Award-winning lineup highlights 53rd Covered Bridge Celebration


NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 13: Singer John Berry performs at the 2014 Inspirational Country Music Awards on November 13, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for the Inspirational Country Music Awards)

Soulful tunes of country music will be flowing through Covered Bridge Park soon.  

The 53rd annual Covered Bridge Celebration gets underway June 14-15 in downtown Elizabethton with several activities on the agenda for festival-goers.  

Organizers will give an update on the event during Thursday’s Elizabethton City Council meeting.  

Daniel Grindstaff helps organize the musical acts for the festival and says several award-winning artists will be at the event. The headliner for this year’s celebration is country music star John Berry.  

According to the musician’s website, “the singer-songwriter rose to stardom on the country charts of the 1990s with such mega-hits as Your Love Amazes Me, Standing on the Edge of Goodbye and She’s Taken a Shine. His annual Christmas tours brighten the holidays for thousands, as does his electrifying rendition of O’Holy Night.”  

The entertainment lineup includes: 

Johnny Counterfit: Emmy winning comedian and voice impressionist/musician 

Bill and the Belles: An old-time country and vaudeville group who puts their own spin on a golden era of music 

Jeff Woods: Elizabethton native who is a powerhouse soul, blues and rock singer/songwriter 

Mountain Rose: Roan Mountain band with amazing sounds of Bluegrass/FolkRockGrass 

Hightest Grass: Bluegrass band from Gate City, VA sure to get you in the celebration spirit 

You can learn more about the upcoming celebration by visiting the Covered Bridge Celebration website.

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