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Ola Belle Reed Festival in Lansing Aug. 12-14



Article Published: Jul. 14, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Ola Belle Reed Festival in Lansing Aug. 12-14


The Ola Belle Reed Festival, featuring old-time, bluegrass, Americana and Celtic music, will be held at the Lansing Creeper Trail Park Aug. 12-14.

Big Country Bluegrass is headlining the festival, which also features Wayne Henderson and the Elkville String Band, Mosier Brothers, None of the Above, Ceol Leinn, The Sheets Family, The Harris Brothers, Back Porch Bluegrass and McCumberland Gap. Admission to the festival is free, and donations are welcome.

Lansing Creeper Trail Park, behind the Lansing Volunteer Fire Department, will offer much needed shade for festival guests, swings for children, walking trail, primitive tent camping, Big Horse Creek for wading and pedestrian access to downtown Lansing shopping and eating.

Friday's program will feature Back Porch Bluegrass, White Top Mountain Band and a return of None of the Above and Ceol Leinn Celtic Band.

The festivities begin at noon on Saturday with The Sheets Family. Big Country Bluegrass takes the stage at 3 p.m., followed by Wayne Henderson and Elkville String Band.

For a complete stage schedule, visit http://www.olabellefest.com.

Sunday's program will again feature Jeff Mosier and The Ola Belle Reed Porchestra at 12:30 p.m., as well as Rita Scott and the Phipps Farm Pickers and more.

The brainchild of Jeff Mosier, from Blueground Undergrass and Mosier Brothers, the Porchestra (porch and orchestra) is "a new kind of jam, an eclectic mix of indigenous musical instruments and tunes all played in symphonic porch style fashion."

All musicians and singers are welcome to participate.

Local arts and crafts vendors interested in the festival should call (336) 977-1320 for more information. Lansing Volunteer Fire Department will be selling barbecue chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and more.

The Ola Belle Reed Festival is a fundraiser for economic revitalization through the preservation of heritage and traditions in Lansing and the surrounding region.

Festival hours are Friday, Aug. 12, from 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 13, from noon to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.olabellefest.com, call (336) 977-1320 or email (lansing28643@gmail.com)

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