Thursday, April 17, 2014

Goats, Music and More Festival to Celebrate its 12th year with Marshall Tucker Band and Joe Diffie

The Marshall Tucker Band
The festival that honors those famous “fainting” goats of Marshall County, Tennessee returns to Lewisburg, TN this October 10 and 11 with another great lineup of entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Joe Diffie
The fun begins Thursday night with musical entertainment and a Goat Rodeo for the kids. On Friday, the festival really kicks into gear with Fainting (Myotonic) and Boer Goat shows, kids games and rides, arts and crafts, vendors, food and more musical entertainment.
Multi-platinum-selling artist Joe Diffie takes the Goats, Music and More stage at Rock Creek Park on Friday night to close out the first full day of fun and events.
 With chart-toppers like “Pickup Man,” “Third Rock From the Sun,” and “John Deere Green,” and 13 albums and over 20 Top 10 singles to his credit, Joe Diffie still has a fire in his belly to make good country music. He is sure to keep the crowd on their feet with opening act, The Entice Band – a group that will make you want to dance.
Saturday night, The Marshall Tucker Band will hit the stage bringing its southern sound and decades of hit music. Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. With hit singles like "Heard It In a Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," "Can't You See," and "Take The Highway," The Marshall Tucker Band earned seven gold and three platinum albums.
The Marshall Tucker Band will headline a Saturday at the festival full of great music all day including opening acts Shaun Murphy and the Don Ray Band.
Shaun Murphy is recognized in the music industry as one of the greatest female voices in the business. With a resume` that includes singing with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and Little Feat, Murphy brings a catalogue of great music and voice not to be missed.
The Don Ray Band is a Rock and Blues band that includes some of the nation's best songwriters and studio / touring musicians and is a main stay at many Bike Rallies, Fairs and Music Festivals playing originals off their 4 albums along with great versions of covers from Johnny Paycheck to BB King from ZZ Top to The Allman Bros.
Catch all these greatest musical acts and more Friday and Saturday at the Goats, Music and More Festival – and as always, admission to the festival and all the great music is FREE.
If the goats are your thing, you can watch Fainting and Boer Goat shows each day of the festival in the goat show tents. Or, come and enjoy all the activities including the 5K Goat Run, the Tour De Goat and Tour De Kid bike races, lots of kids games and rides, arts and crafts and plenty of great food.
The Goats, Music and More Festival has three times been named as one of the Top 20 Events to see by the Southeast Tourism Society. People from all fifty states, 5 countries and 70 counties in Tennessee have come each year to enjoy everything this festival has to offer in beautiful Lewisburg, TN – just 50 miles south of Nashville.

So, mark your calendar now for the 12th Annual Goats, Music and More Festival taking place October 10-11, 2014 at Rock Creek Park in Lewisburg, TN. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Charlie Daniels to Kick Off Second Decade of Goats, Music and More Festival

The festival that began in honor of those famous fainting goats of Marshall County returns for its 11th year at Rock Creek Park in Lewisburg, TN on September 26, 27 & 28, 2013 with Tennessee and Music Legend Charlie Daniels performing live on the Rock Creek Park stage.

The Goats, Music and More Festival has been honored by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 Event for October twice with its unique southern flavor, top-notch free musical entertainment, goat shows that celebrate fainting and Boer goats, food of every description, arts and crafts,  kids games and activities.

Coming to the stage this year will be the legendary Charlie Daniels Band. During Charlie Daniels 50-year career, he has scored hits on the rock, country, pop and Christian charts and counts his awards from the Country Music Association (CMA), Academy of Country Music (ACM), TNN/Music City News Awards, and the Gospel Music Association (GMA) among his many accolades. Born in Wilmington, NC, he was raised on a musical diet that included Pentecostal gospel, local bluegrass bands, rhythm & blues, and country music from the radio, including Nashville’s 650 WSM.

His signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” topped both country and pop charts, bringing him international acclaim.

CDB will also be signing a special guitar to be raffled in order to benefit Team Brandon. Brandon Bradley is the local 17-year-old recently diagnosed with leukemia. Before all the sickness and doctors, Brandon was a Life-Guard at the local Lewisburg Recreation Center and an active youth in the First Baptist Church of Lewisburg. He is going into his Senior year of High School and he is an outstanding, genuine, and kind-hearted guy. Come and take your chance at winning an autographed guitar by Charlie Daniels and help to benefit Brandon and his family. A booth from Team Brandon with the guitar will be set up at the festival and you can find out more about Team Brandon on facebook at www.facebook.com/teambrandon96/info.

