Join us on October 29, 2016 for the 4th Annual Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival!
FREE Admission, FREE Kids’ Corner Activities, FREE Parking, FREE Music!
2016 Schedule Coming Soon
Last Years Line Up Below
11:00am Dixie Fire Cloggers
11:30pm Scarlet Wool Band
12:30pm Old Mill Road
1:30pm Luthers Mountain
2:30pm Fish & Picks
4:30pm Cherokee Cutups
5:30pm Curtis Jones & the Primal Roots
7:00pm The Roys
After years of hard work, siblings Lee and Elaine Roy have firmly established themselves as one of the pre-eminent acts in Bluegrass today. The Roys they bring immaculate harmonies, impeccable musicianship and strong songwriting to their music, combining a traditional vocal styling with a progressive instrumental attitude to enchant fans around the world. Depot 7pm
City Hotel Band
City Hotel Band has emerged as one of the most engaging acts in Savannah, GA. Melding a love of popular and indie rock music with a traditional bluegrass lineup, the band provides an individual, exciting, and eclectic sound. Firehouse 5pm
Curtis Jones & The Primal Roots
We are the rustic Appalachian Americana folk band from the beginnings of the Blue Ridge in South Carolina. We speak of the mountains, rivers, heartache and downhome love and life. Depot 5:30pm
The Owens Brothers
wind·fall noun \ˈwin(d)-ˌfȯl\ : An unexpected, unearned, or sudden gain or advantage, a piece of unexpected good fortune,bonanza, jackpot, stroke of luck … Windfall is an Americana band founded on vocal harmonies and a lingering lead.
Fish & Picks
Fish and Picks is a family band made up of eight siblings. We enjoy playing and singing a mix of bluegrass, folk, hymns, Irish, and country music; our instruments include upright bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and twin fiddles. Depot 2:30pm
Rick performs in many musical genres including blues, rock, jazz, bluegrass, and country. Firehouse 2pm
Luther’s Mountain Band
Luther’s Mountain plays bluegrass, gospel, and old time favorites. They started practicing together in March 2007 and formed a band that is now known as Luther’s Mountain. Depot 1:30pm
Jim Haigler has been involved in folk and bluegrass music since his college days. His style reflects his folk music background as he blends humor and wit in some songs, while others strike a more somber and melancholy tone. Firehouse 1pm
Georgia Mountain String Band
Georgia Mountain String Band is a bluegrass project started by Jason C. Waller.It is an outlet for playing shows with different players, who all work from a playbook of Country and Bluegrass songs and original material. Firehouse 12pm
Old Mill Road Band
Ripping instrumentals, smooth vocalization, and multi layered harmonies make the Old Mill Road sound adaptable regardless of the genre. Depot 12:30pm
Scarlet Wool Band
With elements of Bluegrass, Folk, Contemporary and Gospel, you are sure to be ministered to as well as entertained as they devote themselves to sharing the gifts that the Lord has given them. Depot 11:30am
Dixie Fire Cloggers
Our team members range in age from 8 to grandma, and our music taste runs the scale from bluegrass, old country, old rock, new country, new rock, ethnic music, and anything that has a good beat. Depot 11:00am
The Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival is located in beautiful historic downtown Cartersville, Georgia. Whether you are a first time visitor to Downtown Cartersville, or have lived here for years, we invite you to explore dozens of delightful shops and the many delicious restaurants, from southern flavor to fine dining.
Learn about our local history at Bartow History Museum and See America’s Story at Booth Western Art Museum; attend outstanding performances at the Grand Theatre and Legion Theatre. Or simply take a walk or drive through historic neighborhoods. Come enjoy the character that Cartersville, Georgia offers.
From I-75 take Exit 288, Cartersville Main Street. Continue west on Main Street approximately 2 miles until you pass over Highway 41 and into historic downtown Cartersville. The Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival will be held in the center of Cartersville, with the main stage next to the train depot.
Free parking is available throughout the downtown district. CLICK HERE for a map of available parking.
The Kids’ Corner will be held in the parking lot next to the water fountain in Historic Downtown Cartersville, and will feature a variety of activities and games for children to enjoy from 12:00 – 5:00pm. There will be an opportunity for children 12 and under to participate in our coloring contest; design their own train conductor hat; attempt to catch a fish in the fountain; have their face painted; work off some energy in a bounce house; or leave their mark painting on a wooden train.
Sponsored by Coosa Valley
A HUGE Thank You to Coosa Valley Credit Union for being our Kids’ Corner sponsor for the last 3 years! You have made so many children happy!
As a non-profit, Cartersville DDA relies on the local businesses to help facilitate community-enriching programs such as the Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival. Please consider helping the Downtown Development Authority bring great musical experiences like this festival to the City of Cartersville through financial contributions. There are various sponsorship levels available for the festival, which will be posted soon.
A huge THANK YOU to our 2015 sponsors!
Kids Corner Sponsor
Coosa Valley Credit Union
With a focus on people, Coosa Valley Federal Credit Union provides members with the best financial services available in a not-for-profit environment. CVCU offers a full range of financial products and services specifically designed to their members’ needs and provide them substantial savings.
Bluegrass Buddy Sponsor
Lara J Designs
Lara J Designs is a graphic and web design studio based in Cartersville, Georgia.
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Ram
Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C.
