock.
The Snyder Family
A very special name in bluegrass will open this fifth festival. Tim White, host of the PBS syndicated television show Song of the Mountains, will perform with his group,Troublesome Hollow. This trio is known for their bluegrass musical talent and their comedy. In addition to seeing Tim regularly on PBS, you can also catch him on his syndicated radio show on 60 stations, or catch him live in Marion, Virginia during the taping of his shows. Regardless of the venue, Tim White & Troublesome Hollow provide pure engaging entertainment which you will want to see again and again. They were fan favorites at CBC in 2015, and we are fortunate to have them back.
Another new face at CBC in 2016 will be Lightnin’ Charlie. Lightnin’ Charlie is an extremely gifted musician and entertainer, renowned nationally and internationally. His concerts have become the stuff of legend. While frequently playing with his stage band, The Upsetters, Lightnin’ Charlie also enjoys a formidable solo/acoustic career as well. LC’s unplugged acoustic sets, alone or alongside his beautiful harmony-singing wife Beth, account for an astonishing 200 shows per year. Their harmonies are showcased on “Trust In God – Family Album Volume One” (2010).
The CBC Bluegrass Festival is the biggest fundraising event of the year for the Camp. It takes an army of volunteers to make it happen, from selling tickets to selling lunches, from supervising the Kids’ Zone to hosting the artists. Advance tickets are once again an incredible bargain at only $15.00. Tickets at the gate the day of the event are $20.00. Children under age 12 get in free with a paying adult. Kid’s activities will be available. Full home cooked BBQ meals with all the fixin’s are served in the dining hall, as well as hamburgers, etc. There will also be a pickin’ area for those of you who want to bring your instruments and join in. We even have a section for vintage cars which you can peruse and meet the owners.
All seating is “festival” style (first come-first serve). No reserved seating. Bring a blanket and/or lawn chair. There will be very large tents, so this festival will proceed rain or shine. This is an alcohol free, smoke free, vape free, pet free, kid friendly event.
Registered service animals are allowed. Handicapped parking is available. NO coolers please. Food and drinks can be purchased on-site.
Tickets are currently available through any Board member, or order online.
For more information, or to sign up as a volunteer or sign up as a sponsor, please write to CBC Festival Chairman, Greg Brewer at ISUE4U@aol.com or Festival Director, Lisa Brewer at SPCHWOMAN@aol.com.
- WHERE: Carolina Bible Camp & Retreat Center – 1988 Jericho Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028