Next Festival: Oct. 2 – 4 2014

Festival lineup

Make plans today to visit Great Southern Music Festival for some great bluegrass music. Whether you like the traditional Bluegrass style of music, or the more progressive Newgrass styles, we have a little bit of it all at this South Georgia Bluegrass festival. Bluegrass music is our specialty. We’re located in Thomasville, GA, which is just a short drive from Tallahassee, near north Florida, or if you’re coming from within Georgia or Alabama, just look at our map page for directions. For RV reservations check for availability on the Reservation Map and then contact Gilbert or go to “Make a Reservation” on the Contact page. Let us know what site(s) you’d like and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.

Spotlight on some of the Bands for Oct 2-4 2014:

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Wildwood Valley Boys
Tony Holt and the Wildwood Valley Boys is based in southeast Indiana and have played all over the United States and Canada. The band started in 1992 and has seen many changes and they are still a crowd pleaser with a great sound. You can find their Albums on Aubrey Holt plays guitar and sings tenor and lead. “He is one of the most renowned songwriters in bluegrass music today Aubrey Holt receives the Hall of Greats Award from Jamie Johnson of the Grascals at SPBGMA Awards on Feb 6th, 2011.” You can read more about this band on their website

Swiftwater is made up of husband and wife, Al and Wretha Webb. They’re joined by Larry Strickland playing bass and Sharlyn Marie Smith on the mandolin and vocals. Sharlyn Smith is back after touring with the famous Shoji Tabuchi out of Branson, MO. Swiftwater’s music is a fusion of bluegrass, country, and gospel. Al and Wretha’s 1st CD, Back in Time, is a collection of songs that includes several duets and is known for the beautiful harmonies. This quality continues with their next CDs. They are currently in the studio creating a brand new CD. You can find them on the web at or on Facebook.

Midnight Rain
Midnight Rain, a young and talented acoustic band specializing in traditional and modern Bluegrass music. Their sets tastefully mix old and new songs to create a diverse, refreshing sound that appeals to audiences of all ages. Midnight Rain has been a band for around 8 years, formerly known as The Gandy Brothers Band. The band consists of Brandon Gandy banjo, vocals / Sky Gandy- fiddle, vocals / Seabie Ewer- bass, vocals / Brandon Taylor- guitar, vocals.

Our sound man:
All bands know the importance of a good sound man. Brian Hill is that person we have at Great Southern Music Festival. If you want a great sound he is the one you need to talk to. He has the experience with not only managing the sound for the bands but he also plays in The Kenny Hill Band.

The Kenny Hill Band

You will find that this band is Acoustic blues-grass music from the heart. “The Kenny Hill Band features three artists demonstrating an array of acoustic music styling. Based out of Tallahassee, the band creates a unique style of their own while maintaining the spirit of bluegrass, old country and Western swing. The band focuses on blended three part harmony and arranged musical leads that include combinations of guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin and accordion.” The band consists of Brian Hill, Ken Baldauf and Jennifer Hill. You can find out more about this band at their website