Stay at one of Lake Junaluska's hotels, across from the action!
Thursday night there will be a kick-off concert featuring Buddy Melton, Milan Miller and The Darren Nicholson Band at Cataloochee Ranch. (Ticket to the Thursday show not included in package). Additional meals can be added.
Balsam Range is a bluegrass and acoustic music group founded in 2007 in Haywood County, N.C. They are the 2014 IBMA "Entertainer of the Year" recipients as well as the 2014 IBMA "Vocal Group of the Year" winners. Balsam Range consists of five members; on fiddle and lead tenor, Buddy Melton; on mandolin and vocals, Darren Nicholson; on stand up bass, dobro and vocals, Tim Surrett; on guitar and vocals, Caleb Smith; and on banjo, Dr. Marc Pruett. Balsam Range will play both nights of the festival!
Concert begins at 7 p.m.
Bryan Sutton has put together an all-star cast of musicians for a set of unforgettable music! Bryan will be joined by: Noam Pikelny (banjoist from the Punch Brothers), Aubrey Hayne (stellar fiddler), Shawn Lane (from Blue Highway) and Barry Bales (long time basest for Union Station
Mike is a much-respected member of the bluegrass music community. He made his way on the country music scene in the 1980's with his incomparable wit and stellar banjo playing while spending seven-years in the cornfield on "Hee Haw". In addition to his television work, Mike and his band entertained crowds for seven years at Nashville's Opryland USA and his popularity garnered him a membership among country music's elite - The Grand Ole Opry. An Opry member since 1990, Mike continues to draw laughter and entertain crowds with his music.
Concert begins at 7 p.m.
For over 30 years The Whitewater Bluegrass Co. has captivated audiences throughout the Southeast with their blend of Bluegrass music, country ballads, mountain swing and down-home humor. With Whitewater, mountain culture is a celebration of music, song and dance.
Whether it's rock, folk, country or blues, Darrell Scott, the 4-time Grammy nominated Nashville songwriter, has written hits for everybody from Brad Paisley and the Dixie Chicks to Del McCoury, Sam Bush and Keb Mo; contributing songs to three of 2016’s best albums alone. Witness his ability to make just about any instrument talk, listen to his vocals and songwriting to hear him contain every emotion between joy and pain within one verse in his singing and in his pen.
Founded in 1945, The orchestra and its musicians play concerts throughout the southeast each year for special events, Community Concert Series and schools and universities. The Pops also accompany many other performances for celebrity artists on tour, seasonal concerts and National and International business conventions.
Flatt Lonesome is a young, new group of pickers fresh to the scene. While deeply-rooted in bluegrass music’s historic classics, they also have an energetic flair for country sounds, progressive jams, and soul-stirring gospel music while never forsaking their traditional essence. If you love high lonesome harmony, soaring sibling vocals and powerful bluegrass music, then you will love Flatt Lonesome!