Mountain View Bluegrass Festival 2021 Spring Line-up
March 11th, 12th, & 13th
Tickets will go On Sale right after New Year’s!
As usual, the Mountain View Spring Bluegrass Festival is packed with first rate acts that are sure to keep you entertained. We will keep you informed if any new information becomes available so check back often!
Remember…Thursday is All Gospel Night!
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Thursday only
With over 35 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are seven-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year. Doyle Lawson received two nominations in the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Awards held in Nashville on October 28, 2011, with fellow nominees including such country giants as George Strait and Carrie Underwood. Lawson also won two IBMA Awards in September, and was recently heralded by journalist Craig Havighurst as “one of music’s lions at this point.”
Of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s performance at the 2011 IBMA Awards Press Conference in August, which garnered three standing ovations from a sold-out crowd in Nashville, Havighurst wrote: “There was no question who was going to close the show. Doyle Lawson is one of music’s lions at this point, and when he came out in perhaps the most beautiful western jacket I’ve ever seen… he was a holy vision. … When DLQ, in quartet mode, nailed the final chorus of the a cappella gospel song “He Made It All Right,” I swear we were mainlining the holy spirit. You know how the word awesome gets overused and misused? Here’s where it applies.”
Legendary in the Bluegrass genre and called a “mandolin virtuoso” with “perfectly silken harmony” by The New York Times, Doyle Lawson also broke new ground in 2011 with a benchmark Children’s Hospital and Arena Tour, the first tour of its kind in any genre, combining National Anthem performances at major sporting arenas with performances for boys and girls at Children’s Hospitals in the same cities or regions. The tour combines helping hospitalized children with inspiring national patriotism, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver performed for nearly 108,000 people during six games in 2011 (not including live broadcast audiences for the NBA and NCAA games), as well as for children, families, and staff at four children’s hospitals. Pretty impressive numbers from the little boy from Kingsport… who grew up to be a LEGEND.
Visit Doyle Lawsons Website
Audie Blaylock – Friday & Saturday
There are many flavors of bluegrass, but none so delicious as what you’ll hear on Rural Rhythm Records’ I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky by Audie Blaylock and Redline. My personal introduction to bluegrass music included just about all the songs featured on this CD. So, they hold a special place in my heart. Absolutely no track disappoints the listener. How can that be? Audie Blaylock, along with Redline members: Patrick McAvinue (fiddle/vocals), Reed Jones (bass/vocals), and Russ Carson (banjo) comprise a wealth of talent alone. Add special guests Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Bobby Osborne, Lou Reid, Carl Jackson, Glen Duncan, and Jason Carter to the mix and you cannot have anything less than a truly outstanding piece of work. These extra-‐special guest artists add a little of their magic to every single track on the CD. Visit Audies Website!
Joe Mullins – Saturday only
Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers have an energetic mix of quality Bluegrass and Gospel music, a professional presentation, inventive instrumental work, a wide variety of vocal arrangements including a capella quartets and tasteful, down-home humor.
Their professionalism and successful, heavily played recordings have kept them in demand with a national audience. JMRR have been seen by thousands of fans across the country at nearly every national bluegrass event.
A contributing factor to JMRR’s success is their active marketing capabilities, due to Mullins’ network of radio stations in the Midwest, including a 24/7 webcast available at myclassiccountry.com or the new “Classic Country Radio” app for Android and iPhone.
– Debuted on the historic Grand Ole Opry July 2013 with regular guest appearances since
– IBMA’s Emerging Artists of the Year (2012)
– Hosts of the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festivals in March & November
– Album, Another Day From Life on Billboard’s Top 15 Best Selling Albums (10/14), SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Albums (currently), National Bluegrass Survey’s Top 15 Albums (2/15-present)
– Song, “Another Day From Life” on National Bluegrass Survey’s Top 30 songs & SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks (3/15-present)
– Song, “Now The Summer’s Gone” on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks (10/14-present), National Bluegrass Survey’s Top 30 Songs (12/14-Present)
– Featured Performers of Bluegrass nights at the Ryman in Nashville, TN (2011 & 2012)
Visit Joe’s website
Spring Street Bluegrass Band – Friday & Saturday
20 years later, the band has developed their own sound with a combination of bluegrass, gospel, folk, country, and even some classic rock-n-roll from time to time. This mix is finely served up “bluegrass” style.
SpringStreet has performed at many festivals in Oklahoma and the surrounding states. They are also veterans of television and radio in the area as well. Along with performing at these events, SpringStreet has also hosted their own show in Muskogee, OK called “Bluegrass On The Square”. Since this event has been so successful in bringing new fans to bluegrass, SpringStreet has begun to take this show on the road to other towns and events.
Monroe Crossing – Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States and Canada.
Based in Minnesota, the group plays an average of 125 shows a year at major venues and festivals, frequently for non-bluegrass audiences — and people often comment that they’d never really liked bluegrass music until they attended a Monroe Crossing concert!
Monroe Crossing is made up of five very distinct personalities with differing musical backgrounds and tastes, combining for a very unique ensemble sound. They are Derek Johnson: guitar, lead & harmony vocals; Lisa Fuglie: fiddle, mandolin, lead & harmony vocals; Matt Thompson: mandolin, fiddle, baritone vocals; Mark Anderson: bass & bass vocals; and David Robinson: banjo. Their paths crossed through the music of Bill Monroe so they like to say they had a “Monroe Crossing.”
Among their many honors, Monroe Crossing was selected to showcase at the 2007 International Bluegrass Music Association Convention and they were inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2007. The only bluegrass band ever nominated as “Artist of the Year” by the Minnesota Music Academy (MMA), Monroe Crossing won the 2003 MMA “Bluegrass Album of the Year” award. The group also took home four awards — for Female Vocalist, Guitar, Mandolin and Banjo — at the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association’s 25th Anniversary Awards Banquet.
Visit Monroe Crossings Website
Chigger Hill Boys -Thursday & Friday
The Chigger Hill Boys & Terri formed in late summer of 2001, originating in the Hendersonville, TN area, as a result of a songwriting session including Mike Richards and Terri Argot Gore. The group name is derived from a spot in Burkesville, KY, called Chigger Ridge. The band signed a recording contract with Thoroughbred Records, a division of Daywind Music Group in early 2002.
Now nearly two decades and multiple Dove Award Nominations later, there have been some personnel changes, but the message and the humor remain the same. The group continues to play and create strictly Gospel / Bluegrass music. The members maintain a fun-lovin’ and crowd-pleasin’ attitude focused on the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Catahoula Drive – Friday and Saturday
The Keisler Brothers Band – Thursday and Saturday
Redmond, Rick and Randy Keisler brought their God-given talents and showmanship to the stage for over 27 years. The Keisler Brothers appreciate their loyal, enthusiastic fans, friends & promoters that have supported them over the years.
The band’s love for Bluegrass music, good Christian roots, and rural upbringing gives their music a natural flow for a family oriented, high energy show with something for everyone.
The Keisler Brothers Band will always be a Crowd pleaser!
Don’t miss our Fall Bluegrass Festival
November 11-13 2021
The King James Boys
Ralph Stanley II
Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out
Kody Norris Show
Gravel Yard Bluegrass Band
The Ellis Family