Mountain View Bluegrass Festival 2022 Spring Line-up
March 10th, 11th, & 12th
Tickets for our Spring 2022 Bluegrass Festival are On Sale Now!
COVID-19 info: WEARING MASKS is not required, but is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!
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!
Junior Sisk – Friday & Saturday
Junior Sisk has been wowing audiences all summer with his new band, which now includes Heather Berry and Tony Mabe on vocals, with that same lonesome mountain bluegrass sound that first catapulted Junior to attention in the late 1990s.
But it’s been a big change for him, since he worked this past 20 some years as the leader of a band called Rambler’s Choice. Some confusion was caused last year when Sisk announced that he was dissolving that group, with many fans assuming that he was retiring and coming off the road. In truth, he simply intended to rebrand his career under his own name, and return even closer to the traditional, old-style grass that has always been his first love.
With the new group hitting on all cylinders, Junior is ready to work on a new recording, and has brought on the team at Wilson Pickins Productions to assist him and Mountain Fever Records in getting the word out.
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out – Thursday Only
Playing music is the easy part,” says Russell Moore with an ever-so-slightly rueful laugh as he looks back on more than thirty years of doing what he grew up wanting to do. “By the time we put this band together”—he’s talking about IIIrd Tyme Out, his musical vehicle for over twenty years now—“I was realistic enough to know that bands come and go. Being able to stay together is the hurdle that everyone faces. So I didn’t have a preconceived notion that someday I’d be celebrating twenty years with IIIrd Tyme Out—but I did feel like I would be playing music for the rest of my life.”
As it turns out, while many bands have come and gone since that May in 1991, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out have endured. In the process, they’ve managed to climb to the top not just once, but twice—winning a slew of IBMA vocal awards, including two Male Vocalist of the Year honors, in the mid and late 1990s, then persevering through rough times to see Moore recapturing the Male Vocalist trophy for the past three years. Along the way, they’ve made a whole new generation of fans, and with the release of Timeless Hits From The Past… BLUEGRASSED by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, the quintet are poised to deliver their distinctive kind of music more widely than ever.
“All the awards, all the recognition, those things are just by-products of doing what we love to do —and of having everybody pulling in the same direction. So to get them is a little overwhelming, sometimes. But when you know that somebody else out there is getting something from you because of your music, well, that’s the thing about music that got me into it—just the love of the music, and the way it made me feel. It always has been therapeutic, and it still is—and you can’t ask for more than that.”
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
The Purple Hulls -Thursday & Friday
Talented identical twins, Katy Lou & Penny Lea Clark, raised on a working purple hull pea farm near Kilgore, Texas perform full acoustic sets of hi-energy originals and covers. Concentrations focus on multi-genre venues, festival appearances, and church & house concerts. Work in the fields, solid family values provide the inspiration and foundation for their authentic, acoustic driven music.
The “Hulls” spent a number of years in Nashville honing their craft, writing for Sony, doing session work, and touring with the Quebe Sisters. In addition, the ladies tour Europe every Spring and have opened for Asleep at the Wheel for two appearances.
Catahoula Drive – Friday and Saturday
The Redmond Keisler Band – Thursday and Saturday
Redmond, Rick and Randy Keisler brought their God-given talents and showmanship to the stage for over 27 years. The Redmond Keisler Band 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 Redmond Keisler Band will always be a crowd pleaser!
Don’t miss our Fall Bluegrass Festival
November 10-12 2022
Audie Blaylock & Redline
Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Dale Ann Bradley
The Baker Family
Deeper Shade of Blue