Wednesday, September 21, 2016

2016 Goats Gallop 5K

Runners & walkers of all ages are welcome to come join the 9th Annual Goats Gallop 5K at the Rock Creek Park on Saturday, October 8 during the Goats, Music & More Festival. Applications or on-line registration for this race can be found on-line at www.goatsmusicandmore.com or picked up at City Hall. Pre-registration discounts are available until September 26th. There is also a $2 discount for all Marshall County students, senior citizens & training groups of 10 or more. The race day fee is $25.  Registration the day of the event will begin at 5:30 a.m. until 6:45 a.m. at the farmers market pavilion. The race will begin at 7 a.m. at the 1st Avenue entrance of Rock Park. Each participant will receive a Goats Gallop 5K T-shirt. New to this year's event is an OVER-ALL KIDS (12 & Under) trophy to go along with the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place ribbons for the age groups 0-6, 7-12, 13-15, & 16-19 Years Old! There will also be awards for Overall male & female runner & walker trophies along with the awards for  different age groups such as 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60–over. For more information about the Goats Gallop contact gmm5k@hotmail.com or call City Hall at (931)359-1544 or visit Goats Gallop 5K on Facebook @GMM5K.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Follow the Goat Festival with an Official App

Now you can stay up to date with news and changes during the 2016 Goats, Music and More Festival, check the schedule, post photos and videos and more with the official GMMFest Yapp App.
Just click on the link here - http://my.yapp.us/GMMFEST - to download the official app. It is free and easy to use with both iPhone and Android.

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