Main Stage

  • Gate to main stage opens


  • Dark Moon Hollow


  • Dave Eggar


  • Suzy Boggus


Dark Moon Hollow

With the help of JD Thomas (Building Rockets, Charlie Woods and Deep Hollow) and Ishi Wooton (Restless Leg String Band, Bloodroots Barter), Dark Moon Hollow brings together a mixture of honky tonk, traditional bluegrass, and both psychadelic and southern rock. The eclectic group can only be described as high energy, no matter the tempo. Noted for powerful harmonies, the goal is to make the best music that speaks not only to themselves but one another and their fanbase as well. 

Dave Eggar & Bristol Lightning

Dave Eggar is regarded as one of the finest cellists on the planet. That cello solo you hear in the intro to Coldplay’s first #1 single “Viva La Vida” is Dave’s performance.

On the Billboard Top 200 #1 album, the debut solo album by Zayn Malik, Mind of Mine, Dave plays and arranged the music.

Suzy Boggus

During the creative explosion that was country music in the 1990s Suzy Bogguss sold 4 million records with sparkling radio hits like “Outbound Plane”, “Someday Soon”, “Letting Go”, “Drive South”, and “Hey Cinderella”. But you can’t peg Suzy that easily. In addition to country music, she’s dabbled in modern swing music and an album of original music in 2007 landed her at number 4 on the jazz charts. Her folk music roots show through in her frequent appearances on public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, in the Grammy she earned for her work on Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster, and in her critically acclaimed album and book project from 2011, American Folk Songbook.

So yes, you can call her a country singer if you want, but really that’s just the beginning.

For information on Gathering Place performers go to the Gathering Place page

Acoustic Arbor sponsored by the Crooked Road – more information to come

Acoustic Arbor
Stage Schedule

  • WiseJAMS


  • Empty Bottle String Band


  • Town Branch Bluegrass


  • Katie and the Holler Dogs


Momma Molasses

Based in Bristol, V.A. , Momma Molasses has toured throughout the Southeast, as a breakout D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) musician. Her music interlaces influences from Classic Country, Appalachian Folk, Western-Swing, Swamp-pop, Bluegrass, and Old-Time music into a uniquely timeless sound. Her rolling contralto voice scales over homespun finger-picked guitar, in haunting lamentations. Warm, rich, and passionate her songs embrace, and captivate listeners, soothing well warn hearts with vulnerable lyricism.

Empty Bottle String Band

The Empty Bottle String Band formed for a one time gig at a local farmers market in East Tennessee, but the group’s shared love of old time music and dance from the Appalachian mountains kept them picking and growing together as friends and as a band. The group has performed across the Appalachian region and along the east coast. Their music is sure to delight audiences and keep their toes tapping the whole show through.

Town Branch Bluegrass

For many years, Town Branch has played many great venues in the area including the Carter Family Fold, Lays Hardware, Gathering in the Gap, Wilderness Road Heritage Festival, M.E.C.C. Home Craft Days, Papa Joe Smiddy Labor Day Festival, as well as many churches and private events.

Members of Town Branch include Brandon Elkins, Jack Bonham, Shirley Smith, Peggy Ely and Rod Griffith. All band members are from Lee County, Virginia.

Katie and the Holler Dogs

Hailing from the old coal camp hollers of St. Charles, Virginia, Katie and The Holler Dogs consists of fearless leader Katie Bledsoe on lead vocals, guitar, and mandolin, her young and talented sister Cassie Bledsoe on guitar, mandolin, and vocals, and their big ol’ ugly daddy Earnest Bledsoe on lead guitar and whatever else the song calls for.

From the earliest childhood influences of the acapella harmonies that rang through the girls’ papaw’s Primitive Baptist Church, Katie & the Holler Dogs have woven a beautiful musical tapestry that combines shades of honky tonk, country, bluegrass, and punk into some of the most pure, honest sounds you will ever hear.

Throughout a Holler Dogs set you will experience a roller coaster ride of hand clapping, foot stomping joy. It’s been said that when the stars align and the moon is right, that their vocal harmonies will bring a tear to a glass eye. Come experience it for yourself and you just might agree.