This new festival will include outside food trucks, a craft beer garden, and an indoor artisan marketplace. On Saturday, the music begins at 2:00 p.m. with a grand finale concert at 8:00 p.m. by 5-time IBMA Vocalist of the Year Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out.
This festival will take place on the grounds of the lovely Damascus Old Mill Inn adjacent to the scenic mill dam on Laurel Creek. The music will be outdoors under a tent, so bringing a lawn chair or blanket is recommended. A limited number of seats will be provided.
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out features one of the greatest singers in bluegrass music history – Russell has been awarded “Male Vocalist of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association an unprecedented five times. Russell honed his skills performing for 6 years with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and helped formed IIIrd Tyme Out in 1991. The band has a knack for injecting great variety into their music, so even though it’s solid bluegrass, it’s always fresh sounding. Great singing has also been the hallmark of the entire band, garnering them several “Vocal Group of the Year” awards. After more than 25 years in bluegrass and dozens of acclaimed recordings, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out remains one of the finest groups in the genre.