Fall Forever Bluegrass Festival Contributed Photo / Cindy Pinion, left, watches The Kody Norris Show perform at a previous bluegrass festival in the Show Barn at Mountain Cove Farms.

The Lonesome River Band, The Kody Norris Show and David Peterson and 1946 are headlining this weekend's third Fall Forever Bluegrass Festival.

The bluegrass festival, held in memory of musician Boxcar Pinion, is drawing about 20 bluegrass acts to Mountain Cove Farms in Chickamauga, Georgia, Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7-9. It's designed for fans to enjoy a variety of bluegrass acts as well as the colorful surrounding mountain scenery in the valley of McLemore Cove.

Bands will perform one-hour sets at the top of each hour.

Lonesome River Band released its latest album "Outside Looking In" in May of this year. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Bluegrass Music Chart. LRB's banjo player Sammy Shelor was nominated for International Bluegrass Music Association's Banjo Player of the Year in consecutive years from 2009-2018, winning in 2012, as well as nominations in 1995-98.

If you go

› What: Fall Forever Bluegrass Festival

› Where: Mountain Cove Farms, 994 Dougherty Gap Road, Chickamauga, Georgia

› When: 5-9 p.m. Thursday, 1-11 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7-9

› Admission: $10 Thursday, $25 Friday, $30 Saturday, $65 three-day pass; ages 15 and younger free with paying adult

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The Kody Norris Show's album, "When I Get the Money Made," was chosen 2017 Bluegrass Album of the Year by the National Traditional Country Music Association.

David Peterson has worked as a street musician in Nashville. His band is named 1946 as a nod to the year bluegrass music was born.

In addition to those headliners, performers will include Fox Mountain Express, New Grass Express, Lone Mountain Band, Barefoot Nellie and Company and youth performers from Fiddler's Anonymous. Visitors will find jam sessions around the campsite at all hours of each day.

Hot food and concessions will be sold. Local artists and crafts vendors will also be on-site.

Forever Bluegrass Festivals are organized by Cindy Pinion, Inez Pinion Castleberry and Ruth Pinion, daughters of Boxcar Pinion, who died of cancer in 1990.


Shows will be held in the Mountain Cove Farms show barn, rain or shine


5 p.m. Just Passing Thru

6 p.m. Fox Mountain Express

7 p.m. New Grass Express

8 p.m. The Barbaric Yawps


1 p.m. Rock Creek Bluegrass

2 p.m. Blue Ridge Grass

3 p.m. Lone Mountain Band

4 p.m. The Kody Norris Show

5 p.m. Laura Walker, Eleanor Bright & Ella Saunders

6 p.m. The Locomotives

7 p.m. Rock Creek Bluegrass

8 p.m. The Kody Norris Show

9 p.m. Lonesome River Band


Noon. Fiddler’s Anonymous Kids

12:30 p.m. Brian Blaylock

1 p.m. Barefoot Nellie & Company

2 p.m. The Dixie Ramblers

3 p.m. Southwind

4 p.m. David Peterson and 1946

5 p.m. Track 145

6 p.m. Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset

7 p.m. Southern Flavor

8 p.m. Landon Fitzpatrick Band

9 p.m. David Peterson and 1946



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