Kure Beach, NC: Bluegrass by the beach returns again this fall to Kure Beach. This is one of the most inexpensive, family friendly and relaxing events in North Carolina so mark your calendar for September 19 & 20. Spend the weekend along the banks of the beautiful Cape Fear River enjoying good music, dancing, arts and crafts, children’s entertainment, and great selection of food, beer and wines from Silver Coast Winery.
Advance tickets for the Southern Coastal Bluegrass Festival are just $10 per day and children under the age of 12 get in free. You can purchase tickets online at http://www.coastalbluegrassfestival.org/.
The music plays on Saturday, September 19th, from 11am to 8pm and Sunday, September 20th, from 11am to 7pm at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Center in Kure Beach, North Carolina. The gates open at 10am.
This year’s festival features a wide variety of North Carolina bluegrass bands: The Hagar’s Mountain Boys, RC Harris and Blue Denim, The Wells Family, Ted Jones and the Tarheel Boys, Carolina Junction, Ken Scoggins & Miller’s Creek, A Deeper Shade of Blue, and L Shape Lot. The Out on the Ocean Contra Band will play on Saturday to lead a dancing and clogging exhibition.
Bring your instruments, because jamming is encouraged. This year’s festival will include a jamming contest with the winning musicians earning a spot on the main stage on Sunday and a gig at the popular Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar which is on the ocean in Carolina Beach.
In addition to the music, there will be a kid zone, clowns, string instrument lessons, a silent auction and raffles.
The festival organizers are pleased to announce that local camping and RV hook ups are available. You can reserve a campsite at Carolina Beach State Park online at www.ncparks.gov or by calling (877) 722-6762. Camping is also available on a limited basis at the festival grounds. Military personnel can make reservations by calling (910) 458-6549, non-military personnel will be accepted on a first-come basis.
The Seventh Annual Southern Coastal Bluegrass Festival is presented by The Thalian Association, the Official Community Theater of North Carolina. Major Sponsors of the event include Time Warner Cable, Budweiser, 106.7 FM the Penguin, Cape Fear Title Agency, Inc. and Snow’s Cut Monthly magazine.
Bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy the best of bluegrass by the Cape Fear River. Please NO COOLERS or PETS.
$10 – Advanced tickets
$10 – Senior citizens, students and military personnel
$15 – Daily tickets (purchased at the gate)
$25 – Two day passes (purchased at the gate)
Children 12 & under are FREE with an adult.
Find out more about the bands at these web sites:
The Hagar's Mountain Boys - http://www.thehagarsmountainboys.com/
The Wells Family - http://www.wellsfamilyband.com/
Ted Jones and the Tarheel Boys - www.lgma.info/tedjonesandthetarheelboys
L Shape Lot - www.myspace.com/lshapelot
Ken Scoggins & Miller’s Creek http://www.kenscoggins.com/
A Deeper Shade of Blue http://www.deepershadeofblue.com/
Carolina Junction http://www.carolinajunctionband.com/