Carolina Road Homecoming closes down

When one door shuts, another opens.

Or so it would seem judging by this statement yesterday from Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road.

It is great regret that we, Carolina Road, have to announce cancellation of the Carolina Road Homecoming Bluegrass Festival, which was held annually in November at the Ramada Inn in Burlington, North Carolina. We have hosted and promoted this festival at the Ramada Inn for the past four years. Because the ticket sales were not adequate to allow the event to continue, we have made the decision to cancel the festival.

Carolina Road was approached last December with the opportunity to take over the Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival, which was previously hosted by The Larkin Family for the past two decades. We are very excited about hosting and promoting this festival, which is held annually in December at the Ramada Inn and Smoky Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We have designed a website for the Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival which has the band line up, ticket information, hotel information, etc. Please visit the website,, to check out the festival.

We THANK YOU for all your support throughout the years of our bluegrass events. We hope to see you all at the 2012 Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival.

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