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June 9, 2014

Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival is underway at new W’brg location

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

Saturday is the last day of the seventh annual Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival — one last chance to settle back for a day of fine bluegrass music, food and entertainment.

So far many folks have come out to hear the many bands scheduled throughout the three-day music event.

Music performances begin at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Whitley County Colonel Strings on stage until noon. This group is led by Rob Powers, a teacher at Whitley County Primary School.

From noon until 12:45 p.m., Wilderness Road performs.

From 12:55-1:40 p.m., Laurel River Line takes the stage. This group originated in London in 2007, according to their website.

The Rigney Family Band will then perform from 1:50-2:35 p.m. — and according to their website, the group is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Southern Sun then takes the stage again from 2:45-3:30 p.m..

Adkins & Loudermilk then perform from 3:40-4:25 p.m. — followed by the Lonesome River Band from 4:35-5:20 p.m.

A dinner break is slated from 5:20-6 p.m.

Sibling Rivalry then takes the stage from 6-6:45 p.m.

Laurel River Line performs from 6:55-7:40 p.m., then The Rigney Family Band from 7:50-8:35 p.m.

Southern Sun takes center stage from 8:45-9:30 p.m., followed by Adkins & Loudermilk from 9:40-10:25 p.m.

The Lonesome River Band closes out the evening and the festival with a concert from 10:35 until whenever.

The biggest change for this year's event is location — and Sarah Williams, one of the event coordinators, said the new location is expected to be an improvement.

"We had to change locations this year," she said. "It's much closer to town and much flatter for the performances."

She said the Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival group is directly working with Whitley County in order to put on the event, sponsored by Whitley County Tourism.

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