The Snow Hill Bluegrass Jamboree Celebrates 154 Shows

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Snow Hill Bluegrass Jamboree is celebrating 14 years and 154 shows.  Sponsored by the Highway 58 Fire Department, a special show will be presented on Saturday, June 3, at the fire department training center, 9100 Snow Hill Road in Ooltewah.  

Food will be available at 5 p.m.  Door prizes will be given away. 

Normally, six or seven bands perform at the show giving each band about 40 minutes for their performance.  During this special celebration, only four bands will play with each one performing for one hour.   

The lineup for the show is as follows:
6-7 p.m. - The Double Cross Band
7:10-8:10 p.m. - Perry Suits and 3rd Degree
8:20-9:20 p.m. – Southwind Bluegrass Band
9:30-10:30 p.m. – The Ed James Bluegrass Band 

In June of 2003, several musicians approached Highway 58 Fire Department Chief C.R. Harris about using the fire department’s training center to play their music. This evolved into a monthly performance by various bands and has continued since. Shows are presented on the first Saturday of each month, except December.  

Proceeds from the shows help to purchase food and toys for the needy families in the area the fire department serves. Once the food is packed and toys wrapped, the volunteer fire fighters load the fire trucks and make deliveries a few days before Christmas. The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department consists of some 65 volunteer fire fighters and covers about 112 square miles.

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