Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Fifth Season

Welcome to Festival Season
At Dumplin Valley Farm

Yes, it's that time of year again when everyone is trying to squeeze in the last of summer vacation, the kids are heading back to school and some of you may be packing up the camper for one last hurrah before Fall officially arrives.  But just prior to the arrival of Fall is a little extra season around here............Festival Season!
We are getting ready to welcome our bluegrass family back to the farm for some picking and grinning for the 19th year in a row.  Wow! Has it really been that long?  Well, I guess it has. 
 Since starting this festival we've learned a lot about bluegrass that we never knew.  And I've got to say that the best part has been the people we've met over the years.  We couldn't do it without you all.  Please know that you are appreciated very much.   We really do look forward to having you all descend on our farm and we miss you when you leave.  You know that feeling on Christmas morning after you have opened your presents and chowed down with your family & friends?  You know the feeling...............that empty one............well, that's what it's like on Monday morning when everyone is gone.   But it's all worth it.
This year we have lined up a stellar show for your enjoyment  There are some of your favorite bands that you have seen here before.  And there are a few "new to Dumplin" bands that are sure to entertain you, too.  

I hope you enjoy these videos.  I'll be posting more as the time draws near for the festival.

And, by the way, those of you who want to camp this year will need to call and put your name on a waitlist at this point as we filled up a year in advance.  But there are always cancellations and you could possibly get one.  You can reach us at 865-397-7942.  

The lineup for Thursday, 9/13 includes:
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Brad Hudson
Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier
Donna Ulisse
Paul Williams & The Victory Trio
Friday 9/14
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time
Billy Droze & Kentucky Blue
Big Country Bluegrass 

Saturday, 9/15
Lonesome River Band
The Malpass Brothers
The Po' Ramblin Boys
Deeper Shade of Blue
ClayBank Bluegrass

We want to take this opportunity to welcome a new sponsor this year. If you're in Sevierville, stop by Buddy's and show them some appreciation for supporting bluegrass.
Until next time.......Keep Calm & Pick On!