Edgar Loudermilk and Jaemor Farms are teaming up to present “a whole day of music” dedicated to bluegrass.
The Bluegrass Farm Jam will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at 5340 Cornelia Highway in Alto.
Loudermilk chose the venue himself, claiming it is the perfect fit for the family-friendly music event.
“I went by there and looked at that location, and I know how much traffic they get through Jaemor anyway,” he said. “It would be a perfect demographic for a bluegrass festival because a lot of times our festivals are held at farms anyways. And Jaemor Farms is beautiful.”
With an array of talent from across the Southeast, the Bluegrass Farm Jam will be an event not to be missed. Performing artists include Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Adkins & Loudermilk, Curtis Blackwell and the Dixie Bluegrass Boys, New Dixie Storm and Last Road Bluegrass Band.
“Each band will play twice,” Loudermilk said. “Two 45-minute sets throughout the day. It’ll start somewhere around noon, and it’ll run till around 8 or 9 o’clock at night.”
Organized by Loudermilk and his partner, Brooks Preacher, the 2016 Bluegrass Farm Jam will be the first of many hopefully.
“The whole idea behind this is I wanted to have something close to home for everybody in our area,” he said.