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Saturday, April 27 at 5:00 pm on the First Volunteer Stage will be Billy Dean. 

Billy Dean is an American Troubadour who has mastered the art of singing, songwriting, and storytelling. His unique ability to morph into the characters in his songs while performing LIVE, brings the storyline to life with musical drama.

Billy’s finger style acoustic guitar playing is reminiscent of James Taylor, and is percussive in nature. “I’ve never heard so much music coming from one man and one guitar. He’s the best I’ve ever seen”, says award winning producer/songwriter Monty Powell.

No matter what venue he performs in, large or small, with his band or just solo, Billy’s charismatic charm and approachable personality puts you, the listener, in an intimate living room setting, where he touches every emotional nerve, leaving you musically nourished with a renewed Spirit.

Although Billy’s best known in the Country Music genre for his 11 top ten singles, 5 number one’s and over 5 million albums sold, his musical roots are entangled with Folk, Southern Rock, Bluegrass and Classic Country.

Billy says his musical influences are ongoing, but his sound will forever have the finger prints of those troubadour’s who came before him like James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, John Denver, The Eagles, Christopher Cross, David Gates and Bread, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Don Williams.

Billy Dean has been nominated by every major music award entity. Most recently he was inducted into the Florida Hall Of Fame for artist.


Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 pm on the First Volunteer Stage will be two time Grammy award winner Jason Crabb.




2018 Featured Artist

2018 Saturday HEADLINER – EXILE

Saturday 5:00 p.m. – Exile performing “I Want To Kiss You All Over” and other huge hits from the country and top 40 charts (First Volunteer Stage)

Visit Exile’s Site

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

Sunday 2:00pm – Mega-popular Doyle Lawson & QuickSilver performing Derailed, The Life of a Hard Working Man and other huge hits

Visit Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s Site

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.


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!


Music Schedule






Ultimate Oldies

Ultimate Oldies – 50’s, 60’s & 70’s Music


Shasta’s Cheer Center

Tumbling and Gymnastics


Courtney Daly & the Daly Grind Band

Classic Soul, R&B, & Blues


Whiskey on Sundays

Country Rock


The Kevin Prater Band

Traditional Bluegrass/Gospel/Classic Country/Grassed-up Vintage Rock


Drew Sterchi & Blues Tribe



Chanel Loran



The Hobbs Sisters

New Country


Heaven Seekers

Southern Gospel


Shannon McNeal

Southern Gospel


Hayden & Jeff



Macy Tabor



South Pittsburg Elementary School Chorus

School Choir


Tim Hughes Quartet



Charlsey Etheridge

Soulful Country



Christian Rap/Hip Hop


Lenox Hills



3 Dreamers



Tabernacle Big Band



Cannon Creek



The Afternooners

Alternative Rock


The Sullivan Band

Classic Rock/Southern Rock/Country


Dirt Road Daisies

Country Music


Melinda Chaney



The Stephen Busie Band

Southern Rock/Country


Wildcat Ridge



Rushing Wind

Christian Rock


Old Time Traveler

Traditional Old Time Music


Ashlyn Grayce



Cowboy Dan

Country Western/Storytelling


Ben Parker Project

Pop/Country/Adult Contemporary





Boogertown Gap



Nashville Big Dogs

Southern Rock/Country


Rick Byers Band

Classic Rock/Outlaw Country


Valley Road Bluegrass



AJ Ghent (j-ent)

Neo Blues/Funk


Sugar Lime Blue




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