September 11, 2009


Bluegrass pics

For Immediate Release
September 11, 2009

Jerry Flake (910) 547-7969
Mike Hoffer (910) 612-1909
Thalian Association (910) 251-1788

Kure Beach, NC: The band line up continues to grow for the Southern Coastal Bluegrass Festival in Kure Beach, NC. Local acts Masonboro Sound and No Dollar Shoes will take the second stage Saturday, September 19 along with Asheville, NC favorites Johnson’s Crossroad. They’ll be competing for a paid spot on the main stage at next year’s festival and a gig at the popular Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar which is on the ocean in Carolina Beach.

“Our first goal was to bring in the most talented bluegrass bands in North Carolina. We’ve accomplished that,” said organizer Mike Hoffer. “Now we’re reaching out to the local bluegrass community as well. This event will truly be a showcase of the best bluegrass bands in the state and the Cape Fear Region.”

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 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

The music plays on Saturday, September 19th, from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday, September 20th, from 10:00am to 7pm at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Center in Kure Beach, North Carolina.

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.

In addition to the music, there will be a kid zone, clowns, string instrument lessons, 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 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, the Penguin 106.7 FM, 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.

$25 – Two day passes
$15 – Daily tickets
$10 – Advanced tickets
$10 – Senior citizens, students and military personnel
Children 12 & under are FREE with an adult.

Find out more about the bands at these web sites:

The Hagar's Mountain Boys
The Wells Family
Ted Jones and the Tarheel Boys
L Shape Lot
Ken Scoggins & Miller’s Creek
A Deeper Shade of Blue
Carolina Junction
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