COMING SOON: Roots Rendezvous, Saturday August 8th at Noon

Aug 03, 2020 at 08:30 am by WGNS

Far Left: Rock Wall - Balsam / Bottom Left: Rhonda Vincent and the Rage Range / Top Right: The Isaacs

(Murfreesboro, TN) SATURDAY, AUGUST 8TH AT NOON, Roots Rendezvous produced by Uncle Dave Macon Days and hosted by radio and Opry personality, Marcia Campbell will present the best in roots, blues, and Americana and Bluegrass music.



That was Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, one of the groups performing on August 8th. Other featured artists on Roots Rendezvous 2 will be Balsam Range and The Isaacs.

The setting for Roots Rendezvous 2 is at the hundred-year-old business, Pastime Barber Shop and Pool Hall on the Square in the area called, “The Mink Slide” in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. With quite a musical history, Pastime Barbershop and Pool Hall was where the movie "Sweet Dreams" the story of Patsy Cline was filmed in 1985.

This year Uncle Dave Macon Days has postponed the 42nd Uncle Dave Macon Days scheduled for September 25-26, 2020.  The mission of Uncle Dave Macon Days is to preserve and perpetuate roots, blues, Americana, and bluegrass music. The organizers of UDMD are using their creative energy to produce a series of virtual world-wide festivals through the fall of 2020. The festival will benefit those musicians and artists that have been impacted financially by COVID-19.

“Canceled events mean your favorite musicians are losing work, and you’re missing out on great music,” says Ben Wilson, Executive Producer of Roots Rendezvous and Director of Uncle Dave Macon Days. Addressing music fans, he implores, “But you can change this.”

During a time of isolation and heightened fear, music is needed now more than ever. With the recent developments of the Covid-19 Virus and the ban on social gatherings, musicians are finding themselves cut off from their core source of income - the live concert experience. People need music in their lives and musicians need shows to play.

Marcia Campbell insists, “A song can bring hope; a song can bring joy; and songs have played a pivotal role throughout history in bringing people together to create community amidst times of cultural turmoil and uncertainty.”

You’ll want to log on August 8th to listen to the amazing talents of Balsam Range, The Isaacs, and Rhonda Vincent and the Rage. Not only are these artists some of the most recognized talented musicians in the Bluegrass world but all are former Uncle Dave Macon Days Heritage Award Winners.

Uncle Dave Macon Days is using Roots Rendezvous, AUGUST 8TH at NOON CT, a completely digital music festival to support the work of artists. All donations go directly to the performers. Your ticket to the festival is your donation.

It’s easy! On August 8th at Noon, for some great music,  intimate, up-close and personal interviews with the artists, log on to www.rootsrendezvous.com. You’ll love all of Roots Rendezvous in the comfort of your own home or wherever you are.

Ben Wilson reiterates, “These times are uncertain and detrimental to the livelihood for touring musicians and artists. Fortunately, we live in a time that an online festival like Roots Rendezvous can exist and be a quality, hopefully temporary, way for musicians to still create. “

More Virtual Roots Rendezvous Fests will be held through the fall, 2020. The fall season will begin September 26, October 24, November 21, and December 19. As the possibilities emerge, small live concerts and performances will happen.

With a continued commitment to authentic roots music, plans are already underway for an amazing 2021 UDM festival in Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

What: Uncle Dave Macon Days Presents A Roots Rendezvous 2 Concert
When: August 8th at Noon CT
Where: Log on to:  www.rootsrendezvous.com
Email contact: rootsrendezvous@gmail.com

Visit https://www.rootsrendezvous.com/ to learn more and see what the day will look like.

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