Be wowed by the glitzy costume and touching anecdotes!

She Will Be Back in 2018

Tribute to Dolly Parton 

Melody Knighton looks, sings and speaks just like Dolly Parton. She peppers her show with funny lines and singing Dolly's famous hits.  She even reenacts some of Dolly's early radio jingles.

So... look for Dolly strolling through the festival, entertaining one and all!  

Melody Knighton

This year, we are adding glitz , glamour and down home fun with this larger-than-life tribute to Dolly Parton. She'll "hob knob" with our guests and pose for pictures. She'll sing a few songs. 

This lovely Dolly Parton impersonator and tribute artist has toured Australia in "The Kenny and Dolly Show"! 

She has appeared on stage with Dolly Parton and , and made a guest appearance on "Outsider's Inn" on CMT.  

She has performed at:

  • The Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • The Grand Ole Opry stage
  • The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn. 
  • Performing Arts Center 
  • Opened for "The Drifters" at the "Spirit of Liberty Festival"



 ONE of the tallest in the world, standing nearly 12-feet tall!!


from Atlanta, GA

Morgan Bivens

An accomplished stilt walker / dancer, and one of the tallest in the world, standing nearly 12-feet tall!! His specialty is circus-style stilts, but he is well-trained with various other styles. This makes him versatile for indoor or outdoor events. It's very hard to find clothing for a 12-foot tall man, so most of his costumes are custom made and extremely unique. His most popular costumes include a pirate, LED-enhanced robot, and a giant peacock-like bird. Featured in various news articles throughout the state of GA, he has gained notoriety for his talent of dancing while stilting. This earned him a job in the new 2014 Michael Bay film, 'Welcome to Yesterday.'

3-Day Music Line-Up

Matt Rogers 

Friday June 1, 2018      3pm-4:30pm

“If you want someone’s attention—be different.” Matt Rogers


  • 2016 Josie Award Nominee for Modern Country Male
  • 2015 Georgia Country Award for Overall Artist of the Year
  • 2015 Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and CMT Songwriter Achievement Award (top 40)
  • 2014 Finalist for Male Artist of the Year, Georgia-Country awards.
  • 2014 Finalist in the "Next Big Thing" competition sponsored by World Class Talent in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • 2014 Finalist in Clay's Country Radio for Male Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, the Song of the Year ("I Was Raised")
  • "The Georgia Way" and "I Was Raised" received top votes on 94.9 FM The Bull Backyard Country Segment in Atlanta and aired the maximum number of weeks allowed (fan voted)
  • Nominated for Nashville Universe Awards in the categories of Male Vocalist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Song of the Year (for "I Was Raised").

“If you want someone’s attention—be different.” Matt Rogers has used that approach since he began performing. Bringing the freshest sound in country music, Matt Rogers delivers his unique approach to entertainment every time he steps in front of a microphone. As a singer and a songwriter, Matt’s original music is rich with emotion and struggle. As a cover musician, he brings a unique texture to songs and presents them in a different way—without disturbing the integrity of the original version.

Country music great TG Sheppard said of him, “You're the real deal man. You are the total package. You're a great singer, a great picker, and a great songwriter. I will remember the first time I saw you and it was right here when you arrived. And you HAVE arrived.” 

Nashville singer/songwriter Melonie Cannon said, "Loved the tone of your voice. That gravely sound in your voice...that's not something you can just pull off. That's a very cool sound—very unique. We were trying to figure out is there somebody that you sound like—and I don't know anybody with that voice—that's a good thing. Keep writing. I dig it.”

An award-winning artist and songwriter, Matt has written or co-written hundreds of songs. His songs have been recognized by organizations including the Nashville Songwriters Association International, Reverbnation, and the International Songwriters Competition. Matt received the Overall Artist of the Year award by the Georgia Country Awards and was selected by NewTown Macon as an artist that represents the best in musical talent in Central Georgia. 

For Matt, 2017 promises a new project EP with a dynamic producer, a full performance schedule, and meeting thousands of new fans across the country. As a Nashville resident, Matt will continue to write with some of the most acclaimed songwriters in the business to produce music that best reflects his artistry.

