Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

Sunday, August 7, 2011

4th Annual Spring City Bluegrass Festival

Our friends and neighbors, Mark and Vickie from the Spring City Inn (hardest-working people we know, by the way) put on a great Bluegrass festival this weekend in their backyard.  They built a great stage from old supplies.  Here's Vickie in the sound tent (left of Mark's River Road Band member). 
 Tennessee and Kim served Dutch oven cooked meals for a very small price, and
Dean gave free wagon rides around town.  Bruce just happened to get a shot of him as he passed our house. 
Plenty of bands to listen too but one of my favorite acts was Rebeka and Jake Workman (he's the winner of the 2010 Texas flat pickin' contest).  Talk about flying fingers (both of them).  They are part of a band from Kansas called Driven.  This video was from a few months ago.  Jake and Rebekah are the bookends.
Mark is a multi-talented guy; a great musician.  Vickie says his dream has always been to have a venue to showcase other people's talent and foster newcomers.  With Vickie's help, we think he did pretty darn well.  Tents for shade, your own chairs or blankets, or sit on their covered hay bales, you choose.  Even though there must have been around 800 people throughout the day there was more than enough room to spread out and get comfortable.  The Allens put together a great event and our community is lucky to have them.  $5.00; how can you beat a whole day of great music and fun for that price?

This is Mark's band River Road ; they were the closing act.  Their vocals were hauntingly beautiful.
If you're in the neighborhood of the Spring City Bluegrass Festival next year, you'll want to join Mark and Vickie.  Check out next year's dates and mark your calendars.


  1. How fun! Wish I had neighbors like that.

  2. Wow! Sounds like a lot of fun! Your house is beautiful in the picture, by the way.

  3. It looks like a wonderful time. I love the shot of the wagon in front of your adorable home -- what a treasure. And bonus! We get to see a beautiful quilt hanging on the stage!

  4. Oh how fun! I'm so jealous -- we never have anything fun like that here in Little Rabbit. I'm so looking forward to a trip to NC this week, and I bet I can find some good old bluegrass music there, don't you?


  5. Wow, what fun neighbors you have! Looks like a great time!