Photos from Friday at the 2023 Tony Rice Memorial Day Musicfest

The Church Sisters with Caroline Owens at Camp Springs (5/26/23) – photo © Jeromie Stephens

Jeromie Stephens braved the rain this past weekend for the Tony Rice Memorial Day Musicfest at Camp Springs in North Carolina. He shared a good many terrific photos, the first batch of which appear here.

As usual, Jeromie finds gems from both the stage show and the various scenes around the festival. Many thanks for these, which include shots from the set up day on Thursday, and the first day of the festival on Friday.

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Jeromie Stephens

Jeromie Stephens has been photographing bluegrass musicians for a little over 30 years. In keeping with the photo-reportage styles of Jim Marshall, Carl Fleischauer and Les Leverett, he shoots in black and white and tries to always stay in close to his subjects. He was first published by FRETS! Magazine in 1986, his junior year of high school. He's illustrated articles for Bluegrass Unlimited, Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, The Washington Post, The Nashville Tennessean and Fretboard Journal. Additionally his photos have been used in CD packages for musicians like Tony Rice, Danny Gatton and Lou Pallo. Jeromie lives in Fredericksburg, VA with his wife, April and youngest son, JJ. You are likely to see JJ with his Dad taking photos at festivals.