SOIMF, day 1

The doors opened at 10:00 a.m. Friday to let the crowd in for the March 2014 edition of the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival. There was a steady stream of bluegrass music fans until the Roberts Center was packed full. Blake Williams started the day with an hour of the history and stories of Bill Monroe. He was joined on stage by Isaac Moore and they did a Monroe tune together.

Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers opened the show with a rousing set. Mountain Faith made their first appearance at the festival. They are an up and coming band from North Carolina. Nothin’ Fancy took the stage and wowed the crowd only as they can. Rhonda Vincent once again showed the crowd why the Wall Street Journal crowned her the “Queen of Bluegrass music”. Dailey and Vincent closed out the day’s show. They gave the crowd everything from rollicking hardcore bluegrass to old country standards to some heartfelt gospel music.

Joe and Tammy Mullins and their staff have once again set the standard for indoor music festivals.