Ridgetop Music Fest at VC Airport Aug. 15

Published 10:25 am Tuesday, August 11, 2009

VINTON COUNTY — The Ridgetop Music Fest will take place Saturday at the Vinton County Airport, about 6 miles north of McArthur, just off State Route 93 on Airport Road.

The event is being referred to as a mid-summer twilight event with music beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Performances will end at about 9 p.m. and will take place on the beautiful Vinton County Airport’s grassy knoll, near the shelterhouse.

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Food, airplane rides, and mini tractor pulls will begin earlier in the day at about 3 p.m.

Some of the groups and individuals performing will be Borrowed Tyme, a southern bluegrass gospel favorite; Sugar Run, which features Sue Kirk on the banjo and mandolin; local favorite Chip Allman and the Bottom of the Barrel Band; The Equine Riders made up mainly of Allen family members with clear four-part vocals; and local musician/songwriter Joy Dickerson.

There will be “5 Minutes of Fame” sections for those individuals or groups who just want to jump on the stage and perform a song after registering for a specific time at the beginning of the event.

There will also be an area where you can learn to play or improve your musical skills.

For more information, contact Booster President Nick Rupert at 740-357-0268, Steve Keller at 740-418-2612, or Dave Boothe at 740-590-0538 or 740-978-0162.

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