This year’s festival will feature five dynamite bands both local and national. The festival is set for July 21 with gates opening at 11 a.m. and music beginning at noon.
Toyota of Cleveland is the presenting sponsor of this year’s all-star lineup. Organizers say the company’s generous support has made this festival, with first quality talent, possible.
Headlining the festival, The Rigney Family Band is a high energy bluegrass band that offers an appealing blend of tight family vocal harmonies and innovative bluegrass instrumentation.
The Rigneys have a great sense of balancing the traditional with fresh new sounds that exhilarates your soul with energy, laughter, and emotion.
Based near Nashville, this established band plays more than 70 shows annually, entertaining fans all over the Southeast.
Saturday’s lineup also includes the Dismembered Tennesseans.
In 1945, a group of McCallie students formed this popular bluegrass band. The group has been playing traditional bluegrass ever since. Easily one of the most popular bands in East Tennessee, they have made their mark singing bluegrass music for people who don’t particularly like country music.
Returning to the White Oak stage, Mountain Cove Bluegrass is a six-member band comprised of talented young musicians ranging in age from 16 to 19 from two Chattanooga area high schools.
Originally founded during school lunch periods in 2008, Mountain Cove Bluegrass has enjoyed a rapid rise in popularity in Several southeastern states. The band has garnered frequent news media attention for outstanding instrumental work, close vocal harmonies, and their energetic stage presence.
“We are looking forward to a great event with this incredible lineup of talent,” said Jordia Waller, “There are about six or seven people that worked very hard to put this festival on this year; they deserve a ton of credit.”
Tickets are currently being sold at the White Oak Mountain Bluegrass Festival website for $5. Tickets will also be available at the gate, which will open at 11 a.m. on July 21 for $10.
Primitive camping is available on the grounds as well as a limited number of RV hookups.
Call 423-476-9310 for information or to reserve a spot.
The White Oak Mountain Bluegrass Festival benefits operations at Tri-State Exhibition Center, a multi-use event center located at Exit 20, just west of Interstate 75.