2016 Mountain Glory Entertainment

Gazebo Stage – North Main Street

10:00 AMSorella Jack

Sorella” means “sister” in Italian, and this trio is truly a “Jack-of-all-trades”.  That pretty much sums up this unique ensemble of musicians: three women, Melody Cox, Patty M and Leah Wahl, using their blended voices and an array of instruments (guitars, harmonica, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer, ukelele and percussion) to create a rich fabric of sound.  And with this sonic richness, Sorella Jack covers an impression range of songs – both well know and not so much – and make them their own with distinctive vocal and instrumental styles.  Original songs by Sorella Jack‘s own Melody Cox are woven into their performances and leave audiences in awe.  And through it all, the love and respect for the songs they perform shows through and touches the hearts of all who listen.

11:30 AMGreg 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 & 3:00 PM – CHIKOMO Marimba

Founded in 2009, Chikomo Marimba is dynamic Zimbabwean style marimba band playing joyful dance music for all ages!  As a performing group, their intention is to create interactive and unifying experiences through inspiring performances that encourage audience participation, celebration, and dance. They dedicate their energy to bringing people together in a multi-generational experience, introducing people to their music and getting it out there!

Their mission is to continue to grow as a vibrant contributing community member by bringing joy to the community through the intimacy of their music. And to share and celebrate the joy of the music they play among themselves and with others.

Band Members: Christy Clavio, Mollie Curry, Sue Ford, Steve Kemble, Ron LaPointe, Michael Sherman


4:00 PM – Little Miss McDowell, Eliana Rampey


Restrooms are located beside the Courthouse, beside the Gazebo and at First Baptist Church.

Handicap restroom beside the Gazebo.   Handicap Parking behind State Farm Insurance.



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 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.


12:45 PM – State Street Church of God Drama Team

The Drama Team is made up of local talented youth and teens.  A great opportunity to hear local talent.


2:30 PM – Terry McKinney

Local favorite Terry McKinney brings his traditional mountain music to Mountain Glory Festival.  A native son, Terry has a long musical history since a teenager in Mitchell County.

Terry has devoted his life to the preservation on mountain music & is currently a resident teacher for the Toe River Arts Council, teaching mountain music history to students.  Terry is a regular performer at the Orchard at Altapass and the Blue Ridge Mountain Music & Culture Museum in Spruce Pine.  Joining Terry will be vocalist Valerie Stern and well-known local musicians Eual Owens with vocals and lead guitar, Scott Owens adding hot guitar licks and Ray Owens rocking the keyboard.   Rounding out the band will be Billy Joe England keeping the beat on the bass. You are in for a treat to hear this outstanding band play at Mountain Glory Festival.


Other Activities

The Mountain Glory Festival Quilt Show

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.


Festival phone app with UGo Tours!