We officially have plans every Labor Day! I’m gonna let you in on a little secret… prior to last weekend, I had no idea who Earl Scruggs was. Go ahead. Make fun. I enjoy all kinds of music, but bluegrass isn’t something I know much about. Sure, the banjo sounds pretty cool, but that was the extent of my knowledge.
When Victory Lap Media (PR agency for the Earl Scruggs Festival) extended an invitation for us to attend the festival, I almost declined. We’ve had a couple of really busy weeks. I wasn’t sure I had the energy. I accepted because I love the Tryon Equestrian Center. We’ve toured it before, but never during an event. I wanted to see what it was like when it came to life with people.
You are looking at (not literally) the newest bluegrass fan! I stand in awe of the incredible talent of each artist. How do their fingers move that fast?!
For now, let me share with you the highlight of THE WHOLE weekend…
I was thrilled to see that Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was playing Saturday night. WE LOVE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND! Like, we-play-them-every-afternoon-in-the-car love them. Like, Jackson-knows-every-word-to-Fishin-In-The-Dark love them. Jeff Hanna and Jimmie Fadden were in the media lounge for a while Saturday afternoon. It took everything in me not to act like a total geek. Preston would have killed me. He was so calm, cool, and collected. They were the nicest guys. Preston asked them for an autograph. Jeff said, “I’ll do better than that,” reaching into his pocket for his guitar pick! How cool is that?! It didn’t actually happen because, apparently, he changed pants. It’s the thought that counts, right?
Mark your calendars for next Labor Day – this isn’t an event you want to miss!