So, this is one you won’t want to miss as CDB hits the stage at Rock Creek Park for a free concert event beginning 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 28.

The music will keep the stage happening from Thursday night and all day Friday and Saturday and all the musical events are free. Local favorites, The Entice Band, will bring the music that moves you Friday night. The Entice Band has been getting people up on their feet all across Tennessee and they will surely make you move when they hit the stage Friday night, September 27. So, bring a lawn chair and make room to dance the days and nights away.

The real stars of the festival take the show tents on Friday and Saturday with the Rock Creek Classic Myotonic Goat Show, the World Grand Champion Fainting Goat Show and 3 ABGA Boer Goat Shows. The Rock Creek Classic Myotonic Goat Show takes place on Friday, September 27 along with the Southern Middle TN ABGA Boer Goat Show. The World Grand Champion Fainting Goat Show happens Saturday, September 28 along with two Southern Middle TN ABGA Boer Goat Shows.

Vendors of all kinds will line the road at Rock Creek Park beginning Friday morning with anything and everything from fainting goat memorabilia to unique and artistic trinkets of all kinds. There is always great food, arts and crafts, unique products and more along the Rock Creek Park venue.

And for the kids, the Goats, Music and More Festival features a whole section of games and activities from pony rides to water balloon battle to the petting zoo and the moon bounce. On Thursday, September 26, the kids get a special treat with the Kids Goat Rodeo. There are just so many fun activities you just have to come and see for yourself.
Walk or run in the 5th Annual 5K Goat Gallop Saturday morning at 7 a.m. To pre-register or to find out more, look for Goats Gallop 5K on Facebook or at http://beta.active.com/lewisburg-tn/running/6th-annual-goats-gallop-5k-2013

Or, for a complete look at this year’s festival updated as information comes in, log onto www.goatsmusicandmore.com or www.tnvacation.com.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Goat Festival Completes Bucket List for Texas Couple


On October 13, 1973, George Reese of Houston, Texas went on a first date with a pretty young lady named Jacqui – 39 years later, the couple celebrated the anniversary of that first date while completing a checkmark on George’s bucket list by traveling all the way to Lewisburg for the Goats, Music and More Festival to meet Jimmy Hall of the headlining band – Wet Willie.
George and his brother Randy, who has been playing music in various bands for most of his life, are avid music fans. It was his brother, Randy, who first saw Jimmy Hall playing the harmonica that made the brothers long-time fans of Hall and his band, Wet Willie.
“It was truly on my bucket list to see Wet Willie,” George said. “But, how much more special was it that I checked it off my list in Lewisburg, Tennessee.”
George heard about the band coming to play the 10th Annual Goats, Music and More Festival this year and began calling around to see if he could not only watch them perform but also meet Jimmy Hall.
“It started with Gina Jones who got me in touch with Eddie Fuller,” George said. “I am so grateful for him allowing my wife and I backstage to not only get autographs but to stay and hang around with the band as well.”
George and his wife Jacqui enjoyed a little time in Nashville before coming down to spend the day enjoying everything the Goats, Music and More Festival had to offer. When the band arrived early Saturday evening to get ready to perform, George and Jacqui were right there backstage and spent time with Jimmy Hall and the rest of the band right up to the time Wet Willie took the Rock Creek Park stage.
“If Eddie is the one in charge of getting the music for the festival, he could not have picked a greater band in my books,” George said.
The couple from Texas truly enjoyed their 39th anniversary of their first date at the Goats, Music and More Festival in Lewisburg. They were surprised by the welcome and the warmth shown by the community.
“Everyone should experience, once in their lives, that genuine welcome we received from complete strangers who quickly made us feel at home and treated us as if we were long lost relatives,” George said. “The folks I met from Lewisburg are simply amazing and y’all gave my wife and I a trip we will never forget.”


Photo Above:
George Reese (left) gets his Wet Willie poster signed by Jimmy Hall (right) of Wet Willie as fellow band members (brother Jack Hall in background and sister Donna Hall far right), get  ready to take the stage.

Friday, July 20, 2012

10th Annual Goats, Music and More Festival



The festival that began in honor of those famous fainting goats of Marshall County returns for its 10th year at Rock Creek Park in Lewisburg, TN on October 12 & 13, 2012 and this year’s lineup of goat shows, musical entertainment and activities for the whole family promises to draw crowds from all across the nation and beyond.
The Goats, Music and More Festival has been honored by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 Event for October twice with its unique southern flavor, top-notch free musical entertainment, goat shows that celebrate fainting and Boer goats, food of every description, arts and crafts and kids games and activities.
Coming to the stage this year will be more of the top-named acts that has made the festival such a hit with fans. On Friday night, The Bellamy Brothers take the Rock Creek Park stage delivering some of their famous country pop hits including “Let Your Love Flow”, “Redneck Girl”, “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body”, and more.
Saturday night features Wet Willie. Wet Willie first rolled onto the national music scene in the early 70s with its unique style of southern rock and blues. The band reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Charts with their smash hit, “Keep On Smilin’” and followed with a string of Billboard hits including “Country Side of Life”, “Everything Thing That’Cha Do (Will Come Back to You)”, “Leona”, “Weekend”, and more.

The music will keep the stage happening all day Friday and Saturday and all the musical events are free. So, bring a lawn chair and make room to dance the days and nights away.
The real stars of the festival take the show tents on Friday and Saturday with the Rock Creek Classic Myotonic Goat Show, the World Grand Champion Fainting Goat Show and 2 Boer Goat Shows.
Vendors of all kinds will line the road at Rock Creek Park beginning Friday morning with anything and everything from fainting goat memorabilia to unique and artistic trinkets of all kinds. There is always great food, arts and crafts, unique products and more along the Rock Creek Park venue.
And for the kids, the Goats, Music and More Festival features a whole section of games and activities from pony rides to rock wall climbing and the moon bounce. On Thursday, October 11, the kids get a special treat with the Kids Goat Rodeo. There are just so many fun activities you just have to come and see for yourself.
Walk or run in the 4th Annual 5K Goat Gallop Friday morning at 7 a.m. To pre-register or to find out more, look for Goats Gallop 5K on Facebook or at www.twitter.com/GoatsGallop5k.
And the Nannies and Kids pageant hosted by WAXO Radio/TV is always a hit with Grandmas and their grandchildren dressing up to hit the stage together. For more information, call (931) 359-6641 or 6642.
Or, for a complete look at this year’s festival updated as information comes in, log onto www.goatsmusicandmore.com or www.tnvacation.com.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Free Live Music at Rock Creek Park This Saturday, September 17

As the summer heat winds its way toward fall, it is time once again to be thinking about the upcoming Goats, Music and More Festival and the Battle at Rock Creek.
The 3rd Annual Battle at Rock Creek battle of the bands competition takes the stage at Rock Creek Park on September 17 at 6:00 p.m. with four bands competing for a shot at claiming the title of the best band in Southern Middle Tennessee.
This year’s Battle at Rock Creek brings 10 bands to the stage for three Saturday nights beginning September 10 and continuing with three more bands each Saturday night ending September 24.
The winners will advance to the Semifinals on Thursday, October 6 at Rock Creek Park where the final four bands will compete for the chance to perform in the Finals on Friday, October 7 as the opening act for Country Music Superstar Lorrie Morgan.
This Saturday, four bands will take the stage to entertain and compete including Bad Habits, South of Somewhere and Theophilus. The bands’ music will feature country, rock and Christian rock and is sure to be another entertaining night of free live music.
Bring your lawn chairs, sit back and enjoy a night of free live music at the Battle of Rock Creek beginning at 6:00 p.m. on September 17 at the beautiful Rock Creek Park in downtown Lewisburg.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Free Live Music at Rock Creek Park Starting September 10

As the summer heat winds its way toward fall, it is time once again to be thinking about the upcoming Goats, Music and More Festival and the Battle at Rock Creek.
The 3rd Annual Battle at Rock Creek battle of the bands competition takes the stage at Rock Creek Park on September 10 at 5:30 p.m. with four bands competing for a shot at claiming the title of the best band in Southern Middle Tennessee.
This year’s Battle at Rock Creek brings 10 bands to the stage for three Saturday nights beginning September 10 and continuing with three more bands each Saturday night – September 17 and September 24.
The winners will advance to the Semifinals on Thursday, October 6 at Rock Creek Park where the final four bands will compete for the chance to perform in the Finals on Friday, October 7 as the opening act for Country Music Superstar Lorrie Morgan.
This Saturday, four bands will take the stage to entertain and compete including 4 Shades of Grey, District 5 Band, Doc Sinister and the Traveling Rock and Roll Show and Overdrive.
Bring your lawn chairs, sit back and enjoy a night of free live music at the Battle of Rock Creek beginning at 5:30 p.m. on September 3 at the beautiful Rock Creek Park in downtown Lewisburg.