Old Fort Gold Festival

This will be a festival designed to educate, promote, and highlight the gold and gem heritage of the region through entertainment, tours, and events during the spring. The festival will serve as a promotional tool. The Festival will also help foster partnerships with local businesses, surrounding county businesses, and regional groups interested in promoting the captivating history of the area using the gold prospecting heritage as a catalyst.

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2018 Performances and listings:

10:00        Gary Ballard and the Cabin Creek Revue
11:00        Brothers’ n Christ
12:00        Carolina Express
 1:00        Bluegrass Traditions
 2:00        Cletus T. Judd
BIOS:
Cledus Judd [No Picture]
Country Music’s answer to Weird Al Yankovic, Cledus T. Judd had a similar approach to song parody, recording backing tracks that were similar as possible to the original versions. Like Yankovic. He also recorded some original material, but parodies of recent country hits were his bread and butter; also, like Yankovic, a Judd parody came to be regarded as a badge of honor by many of the artists he reworked. Judd made his bow in 1995 with the “Razor & Tie” album Cledus T. Judd (No Relation) a billing that made clear his of connection to Wynonna and Naomi. His breakthrough set was the follow-up, 1996’s “I Stole This Record”, which established his long-running preoccupation with Shania Twain – not only did he transform her “If You’re Not In It For Love (I’m Outta Here)” into “I’m Not In Here for Love (Just Yer Beer),” he also recorded the original “If Shania Was Mine” and had her guest (along with Joe Diffie) on “(She’s Got A Butt) Bigger Than the Beatles.”  “Did I Shave My Back for This?” the title cut of a parody of Deana Carter, followed in 1998, also featuring redone material from Brooks & Dunn and Tracy Lawrence, among others. Released in 1999, ‘Juddmental’ saw him branching out into pop with a Ricky Martin parody as well as a Garth Brooks/Chris Gaines send-up and another ode to Twain, “Shania I’m Broke.”
Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express

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Brother N Christ
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Brothers N Christ  formed in 2010 grew from 5 to 12 members.These men have been faithful in singing praise through Gospel Music. We are trying to encourage men of all races to come together as one and fellowship whether it be in singing,  learning leadership skills or whatever your gift maybe. God is leading us to try to bring our cummunuity together.
The Outdoor Gospel Festival Brothers N Christ organized in 2015 is a step to show people that we still have men out here that are trying to make a positive differences. 
Gary Ballard and The Cabin Creek Revue
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We are an amateur bluegrass band and would like to share a bit of our history and how we came to become Gary Ballard and The Cabin Creek Revue. Originally a father son duo of Robert (dad) and son, Gary Ballard who have enjoyed playing music together in their home and local church for over 20 years. It wouldn’t be long before they were being asked to play charitable events, family reunions, church events and other small venues. Born with a degenerative eye condition that has left him only minimal light sensitivity, Gary plays mandolin and guitar in addition to singing most of the vocals.  Robert is a multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, fiddle and banjo and sings harmony vocals. Originally, they affectionately were given the name Itchy Fingers and Achy Bones by Robert’s wife, Jane. Robert, Gary and Jane have sung together for over 25 years as the Ballard Family at churches, homecomings and for many memorial services. Robert and Gary also held a week Saturday morning jam at a local barber shop in Hendersonville, NC.