Elkin Roots Music Fest

Elkin Roots Music Fest


Event Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time: 1 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Elkin Municipal Park, 399 Hwy 268 West, Elkin, NC 28621
Admission: Free
Contact: Judy Buckner, festival coordinator
Phone: 336-366-9141
Online Information: foothillsartscouncil.org/elkin-valley-fiddlers
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ElkinRootsMusicFest/

Elkin, N.C. – Plan to join other traditional music fans at the Elkin Roots Music Fest on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at the Elkin Municipal Park. This is the fourth annual free event planned by Elkin Valley Fiddlers, an associate member of Foothills Arts Council.

Well-known bluegrass, old time, blues and gospel artists from across North Carolina perform on the outdoor stage from 1 PM until 8:30 PM. In case of rain, the event will move indoors to the gymnasium at the park. This family friendly event offers plenty of space for lawn chairs and blankets. There is a children's playground within the park. Vendors offering a variety of food and beverages will be onsite. Parking is available onsite for a modest fee.


  • Jeff Little Trio
  • Lightnin' Wells
  • Paul Brown, Laurelyn Dossett, Terri McMurray & Joe Newberry
  • Big Ron Hunter
  • Joe Thrift
  • Presley Barker
  • United Praise from Piney Grove UMC & Wesley Chapel UMC.

Group founder Barry Carlton says, "Elkin's music festival has grown each year, and we are pleased to present a greater variety of roots music than ever before. Rarely can such talent be experienced for free. This year we have assistance from Paul Brown, a well-known roots musician and former world newscast anchor with NPR. Paul will be our onstage host, performing and introducing an impressive lineup of musicians."

Elkin Valley Fiddlers provides a first class traditional music festival with grant support from the Winston-Salem Foundation and the generous support of the Town of Elkin, its business and nonprofit communities, individual donors, and our musicians.

Elkin Valley Fiddlers seeks volunteers to help raise funds, distribute flyers, and assist at the festival. To volunteer, please contact Judy Buckner, festival coordinator, using the contact info above.