This installment of the twice-yearly event features Dailey & Vincent, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Flatt Lonesome, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, the Gibson Brothers, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers and others.
“We have the Gibson Brothers returning for the first time in years,” Mullins said. “They’ve been entertainer of the year for the IBMA a couple of times and they just released a brand new CD a few weeks ago. We’re in the final two weeks of the 25th anniversary tour for Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. He’s the most awarded male vocalist in the bluegrass genre. Dailey & Vincent just became the newest members inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. They’re one of the hottest acts in all types of music and they’re headlining our show on Saturday night.
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“Flatt Lonesome is back on Friday night and they’re the hottest young act in bluegrass,” Mullins said. “I bet the average age of everybody on their stage is only like 25, but they have quickly produced two or three of the top-selling albums in bluegrass the last few years. Their most recent album won album of the year last year and song of the year and vocal group of the year too.”
Heidi and Ryan, the husband-and-wife duo from Kentucky, is among the acts making their debut appearances at the festival this weekend. Other first-time performers include Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, which produces a live concert in the style of an old radio program, and Sideline, a super-group featuring Steve Dilling, Skip Cherryholmes and other pickers from North Carolina.
The fall installment of the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival is Nov. 10 and 11. Rue Farms Rustic Potato Chips is the presenting sponsor of the event and Mullins’ Classic Country Radio is the media sponsor.
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WANT TO GO?
What: The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival with Dailey & Vincent, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Flatt Lonesome and others
Where: Roberts Centre, 123 Gano Road, Wilmington
When: Noon, Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25. Doors open at 10 a.m.
Cost: Advance general admission tickets are $35 per day or $65 two-day general admission, $75 two-day reserved seating. Tickets at the door are $40 per day, $70 two-day general admission, $75 two-day reserved seating. $10 two-day child reserved seating in advance and at the door. General admission tickets for children 16 and younger are free.
More info: 937-372-5804 or www.somusicfest.com