We are thrilled to announce that The Kickin Grass Band will be performing for the second year in a row at MerleFest, one of the largest music festivals in North America located in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. The band will perform on Friday April 26th and Saturday April 27th, 2013. Lynda was also asked to judge the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. This is a wonderful festival and we are so excited to return! Thanks again to our fans and to the MerleFest staff!
The Kickin Grass Band is proud to announce that we have been chosen as featured artists of Reverbnation, yippee!! Reverbnation is the platform that we use to stay in touch with you, our fans, and industry professionals as well as other amazing musicians. If you are a musician, fan or in the biz you should check out www.reverbnation.com and become a member. Best of all, it’s Free! of course, while you are there, be sure to become a fan of the band!
In more exciting news….only 9 days till Merlefest 2012 and The Kickin Grass Band is playing! We have been working towards this opportunity for 10 years and are extremely excited! We will be welcoming festival goers at the ‘welcome stage’ next to the festival entrance area on Thursday at 1:30pm, Friday at 8:30am and 11:30am, Saturday at 9:15am and 1:00pm and Sunday at 10:00am and will also play on the Plaza stage on Sunday at 1:45pm. Check out www.merlefest.org for ticket information and details, see ya there!
The Kickin Grass Band
And, The Kickin Grass Band is on the list!!!!
Here’s the press release from Merlefest.
WILKESBORO, N.C. (November 1, 2011) — MerleFest 25, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 26 – 29, 2012, is proud to announce the initial lineup for the music festival’s 25th year. The four-day event, which USA Today described as a “happy, family friendly festival that’s loved by musicians who come to play and those who come to add their energy by listening, as well,” will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. MerleFest is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, gathering to celebrate the memory of musician Eddy Merle Watson, beloved son of American music icon Doc Watson.
The initial lineup reflects the diversity and quality of performers that have become the hallmark of the four-day festival. MerleFest is known for its unique mix of traditional, roots-oriented music from the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, blues, country, Celtic, Cajun, cowboy, zydeco, rock and many other styles that Doc Watson has referred to as “traditional plus.”
“This year’s initial lineup will bring back a little nostalgia for the core MerleFest audience, those fans who return year after year to hear the traditional sounds of roots music. We have some of the leading names in the music industry, of today and yesteryear, lined up to perform at the historic 25th festival,” says Ted Hagaman, director of the festival. “The MerleFest 25 lineup is made up of many of the artists who have helped make this festival the premier, internationally-recognized event that it has become. And, we are thrilled to welcome back that core fan base that has been with us for the ride all along… and welcome a whole new generation of fans to experience the music, moments and memories that make MerleFest so special.”
Click http://merlefest.org/content.aspx?id=7573 for the complete Line-up.