Bluegrass Show

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Southern Rail Express

11 am

Southern Rail Express - Highland County Fair - Monterey Virginia

Get ready for an unforgettable performance by Southern Rail Express, a cherished and renowned Bluegrass band. They’ll treat you to a blend of traditional bluegrass tunes with a touch of country flavor. The talented group consists of Willie Smith on bass and vocals, Kenneth Lowry on banjo, Jim Almarode on mandolin and vocals, David Cannaday on guitar and vocals, and Jerry Wood on fiddle. Their passion for music extends throughout the region, captivating audiences wherever they play.


Uphill Ride

12 pm

Uphill Ride - Bluegrass Music - Highland County Fair - Monterey, Virginia

Greg Stump and his talented friends will entertain Fairgoers with an afternoon of diverse Bluegrass melodies. Greg, a renowned banjo player, will be accompanied by three lifelong companions: Mark Ramsay on guitar (they’ve been friends since high school!), Jerry McMillin on bass, and Chris Zamboli on mandolin. With decades of experience, this band has fully embraced the rich Bluegrass heritage and will surely have your toes tapping.


Mark Templeton Band

1 pm

Mark Templeton - Bluegrass Music - Highland County Fair

The Mark Templeton Band (MTB) is a dynamic Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel group known for their high-energy performances, tight harmonies, and exceptional musicianship. Formed in 1990 by Mark Templeton, the group has seen some lineup changes over the years, but Mark ensures that each member is a seasoned musician and singer in the realms of Bluegrass and Gospel music. MTB has performed with Seldom Scene, Rhonda Vincent, Daily & Vincent, Lonesome River Band, Country Gentlemen, and the list goes on and on.