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.