We’re way overdue for a news bulletin on the website, and it just so happens that the 18th Annual Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival is on the horizon!! Please join us on September 20-22 (or come for the whole week) for a great time and solid musical entertainment from your hosts Nothin’ Fancy and our friends in Little Roy and Lizzie, the Moron Brothers, the Lonesome River Band, Summer Brooke and Mountain Faith, the Malpass Brothers, David Parmley and Cardinal Tradition, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, the Larry Stephenson Band, Junior Sisk and Rambler’s Choice, the Deer Creek Boys, Remington Ryde, and Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver! That’s one long list of amazing talent and great music from Thursday to Saturday. In addition, Wednesday will see our golf cart poker run, the cornhole tournament, and the potluck supper which will also feature a special guest performer, Mike Mitchell! For all information, click on the link to the festival or visit Facebook. There are two additional festival-related announcements. First: The winner of our VIP package for the festival is Lois Black of Dayton, VA! Congratulations! We’re looking forward to seeing you soon with a signature VIP treatment. Thank you all for participating, and if you didn’t win this time, there’s always 2019. Second: we are really excited to say that our new album, “Time Changes Everything” will definitely be ready for the festival’s start on September 20!! Come to the festival and hear the newest and latest release with four new originals from Mike Andes and Caleb Cox along with some happy surprises. You’ll want a copy of this album - we guarantee it!
See you at our festival or at a festival near you!!
A Hearty Thanks
Fiddler Chris Sexton reporting back again! It was an most excellent festival, and there are so many wonderful memories of good friends and family getting together to hear great music performed by some of the best and notable bands around. Several people I'd like to make sure get big thank-yous:
Our festival coordinator, Robyn Wines and her husband, NF bus driver Willie Wines, put their heart and soul into making sure everything ran smoothly. Robyn's last year, with the cancer diagnosis and all the chemotherapy and radiation treatments, has been a very difficult path, but that hadn't stopped her in getting the festival to be one of the best we've ever had. Willie has been equally devoted to Robyn and to the band driving us up and down the highways, and their work has not gone unnoticed. Three cheers for Robyn and Willie!
To all our volunteers: you are the backbone of our festival. You've done a lot of heavy lifting both figuratively and literally, and without you, we'd be lost. Thank you so much for being a part of Team Fancy - you're awesome.
To our vendors: we love what you have to offer. Thanks for sharing your talents with us, and we're already planning to have you all back next year if you'd like us to save your spot.
Finally, a festival is no festival without the fans. No matter if it was your first time or your 17th time, we are grateful that you showed up. Music needs two things to survive: the players and the audience. Your devotion and presence with us ensures that bluegrass music will continue to be a part of the Shenandoah Valley as long as we have anything to do and say about it. Speaking of which: we're already looking forward to the 18th, which will be September 20, 21, and 22! Hope y'all come back. :-)
Nothin' Fancy To Host 17th Annual Festival
Fiddler Chris Sexton here reporting on site:
Preparations are already underway for the 17th Annual Nothin' Fancy Bluegrass Festival at Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista, VA! The music starts on Thursday, September 21 and runs through the evening of September 23, and on Wednesday the festivities will kick off with a golf cart poker run and a corn hole tournament before a potluck supper and your hosts performing a few songs to kick off the festival on a high note. It will also be an opportunity to pick up the newest release from Nothin' Fancy, "It's a Good Feeling," which will be released nationally by Mountain Fever Records on September 22.
It's not too late to join in the fun! Come one, come all. Hope to see you here!