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2023 Doc McCabe Bluegrass Festival

June 22 - 24

Thursday Pot Luck & Jam Session
Free with dish to share
Gates open 7 pm

Friday & Saturday
Gates open 11 am.

Pre Sale Discount - Buy Before May 15
Two Day Pass (Friday & Saturday): $45
($55 after May 15)
Friday: $25, ($30 after May 15)
Saturday: $30, ($35 after May 15)

Bower Center for the Arts Logo

1108 Sedalia School Road
Big Island, VA 24526

Our Bluegrass Festival was founded in the early 1990’s by Doc McCabe. The event has showcased some of the best Bluegrass acts, both local and regional.

This Year's Bands

Pot Luck & Jam Session

Back Creek Valley Boys, Country Proud, Little Mountain Boys, Blue Ridge Thunder

Keplinger Family Band, Franklin Station, Dark Hollow, Shenandoah Grass

Sedalia, Virginia -- The Sedalia Center, a non-profit arts center tucked between the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bedford County, announced today plans to restore the locally beloved Doc McCabe Bluegrass Festival in June 2020. The event will mark the 26th year for the festival following a two-year hiatus. Since the early 1990’s, the event has drawn more than 1500 attendees annually and is regionally known as a launch pad for up-and-coming bluegrass acts. The event is a spirited community gathering that attendees have described as “part family reunion, part return to the old ways, and one of the best bluegrass festivals in the country.”

Founded in 1991 by Bill “Doc” McCabe and his wife, Annis, The Sedalia Center operates as a non-profit with a mission of inspiring all to explore the living arts and the art of living, and along the way discover the creativity and imagination in each of us. McCabe started the Bluegrass festival shortly thereafter as a way to gather the community for a series of bluegrass concerts, local camaraderie, and a celebration of this vibrant and arts-focused event venue.

To raise money for the 2020 festival, Sedalia will host Richmond, Virginia-based South Hill Banks & local favorite New Standard Bluegrass on July 20th for a night of both old and new styles of bluegrass music. General admission tickets are only $20, with tent ($20/night) and RV ($30/night) camping available. Thanks to generous support from the Bedford Electric Utility, community members who are customers of the utility are offered half-price admission, limit two tickets per household. Attendees are invited to camp Friday night and are encouraged to bring their instruments and gather for an open jam session on the main stage Friday evening from 7-11pm. Regular admission gates open on Saturday, July 20th at 4pm, with bands taking the stage at 6pm and 8:30pm.

(434) 299-5080

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