In mid July (July 13th and 14th, 2007) at the Watermelon Park in Berryville, VA, bluegrass fans will be treated to some very special entertainment. Former band members and special guests will join each other on stage to present a special tribute to the music and history of the Country Gentlemen.
Randy Waller, son of the late Charlie Waller, will host this 50th Anniversary Celebration. The band was formed in 1957 in the Washington D.C. area. In the last 50 years over 100 musicians have been members of this influential band. Many of them went on to successful careers of their own, including John Duffy, Bill Emerson, Ricky Skaggs and Jerry Douglas.
The two day celebration will features the current band line up as led by Randy Waller, along with former members and special guests Bill Emerson, Tom Gray, Jimmy Gaudreau, Bill Yates, Pete kuykendall, Eddie and Martha Adcock, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Norman Wright, Ronnie Davis, Tom Morgan, Jimmy Bowen, Kevin Church, Dick Smith, Greg Corbet, Jim Cox, Kenny Haddock, Mike Auldridge, Tim Finch, Darrin Auldridge, Billy Gee, Rick Allred, Kent Dowell, Country Current, and others.
Tom “Cat” Reeder, a member of the Disc Jockey Hall of Fame, will be on hand to emcee the event.
Tickets for the celebration, and more information, are available online at WatermelonParkFest.com or you may call 540-539-2054.