April 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm America/New York Timezone

Washington, NC: The Beaufort County Traditional Music Association’s 11th Annual BoCO Traditional Music Festival will be held April 27, from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM at the Turnage Theatre in Downtown Washington. There will be free fun music all day and evening for the whole family. John Howie, Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff is the rockabilly country headliner band. Admission is Free: Donations are Appreciated. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for sale. The festival is co-sponsored by Arts of the Pamlico. Donations made during the festival will go to their “Raise the Roof” Campaign Fund for the Turnage Theatre. Come enjoy the whole day or just stay for a few events. Don’t miss this good time!
The festival kicks off in the Turnage Gallery with BoCO Acoustic Jam at 10:00 featuring BCTMA musicians. Bring your instrument and join the fun. There are also special jams including a 12:15 Bluegrass Jam, an 1:15 Old Time Jam, and a 2:15 Folk Jam.
Upbeat Regional Bands will be performing starting at 4:00 with Uncle John and the Hollis Trio. This fast paced bluegrass band will get your toes a tappin’! They are followed at 5:00 by “Twisted Knot” an exciting Celtic band, and super guitarist JD Joyner rounds out this set at 6:00 PM.
Headliner band John Howie, Jr and the Rosewood Bluff will take the Turnage Main Stage at 7:00 and play their entertaining brand of rockabilly honky-tonk country songs until 9:00.
The drawing for the winning ticket for the Martin DRS GT Guitar, Dean SADC-TSB Guitar, and Blounts Creek Idle About will be held at 9:00 PM. $5.00 raffle tickets will be for sale at the festival. Drawing for the handmade music theme lap quilt will also be held at this time. $1.00 tickets are available.
The Beaufort County Traditional Music Association is a grass roots non-profit organization that has promoted the performance and enjoyment of traditional music in Eastern NC for over ten years. Thanks to the assistance and oversight of Arts of the Pamlico, the BCTMA has grown into an active group of musicians and supporters dedicated to the nurturing and sharing of their love of traditional music. For more information, please visit www.bctma.org.