May 1-2, 2015

Line Up

Numerous talented performers have stepped up to show their love and support of Houston and his family by contributing time and talent during HoustonFest. There definitely will be no shortage of incredible bluegrass and oldtime mountain music at Felts Park in Galax on May 3 & 4th, 2013!

Artists in Galax and surrounding communities are often referred to as a “family” of musicians, and they are always ready and willing to gather in support when one of their own is in need. When we began calling on musicians and others to help us organize this event to carry on the legacy of Houston, the response was, and continues to be overwhelming.

Friday’s Lineup begins at 2:00pm featuring:Mountain Park Oldtime Band, Houston Drive, The Boxcars, Whitetop Mtn. Band, Jonny & The Jambusters, Blue Highway, Houston’s Scholarship Winners Band, IIIrd Tyme Out, Zephyr Lightning Bolts, Blackberries, Sigmon Stringers, Dogwood and Holly, OldGrass

Saturday’s Lineup features begins at 10:am:Still House, Stacy Grubb Band, Wolfe Brothers, Snyder Family, VW Boys, Jeff Little Trio, Wayne Henderson&Virginia Luthiers Band, Houston’s Scholarship Winners Band, The Church Sisters, Sierra Hull, Ron Block, Lonesome River Band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Gene Watson, Loose Strings, Jonny & The Jambusters, Houston Drive, Marshall Bros. & High Road, Smith Family Bluegrass, OldGrass, Blackberries, Albert Hash Memorial String Band, VFH Workshops with Jon Lohman, “Houston’s Heroes with Sammy Shelor, Ron Block, Sierra Hull & Stevie Barr, Generation Bluegrass Workshop with Corey Smith, The Church Sisters, Virginia Luthiers Workshop with Wayne Henderson, Jimmy Edmonds, Gerald Anderson, Spencer Strickland, Jackson Cunningham.

All Bands (including our Headliners, Bluegrass, Old Time and Youth Bands!):



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4 Responses to Line Up

  • Mitone says:

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  • Roy Moore says:


    I have weekly bluegrass radio show on WQFS-FM in Greensboro, NC.

    I just found out about your festival through the High Lonesome Strings Assoc. here in the triad.

    If there is anything I can do to help you promote this festival, email me at the address I listed, or call me anytime after 3:00 pm at 336-317-1388.

    Also I would guess you have sent in your info to Bluegrass Unlimited magazine for their upcoming festival guide issue.

    Roy Moore
    ‘The Old Country Store’
    Guilford College
    Greensboro, NC

  • BigStu says:

    The line up for HoustonFest is first class. While I am looking forward to seeing some of the ‘big names’ such as Blue Highway (a big favourite in our house), Cherryholmes and Mountain Heart it will be great to see the young bands playing in memory of Houston.

    If any of the young bands have videos that they would like me to share on FestivalDirt so people can see what’s in store at HoustonFest please let me know.

    My hat’s off to everyone who is making this happen.