Covered Bridge Bluegrass Jamboree set for June 15

As a part of Covered Bridge Jams each year, the Elizabethton Park and Recreation Department host a special Bluegrass event in June called “Covered Bridge Bluegrass Jamboree’

This night will feature two headliners, two of top groups in bluegrass today and some of the finest local and regional groups found anywhere.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
Named Entertainers of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) in 2019, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers have consistently delivered chart-topping radio hits and energetic performances for nearly 15 years. The Radio Ramblers are seen by tens of thousands of bluegrass fans every year and since 2013 have become regular guests on the historic Grand Ole Opry.

Their previous album, For The Record, for the Nashville-based label Billy Blue Records, was a Top 5 Billboard hit and remained on the charts for a record 13 months, producing multiple top 10 singles. Their latest all-Gospel album, Somewhere Beyond The Blue is receiving rave reviews with the first single, “Hear Jerusalem Calling” nominated for Gospel Recorded Performance by the IBMA.

In addition to band leader duties, Joe Mullins is an award-winning radio broadcaster who can be heard daily across the globe via Real Roots Radio and is also host of the syndicated radio program Front Porch Fellowship currently on over 200 radio stations worldwide. Most recently, he produced the IBMA’s Album of the Year, Industrial Strength Bluegrass for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers have generated an in-demand following on the national scene, allowing them to be one of today’s most heralded torchbearers in mainstream bluegrass and gospel music.

Authentic Unlimited  (AU) was awarded the coveted Vocal Group of the Year and New Artist of the Year recognition at the 34th annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards held on September 28, 2023 at Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, NC.

The recently formed bluegrass group has catapulted to great success earning them admiration from peers and fans alike. As the group sets their sights on future endeavors, the vocal talent and musical abilities paired with hard work will continue to capture the hearts of bluegrass music listeners.

Day's Schedule
Stemwinder                                                   12:00pm
Hollow Ground                                             1:30pm
Tim Decker & Tennessee River                   4:00pm
Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers            6:00pm
Authentic Unlimited                                      8:00pm

There will be eight food trucks on hand for the Jamboree.

"We are extremely excited about this year's Bluegrass Jamboree and hope that everyone in the community and those in our surrounding areas will come out and enjoy some awesome music in a beautiful setting," said David Nanney - Elizabethton Park and Recreation Director.

“We are truly delighted to bring this special musical event that showcases internationally known artists, Authentic Unlimited and Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers. With these great group and the matchless beauty of our historic Covered Bridge Park and downtown Elizabethton this night will truly be one to remember."

Covered Bridge Bluegrass Jamboree is free to the public and will begin at 12:00pm. For more information, contact Elizabethton Parks and Recreation at 423-547-6441.