Wilmington, OH (October 11, 2019) – The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival hosted by Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers is bringing award-winning bluegrass artists to the Roberts Convention Centre in Wilmington on Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9.
The annual International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) World of Bluegrass convention and awards wrapped up the last week of September in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival is excited to announce that host band Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers took home the trophy for Entertainer of the Year. This is the band’s first win and first nomination in this category. They also won Collaborative Recording of the Year for “The Guitar Song” featuring Grand Ole Opry and Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Del McCoury.
“Our talent lineup for the weekend includes Bluegrass Hall of Fame artists, Doyle Lawson and the Seldom Scene. We also present three artists at the Roberts Centre for the first time, Jeff Parker, formerly with Daily & Vincent, The Family Sowell, and Becky Buller,” states event producer Joe Mullins. “I’m so thankful to have Becky here, finally. She is such a wonderful entertainer; singing, playing every instrument, and she’s been a hit songwriter for many years. Please join us in Wilmington,” says Mullins.
Friday’s lineup will be headlined by Bluegrass Hall of Fame Inductee Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Friday’s performances also include Grammy Award-winning songwriter and 8-time IBMA Award winner Becky Buller, Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys, and The Moron Brothers.
Saturday’s show will be highlighted by performances by Grammy-nominated The Seldom Scene, Jeff Parker & Company, Kenny & Amanda Smith, and Remington Ryde.
Host band Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers will perform both days also. The Ramblers will be servers from 10:30 A.M. until Noon on Saturday during the Fan Feast Breakfast, singing or picking for tips and raising support for the IBMA Foundation. “Our fall festival is always a great gathering at the end of the outdoor event season and before the holidays,” says Mullins. “JMRR celebrates the blessing of being the new IBMA Entertainer of the Year! We will show our thankfulness this year to the IBMA Foundation by donating funds from our Fan Feast Breakfast on Saturday. Please plan to attend,” he concludes. A $10 breakfast donation allows guests food and fellowship benefitting the bluegrass community worldwide.
The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival is a biannual acoustic music event that occurs each March and November. This eventis an excellent family-friendly entertainment value. In addition to two full days of top talent, there will be a Jam Session Central area for pickers and everyone will have an opportunity enter to win door prizes as well as wonderful raffle prizes including a Deering Goodtime banjo. An instrument check, food, and various vendors offer value-added extras to all attendees in a smoke and alcohol-free environment. Guests will enjoy shopping for everything from instruments and musicians’ accessories to jewelry. The Roberts Centre also includes a Holiday Inn hotel, Max and Erma’s Restaurant, and RV parking adding to the comfort and convenience of the attendees. Located twelve miles south of Xenia, five miles north of Wilmington at the intersection of US 68 and I-71, Exit 50, the Roberts Centre is convenient to fans from all over Ohio and neighboring states. This accessible location is less than an hour drive from Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus.
Advance tickets are on sale now; general admission passes are $35 for one day or $65 for two days. Ticket sales resume at the door during the festival at 10 A.M. daily for $5 more. Students 25 years and younger receive a half price discount on At the Door general admission ticket purchases with any student I.D., college or high school. General admission seating for children 16 and under is free with an adult ticket purchase. Purchase tickets online at www.somusicfest.com or by calling the box office at 1-800-965-9324.
Media sponsorship is provided by Real Roots Radio, WBZI AM 1500 and FM 100.3, WKFI AM 1090 and 106.7, and WEDI AM 1130 and FM 105.5, with additional sponsorship support provided by Rue Farms Rustic Potato Chips, Deering Banjos, and GHS Strings. Find event details at www.somusicfest.com. You can also follow the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival on Facebook.
The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival (SOIMF) is held twice annually in March and November. It features nationally known acoustic music groups, including pioneers of bluegrass music, as well as a sampling of up and coming bands. The goal is to feature bluegrass, old-time, and gospel music, combined with family fun and educational opportunities in an entertaining, smoke and alcohol-free environment. Visit www.somusicfest.com for more information.
Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers (JMRR) provide an energetic mix of quality bluegrass and gospel music and have maintained a national demand due to their professionalism and successful, heavily played recordings. They have toured full-time since 2011, including headlining the 2015 National Folk Festival in addition to dozens of bluegrass festivals nationwide. They are now regular guests on the Grand Ole Opry, appearing consistently since 2013. A contributing factor to JMRR’s success is their active marketing capabilities, due to Mullins’ network of radio stations in the Midwest, including a 24/7 webcast. Visit www.radioramblers.com and www.realrootsradio.com for more information.
Check out the video below for a sneak peek of what guests will get to enjoy! Just click on the photo to watch the video preview.
Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival