First Annual Mt. Airy Country Western Bluegrass Festival  ~ Saturday, October 13, 2012 ~ 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Mt. Airy Fireman's Carnival Grounds, 1003 Twin Arch Road, Mt. Airy, Maryland.  Join us for this exciting, all-day event, including some of the area's finest Country and Bluegrass Musicians, Amazing Food from the Lancaster County Market along with many other food vendors, Pony Rides, Blacksmith, Hot Air Balloon display, Rides, Face Painting, Moon Bounce, Games, Beer Garden, Fine crafters and Artisans from around the area.  This event is brought to you by The Music Cafe, Inc. and I.C.A.R.E (International Cancer Alliance for Research and Education). Kids 10 and under - FREE, Adults $10                                                                                                                           

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 First Annual Mt. Airy Country Western Bluegrass Festival

~ Saturday, October 13, 2012 ~
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Mt. Airy Fireman's Carnival Grounds
1003 Twin Arch Road
Mt. Airy, Maryland

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Geiger & Hannan is a new acoustic duo based in the Washington, DC area. The duo specializes in performing original material and selected covers in its own inimitable style. Leaning heavily on carefully arranged vocal harmonies, the duo brings an exciting new sound to the DC acoustic music scene.

Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Damascus, Maryland, Matt Geiger is the son of Paul and Susan Ge

iger. Raised in a family of musical talent, Matthew was exposed to a variety of musical genres. Influential musicians include: Carter & Ralph Stanley, Don Reno, Eddie Adcock, James King, Tony Rice, and Red Allen. With Geiger & Hannan, Matthew provides most of the lead vocals, and sometimes provides tenor and baritone parts. He plays rhythm guitar and an occasional banjo part. Previous bands include the Backwoods Boys and Lonesome Valley Mountaineers.

Jason Hannan was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and is the son of country singer/songwriter Hal Windham. He was heavily influenced by Charlie Waller, John Duffey, Roy Orbison, Don Rich, and Phil Everly. With Geiger and Hannan, Jason primarily sings crisp high tenor vocals, as well as occasionally lead and baritone parts. Instrumentally, he provides mandolin and lead guitar. Jason has previously worked with Waiting For Lester and the Zekiah Swamp Cats.
Matt and Jason both also continue to collaborate as members of the Clearspring bluegrass band. Geiger and Hannan will be performing near entrance throughout the day. Don`t miss this dynamic duo !!

One of the best contemporary acts in the area, THE SOUTHERN DRIFTERS give a top notch performance every time they step on the stage. They are a very professional act with some very talented musicians from around the East Coast. These guys have been playing music for over 20yrs as individuals, and now as they joined together to form this group they have been voted one of the best bands around. With musical and harmonic tones guaranteed to please, you will be very glad you made the choice to come watch them perform. They provide a very high energy show with songs you hear on the radio today, and heard in the past. They are committed to staying current with today's music while keeping you in touch with some great older songs that were big hits, plus playing their own original tunes. They are singer, songwriters, with the passion it takes to make it in this business, and won’t settle for less than the best every time they perform. The Southern Drifters will take the main stage at the Mount Airy carnival grounds from 5:15 pm to 6:45 pm.

Ashley Marie is a singer/songwriter whose sound is captivating audiences
from her native state of Maryland all the way to Canada.

Her love of musicals and theater training make her concerts a must see.
Although grounded in Country music, Ashley's vocal abilities are very
versatile, this allows her to introduce other musical styles in her songs
that make her sound fresh, and exciting.

With her soon to be released self written single "Never Fall", Ashley will
be entertaining new audiences throughout the US and abroad. Ashley and band will take 
 the main stage from 1:45pm to 3:15pm. 

A professional family band performing since 1995, Lydia Sylvia and Company presents a rich assortment of Old Time Bluegrass music. Recipients of a Traditional Music Scholarship for Folk Alliance 2010 in Memphis, TN. Nominated for a Washington area music award in 2009, and pre-nominated for a Grammy in 2009 for "Ten Thousand Miles." This is one Ride not to miss !! This dynamic group of musicians will be full of surprises and always packs the stage with a punch. Lydia Sylvia and Company will perform on the main stage at the Mount Airy Carnival grounds from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Special early appearance from The Hardin Draw. This amazing band will take the stage at 11:00 AM sharp.   Visit The Hardin Draw on Facebook. This Tennessee native band is in the middle of an east coast tour, and are mesmerizing audiences in the process. So come early, gather round and join in the foot stompin fun !!   


Singer/Songwriter and Maryland native,"Jack Bond" started in his first band at age 13. He played on weekends for money all through High School and college. He was influenced by everything from Bluegrass and Country to Bad Company and the Beatles. Over the years, Jack has performed in many different bands, some of which include  Harbison, Bond and Goddard, and The River in Washington D.C. Jack is also a Nashville Songwriter/ performer/ and Studio musician. His songwriting career includes the title cut on Roy Buchanan`s album,"That`s what I`m here for". He has performed many times at the famous "Bluebird Cafe" in Nashville. The Jack Bond Trio will be performing at the Mount Airy Canival grounds on the main stage from 12:00 am to 1:30 pm. This is one not to be missed ! 

The Mt. Airy Country, Western and Bluegrass festival - Don`t miss this exciting Event !