Our 43rd annual festival has come and gone, and it was another year with awesome weather. We were able to use the schoolhouse for jams every night, which was nice since it rained on Monday and Tuesday and was too cold to play outside at night the rest of the week. Due to that unfortunately there were no Kiwanis Pavilion jams, which is sad since the sound of the music floating through the park is heavenly.
Everyone was most helpful in pitching in to help and we appreciate everyone’s efforts since it wouldn’t be a great festival without all of the wonderful people that come.
There are many pictures posted on our facebook page (look up Southern Appalachian and you should be able to find our log0), and several people have posted You Tube videos, and the links to the ones we have found are listed below:
David Bennet has done another awesome video of the park and some of the festival and we appreciate his work in doing this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os7RDaz-QlU
Lee Edmiston has posted a video of the entire Southern Strings Gazebo program from Friday May 6th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9jmvrsaq0U
Ron Zuckerman has posted his songs: Early Winter Morning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my8_yKB43nY and Watermelon Boy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lvQ3fWL44A which were performed by Ron, his son Christopher, and Dawn Wilson. Ron is an awesome composer.
Lee Edmiston has also posted videos of Bob and Rose playing Battle Cry of Freedom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnxlEGKqYkI, and I’ll be Waiting on the Far side Banks of Jordan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lbo5K5h6CU
Paul Sykes has posted a video of Tony Vines preaching and singing at our Schoolhouse Church Service on Saturday May 8th, 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v9Xrn7VSa8
Joe Knight posted a video on Facebook of Westphalia Waltz at the schoolhouse, but you might need to sign in to facebook to see it: https://www.facebook.com/joe.knight.7564/videos/10209593705346534/