Updated Sunday: We had a great time at the festival! Thanks for all the wonderful folks who came out to listen to the music at the Museum on Saturday. It was a fantastic day
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The Casey Jones
OLD-TIME & BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL
THE JACKSON AREA PLECTRAL
& CASEY JONES VILLAGE
Old-Time Bluegrass, Gospel & Mountain Music
Saturday, September 11, 2010
11:00 am– 6:00 pm
Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum
Admission to the festival and Museum only $5.00!
Price includes 11 am to 6 pm festival stage performances and a tour of the
historic Casey Jones Museum. Children 12 & under are Free!
FESTIVAL STAGE PERFORMANCE LINEUP:
11:00 AM – OPEN MIC
12:00 Noon – HIGHWAY 54
12:50 PM – THE CARTWRIGHT FAMILY
1:45 PM – SLAP HAPPY OLD TIME STRING BAND
2:35 PM – SHADE TREE PICKERS
3:30 PM – WILDWOOD EXPRESS
4:20 PM – SHADES OF BLUEGRASS
5:10 PM – JARGON
For more information call: John Few (731) 571-2852;
Coley Graves (901) 382-1197
SEE THE PRESS RELEASE BELOW:
This year the festival will again be held in "downtown" Casey Jones Village with stage performances on Saturday in the beautiful theatre inside the Casey Jones Museum. There will also be pickin' around the Village that day. Lawn chairs are welcome. We always enjoy the wonderful music on Thursday nights with the Plectral Society and this annual festival is a great way to celebrate old-time music with this special event. Here is the press release:
All Aboard for the Casey Jones
Old-Time & Bluegrass Music Festival
(Jackson, TN) It's full steam ahead for a fun filled weekend at the Casey Jones Old-Time & Bluegrass Music Festival September 11th, brought to you by the Jackson Area Plectral Society and Casey Jones Village. Jammin' will also be throughout Casey Jones Village on the day of the event too.
Performances this year will again be held at the historic Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm in the theatre of the 8,000 square foot "Train Station" expansion that opened in 2009. There is a nominal $5.00 admission on Saturday for the stage music that includes the full Casey Jones Museum tour.
The festival is sponsored by the Jackson Area Plectral Society, a non-profit 501 C-3 organization made up of musicians and supporters dedicated to the promotion and preservation of traditional old-time string music. Club president is John Few. Stage performances by Plectral Society members will include old-time bluegrass, old-time gospel and old-time mountain and folk music.
The group annually gives out scholarships to young musicians to further their studies for music lessons for acoustic instruments. Club members are also actively involved in volunteer and charity work all over West Tennessee and attend and play in bluegrass festivals throughout the region.
Casey Jones Village is located on the Highway 45 By-pass at I-40 exit 80A in Jackson, Tennessee.