Skin Cancer Specialists: Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. is a team of dermatologists and dermatology physician assistants, Mohs surgeons, dermatopathologists, and skin care professionals who specialize in keeping your skin healthy, and looking and feeling its best. skincancerspecialists.com
Johnny on the Spot
Johnny on the Spot: Johnny on the Spot supplies portable restrooms and bathrooms. The company serves construction industry as well as special events. Trailer units are also available. Johnnyonthespotinc.com
Blue Sky Outfitters
Blue Sky Outfitter in Cartersville, GA provides outdoor enthusiasts in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area with top-brand gear & clothing for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking and more. Let our staff of friendly experts help you get ready for your next adventure in the Northwest Georgia area. We have the gear you need for enjoying a weekend on Allatoona Lake, hiking the foothills Appalachian Trail and more good times outdoors.
Haigler Systems Architecture
26 East Church Street Cartersville GA 30120
Georgia Highlands Medical Services: Bartow Family Health Center is a Patient-Centered Family Medical Care Facility. We accept ALL Major Insurances, Medicare and Medicaid. We offer a sliding fee scale program for uninsured patients. GHMS is a Certified Application Counselor Organization which offers onsite enrollment assistance for the Affordable Care Act/Health Insurance Marketplace. For appointments please call 470-315-4689.
The Storage Key:Storage Units in 20+ Sizes,
Climate Controlled Available
RV, Boat & Vehicle Storage. Over 38 years of Dependable Service. http://storagekey.com/
Hotel Meeting Match: Picture
Hotel Meeting Match specializes in finding the perfect hotel match for your organization’s next meeting, convention, outing or event. Our specialized and experienced team offers hotel site selection and contract negotiation for groups, meetings and conventions utilizing 100 or more sleeping rooms. http://hotelmeetingmatch.com/
Bartow History Museum: The museum, located at 4 East Church Street in downtown Cartersville, Georgia, documents the history of northwest Georgia’s Bartow County, spanning more than 200 years since the Cherokee were the area’s primary residents. Artifacts, photographs, documents, and a variety of interactive permanent exhibits tell the story of settlement, Cherokee life and removal, Civil War strife, and lifestyles of years past. http://bartowhistorymuseum.org/
Bill Chandler: Edward Jones is an investment firm that believes your financial goals deserve a face to face conversation. We can help you prepare for retirement, save for education and be a tax-smart investor. https://www.edwardjones.com/bill-chandler
Jane Haigler, Licensed Professional Counselor
26 East Church Street Cartersville GA 30120, 404-403-8817
It’s About Time Boutique
the premier place to shop for Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and luxury Giftware in Historic Downtown Cartersville. From Wedding Gift Registry to full service Watch Repair and Clock Repair, this beautiful boutique has become a beloved local gem. http://itsabouttimeboutique.com/
A huge THANK YOU to our 2015 vendors!
Alisha’s Kitchen – BBQ Pork, Ribs, Chicken, Brisket, Baked Potatoes, and more! http://www.alishaskitchen.com/
Alfa Insurance: Hayley Gurley Agency -Insurance Agency www.alfains.com/hayleygurley
Adena Harper – Advanced color consultant & independant sales director http://www.adenaharper.com
Bartow County Community Church Shop – Giving away bottled water with coupons for the community church shop.
Breathe in Rome – We market a premium line of air purification systems.
The Cartersville School of Ballet – Information about the school’s many different types of dance classes, specialty camps, and programs including ballet, tap, jazz, and more. http://www.cartersvilleschoolofballet.com/
Chuck Powell – Custom shelves & coat racks
Crochet Crafts by Sheri Peeples – Crochet items, walking sticks and canes
Coconuts Ice Cream – Ice Cream, Smoothies, & Shave Ice http://coconutsicecream.com/
Darn Good Seasoning/Rhineland Cutlery – Seasoning and Cutlery http://darngoodseasoning.com/
Doolittle Potter – Handmade pottery- decorative and functional, bowls, candle holders, mugs, plates, etc
Enchanting Enterprises, INC – Children/Young Adult books, Fairy Jewelry, Iron Work Items, and more!
The Foggery – Water & Merch
Get Cooking with the Kitchen Diva, LLC – New Orleans Jambalaya Mix, New Orleans Red Bens Mix, Italian Biscotti- traditional, dried cherry, and more https://www.facebook.com/myersdiva
Georgia Carry – Information on the right to bear arms http://www.georgiacarry.org/
It’s About Time Boutique – the premier place to shop for Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and luxury Giftware in Historic Downtown Cartersville. From Wedding Gift Registry to full service Watch Repair and Clock Repair, this beautiful boutique has become a beloved local gem. http://itsabouttimeboutique.com/
Jerry’s Repurposing – Birdhouses, bird feeders, homemade wind chimes, peanuts
Kim’s Tote-aly Hip Bags & Such Thirty-One – Totes, jewelry, and more. https://www.mythirtyone.com/kimmcadams
Meg Pie – Cakes, pies, coffee, and water.
Mellow Mushroom – Pizza, craft beer, & wine http://mellowmushroom.com/
The Nut Man – Boiled peanuts & drinks
Paparazzi and Accessories – Jewelry and accessories
Rock’N Designs – Guitar Tables & Wall Art
Skin Care Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center – Giving out patient care education on skin cancer and goodie bags with pamphlets, back scratcher, etc. http://www.skincancerspecialists.com/
Sutton Farm – Goat milk soap, raw honey, and eggs. http://www.suttonfarmalpines.com/
Timeless Emollients LLC – Soap, Lipbalm, deodorant, bath bombs, and more! www.timelesssoap.com
Traci Lynn Jewelry – Jewelry & Supplies http://www.tracilynnjewelry.com/monicapeete
Twister Woodworks – Wood turned items: candle holders, vases, ring holders, spinning tops, bowls, etc.
Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Que – Bar-B-Q from a traditional wood burning pit. williamsonbros.com