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23rd Annual Mountain Heritage Festival

  • Main Street Sparta, NC 28765 United States (map)

A Celebration of Craft & Music
Saturday • Sept. 16, 2017 • 10a-4:30p
Sparta, North Carolina 

FREE

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. 

Performances by: 
The Craig Vaughn Experience


Changing Lanes

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

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.

Earlier Event: September 16
North Asheville Tailgate Market September 16
Later Event: September 16
37th Annual Heritage Weekend