Joe Mullins band hosts music festival


Submitted photo Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers host the indoor bluegrass festival.

Submitted photo Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers host the indoor bluegrass festival.


WILMINGTON — The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival presented by Rue Farms Rustic Potato Chips is bringing award-winning bluegrass artists to the Roberts Convention Centre in Wilmington Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10.

The annual International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass convention and awards wrapped up the last week of September in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival is excited to be welcoming some of the 2018 award recipients to our Wilmington stage next month.

“Exciting, new talent and a double Hall of Famer will ensure another memorable weekend at the Roberts Centre. Many favorites are returning, including 11-time IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year, Michael Cleveland, who is also a 2018 inductee to the National Fiddler’s Hall of Fame,” states festival producer, Joe Mullins.

The Ramblers will be servers from 10:30 a.m. until noon, singing or picking for tips and raising support for the IBMA Bluegrass Trust Fund. Only a $10 donation for food and fellowship benefitting the bluegrass community worldwide,” said Mullins.

The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival is a biannual acoustic music event that occurs each March and November. This event is an excellent family-friendly entertainment value. In addition to two full days of top talent, there will be a Jam Session Central area for pickers and everyone will have an opportunity enter to win door prizes as well as wonderful raffle prizes including a Deering Goodtime banjo and Morgan Monroe mandolin.

Advance ticket sales are available through Nov. 8; general admission passes are $35 for one day or $65 for two days. Ticket sales resume at the door during the festival at 10 A.M. daily for $5 more. General admission seating for children 16 and under is free with an adult ticket purchase. Tickets are available now at www.somusicfest.com or by calling the box office at 800-965-9324.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers perform an energetic mix of quality bluegrass and gospel music and have maintained a national demand due to their professionalism and successful, heavily played recordings. They have toured full-time since 2011, including headlining the 2015 National Folk Festival in addition to dozens of bluegrass festivals nationwide. Visit www.radioramblers.com for more information.

Submitted photo Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers host the indoor bluegrass festival.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/10/web1_JMRR.jpgSubmitted photo Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers host the indoor bluegrass festival.