Head Liner

Tommy Townshed

The Waymore's


Saturday, June 2

Tommy Townsend

Singer/Songwriter, Lead singer with Waymore's Outlaws. Former members of (The Waylors) Waylon Jennings Band


Gnarly Fingers

Sunday June 3, 2018    

Gnarly Fingers is known wherever they play as a “fun” band.  There is always good energy around their shows and ‘spontaneous dancing’ frequently occurs where they play.  Their trademark is ending all their shows with help from “The Gnarly Girls” who join them onstage for a traditional favorite, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”.  

Come to a show and stay til the end…


Will be back in 2018


Gnarly Fingers is a five piece acoustic band that specializes in three part harmony.  “The Gnarlies” as they’re known to their fans, have been pleasing audiences in N. Georgia and W. North Carolina for almost ten years.  They cover The Band, The Eagles, Tom Waits, Butch Hancock, Guy Clark, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band…, in addition to their original music and they’re known for their mix of “eclectic” music from some of the greatest songwriters.

Playing lead guitar and vocals is Keith Layton.  Keith hails from Texas but, he’s a North Carolina boy now, whose guitar excellence has provided the anchor for the band’s instruments.  

Pat List, who grew up in a strong music family in Indiana, plays rhythm guitar and harmonica and his vocals are central to Gnarly harmony.  

Terry (Snuffy) Smith is the group’s bass player and vocalist who grew up in Florida, across the road from Tom Edwards, where they started collaborating musically, as kids.  Terry re-joined The Gnarlies in 2014 and brought with him a catalog of ‘favorite’ music to the set list.  

John Andrews always wanted to play fiddle but, didn’t take it up until just after 9/11 in consideration of “someday, may never come”.  John’s diversity on the fiddle includes country and bluegrass of course but, he’s pretty good at the blues, too.  

Tom Edwards rounds out the troupe on vocals, mandolin and banjo.  Tom grew up with Terry, in Florida, as a guitar player but, recently relinquished bass duties to Terry, enabling him to concentrate on mandolin and banjo.


Saturday June 2, 2018 


Country River Band is a traditional/classic country band

that has been together for 30 years.

We are a rolling country jukebox that plays country material from the 1960's-1990's.

Accomplishments 2015:

Opening for Confederate Railroad at The Ga MOUNTAIN Fair

Opening for Gene Watson at The Anderson Music Hall

The Gold Standard Band

Friday June 1, 2018      5pm-9pm

Saturday June 2, 2018     


Gold Standard BAnd

The Gold Standard Band is Atlanta's best entertainment value. It's a big, dynamic party band with a smooth blend of Oldies, Carolina Beach and Shag, Motown, and Classic Soul, they have something for everybody. "GSB" is a 9 member party band of veteran Atlanta area musicians who have shared the stage with many national acts, with a three great singers out front, great vocal harmony, a tight rhythm section and an awesome horn section. When GSB takes the stage the audience gets REAL, LIVE music from skilled musicians who love the music they play, not pre-recorded tracks. If you like to dance, you are going to love this great band. 

Booking information:

Richard Foxworth     (404) 558-6626


  • Frank Swindle- Lead singer
  • Clark Johnson-Vocals
  • Randall Walton- Vocals
  • Jim Wojenski-Lead Guitar
  • Tom Estrada-Bass guitar, vocals
  • Dustin Peterson- Lead/bass Guitar
  • Chuck Womble-Keyboards
  • Richard Foxworth - Drums
  • Gary Dixon - Trumpet
  • Harry Bergwall, Tenor sax, Baritone sax
  • Steve Weikle - Tenor sax, alto sax, flute


Rollin' Bones

Saturday June 2, 2018    


Rollin’ Bones’ mission is to entertain and please our audience and we ALWAYS deliver. Our extensive repertoire includes smoking’ blues, rock, and soul; we can be either the back‐ ground music or the main attraction depending on the nature of your event. Rollin’ Bones is professional and versatile and is ready to perform at events ranging from restaurants to festivals, casual to upscale.

For booking please contact:        Carl Pruet  (770) 468‐1322

Highlights from 2016: