Big Spring Bluegrass & BBQ

The 4th Turn on the Track of

 Big Spring Bluegrass and BBQ Festival

It was born in the motherland, nurtured in the hills and hollers’ and now playing on the stage at Big Spring Park, the sweet and natural sounds of bluegrass.  Music composed of voices painted with the gold of sunshine and accompaniment made by the hand of man.  Sounds as from harps unstrung come from hands touching the fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and upright bass. 

I wax mellow and very Dead yet I’m drawn to ballads about an itinerant dancing man with a deceased dog and a gritty tale or relaxing in a fixer-upper one room abode with a companion whom I refer to as “Sweet Baby”.  All of this and more can be heard from the numerous “minstrels” present for the 4th Annual Big Spring Bluegrass and Barbeque Festival in Big Spring Park on Saturday, August 5th 2017 from 10 am to 9 pm.

It’s that time to bring the blankets, quilts, or them thar fancy folding chairs and throw down on the lawn in our beautiful historic park and enjoy a day set to the score of purest music this side of heaven.  It’s a comfortable place to be, free of cockle burrs and fire ants and invaded only occasionally by a passionate ground hog. 

No need to worry while you are here about how you will sustain your health as we will have many a travelin’ chuck wagon with grub and treats.  Them boys will be preparin’ fresh food all day long!  There’ll be pulled pork, brisket, sausages, chicken, corn on the cob, watermelon, ice cream, shaved ice, kettle korn, funnel cakes and probably more, but I seemed to have lost track of where I was goin’.

Well, let’s just take a look at the schedule for the day as we don’t want you to show up too early or stay too late!

10:00 a.m.       Greenland Station

11:00 a.m.       White River Junction

12:00 p.m.       Fiddle & Banjo

1:00 p.m.         Roving Gamblers

2:00 p.m.         Workman Bluegrass

3:00 p.m.         Finley River Boys

4:00 p.m.         Ripplin’ Creek

5:00 p.m.         Brightwater Junction

6:00 p.m.         Blue Irene

7:00 p.m.         Southern Tradition

8:00 p.m.         That Dalton Gang

This here be a NO CHARGE AT THE GATE event, use yer' Yankee money or railroad script for food and beverage!

For more information, please call Paul Richardson at 417-451-8050 or text or call 417-389-3301. Also, check out Neosho Area Community Events on Facebook.  Look under the events listing for Big Spring Bluegrass & BBQ.