The Blue, Brew, & Que Festival will feature some of the best Bluegrass Music, NC Craft Breweries, and Bar-B-Que around.
Join in this outdoor event. Saturday, March 24th from 11am-7pm. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and have your ID to receive your commemorative glass.
11:30am: Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
1:00pm: The Malpass Brothers
2:30pm: VW Boys
4:00pm: Lonesome River Band
5:30pm: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER
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.
The VW Boys is an idea shared by Tim White and Dave Vaught. Veterans of the entertainment world, Tim and Dave have combined their talents along with another friend,
Fat Albert Blackburn to put together a show that appeals to all age groups. Children, teenagers, young and middle age adults as well as senior adults love the VW Boys !
The VW Boys’ show is a nice blend of magic, comedy and string music. The VW Boys believe that the best medicine for mankind is music and laughter…the VW Boys supply plenty of both. The most voiced complaint about the VW Boys show is that “IT WASN’T LONG ENOUGH”, even though most sets can run over an hour in length !
The VW Boys’ home is located in the Bristol, VA/TN region. They have traveled all over the east coast spreading their music, magic and comedy. They boast four recordings to this point with many original compositions. The VW Boys performed as regulars at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN for the 1999 and 2000 seasons with fantastic reviews. They have opened for legendary comedians Jerry Clower, Don Knotts, and George “Goober” Lindsey. The VW Boys have also worked with numerous other Bluegrass and Country Music artists like Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Jim and Jesse, Alison Krauss, Tom T. Hall and many others.
The VW Boys performed at the 2003 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C. and at the Kennedy Center in our nation’s capitol. Also the VW Boys have performed recently at the Ford Theatre in Nashville, TN at the Country Music Hall of Fame. They also released their 8th recording titled “Listen to the Music” which included guest appearances by Lou Reid, Hunter Berry, Travis Houch and Leon Frost. The VW Boys are proud to be recording on the Mountain Roads Recordings label www.mountainroadsrecordings.com
Many people across America also recognize Tim White of the VW Boys as the host of “Song of the Mountains” the nationally syndicated concert series seen on PBS each week. “We love our music and share it everywhere we can,” states Tim.
The VW Boys love to make their audience laugh and enjoy their show….and they sure do !
With sincerity, honesty and an utter ease on stage that belies their years, their smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship layer infectiously into the deep respect they pay to legends who have paved the way. Add the funny, off-the-cuff quips between the two 20-something siblings, and the engaging concert becomes a magnetic time-traveling journey to when a calmer rhythm reigned supreme.
The Malpass Brothers toured with the late Don Helms, former steel guitarist for Hank Williams, have opened for music legend Merle Haggard on multiple tours and appeared on stages from the Shetland Islands to Ryman Auditorium to Merlefest. Gifted musicians and songwriters, the brothers have shared billing with artists including Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Doc Watson and more. The title cut video from their “Memory That Bad” album hit CMT Pure Country’s Top Ten. Their most recent self-titled recording, produced by bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson, was released by Crossroads’ Organic Records in 2015.
THE MALPASS BROTHERS
LONESOME RIVER BAND
Since its formation 35 years ago, Lonesome River Band continues its reputation as one of the most respected names in Bluegrass music. Five-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Banjo Player of the Year Sammy Shelor leads the group that is constantly breaking new ground in Acoustic music. With two stellar lead vocalists, Brandon Rickman (guitar) and Jesse Smathers (mandolin) and the impressive talents of Mike Hartgrove (fiddle) and Barry Reed (bass), the band seamlessly comes together, performing the trademark sound that fans continue to embrace.
Lonesome River Band continues set the standard in the bluegrass music world. Whether performing on the famous stage of the Grand Ole Opry or headlining major concert events & festivals, their loyal fans continue to support one of the most loved and most influential acts of our time
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LORRAINE JORDAN & CAROLINA ROAD
Pinecastle recording artists Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have a distinct sound and charismatic stage show, which sets them apart from many traditional bluegrass bands. Affectionately known as the “Lady of Tradition” in bluegrass, Lorraine has fronted Carolina Road for over 15 years. The band’s distinct sound and old time flair can be attributed to the bluegrass-rich area of North Carolina from which they hail and borrow their name. As the founding member and band leader for Carolina Road, Lorraine Jordan’s showmanship and chemistry with the audience makes the group one of the most popular bands among bluegrass fans today.
Duplin County Events Center
195 Fairgrounds Drive
Kenansville, NC 28349
Exit 373 off I-40 between Raleigh and Wilmington, then follow signs.