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Old-Time Rural Music Gathering
5 Jan 2014
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The National Traditional Country Music Assn. will host the Old-Time Rural Music Gathering at the Christensen Field House in Fremont, Nebraska on October 3-5, 2014.

This wonderful gathering of like-minded folks who appreciate country music in it's earlier forms, got it's start with Jack and Florence Arnold and their family.  They gathered their resources together and staged one of the finest, single-stage, old-time country events in Nebraska.  The Arnold's formed the Elkhorn Valley Country Music Association to get enough volunteers to make it all work, and it was a surprisingly good and long running festival.

It is called the "Old Time Rural Music Gathering" in honor of the Arnolds, and features all the things they did originally, with some additional offerings that make it an even more entertaining event. Some pretty amazing talent has shown up for this gathering, and 2014 appears to be no less than the best.

Invited performers include: The Kenaston Family; Mary Channer Paul; Bob & Sheila Everhart; Jackie Shewey; Marge Lund; Dale Eichor; Bobby Awe; Francis Hahn; Rick & Harriette Andersen; Kathy Dovel; Mike Behnk; Marvin Bredemier; Bill Hendren; Paul Wold; Jack Langley; Emma Heyen; Janet Cline; Norville Dollar; Jim Barnes; Paul Burnett; Lee Muller; Dale Williams; Reed Family: Down Home Dulcimers; Marcia Greve; Outta Gas; Bob Keim; Wilbur Foss; Mark & Sue Jenkins; Jay Kelly; Kramer sisters, and more!

 

Don't miss the great old-time country dance on Saturday night, and the Friday Night Opry on Friday night.  You'll also enjoy the Sunday Gospel Show.  There are contests beginning Saturday morning: 9am-Open Fiddle; 9:30am-Under 16 Performers; 10am-Over-50 Singers; 10:30am-Original Songwriters; 11am-Adult Performer; Noon-Band Scramble.  The food at this event is some of the best country cookin' you're likely to find anywhere. 

Admission to the festival is $15 adult daily ticket, or a 3-day pass for $35.  All under 18 are free.

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This event is featured on the Year of the Rural Arts Calendar of Events. For more information on the Year of the Rural Arts, visit www.artoftherural.org

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Dance Song Food & Drink Heritage Rural Rural-Urban Traditional YORA Festival/Celebration Midwest Musician Bluegrass Music Nebraska Oldtime
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