Developments are now well advanced to the point of the line-up being announced for a two-day event on Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1, 2019.
The headliners are Ralph Stanley, II & Clinch Mountain Boys; Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out; Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver; and Blue Highway.
During the winter months the Johnsons, Cody and Donna, who own the Blue Grass Park site alongside Boone Road south of Camp Springs, near Reidsville, NC., with help from Cody’s brother, among many others, have cleared all the undergrowth that overwhelmed the site including the stage area.
The old office building has been torn down along with some of the stage. A mobile stage will be used this year as consideration is given to re-building the original structure at a later date.
Cody and Donna are excited by what has been done so far and what is to come ….
“We would like to thank our close friends, and Cody’s brother Chris, for all the help working on the park. We would not be where we are today without his countless hours of help. We are super excited about the line-up we have this year, and finally bringing bluegrass back to Camp Springs and Caswell County, NC. We are aware of many great memories that people have experienced here in the past and pray that the future will bring many more.”
They went on to say …
“The concession stand and bathhouse are being renovated as we speak. There are still some additional areas that will be cleared off before the festival.
The grass is growing, and the big oak trees are providing lots of shade.”
The Johnsons are in need of some financial support as Donna Johnson relates ….
Five bands are scheduled for both days, with the line-up as follows …
Saturday, August 31, 2019
- 1:00-2:30 – Sweethearts of the Banjo
- 3:00-4:30 – Sons of the South
- 5:00-6:30 – Buttermilk Creek
- 7:00-8:30 – Blue Highway
- 9:00-10:30 – Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Sunday, September 1, 2019
- 1:00-2:30 – Loose Gravel
- 3:00-4:30 – Hogslop String Band
- 5:00-6:30 – The Salt & Light Band
- 7:00-8:30 – Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
- 9:00-10:30 – Ralph Stanley, II & Clinch Mountain Boys
The 50th Anniversary Labor Day Bluegrass Festival takes place at 540 Boone Road, Elon, North Carolina 27244.
- Saturday – August 31, 2019 – $30.00
- Sunday – September 1, 2019 – $30.00
- Weekend Pass – $60.00
- Camping $10.00 (Must purchase weekend pass to camp)
Weekend pass holders that are camping may come in on Friday starting at 12:00 noon and stay through Monday noon.