Gazebo Stage – North Main Street
10:00 AM – Posom Creek
This band’s performances include old-time, bluegrass, comedy, and gospel. Possum Creek performs at Woody’s Original Mountain Music on Friday nights and they also can be found playing at area festivals, assisted living residences, rehabilitation centers, and church and community fund raisers.
Members of the band include: Harold Harless – banjo and vocals, Jim Elkins – mandolin and vocals, Tom Ramey – guitar and vocals, and Carol Harless – bass. Harold and Jim are also songwriters.
The signature song for Posom Creek is the popular “Five Pounds of Posom”, complete with lovable possums.
11:30 AM – Greg Conley
You do not want to miss this powerful performance. Known for strong vocals, Greg makes chills up and down your spine! Greg grew up in Marion singing with his family and you want to be there!
12:30 PM – Addie’s Chapel Gospel Choir
If you want your heart warmed and your spirit lifted, then Addies Chapel is who you want to hear. Singing together for over 30 years, Addie’s Chapel is a local gospel choir that has been a mainstay at Mountain Glory Festival for many years. Always a crowd pleaser, many are original members and the wonderful harmony of years practice shines in every song. They do a variety of gospel music and hymns. We don’t want to miss this wonderful choir.
2:00 PM – Dave Dribbon & SIDECAR HONEY
SIDECAR HONEY’s songwriting and sound make this band something original, stand out and special.
Down home roots with a modern edge. Lead vocalist/guitarist Dave Dribbon is the songwriter; Kimberly Tzakos is the other lead vocalist, adding Motown and Soul to the mix. The original songs are Indie/Americana/Rock. Strong gritty vocals with rich harmonies and a dynamic and sometimes heavy backbeat. The songs are complimented by Simon George, playing lead on piano. Daniel Walton on bass and cello. Will Miller on drums; throws Rock, Cajun and Americana beats into the mix. Sidecar Honey is thoughtful Americana with pop hooks and rock propulsion, while they manage to feel at once fresh and familiar.
4:00 PM – ShBoom
Doo Wop has a special place in the hearts of those who grew up in that wonderful era but it also has broad appeal to nearly all age groups today.
ShBoom is an A Cappella musical group that specializes in singing the Doo Wop music from the “Fabulous Fifties” that originated on street corners in Philadelphia in the mid to late fifties with some “newer” music like songs by Billy Joel to the mix. The group is based out of the Land of Sky Barbershop Chorus in Asheville and performs through western North Carolina.
ShBoom members are: Randy Johnston – Singing lead; Jeff Foster – Baritone; Ed Mathis – Bass; Franklin Pierce sings lead and tenor; Rook Wetzel sings baritone even when he is working at Cafe Marion; Scott Eggert sings a mighty fine lead and tenor; Jim Gordon sings baritone; Dan Gregg also sings those low down bass notes; and Mike Richard adds more base. You can follow ShBoom on their Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/ShBoomAcapellaQuartet.
Restrooms are located beside the Courthouse, at the Main Street Stage and at First Baptist Church.
Handicap restroom Main Street Stage. Handicap Parking behind State Farm Insurance.
Shuttle service available beside Kirksey Funeral Home to McDowell Senior Center every 30 minutes.
Family Stage, Courthouse Lawn
10:30 AM – Best Dressed Pet Contest
A delightful part of every Mountain Glory Festival, see the innovative ideas of a “Best Dressed Pet”! An all-time favorite was a goat dressed as a ballerina! Sponsored by Creative Framing & Awards Gallery.
11:30 AM – Lake Lure Cloggers
12:00 PM – Little Miss McDowell, Addison Cunningham
12:15 Noon – RMA Karate
Robinson Martial Arts/RMA Karate is the representative organization of the United Goju-Shorin Karate Association in Western North Carolina. Located at 242-A North Main Street, RMA Karate is an award winning dojo, having recently placed first place in several regional competitions. See demonstrations and learn more about the discipline of martial arts.
12:30 PM – Local Talent
1:30 PM – Coleman Arrowood Band
The Coleman Arrowood Band is a locally based band playing the best of rock country music. They play cover songs from well-known artists such as Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney as well as their own original songs. The audience can expect to rock out and have a great time!
Band members are Marion’s own Coleman Arrowood as lead singer and on the guitar; Nate Lowe is lead guitarist and hales from Ware Shoals, SC; keeping the drums hot is Marion’s Corey Owensby; on the rhythm guitar is Marion native, Noah Dunham and rounding the band with the bass beat is Avery Amerto.
You do not want to miss the Coleman Arrowood Band’s primer appearance on the Family Stage at Mountain Glory Festival
4:00 PM – Miss Mountain Glory Festival Crowning – 1st Annual
Children’s Activities on Courthouse Lawn: Early Childhood Community
Best Dressed Pet Contest Spin Art
Inflatables/Moonbounce Make Your Own Tutu
Balloon Artist Face Painting
Fishing Booth Rock Painting
The Mountain Glory Festival Quilt Show
On display for the month of October, see the mountain tradition of quilting alive and well with dozens of quilts and quilted pieces. The Quilt Show has been a beautiful and colorful addition to Mountain Glory Festival for many years and all are one of a kind works of art. Free admission and enjoy the MACA Art Gallery while you are there.
Wine & Beer Garden
New for 2016 Mountain Glory Festival is a Wine & Beer Garden. Wine and beer will be available for purchase by glass or bottle, 21 and older, ID required. Wine will be provided by South Creek Winery and Lake James Cellars. Beer will by Catawba Brewing Co. The Garden will be located beside State Farm Insurance and will be open 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.