Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The weather may have been on the dreary side, but folks still had fun.
Check out this video from the Blue Grassroots Music & Arts festival, which experienced March's rainy, windy and chilly side this past weekend. Upload your photos and video from the festival to this article by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Video" button in green letters below.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Check out what's going on in Stone Mountain and Lithonia this weekend.
Please click on the event name to learn more. March 23 Blue Grassroots Music & Arts Festival, Stone Mountain Village, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Musicians, kids' area, art and more. Reading with Rover at Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg Library, 952 Leon St. in Stone Mountain, 12-1 p.m. Youngsters ages 5-8 try out their reading skills as a trained therapy dog listens. Family Book Jeopardy at Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Rd. in Lithonia, 3:30-4:30 p.m. A knowledge-testing activity for family members ages 6 and up. Easter Bunny at Mall at Stonecrest, 2929 Turner Hill Rd. in Lithonia, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. March 24 Blue Grassroots Music & Arts Festival, Stone Mountain Village, continues, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sheep Shearing Day at Stone Mountain Park, 1-…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The festival will be two days instead of one, and go all the way down Main Street to James B. Rivers Drive.
The Blue Grassroots Music & Arts Festival in the city of Stone Mountain is expanding. The showcase of bluegrass music and artists' creativity will be two days -- March 23 and 24 -- instead of one, as it's been for three years. Also, rather than concentrating the activities in the center of Stone Mountain Village, the festival will extend all the way down to James B. Rivers Drive near the Village Corner German Restaurant. "We're trying to involve both ends of Main Street," said Susan Ryles, executive director of Main Street Stone Mountain. With the festival now covering two days, "we feel like we can build this into a festival with a really good attendance,' Ryles said. Some 3,000-5,000 people are expected to come to the festival over the…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The March 31 event had good weather, good music and great crowds.
News Follow Up: The Blue Grassroots Music & Arts Festival, which brought its old-time jammin' to Stone Mountain Village March 31, was a great success, according to event co-producer Jack Sartain. The event drew 3,500 people and there were "totally no problems," Sartain said through e-mail correspondence. Watch video highlights of the festival here. Keep up with the news that affects your life. "Like" Stone Mountain-Redan Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter - it's free!
Sunday, April 1, 2012
The music played and the weather cooperated at the third annual event.
The Third Annual Blue Grassroots Music & Arts Festival in Stone Mountain Village had several things on its side Saturday: weather (which brightened up during the day after a cloudy morning and overnight drizzles); the cost (free to enter; food, drink, activities and were for sale); fun-loving families; and of course lots of bluegrass fans and musicians up and down Main Street and along side streets. Kids could bungee jump, bounce in the bouncy houses, and take train rides in a small train just their size. Restaurants in the village and outdoor food vendors served up lunch, snacks, and much-needed beverages on the warm day. Adults and children learned barn dances and other jigs at workshops throughout the day. Artists and artisans showed …
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Thursday, March 29, 2012
Blue Grassroots Festival in the city of Stone Mountain is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 31.
Main Street between Mimosa and West Mountain Street in the city of Stone Mountain will be closed to traffic Saturday, March 31 from about 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the third annual Blue Grassroots Music and Arts Festival. The street needs to be closed because of all the planned activities at the festival. There will be "old-time jamming" throughout stores, on corners, and in restaurants in Stone Mountain Village, band contests in a concert area and specific "jamspots" with tents and chairs.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Band contests, "old-time jamming" and more.
There will be dancing in the streets of Stone Mountain Village March 31. The third annual Blue Grassroots Music and Arts Festival in Stone Mountain Village takes place that day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Organizers say bluegrass and "old-time jamming" will take place throughout stores, on corners, and in restaurants in Stone Mountain Village. The Festival co-producers are John Kelley and Jack Sartain. There will be band contests in a concert area and specific "jamspots" with tents and chairs, according to information on the web site about the festival. Instrument workshops will also be available; locations to be announced. The Stone Mountain Art Stroll is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. the same day.