The 15th Annual Bluegrass On The Waccamaw Festival will be held in conjunction with BBQ on the Waccamaw, a SC BBQ Association Cookoff hosted by the Waccamaw Sertoma Club, at the Historic Peanut Warehouse on Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. The event is free to the public.
“We are very excited to host the 15th Annual Bluegrass on the Waccamaw Festival,” said Shane Hubbard, chairman and organizer of the bluegrass event. “The festival is very family oriented and provides our guests with an array of bluegrass flavor from more traditional sounds to those with a contemporary flair. We’re inviting everyone, from locals to our area’s visitors, to come out and enjoy a wonderful bluegrass experience.”
Instrument workshops will be available. Interested participants are encouraged to call for times. More information on Bluegrass on the Waccamaw is available by contacting Hubbard at (843) 222-2580.
No alcohol, no coolers and no pets will be allowed. For more information or to download a BBQ entry form visit www.bluegrassonthewaccamaw.com.
The acts set to appear at this year's event will be Grasstowne, The Morris Brothers, Red White & Bluegrass, Ronald Singleton & Friends and The Napier String Band. In addition the students of Bobby Napier, the long time fiddle player with The Alabama Theater, will showcase their talents on stage.
Grasstowne members Alan Bibey and Steve Gulley have known and admired each other for over 25 years in their endeavors with bands such as The New Quicksilver, IIIrd Tyme Out, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, BlueRidge and Mountain Heart. The band also includes three young and very talented players: Adam Haynes on fiddle and vocals, Justin Jenkins on banjo and vocals and Kameron Keller on upright bass. The band’s first two projects ”The Road Headin’ Home” and ”The Other Side of Towne” went to #1 and #2 respectively on the National Bluegrass Charts with "The Road Headin’ Home" remained at #1 for three months and also won the 2008 ”Album of the Year” award. Find them on http://www.grasstowne.com/
The Morris Brothers
The Morris Brothers have been playing bluegrass and bluegrass gospel for over 30 years. The band, which consists of Mike Morris (Banjo/Vocals), Matt Morris (Guitar/Vocals), William Hardee (Fiddle/Vocals) and
Tammy Holt (Bass/Vocals) are originally from West Virginia and now based out of Aynor. Find them on Facebook.
Red, White & Bluegrass
Based right in the rivertown of Conway, Red White & Bluegrass consists of two sisters Gwen (Rhythym Guitar) and Barbara White (Bass), Gwen's son, Chris Holmes (Dobro) and Randy Smith (Bass) from Monroe, N.C. The members have spent most of their lives in Bluegrass, singing at churches, festivals, pig pickings, stump speakings, etc. The band specializes in close three-part harmony, as only a family group can do. Each member of the group is a Christian and actively involved in their home church when they are not on the road singing. Find them on Reverbnation.
Napier String Band & Students of Bobby Napier
As is the tradition with this event, it will once again feature a student demonstration in an effort to encourage younger folks interest in Bluegrass music. Bobby Napier, who has played fiddle at the Alabama Theater for the past thirteen seasons will lead both the Napier String Band & student demonstration.
In keeping with the tradition of family values at Bluegrass on the Waccamaw, please make welcome and enjoy The Students of Robert Napier and their Student Demonstration. Who knows, the next premier Musician in Bluegrass Music just might be playing on the stage at this year's Bluegrass on the Waccamaw...
BBQ on the Waccamaw
The "BBQ On The Waccamaw" BBQ competition benefits Waccamaw Sertoma , whom provides assistance with hearing health issues and educating the public on the issues surrounding hearing health.
For more information on the BBQ event visit The Digitel Myrtle Beach.