Bluegrass on the Rim Returns to Little River Canyon Center


Bluegrass on the Rim PosterFort Payne, AL- Jacksonville State University’s Little River Canyon Center is celebrating the 11th annual Bluegrass on the Rim (BGOTR) Saturday, June 8th. Doors will open at 6 pm with music beginning at 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 each through our website or the day of the show for $30. The event will be outdoors, under the stars, so please bring your own chair and/or blanket. Ol’ Tymers BBQ will be on-site serving up some of the best BBQ in the South, so come hungry. Cash accepted. Coolers and leashed pet’s welcome. In the unusual case of inclement weather, please check with the Canyon Center staff for the indoor venue details.

“There’s nothing better than friends and family on a summer evening, listening to Bluegrass on the Rim!” said Pete Conroy, Canyon Center director. “It’s an annual tradition, rich with the best music, food and memories, not to be forgotten.”

This year’s show features a stellar lineup with some of the finest talents in bluegrass industry. Prepare to be mesmerized by the soulful melodies of Foggy Hollow Review, the enchanting vocals of Kelli Johnson, the infectious energy of The Steel City Jug Slammers, and a special performance by Kelli Johnson with guest star Megan Mullins. The 2024 BGOTR is a showcase of musical talent you do not want to miss!

“We are excited to host the 11th annual Bluegrass on the Rim,” said Sales & Services Manager, Anna Lindsey. “Ticket sales are trending well above average, so get yours early!”

Tickets can be purchased now via our website

Read about the talent below.

Foggy Hollow Bluegrass: Foggy Hollow brings a unique blend of musicians from several genres. The band members all hail from and live in the foothill area of the Appalachian Mountains. Not only do they have a love for the traditional tunes but have put together a vast blend of musical backgrounds. Check out a Foggy Hollow Bluegrass video.

Kelli Johnson: Born and raised in North Alabama, Kelli Johnson was steeped in a diverse range of influences, from Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, Motown, to Rock and Pop. Her rootsy twang, powerhouse vocals and Award-Winning songwriting, have allowed her to develop that distinctive style that is all her own. As a Singer Songwriter, Kelli pours her heart and soul into every song she writes. Her music has connected with audiences across the world and has been featured in national TV commercials, independent films, and recordings by popular independent and major label artists alike. Her music is a reflection of her personality - authentic, honest, and relatable. She strives to create music that tells a meaningful story and evokes emotion in listeners. Kelli has toured as a solo artist, with Bluegrass favorites The Distant Cousins and Sweetwater Road, and as a duo with multi-instrumentalist Barry Waldrep. Kelli lives just outside Nashville, TN where she continues to write, perform, and coach other creatives. Check out more from Kelli on her website.

Megan Mullins is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter from Columbia City, IN. At the age of three, she was performing 200 shows a year with her country and bluegrass family band. She has toured the world with Shania Twain, The Jonas Brothers, Shakira, and Alabama, among others. Megan has been a featured soloist on American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, NBC’s Nashville Star, The Grand Ole Opry, Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno, and more. Her music melds Bluegrass, Classical, Celtic and Classic Country to create her unique, signature sound. Check her out on Facebook and Spotify.

The Steel City Jug Slammers started in late 2012 with an inspiration to learn and recreate the sound developed and recorded by the original jug bands of the 1920's and 30's. Taking influence from bands such as the Memphis Jug Band, Cannon's Jug Stompers, the Louisville Jug Bands, and so on, the band eventually began to write songs of their own. Fast forward to 2020, the band founded The Alabama Jubilee Vaudeville & Old Time Variety Show which is a monthly showcase of music, dance, comedy, sideshow, and local art. Over the years the Steel City Jug Slammers have shared the stage with amazing artists like Dom Flemons, Pokey Lafarge, Old Crow Medicine Show, R. Crumb, Blind Boy Paxton, Sierra Ferrell, Rebirth Brass Band, Molly Tuttle, & many more. Off stage the band has brought jug band music to the community by teaching thousands of kids and adults Jug, Kazoo, and Washtub Bass lessons. Keep an eye out for more jug band ruckus to come from Steel City Jug Slammers. Read more about the The Steel City Jug Slammers.

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