Bluegrass Wedding Festival in June

T. Lassiter and Pammy Davis at the Big Lick Bluegrass Festival earlier this month - photo by Megan WhiteWhat can you do if you want to throw a huge wedding party but don’t have thousands of friends? Well you could host your own bluegrass festival, get married on stage, and invite everyone to come and share in the fun.

That’s the solution Pammy Davis and T. Lassiter in central North Carolina have utilized for their nuptials in June. The two bluegrass lovebirds play together with Twisted Grass Entourage, Big T on the bass and Pammy on reso-guitar. Since a big part of their relationship – and their lives – revolves around a love for performing and listening to bluegrass music, the couple decided to hold a Bluegrass Wedding Festival and invite all their music friends from far and wide to join them for their happy day.

It will be just like a traditional wedding – rehearsal on Friday evening, marriage ceremony on Saturday afternoon – but with lights, PA, and a stage filled with top bluegrass entertainers. The show will be interrupted for the rehearsal on Friday at 5:00, and the wedding itself on Saturday at 4:00, followed by a giant pig pickin’ with everyone invited.

Music will be provided by Sideline, The Bluegrass Brothers, Al Batten & Bluegrass Reunion, IIIrd Tyme Out and others. Pammy and T. aren’t charging admission, but are asking for a donation of $30/day to help cover the cost of putting on the show and preparing the food. They say that they will consider the donation as a wedding present.

It all happens June 10-11 in the Sandhills area of North Carolina. The bride and groom have created a Facebook page with more details about their Bluegrass Wedding Festival, which includes a printable flyer with all the particulars.

You don’t have to be well-acquainted with the happy couple to attend, just a love for the bluegrass festival experience. The more the merrier!

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.