Thursday, June 1, 2017

Goats, Music and More Festival to Celebrate its 15th year with John Michael Montgomery and Lonestar

The festival that honors those famous “fainting” goats of Marshall County, Tennessee returns to Lewisburg, TN this October 13 and 14 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 leading up to a free concert by Grammy award winner, John Michael Montgomery.
John Michael Montgomery has turned an uncanny ability to relate to fans into one of country music's most storied careers. Behind the string of hit records, the roomful of awards and the critical and fan accolades that have defined his phenomenal success lies a connection that goes beyond his undeniable talent and his proven knack for picking hits. Since the days when "Life's A Dance" turned him from an unknown artist into a national star, John Michael’s rich baritone has carried that most important of assets--believability. Few artists in any genre sing with more heart than this handsome Kentucky-born artist. It is readily apparent in love songs that have helped set the standard for a generation. Songs like “I Swear,” “I Love the Way You Love Me” and “I Can Love You Like That” still resonate across the landscape.
Saturday night, another iconic group takes the Rock Creek Park stage – Lonestar.   
For more than 20 years, Lonestar logged countless miles touring throughout the world, released several Platinum-selling albums and ten No. 1 singles, earned ACM and CMA awards and inspired rave reviews as far away as London, where The Guardian proclaimed them exemplars of “country’s greatest strength: picture-painting, story-based, tear-your-heart-out lyrics that are the most direct and lucid in popular music.”
Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar, comprised of Richie McDonald (lead vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitar & backing vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums), and Dean Sams (keyboards & backing vocals), has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million album units since their national launch in 1995, and achieved ten #1 country hits including "No News," "Come Crying To Me," and their crossover smash "Amazed" (which was also #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first record since 1983's "Islands in the Stream", to top both charts). The band's awards include a 1999 ACM Single of The Year for "Amazed" (the song also won the Song of the Year award), and the 2001 CMA Vocal Group of the Year. With over a 100 dates worldwide per year, they are celebrating over 20 years together.
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 80 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 15th Annual Goats, Music and More Festival taking place October 13-14, 2016 at Rock Creek Park in Lewisburg, TN. To find out more, log onto www.goatsmusicandmore.com

Saturday, October 8, 2016

More Scenes from Goats, Music and More 2016

Lots of Vendors, including food, selling just about everything at the 14th Annual Goats, Music and More Festival in Lewisburg, TN
Kids Rides until 9 pm tonight at the Goats, Music and More Festival

Thanks to our Grand Champion Sponsors and to all are sponsors and volunteers

Come and Get Your Goats, Music and More T-Shirts and Hats


Scenes from Goats, Music and More on Saturday


20162016 Goats Gallop 5K Trophy Winners (Left to Right): OVERALL WINNER - Michah Willoughby (18:47); Male OverAll Runner - Kolten Johnson (18:51); Female Over All Runner -Ruthie Fults (22:42); Male Masters - Terry Edmonds (21:44); Female Masters - Annette Voegtlin (23:01); OverAll Kid - Caden Cross (22:38); OverAll Walker - Michael Reed (41:54). The Age Group winners for runners/walker & age groups can be found at http://www.amatteroftiming.com/. This was the 9th year for the Goats Gallop 5K at the Goats, Music & More Festival. #GMM16 #GoatsGallop5K

Church Street Minister Kyle Bolton is interviewed by Swedish newspaper, Dagen, during the Goats, Music and More Festival