Maryland Bluegrass Festival to Continue Following Passing of Founder.

imageSince the passing of Joseph Goddard, the founder of the annual L’il Margaret’s Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival, the Goddard family pondered if they should continue or lay to rest a legacy event.

To carry on a tradition that was created 28 years ago in the memory of their daughter, “L’il Margaret”, Bluegrass promoter and broadcaster,Jay Armsworthy, has stepped in to lend a hand.

The annual event is held on the 2nd weekend in August on the Goddard Farm in Leonardtown MD. 

According to the press release, this years event will be scaled back from it’s usual 3-day-event to just two days this year.

The date for the 29th L’il Margaret’s Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival will be Friday August 11th and Saturday August 12th, 2017. 

Further information will be updated soon at www.lilmargaretsbluegrass.com.

The lineup will feature traditional Bluegrass music from all over the East Coast making first time appearances to Southern Maryland. Headliner acts such as:  Flatt Lonesome from Florida, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road from North Carolina, and David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition from Tennessee.


Shelly Mullins said...

Jay Armsworthy is my new hero!!
Thanks for keeping the GRASS growing in MD!!

jaychelle1 said...

Shelly, thank you for the nice comments.!

Anonymous said...

Great news! Thanks to the Goddard family for continuing the tradition and to Jay for stepping up to help.