Archive for Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Music tent set for sweet sounds of country

October 16, 2002

Maple Leaf Festival visitors will have country music as a backdrop for the weekend's events beginning Friday evening and continuing through Sunday.

Country Music in the Big Tent begins with an open jam session Friday night under the music tent in the open lot west of the post office, where performers can play one or two songs. No registration is required.

"We always have big crowds for that," Maxine Scott, music tent volunteer, said. "There are a lot of people who don't have bands, but still want to play."

The free live music continues all day Saturday under the tent beginning after the completion of the morning parade. A number of area country and bluegrass bands will be featured.

Scott said faithful music tent attendees will have heard many of the bands from previous years.

"Most of the bands have been here since it started," she said. "People will be familiar with a lot of them."

The High Street music tent isn't a new attraction at the Maple Leaf Festival. The tent, which has featured a number of bands and musical performers, has been a tradition since 1986.

"It's a time to see old, familiar faces," Scott said. "It's kind of like a reunion in itself."

Friday

7 p.m. Open jam session

Saturday

Noon Almost Country

1 p.m. Country Classic

2 p.m. Country Sound

3 p.m. Stranger Creek

4 p.m. The Four B's

5 p.m. Old Time Express

6 p.m. Country Gentlemen

7 p.m. Open jam session

Sunday

11 a.m. Open gospel music

Noon The Four B's

1 p.m. Country Sound

2 p.m. Wanderers

3 p.m. Baldwin Miscellaneous Band

4 p.m. Bud Watson Band

5 p.m. Better Half

6 p.m. Open jam session

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