Back again for its twelfth year, Sevierville’s Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival (May 20 & 21, 2016) has released its entertainment lineup, including a headline performance from Mountain Faith Band, 2015 finalist from NBC’s America’s Got Talent.
“This year’s roster of performers features a great mix of up-and-coming artists with a number of bluegrass legends,” says Sevierville Chamber of Commerce director of marketing and communications, Amanda Marr.
Beginning Friday night, May 20, bluegrass band Nightflyer will take the stage at 5p.m., before live performances from The Bankesters and Jimbo Whaley and Greenbrier. The festival’s headliners, Mountain Faith Band, will close the evening on the main stage, with their set scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
Following these performances, all musicians in attendance will be invited to stick around and join fellow pickers for The Late Night Jam, presented by Dixie Stampede. This will be held on the festival grounds and takes place from 10 p.m. on Friday until 2 a.m. on Saturday, May 21st.
Saturday lends itself to another full day of great music, beginning with Mountain Ruckus at 1 p.m. – Dixie Stampede’s band featuring four-time National Banjo Champion Gary “Biscuit” Davis. At 2 p.m., the sister duo of The Church Sisters will take the stage, followed by Bobby Osborne and the Rocky Top X-Press. Osborne is the original singer of Rocky Top. Bluegrass super group Flashback will also perform two sets. Flashback has only recently begun making appearances again and consists of members of the mid-1990s bluegrass group, The New South.
The evening’s headliner, The Gibson Brothers, will take the stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday May 21, to cap off an incredible weekend of bluegrass.
“From savory barbeque to the sweet sounds of the banjo and mandolin, festival-goers will once again be treated to a fun-filled, memorable experience in the Smokies,” adds Marr.
Friday, May 20
5 p.m. – Nightflyer
6 p.m. – The Bankesters
7 p.m. – Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier
8 p.m. – Mountain Faith Band
Saturday, May 21
1 p.m. – Mountain Ruckus
2 p.m. – The Church Sisters
3 p.m. – Bobby Osborne and The Rocky Top X-Press
4 p.m. – Flashback
5 p.m. – The Church Sisters
6 p.m. – Bobby Osborne and The Rocky Top X-Press
7 p.m. – Flashback
8 p.m. – The Gibson Brothers
Sevierville’s Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass is a family oriented event celebrating the beauty of spring, championship barbeque, and world class bluegrass music. Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass takes place during Smoky Mountain Springfest in historic downtown Sevierville, Tennessee. Our Barbeque Cook-Off is an official barbeque championship of the state of Tennessee and is coordinated by the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce.
Admission and concerts are free thanks to great sponsors, including the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce which encourages you to stay in Sevierville while visiting Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass. For festival lodging deals and more information about Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass, call (888) 889-7415 or visit us online at www.BloominBBQ.com.