WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE
AND....good news from Iowa. A fantastic new story about the Oak Tree Opry and our work as music preservationists just came out in the Nov-Dec issue of the "Iowa History Journal." It's a tremendous story, and for those living in Iowa the magazine is available at all Casey's stores, the Hy-Vee Grocery stores, and all Drugtown stores. Written by the publisher Michael Swanger, it's a really really good story about old-time music in Iowa. Get one and see for yourself.
Don't forget our first show in 2015, is April 17-18-19, SPRING-FEST, at the Oak Tree with two top notch headliners, Bobby Awe from Fort Dodge, and Red Johnson who recorded for Capitol Records. All entertainers welcome to participate raising money to fix the roof on the Pioneer Music Museum.
Welcome to our 40th Festival,
Aug 31-Sept 6, 2015
Click up "National Old Time Music Festival" for details
The Fremont Festival in Nebraska is set for October 2-3-4, at Christensen Field House.
We have my protest song "Dear Grand Ole Opry" up & running: http://youtu.be/3xDswcKKVhU
To have your CD's reviewed for Tradition Magazine, Sunday Bulletin, and Country Music News International, as well as the Rural Roots Music Commission CD of the Year awards, after December 1, 2014 please send to:
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Just in the last couple of years we have had Whisperin' Bill Anderson, Jim Ed Brown, Michael Martin Murphey, Charlie McCoy, Lynn Anderson, Little Roy Lewis & Lizzy, Mickey Gilley, Barbara Fairchild, Joanne Cash, Boxcar Willie Jr., and the legendary Patti Page at our festival, a truly 'authentic country' festival.
In 2010, Bill Anderson came to our festival to support our efforts in saving the music from the "heart of America" what we call old-timey country or rural music. We continue to preserve, perform, perpetuate, and promote America's rural music art forms at every opportunity. We like this particular website design, mostly because it finds you in a very agricultural field. Green plants everywhere, and as you read down beneath the surface of the earth, you get to the very roots of what country, bluegrass, and folk music from rural America is all about! ...the roots!
The legendary "Patti Page" came out of retirement to perform for us and support our efforts of 'saving America's upper midwest rural music. She had a wonderful time, and we inducted her into America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame. The audience she attracted was over 2,000, so many we had to shut the doors due to fire marshall orders. Some people did not get there early enough to see her show. She had a wonderful time with us, and one of the last things she said to us was 'Keep it country Bob & Sheila.'
All ten of our stages fill up - bring lawn chairs
P.O. Box 492
Anita, Iowa, 50020