This is the big one, moved to the Christensen Field house in Fremont, Nebraska, Oct. 3-4-5-6. We'll have three stages all inside one building to make it easier for our elder fans. Please come and support our efforts at keeping this kind of music, this kind of festival, this kind of Christian sharing, alive and well.
Bob & Sheila Everhart
44th National Old
Time Music Festival
Has been priced out at LeMars, Iowa. The unsurmountable attempt at raising the cost of doing the festival both for the year and the year ahead at the same time made it financially impossible for us to continue in LeMars. We have moved the 44th National with different location and different dates. It will be held at the Christiansen Field House in Fremont, Nebraska....
October 3-4-5-6, 2019
This festival is sponsored by Royal Flair Music Publishing Company affiliated with BMI, Broadcast Music Inc., and the Iowa Agricultural Expo, a presentation of Rural America's life-style, from agricultural living to agricultural artistic and musical aspirations, and the Rural Roots Music Commission.
3 STAGES of entertainment for four straight days!
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS - 'SET-UP' ONGOING - CLEAN UP - GATE - INFO BOOTH. SIGN UP GET 4-DAY FREE GATE PASS.....AND MORE 712-762-4363
HERE'S A LIST OF THE INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND LOCAL ENTERTAINERS AND FESTIVAL HELPERS WHO MAKE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE, I'LL PROBABLY MISS A FEW THERE ARE SO MANY. I ALSO HAVE A FEW NAMES ON THAT HAVE NOT CONFIRMED YET. WE WELCOME EACH AND EVERYONE OF THESE GIFTED ARTSTS TO OUR SMALL EFFORTS AT KEEPING 'LIVE' MUSIC 'ALIVE.' IF I FAILED TO LIST A NAME, PLEASE NOTIFY ME SO I MIGHT CORRECT IT. THANK YOU!
Jacob Austin Band - Kylie Austin (from NZ) - Bobby Atkins - Annie & Teri Avery - Ron Affolter - Allyn Anderson - David Anderson - Rich Bellert - Cowboy Joe Babcock - Dan Bowers - Paul Burnett - Tommy Buller - Mike Behnk - Jimmy Bowen - Aspen Black - Kimberly Kaye Bachman - Sammy Cook - John Cox - The Center State - Dolly Susan Crow (NZ) - Tammy Christensen - Kathy Dovel - John & Marjorie Duttweiler - Cynthia DeMarco - Josh Daniels - Charlie Davis - Don Diemer - Christian Davis - Gail Davies - Rochelle Dumler - Terry Durr - Dale & Caroline Eicher - Dave Elifrits - Billy Egr - Paul & Betty Fay - Randall Franks - Barb & Dale Frazier - Teressa Franken - Kathy Graeve - Bob Gillis Band - Gary & Donna Gibbs - Bob Gillis Band - Ed Gary - David Green - Dori Lund - Casey Hughes - Francis & Jeannie Hahn - Jerry & Maggie Hughes - Mike & Tesa Heldenbrand - Greg Haverdink - Carol Hartig - Eldon Haredekopf - Chari & Louie Heldenbrand - Emma Lin Heyen - Dale & Jeanne Heeren - Connie Heisler - Luanne Hunt - Jim Hughes & Shirley McCord - Dzle & Jeanne Heeren - Larry & Donna Harms - Terry Juhl - Mark Jenkins - Allen & Nancy Jensen - Don Joy & Melanie Lynn - Lucy Jackson - Lyle Johnson & Big Deal Band - Jay & Joyce Kelly - Mitch Kephart - Bob Keim - Sharon & Roger Kenaston - Allen & Jill Kirkham - Angel Kucera - Rod & Tonga Luther - Sandhills Harmony - Sherwin & Pam Linton - Joyce & Phil Leonard - Jack & Sheila Langley - Freddie Larson - Kenny & Janette Luellen - Matney Sisters - Ted & Alice Miller - Keith Miller - Donnie Miller - Rayne Magill - Shirley Miller & The Orange City Music Makers - Bruce & Betsy Mullen - Jasonb Martin - Lee Muller - James & Joyce Norris - Russ Nordman - Walt Peterson - Big John & Connie Pedersen - Ervin Pickhinke - Kim Plender - Elaine Peacock - Walter Pogue - Maria & Roger Petersen - Jim Mohatt & Plum Tuckered Band - Mary Channer Paul & Molly - Art Peterson - Jeannie C. Riley - Betty & Ed Rydell - Abe Reddekopp - Dwayne Reed Family - Wayne Roberts - Buddy Sizemore - Terry Smith - Hilary Scott - Andy Stanley - $2 Dave Steffen - Stangl Family - Tom Sharman - Don & Carolyn Schleis - Jan Schiferl - Bob Sweeney - Dudley Clair Thompson - Don Taft - Fred & Dorthy Techau & Marilyn - Kurt & Deb Von Sternberg - Paul Wold - Don Wrolson - Bernie & Tom Worrell - Lindsay Waddington (Australia) - Gary & Janet Wiedeman -
More than 250 acoustic entertainers, from around the world, show up to perform at America's old-time music, traditional country, bluegrass, folk, blues, mountain, hillbilly, everything that was once a popular genre among rural folks. Our destination in music is, and always has been, 'excellence' and you will find it with those performers everywhere they are.
It takes a ton of money to put a festival of this size and length. Once you have your ticket, it covers everything on the grounds. One-day adult admission, for all four stages, is $20 Thur-Sun. There is no further senior discount. Anyone under the age of 18 gets in 'free' of charge. An adult 4-day season pass is only $70. Hard to beat that. Please ask about our special bus-load admission prices.
There is a huge parking area right next to the staging complex, very easy to walk the short distance to any of the major stages. The parking fee is $2 per day for each vehicle utilizing the property to park a vehicle.
We have 150 30-amp electrical hook-ups first come first serve, no reservations) Camping is on a level field only steps from the entire 4-stage complex. Sidewalks and easy walking make all of the building handicapped accessible. Camping fees with electric and water are only $20 a day. There is a free dump station on the grounds. If you choose to camp in a tent, it's only $10 a day. A car accompanying a camper is free.
We pride ourselves in having good food at this event. Everything from burgers - cheeseburgers - wood-fired pizza - cheese curds - turkey legs - pulled pork - chicken with rice - brisket - egg roll - ribbon fries - plantains - chili dogs - steak fingers - to an authentic 'Philly" sandwich, and just about everything in between from to kettle korn, ice cream to soda pop, and hamburgers to potato ribbons. Not expensive either.
Holiday Inn Express - 402-753-3850
Baymont Inn - 402-721-3700
Countryside Inn - 402-721-1109
Econo Lodge - 712-402-4310
Fairfield Inn - 402-620-4680
Ranch Motel - 402-721-5544
Rodeway Inn - 402-721-8400
Super-8 - 402-727-4445
44th National Old Time
Oct. 3-4-5-6, 2019
Christensen Field House
Rural Roots Music Commission will make their CD of the Year Awards at the same time.
650 Main St
3 miles south of I-80, Exit-70