2020 North Carolina Blueberry Festival, Celebrating 17 Years!
Festival Kickoff ~ Friday, June 19th, 2020
5-6 pm Jones Sisters Band
The Jones Sisters Band from Linwood, North Carolina plays a style of music that’s geared more towards bluegrass gospel with a Celtic flair, a hint of old country, and an emphasis on sibling harmonies. They have been playing as a band for six years, which consists of four talented individuals who have each been playing since a young age. Tori Jones, whose main instrument is the fiddle, also plays the mandolin and guitar, she is twenty years old. Katie Jones is eighteen years old and keeps everyone in time with the upright bass. Elli Jones is fourteen years old and enjoys playing rhythm guitar. John Lee is 17 years old, he completes the bluegrass sound by adding the bluegrass banjo.
7-10 pm The Band of Oz
The Band of Oz was formed in 1967 as a part-time band playing fraternity parties and high school proms all over the South. In 1977 the band went on the road full time. Since that time the band has made an exceptional name for itself throughout the Southeast by playing the top clubs and corporate parties, and getting excellent reviews along the way. For several years the group has been a guest on most of the major beach concerts in the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia.
The Band of Oz is one of the most successful groups in the Southeast, and continues to get the very best reviews from the top people in the entertainment business. The band now features a full horn section to total a dynamic eight-member group.