SAVANNAH, Tenn. – The 40th annual Savannah Bluegrass Festival will be held 6-9 p.m. June 29 at the Wayne Jerrolds River Park and noon to 9 p.m. June 30 in downtown Savannah. The event is free and open to the public.
Friday’s lineup at 6 p.m. features Southern Sounds; Sparks Family; Scottie Baugus & Boone Creek; Tupelo TV star Kathy Bain; Holt Family Bluegrass; and Wayne Jerrolds & Savannah Grass.
Saturday’s lineup at noon features Fiddlers Roll Call; Rudy Moore & Bluegrass Pals; Court House Pickers; John Few & Providence Road; Hatchie Bottom Boys; Mala Patterson and her champion claw hammer banjo; No Time Flatt; Good Time Grass; Wayne Jerrolds & Savannah Grass; 2 Mississippi; Jeff Long & Lovers of Old Time Music; Billy Waggoner & Red Rooster Band; Southern Strangers; Scottie Baugus & Boone Creek; and headliner Carl Mann.
Carl Mann hit the charts for Sun Records with his rockabilly rework of Nat King Cole’s “Mona Lisa,” plus numerous chart climbers like “Pretend,” “Rockin’ Love” and “South of the Border.”
To celebrate the 40th anniversary, the Main Street Savannah Organization will serve free slices of cake to first-come-first-served attendees around 1 p.m. on Saturday.
A buck dancing contest for all ages takes place 5 p.m. Saturday with winners receiving more than $2,000.
This pickin’ and singin’ extravaganza on the Tennessee River, created by world champion fiddler Wayne Jerrolds, has been entertaining audiences since the 1970s. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the music, food, downtown shopping and dining.
For more information, call the Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 731-925-8181.
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