The Festival has come and gone for 2015, we could not have asked for better weather! Many regular attendees were missed that could not come, especially Jake. Mark your calendars for next years festival the weekend of May 6-8, 2016 which will be our 43rd annual festival.
Below are links to some of the videos that were taken of different groups during the festival.
SADA on the open stage playing Moonshine and Mountain Home: https://youtu.be/k8T5WCrmttk
Magnolia Strings at the Gazebo playing Clinch Mountain Backstep: https://youtu.be/p_x7CUBIdD0
Ric & Dawn on open stage: Pants song and Sweet Hour of Prayer: https://youtu.be/xvQLR5vWqgo
Whistle Stop Pickers at the Gazebo playing Cluck Old Hen: https://youtu.be/vLTnqZYkhDM
Southern Strings at the Gazebo playing Bonnie Blue Flag: https://youtu.be/Ur2SuhAv7Js
Shelby Strummers at the Gazebo playing the tune Bunessan: https://youtu.be/J2EZT_KKHkE
Royce & Darlene at the Gazebo playing song Wooden Heart: https://youtu.be/YALkpAjad2c
Hangmans Reel played at the Wednesday night schoolhouse jam: https://youtu.be/NMGKEwmgrZI
More videos to come, they take a while to process and upload.
Due to a surgery and illness, some of the people in Gazebo performances have had to drop out, therefore the Gazebo schedule and times have been revised. They are updated under the festival page, but are also linked below for your information:
Gazebo Schedule and times 2014
Several campers are already at Tannehill. It is not known yet when Campground 1 will open, the Electricity and sewer have been repaired or replaced (all sites in campground 1 will now be 50 amp), but the site grading and paving has not been completed yet.
Campground 1 at Tannehill was severely damaged due to the flooding the first week of April and is currently closed (this is the campground closest to the store with sewer sites). Campgrounds 2 and 3 are fully opened and have electric and water. Tannehill is hoping to have campground 1 open by this weekend (April 26th), however there is a small chance that it may not be finished by then, so Dulcimer campers will need to make their plans accordingly.
Also, we will be playing at a Nursing home near Tannehill on Tuesday April 29th at 11:00 am. This will be a jam format, and all those at Tannehill for the Dulcimer festival are invited. Directions to the home will be provided at the festival, it is within about 3 miles of the park.
This Friday, May 24th the program Absolutely Alabama will have a segment on the 40th annual festival at Tannehill State park. The program airs on Fox (6 in Birmimingham at 10:35 p.m), but might air at other times in other programming areas.
I would like to thank everyone for the great attitude with all the changes at the 40th (and probably coldest) SADA festival. With all the moves due to rain and cold weather everyone still was enthusiastic and there were few complaints about the confusion due to the changes. We were blessed to receive the Event center from Tannehill to have the Saturday morning performances, slow jam and vendors inside as it was too cold to have the events outside. Although the weather was much cooler than usual for the Open Stage performances, it was sunny and we had a great turnout. We hope everyone has a safe trip home and stays healthy throughout the year and can come back next year (Mark your calendars for Saturday May 3rd). This is a great festival not because of SADA, but because of all the wonderful people that come from all over to make it so enjoyable and we thank you all.