Thomas Point Beach is proud to announce the continuation of the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival in 2017!
This festival is important, not only to us, but so many people in the bluegrass community. It’s only natural that we continue. Where else would we be, or what else would we be doing on Labor Day weekend?
The Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival is a 4-Day event, starting August 31 through September 3, 2017, and will feature world-renowned acts such as Earls of Leicester, Dailey and Vincent, the Gibson Brothers, and Del McCoury. As well as fresh appearances by the Grascals, Mile 12, and the Lonely Heartstring Band. With more bands to follow. The crowd-pleasing Tennessee Mafia Jug Band will again take the late-night stage.
Initially established in 1979 by the late Pati Crooker, the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival is a world-renowned winner of the 2008 IBMA Event of the Year award, and a Labor Day favorite for scores of bluegrass fans.
Following the passing of festival founder Pati Crooker in June of 2016, her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jennifer Mulligan, with the help of long-time festival alum Shari Rapoza Elder, look forward to carrying on the tradition of a Bluegrass Festival for family and friends alike. They are supported by industry experts, family members, and festival friends.
This is as much a family reunion as it is a festival, it is a part of us, and we are incredibly lucky to have a strong network of support to help us continue my mother’s legacy in a big way. I think she would be proud.
Additional programming will include a Thursday Showcase Band Competition, potluck, and contra-dance, as well as children’s activities and musician’s workshops throughout the weekend.