Come home to Carolina Bible Camp.
MOCKSVILLE, NC – Organizers for the 6th Annual Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival announced statewide locations for purchasing tickets to the September 9 event featuring musical artists Blue Highway, Dom Flemons, Song of the Mountains emcee Tim White and Troublesome Hollow, Fireside Collective, and the Loose Strings Band.
The family-friendly festival is a tobacco free, alcohol-free event. Tickets are $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the gate. Children under 12 are admitted free with a paying adult.
Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival is sponsored by Brewer Brewer and Sorel, PLLC, Carolina Hearing Clinic, and the Eye Care Centers of Hickory, Salisbury and Statesville. Media Partners include the Winston-Salem Journal and WBRF-FM. Supporting partners are DavidSon Home Crafters and Sage Garden Care Center.
Tickets for Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival 2017 are on sale now at cbcbluegrass.com but may also be purchased at the following locations without incurring any service fee:
- In Catawba County
- Eye Care Center of Hickory, 1060 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE, Hickory, NC 28602; Monday-Friday, 8:00 – 5:30.
- In Davie County
- Carolina Bible Camp, 1988 Jericho Church Road, Mocksville,
NC, 27028; call (336) 492-7802 for hours.
- Davie Chamber of Commerce, 135 S Salisbury St, Mocksville, NC 27028; Monday-Friday, 9:00 – 5:00.
- Sage Garden Care Center, 977 Yadkinville Rd, Mocksville, NC 27028; call (336) 734-9476 for hours.
- Century 21 Triad Realty, 854 Valley Rd, Mocksville, NC 27028; call (336) 751-4444 for hours.
- In Forsyth County
- Carolina Hearing Doctors (two locations)
- Clemmons – 3780 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC, 27012; Monday-Thursday 8:00 – 5:00. Friday 8:00-12:00.
- Winston-Salem – 3742 Vest Mill Road; Monday-Thursday 8:00 – 5:00. Friday 8:00-12:00.
- In Iredell County
- Eye Care Center of Statesville, 843 N Center St, Statesville, NC 28625; Monday-Friday, 8:00 – 5:30.
- In Rowan County
- Eye Care Center of Salisbury, 2120 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury, NC 28147; Monday-Friday, 8:00 – 5:00.
- In Wake County
- Brooks Avenue Church of Christ, 700 Brooks Avenue, Raleigh, NC; Monday – Friday 9:00 – 4:00. Call 919-821-2400 for more information.
- In Wilkes County
- Brewer Brewer & Sorel Attorneys at Law, 204 East Main Street, Wilkesboro, NC28697; Monday through Friday, 8:30 - 5:30.
- Arts & Crafts - A wide range of vendors includes unique jewelry, artisans, a silent auction featuring specialty items, and more.
- Pickers’ Place - Musicians will want to bring their instruments to take advantage of the Pickers’ Place jam tent.
- Classic Car Show – The Piedmont Chapter of the Model A Ford Restorers’ Club’s classic car exhibit is included in the price of admission.
- Children’s Play - the festival includes the best in outdoor play equipment. Free arts and crafts activities, and old-fashioned sidewalk games for kids of all ages.
- Food – BBQ lunch with “all the fixin’s” is served on the grounds for an additional $12.00 per plate; hamburger plates available for $5.00.
- Hours, Location - the Mocksville, NC festival gates open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 6:30 p.m. Parking is free. Handicapped parking and assistance is available for guests with special needs. No alcohol, no coolers, no pets, please. Bring your own chair.
Carolina Bible Camp is located at 1988 Jericho Church Road in Mocksville, NC, 27028. For more information, please contact CBC Bluegrass Festival Executive Director Lisa Brewer at (336) 262-6325 or visit the website at www.cbcbluegrass.com.
Our Featured Artists for 2017
Voted the “Favorite Bluegrass Artist of All Time” by the readers of Bluegrass Today, Blue Highway has earned 26 collective IBMA Awards, 6 SPBMGA Awards, one Dove Award, and numerous Grammy nominations. They are currently nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award in the category for Best Bluegrass Album for their chart-busting disc, “Original Traditional.” Blue Highway members include Jason Burleson (banjo, vocals), Shawn Lane (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), Gaven Largent (dobro, vocals), Tim Stafford (guitar, vocals), and Wayne Taylor (bass, vocals). Blue Highway will perform on the CBC Front Porch Stage from 4:45 pm until 6:15 p.m. They will close the day with other artists on stage performing “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”
Arizona native Dom Flemons may be best known as a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, with whom he earned a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album. Flemons is an author and poet who developed a deep interest in reviving, preserving, and performing old-time music. “I might be playing music that’s 100 years old,” he said, “but that doesn’t mean my ears are only listening to music that’s 100 years old.” Dom Flemons will intrigue, instruct, and delight you with his banjo and more on the CBC Front Porch Stage from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Everyone’s favorite bluegrass buddy, Tim White, is returning to the CBC Bluegrass Festival for his third year in a row. The talented host of the PBS syndicated television show Song of the Mountains will perform with brothers Donny and Garry Ollis. Tim is also known for his syndicated radio program, The Tim White Bluegrass Show, which recently aired a documentary he produced on Carolina Bible Camp. Tim White and Troublesome Hollow will tickle your ears and your funny bones on the CBC Front Porch Stage from 11:00 a.m. until 12 noon.
Fireside Collective, the winner of the 2016 MerleFest Band Competition, is quickly gaining a reputation as a must-see progressive acoustic ensemble. Formed in 2014, this group of folk music enthusiast blend elements of traditional bluegrass and American roots music with modern acoustic arrangements. Their energetic show transitions smoothly between danceable bluegrass numbers and passionate folk ballads, with a surprise Paul Simon number thrown in for good measure. With Jesse Iaquinto on mandolin, Tommy Maher on dobro, Joe Cicero on acoustic guitar, and Carason White on upright bass, Fireside Collective brings a truly delightful exploration of roots music to the CBC Front Porch Stage from 1:45 p.m. until 2:45 p.m.
The Loose Strings Band isn’t! This all-girl band from Galax, Virginia has tight arrangements and well-blended harmonies. Featured twice on the PBS program Song of the Mountains, they have completed no fewer than five albums. Known for their original compositions as well as top-notch covers of other artists’ work, the Loose Strings includes Ashley Nale (banjo), Channing Russell Combs (guitar), Grace Wilson Davis (bass), Lindsey Nale (mandolin), and Mary Claire Hooper (fiddle). Catch them on the CBC Front Porch Stage from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Lisa De Maio Brewer