WILMINGTON — The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival kicks off 10 a.m. Friday, March 24, at the Roberts Convention Centre.
This is a biannual acoustic music event that occurs each March and November and is celebrating its 26th production this spring. It’s a homecoming of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and fans gathering to commemorate bluegrass, a truly American style of music.
“Our spring 2017 festival is timed out perfectly for our all-star lineup,” said festival producer Joe Mullins.
Sideline and Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show will be at the festival for the very first time, and both have new CDs gaining steam nationwide. Two-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Entertainers of the Year The Gibson Brothers return to the Roberts Centre and they too have just released a new recording, their best to date, with all original songs. Festival favorites Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out stop by in the middle of the band’s 25th Anniversary Tour. Flatt Lonesome returns after winning a trophy case full of awards from IBMA and SPBGMA over the past six months.
“And last but certainly not least, are back and will deliver a huge variety of music at the Roberts Centre, just days after their induction this month as the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry. They say timing is everything and this event is timed out perfectly for fans to see the top bluegrass talent, all with exciting momentum and new music,” said Mullins.
The atalent continues Saturday, March 25, with performances by The Wayfarers; Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show; Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out; and The Gibson Brothers The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival is a family-friendly entertainment value. In addition to two full days of award-winning music, there will be a Jam Session Central area for pickers and everyone will have an opportunity enter to win door prizes as well as raffle prizes. There will also be various vendors.
General admission seating for children 16 and under is free with an adult ticket purchase. Advance ticket sales are available through March 18; general admission passes are $35 for one day or $65 for two days. Tickets are sold at the door for $5 more. Tickets are available now at the box office by calling 937-372-5804.
Story courtesy of Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival.