Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Goats, Music and More Festival to Celebrate its 14th year with Diamond Rio

The festival that honors those famous “fainting” goats of Marshall County, Tennessee returns to Lewisburg, TN this October 7 and 8 with another great lineup of entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
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 musical entertainment.
Musical artists from across the Region will perform throughout Friday evening to cap a fun-filled first day of the festival.
Saturday night, the band known for playing every note on every album, Diamond Rio, will hit the stage to bring the two-day festival to an entertaining close.  
Formed in 1989 in Nashville, TN, Diamond Rio consists of Gene Johnson (mandolin, tenor vocals), Jimmy Olander (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo), Brian Prout (drums), Marty Roe (lead vocal), Dan Truman (keyboards), and Dana Williams (bass guitar, baritone vocals).
Diamond Rio signed to Arista Records and in 1991 with the release of “Meet In The Middle” became the first country music group in history to reach No. 1 with a debut single.  The band is also known for their hits “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Unbelievable,” “In A Week or Two,” and more.  They released their first-ever autobiography, Beautiful Mess: The Story of Diamond Rio on Thomas Nelson in 2009.
The band recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary, has sold more than 10 million albums, won a Grammy Award, a Dove Award, six Vocal Group of the Year wins (CMA and ACM), released two Greatest Hit albums, a live and Christmas project, earned five multi-week no. 1 singles, 22 Top 10 singles, three certified Platinum and five gold albums, released an autobiography – and with zero band member changes.  Known for their charity commitments, including long-time spokespersons for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the band has raised over $1,000,000.00 for non-profits and received the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award.
Diamond Rio recently released I Made It, their tenth studio album with the title track co-written by the band’s lead guitarist Jimmy Olander and featuring 11 new songs.  Produced by Olander and Mike Clute, I Made It is available on iTunes and www.diamondrio.com
The music is an all afternoon and evening event 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, just come and enjoy all the activities including the 5K Goat Gallop, the Three-legged Goat Triathlon, 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 14th Annual Goats, Music and More Festival taking place October 7-8, 2016 at Rock Creek Park in Lewisburg, TN. To find out more, log onto www.goatsmusicandmore.com

Monday, June 15, 2015

Goats, Music and More Festival to Celebrate its 13th year with Terri Clark and Little Texas

The festival that honors those famous “fainting” goats of Marshall County, Tennessee returns to Lewisburg, TN this October 9 and 10 with another great lineup of entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
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 musical entertainment.
8-Time CCMA Entertainer of the Year and 5-time CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year Terri Clark 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.
 Terri Clark has made her mark on radio with more than twenty singles, including six Number Ones in Canada and the USA – hits such as such as “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad.”
She has sold over five million albums and achieved Gold, Platinum, Double Platinum, and Triple Platinum status as certified by the CRIA and RIAA. She also has the honor of being the only Canadian female artist to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Saturday night, Little Texas will hit the stage to bring the two-day festival to an entertaining close.  
As part of the Young Country movement of the early ‘90s, Little Texas were responsible for shaking up the country music world with a new, energetic sound that fused the look and attitude of modern rock music with traditional country themes and styles, bringing a much appreciated bolt of life into the genre. For their efforts, country fans the world over richly rewarded the band, buying up over 7 million of their albums, while critics showered them with 3 Grammy nominations plus honors from both the Academy of Country Music (Vocal Group Of The Year) and the Country Music Association (Album Of The Year).
Their first radio release in 1991, “Some Guys Have All The Love,” became a Top-10 hit, as did their next single, “First Time For Everything.” After the album First Time For Everything was released, five singles reached the top of the charts. The second album, Big Time, truly was the big time for Little Texas.
The music is an all afternoon and evening event at the Goats, Music and More Festival and will feature a returning fan-favorite – The Entice Band of Nashville, TN. They have been entertaining audiences all over the United States and abroad for over 20 years. They are a 6-9 piece R&B/Motown/Funk/Country/Jazz band that plays everything from Frank Sinatra to The Blackeyed Peas and everything in between.  You can catch the Entice Band Friday night on the Rock Creek Park Stage.
Opening up Saturday night will be singer/songwriter Michael Curtis and from American Idol – Garrett Miles.
Michael Curtis has written songs that have reached across genres with songs recorded by Country Music Artists and nominations for Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association. Curtis has written songs for numerous Grammy award-winning country artists including Randy Travis (Drive Another Nail), Ricky Skaggs (Father Knows Best), Lee Ann Womack (Get Up In The Name of Jesus), Sawyer Brown (Carpenter’s Son), and 7 of 10 songs on Marty Raybon’s solo CD release that was nominated for several Dove Awards.
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 Gallop, an Antique Tractor Show, 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 13th Annual Goats, Music and More Festival taking place October 9-10, 2015 at Rock Creek Park in Lewisburg, TN. 

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.