A Celebration of Craft & Music
Saturday • Sept. 16, 2017 • 10a-4:30p
Sparta, North Carolina
2017 Entertainment Schedule
(subject to change):
10 am – Opening Ceremonies
10:30 am – JAM Youth Showcase
11:00 am – Jubilee Dancers - Traditional line dancing performed by Alleghany Jubilee’s regulars.
11:30-12:30– The Craig Vaughn Experience
1:00 pm – Changing Lanes
2:00 pm – Good Fellers
3:00 pm – Rise and Shine Band - The Rise and Shine Band is the house band at the Alleghany Jubilee, located in the former Spartan Theater on Sparta’s Main Street, and is a regular on the Mountain Heritage Stage
4:00 pm – Possum Queen Contest, Hillbilly Wes to Emcee - Come out to see who will take home the crown.
The Craig Vaughn Experience
Changing Lanes is a hard driving bluegrass/gospel band made up of youthful members Jesse Allen on lead guitar, Ethan Edward on mandolin/banjo, and Alan Young on banjo/mandolin. All three are also vocalists. They hail from Laurel Fork, VA.
Good Fellers are a bluegrass band from Pinnacle, NC who has opened for many well known national artists. They are in demand as studio musicians and provide music for motion picture soundtracks. Their goal is to always put a smile on the people's faces who are in attendance.
The Rise and Shine Band
The Rise and Shine Band is the house band at the Alleghany Jubilee, located in the former Spartan Theater on Sparta’s Main Street, and is a regular on the Mountain Heritage Stage. They accompany the contestants on the famous Possum Queen Contest that closes out the festival. One of the area’s premier bluegrass bands, it draws talent from Sparta and the surrounding mountain communities. The band includes band members Charlie Edwards and Charles Kinzer, guitar and vocals; Bill Paul, banjo; Lynn Worth, fiddle and vocals; and Richard Nichols, bass.