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Written by Steve Frank   
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 17:32

SUGAR GROVE, NC- A celebration of Appalachian music and cultural heritage, the 14th Annual MusicFest 'N Sugar Grove will take place July 8 and 9, 2011 on the grounds of the Historic Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove, NC. Performers include eight-time Grammy winner and guitar legend Doc Watson, 2010 Grammy-winning The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Shannon Whitworth and the Kruger Brothers.
Beginning in 1997 as “Doc Watson Appreciation Day,” MusicFest 'N Sugar Grove continues to celebrate the life and music of Doc Watson and the musicians he has inspired. This one-of-a-kind Appalachian experience brings fans back year after year. MusicFest remains an intimate, family-friendly event in a beautiful mountain setting.
Musician workshops, food and craft vendors, a children's playground, and access to the Doc & Merle Watson Folk Art Museum are available to attendees. MusicFest will also offer tours of the Historic Cove Creek School, a picturesque WPA-era stone building listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
MusicFest 'N Sugar Grove is presented by Cove Creek Preservation and Development and the Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Program at Appalachian State University, in an effort to support local cultural sustainability. All proceeds generated by the event will benefit restoration of the Historic Cove Creek School and the Doc & Rosa Lee Watson Scholarship Fund.
Tickets for the 14th annual MusicFest 'N Sugar Grove are on sale now. Tickets and more information are available at and
MusicFest 'N Sugar Grove Fact Sheet

Event date and time:                    Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Location:                        The Historic Cove Creek School
207 Dale Adams Road
Sugar Grove, North Carolina 28679

Headliners:                        Doc Watson, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, (Subject to Change)                    Shannon Whitworth and the Kruger Brothers

Other Performers:     Amantha Mill, Surefire, Sweetbriar Jam, Spirit, Fiddle, Sound Traveler, The Cockman Family, Snyder Family Band, He Said She Said, The Major Sevens, Trevor McKenzie and Friends, Travis Frye and Blue Mountain, Swing Guitars, New River Boys, ETSU Pride, Teacher's Pet, Elkville String Band, The Dollar Boys, Uphill Both Ways, Lisa Baldwin and Dave Haney, New River Boys, Southern Exposure, Eli Snuggs Band, Mountain Laurels, Boss Hawg, Rye Holler Boys

Contact:                        Cove Creek Preservation and Development
PO Box 344
Sugar Grove, NC 28679
Phone: (828) 297-2200
Fax: (828) 297-2205


Admission:                        Advance Tickets (May 15 – July 6)
Two-Day Reserved Seats: $55
Friday General Admission: $15
Saturday General Admission: $20

At the Gate
Friday: $20
Saturday: $25

Advance Ticket Locations:
Boone Drug (Deerfield Road and Foscoe)
Mast General Store (Boone and Valle Crucis)
Cove Creek Store
Historic Cove Creek High School
Ashe Arts Council
Mountain City Welcome Center

Accommodations Information:        High Country Host
1-800 438-7500
(828) 264-1299

Boone Convention and Visitors Bureau:
1-800 852-9506
(828) 262-3516

Directions:        MusicFest 'N Sugar Grove is held at The Historic Cove Creek School, 7.3 miles west of Boone NC. Take US 421/321 west toward TN 5.2 miles. US 421 splits north
toward Mountain City TN. US 321 splits west toward Hampton TN. Turn left on US 321 and go 1.1 miles to
Sugar Grove. The Cove Creek Grocery is on the right, the Sugar Grove Post Office on the left. Turn right on Old US 421 just past the Cove Creek Grocery. Follow signs for parking for the events.

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