Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival opens July 10

From staff reports

CENTRE HALL -The eighth Annual Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival is set for July 10 to 13 at the Centre County Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall.

This year’s festival will feature some of the best acts in bluegrass today including Grammy Award winning Rhonda Vincent and The Rage.

Vincent is known as the queen of bluegrass and is the most awarded act in bluegrass history. She is an eight- time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year.

Vincent will perform at 2:45 and 8 p.m. on July 12.

The festival opens on July 10, and the music will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Featured will be Grand Ole Opry star Little Roy Lewis (The Lewis Family), Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, The Spinney Brothers, California Ramblers, and Larry Gillis & Hard Driving Bluegrass Band.

On July 11, the music will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and will feature Grand Ole Opry star Ralph Stanley II, Jr. Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Remington Ryde, Bluegrass Mountaineers, Danny Stanley & Bluegrass Gentlemen, Ernie Evans & Tyler Williams, and Mountain Therapy.

On July 12, the music will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and will feature Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Goldwing Express, Remington Ryde, Hillbilly Gypsies, Idletymes, and Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition.

On July 13 there will be a Sunday morning church service starting at 9 a.m. with Billy Lee Cox.

The Sunday main stage schedule will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature Remington Ryde, Carroll County Ramblers, Jesse Alexander Band, Nitro Ride, Tussey Mountain Moonshiners, and The Unusual Suspects.

The festival gates will open at 9 a.m. on July 8. The fairgrounds offer 1,500 full hookups for RVs and 500 tent pads for rough camping. Tickets will be available at the gate. Ticket prices are: July 10, $20, July 11, $20, July 12, $25, and July 13, $15; a four-day pass is $70. Children under 12 are free with a paid adult.

Shade tents will be provided; bring a chair. Accessible parking is provided. The event will run rain or shine.

The festival will also feature a children’s stage each day. Food and craft vendors will be on hand. Workshops will be held daily by performers and there will be lots of field pickin’ each day and throughout the night.

For complete festival information, visit or call festival promoter Ryan Frankhouser at 348-3537.