If you agree that bluegrass is the sweetest music ever invented, then you need to be in Pigeon Forge over the next few days.The 2015 Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival is happening at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, December 9-12. Tickets available at the door.
Headlined again by the driving force behind the festival, acclaimed musician – and 2015 Female Traditional Vocalist of the Year – Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, her hugely talented band, the festival presents a hard driving, high-energy experience with a host of notable performers.
Lorraine Jordan may be best known for her “Country Grass” fusion shows of bluegrass and country music that have introduced countless country fans to the way the genre used to be performed, with a bluegrass feel
The multi-awarded, veteran performer is also high in the ranks of contemporary music, climbing the airplay charts with her latest effort, Runnin’ Water, a collaboration with Grammy-winning, blues-rock band Kentucky Headhunters.
The Bluegrass festival will shake you out of any winter blues that may have set in. Take a look at the line up during the four days of rocking fun.
Wednesday – Dec 9 (Start at 4:30 pm)
-Paul Williams & Victory Trio
-Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top Xpress
-Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier
-Audie Blaylock & Redline
-Williamson Branch “Family & Kids Show”
Thursday – Dec 10 (Start at 3:00 pm)
-Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
-Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
-Terry Baucom & The Dukes of Drive
-Smoky All-Star Band: Tim White, Jerry Butler, Darrell Webb & Matt Leadbetter
Friday – Dec 11 (Start at 11:00 am)
-Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
-James King Band
-Gentlemen of Bluegrass
-Jesse Alexander Band
Friday Morning: Meet The Band
Saturday – Dec 12 (Start at 10:00 am)
-Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road featuring “Country Grass” with Eddy Raven & Marty Raybon
-Marty Raybon & Full Circle
-Steve Dilling & Sideline
There are two late-night jams too, on Friday and Saturday. For more information check the Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival website.