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)
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
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!
FULL 2018 LINEUP
Ultimate Oldies – 50’s, 60’s & 70’s Music
Tumbling and Gymnastics
Classic Soul, R&B, & Blues
Traditional Bluegrass/Gospel/Classic Country/Grassed-up Vintage Rock
Christian Rap/Hip Hop
Classic Rock/Southern Rock/Country
Traditional Old Time Music
Classic Rock/Outlaw Country
perform at next years festival?
If you or your group would like to submit material for consideration in playing the 2018 NCF, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or click the link below to take you to our contact page. Please include the following:
- Contact name
- Name of act
- Links to website and/or social media pages
- If your links do not contain audio and/or video with high quality sound, please attach a sample file to your email.
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!