Bluegrass music lovers from all around the nation will collect in Grapeland for the twenty fourth annual Memorial Day Weekend Bluegrass Gospel Pageant Could 27 – 30 at Salmon Lake Park.
“Bluegrass isn’t merely a music style,” stated Bethany Owens, who owns the park together with her husband, Trent. “For some of us the lyrics illustrate a lifestyle and the devices elicit reminiscences of a slower tempo and time with household after an extended day’s work. I believe that is maybe the way in which park founders, Floyd and Fannie Salmon noticed it. To have the ability to proceed their legacy of holding traditions of bluegrass alive is actually an honor for these of us who’ve taken up the torch right here at Salmon Lake.”
Salmon Lake Park, 357 Salmon Lake Highway, in Grapeland, has attracted among the greatest names in gospel bluegrass for the previous 23 years. This yr will likely be no completely different.
The lineup consists of Larry Cordle & Associates, The Little Roy & Lizzy Present, Summer time & Bray of Mountain Religion Band, Larry Stephenson, Kentucky Simply Us, Elegant & Grassy, Spillwater Drive and Sabine River Bend. Amongst returning favorites are Tin Prime Highway, The Marksmen and Catahoula Drive. This yr’s pageant may also characteristic an area musician, Andi Huff, who will likely be taking part in with The Bluegrass Buddies.
The Rev. Mike Powell will function emcee for the occasion.
Actions within the park will likely be held Monday, Could 24 by means of Sunday, Could 30.
Monday there will likely be storage gross sales/junk swaps on the RVs beginning at 8 a.m., devotionals at 10 a.m. within the Sunshine Inn adopted by speaker Jared Dodd at 11 a.m., a golf cart parade at 7 p.m. with prizes for greatest embellished cart and a cookie fellowship to comply with.
Tuesday there will likely be 10 devotionals on the Sunshine Inn adopted by speaker Jared Dodd at 11 a.m., corn gap at 1:30 p.m., volleyball at 6:30 p.m. and an outside film at 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday there will likely be devotionals on the Sunshine Inn at 10 a.m. adopted by speaker Jared Dodd at 11 a.m., a home made ice cream contest at 1 p.m. with prizes for first, second and third locations, the annual 5 p.m. potluck supper on the Sunshine Inn and banjo bingo to comply with at 7 p.m.
Thursday there will likely be 10 a.m. devotionals with Mike Powell and 11 a.m. with Jared Dodd.
Friday the Grapeland Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast with donuts and occasional on the Major Pavilion. Devotionals will comply with at 10 a.m. on the Sunshine Inn. The Tremendous Water Slide will likely be open from 1 p.m. to three p.m.
Saturday there will likely be devotionals at 10 a.m. and the Tremendous Water Slide will likely be open from 1 p.m. to three p.m.
Pickers will play all through the park — all day, on a regular basis, with impromptu jam classes on a whim. Musicians also can take part in quite a lot of workshops that will likely be held Thursday by means of Saturday on the Sunshine Inn.
The live performance portion of the pageant will kick off with a gap ceremony at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Concert events will run from 5 p.m. to 10 on Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, 4 p.m to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Sunday’s festivities will start with music at 10:30 a.m.
Salmon Lake Park guests might swim, in addition to stroll the paths. A kids’s playground is obtainable. Alcohol is prohibited within the park. RV and tenting websites are nonetheless obtainable.
Meals distributors will likely be obtainable on the park. There may also be arts and craft cubicles. Friday, Willow Creek Chiropractic will conduct free posture scans and shoulder massages and Hospice Plus in Palestine will do free blood stress checks.
Weekend passes can be found for $70. Tickets are $25 per day. Youngsters 15 and beneath with an grownup enter free.
The park gives RV hook ups, tent tenting and cabin leases. There are showers and air-conditioned restrooms obtainable.
From Palestine, go south on U.S. 287/Texas 19 towards Grapeland. On the fork, take the U.S. 287 enterprise route in Grapeland. On the warning mild, flip proper, go two blocks west, flip proper once more, and comply with the Salmon Lake Park indicators.
For tickets or extra data, name 936-687-2594, or go to http://www.salmonlakepark.com or discover them on Fb.