The Third Annual Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival will take place August 15-17 in Lansing, highlighting Old-Time, Blue Grass and folk music traditions.
See ticket information at www.olabellefest.com
2008 Ola Belle Reed Stage Schedule
Friday, August 15
5pm Crescent Moon Rounders
6pm JC Kemp and Friends
7pm Elkville String Band
8pm White Top Mountain Band
9pm Grayson Highlands Band
Saturday, August 16
11am The Ola Belle Reed Family
12pm White Top Mountain Band
1pm Charles Welch
2pm Dehlia Low
3pm Rock Bottom Bluegrass
4pm Members of the grEn String Quartet
5pm Si Kahn
6pm Randy Pasley, Steve Lewis, Scott Freeman and Josh Scott
7pm Andy Page and Jay Brown
9pm Dixie Bee Liners
10pm Open Jam onstage
Workshops: Saturday at Old Lansing School
12pm Banjo- David Reed
David Reed will present a workshop in the claw hammer banjo style of his mother, Ola Belle Reed.
1pm Voices and Harmony: DJ and Randy Sheets.
The Sheets Family workshop will concentrate on singing, featuring songs by Ola Belle Reed. The workshop participants will be introduced to lead and harmony vocal parts and will sing these songs together during of the workshop
2pm Songwriting: Si Kahn
This is a workshop for those who write songs and/or people who are interested in the process of songwriting. Bring your questions and Si will do his best to answer them. He will also talk about his own experiences as a songwriter. Please note that this workshop is about the art and craft of songwriting, not about the business end of songwriting such as copy writing or pitching your songs.
3:30pm Guitar: Steve Lewis
Steve Lewis, Banjo and/or Guitar champion of the Walnut Valley Nationals, Merlefest, Renofest, the Galax (Virginia) Old Time Fiddlers' Convention and the Wayne C. Henderson Guitar Competition, will demonstrate traditional flat-picking guitar techniques.
4:30pm Mandolin and Fiddle n Scott Freeman, winner of the only Wayne Henderson Mandolin Competition, will discuss the fundamentals of bluegrass mandolin and fiddle techniques.
Sunday, August 17
10am David Reed
11am Gospel Worship Service featuring Lansing United Methodist String Band
Glen Sullivan and Abby, Molly Andrews
Noon The Ola Belle Reed Family featuring Ralph and David Reed
1pm Molly Andrews
2pm The Sheets Family
4pm Jeff Little
5pm Wolfe Brothers
6pm Ola Belle Reed Family Jam and Farewell