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2018 Saturday HEADLINER – EXILE

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They hit the peak of their success in 1978 with the ballad hit “Kiss You All Over.” After a couple of minor subsequent pop hits, they re-established in 1983 as a country music group. Between then and the early 1990s, the band had several country chart hits, including the Number Ones “Woke Up in Love”, “I Don’t Want to Be a Memory”, “Give Me One More Chance”, “Crazy For Your Love”, “She’s a Miracle”, “Hang On to Your Heart”, “I Could Get Used to You”, “It’ll Be Me”, “She’s Too Good to Be True” and “I Can’t Get Close Enough”. Although their chart success waned by 1991, they have continued to record ever since.

2018 SUNDAY HEADLINER – Doyle Lawson & QuickSilver

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With nearly 40 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are 7-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year. Lawson is reigning SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are the reigning Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) Vocal Group of the Year, crowned in October 2012 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, on the heels of Lawson’s induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at the Ryman Auditorium on September 27, 2012.


Admission for all performances are included in Gate Admission – $7.

From Cedar Avenue’s 1st Street to 4th Street, five stages, including the historic Princess Theatre, feature over musical 50 acts on Saturday and Sunday. Top performers Exile, will be performing their No. 1 hit “Kiss You All Over” on Saturday and Grammy and Dove award-winning Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will perform on Sunday. Additionally, the streets of the festival are filled with the sounds of country, bluegrass, blues, old-time fiddlers, southern gospel, jazz and rock.


Music Schedule


Ultimate Oldies

Shasta’s Cheer Center

Courtney Daly & the Daly Grind Band

Whiskey on Sundays

The Kevin Prater Band

Dave Sterchi and Blues Tribe

Chanel Rogers

Heaven Seekers

Shannon McNeal

Hayden & Jeff

Macy Tabor

South Pittsburg Elementary School Chorus

Tim Hughes Quartet

Charlsey Etheridge


Lenox Hills


Tabernacle Big Band

The Sullivan Band

Dirt Road Daisies

Melinda Chaney

The Stephen Busie Band

Steel Blossoms

Wildcat Ridge

Rushing Wind

Old Time Traveler

Ashlyn Grayce

Cowboy Dan

Ben Parker Project


Boogertown Gap

Nashville Big Dogs

Rick Byers Band

Valley Road Bluegrass

AJ Ghent

Sugarlime Blues



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Do you play a fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, or harmonica? Years of practice or just a beginner? Then the jam tent is just the place for you. Bring your own instrument to the festival and visit the jam tent for a boot-stompin’ good time.

We’ll even have a “host band” there just to keep the tunes movin’. All that’s missing is YOU!


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If you or your group would like to submit material for consideration in playing the 2018 NCF, please send an email to or click the link below to take you to our contact page. Please include the following:

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If we are interested in booking your act for 2018, we will contact via email. No follow up calls are necessary.

Thank you for your interest in playing the National Cornbread Festival!

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