National Old Time Country and Bluegrass Music Festival

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Country and Region United StatesIowa
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival LeMars, Iowa USA
Festival Contact Information

Mailing address:
National Old Time Country and Bluegrass Music Festival
P. O. Box 492
Anita, IA 50020 USA
Physical address:
650 Main Street
Anita, IA 50020 USA
Phone: (01) 712-762-4363

Festival Description

The event, known as the “National Old Time Country, Bluegrass, and Folk Festival & Contest & Pioneer Exposition of Arts, Crafts, and Agricultural Lifestyle” is in itself a mouthful. According to Everhart, “We are looking forward to a big happening at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in LeMars, Iowa. It is now seven days long just to take care of the huge number of participants — both local and regional. We utilize ten sound stages from 9:00am to midnight every day.

Over 600 performers on ten “sound” stages, including celebrities, will take part in this year’s festival. Each October the Rural Roots Music Festival will take place at the Christensen Field House in Fremont, Nebraska. For more information visit the website at

Festival Dates August 25 - 31, 2014
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2014:
  • LuLu Roman from Hee Haw is coming on Tuesday
  • John Carter Cash (only child of Johnny & June Carter Cash)
  • Steve & Ruth Smith (Old-time country players from North Carolina)
  • Kenny Seratt (Montana-Texas rancher, big hit in Europe returns)
  • Larry Gillis and Swampgrass (from the swamps of south Georgia, Monday only)
  • Harmonicats (last surviving member George Miklas and a harmonica orchestra)
  • David Davis & The Warrior River Boys from Alabama (Monday only)
  • Lucky Susan Crowe (terrific country singer from New Zealand)
  • Terry Smith (Far Side Banks of Jordan, all week)
  • Sherwin & Pam Linton (Minnesota’s favorite country singers)
  • Buck Helton (The cowboy with the big hat, great western music from Dallas)
  • Annie & Mac McCauley (Super old-time country folk from Front Royal, Virginia)
  • Hugh Moffatt (Nashville folk artist travels Europe consistently)
  • Betty Rydell (Texas Rio Grande Valley’s favorite country singer)
  • Matt Boone (Tennessee classic country returns with a hit record)
  • Onion Creek Cloggers (two terrific barn dances + clogging)
  • Tamra Rosanes (One of Denmark’s most popular country singers)
  • Larry Long (Smithsonian creator of Elder’s Wisdom & Childrens songs)
  • Mary Beth Cross (Colorado’s premier country-folk singer)
  • Greta Elkin (Queen of Country Music in Ireland returns)
  • Kate Sheeran (Ireland’s newest successful country singer)
  • Peter ‘Danny’ Daskalov (Country singer from the Island of Cypress)
  • Brian Conway (the East Coast’s favorite Irish fiddler)
  • Dr. Stuart Frank (Curator of New Bedford Whaling Museum, sings sea chanties)
  • Tammy Jones Robinette (Ohio country singer many time awarded)
  • Jacob Austin Band (Anderson, Texas)


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Practical Info:

  • Plymouth County Fairgrounds
    LeMars, Iowa


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