PICKENS — “Music in the Mountains 2014” continues with the Hagood Mill’s seventh annual Super KidsFest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 15.
Emcees and hosts Gregg “Buffalo” Barfield and Steve McGaha — the “Wizards of Odd” — will present a great variety of performances with students in the Young Appalachian Musicians program of Pickens County schools. Admission is free but children must be accompanied by an adult.
The day will include performances from the participating YAM schools, Pickens High’s Blue Flame Bluegrass, The Sweet Potato Pie kids and more. The duo of Lucy Allen & Marshall Goers will perform an interactive set of children’s music from their CD, “Won’t see Tadpoles covered in Fur.”
Youngsters are invited to participate at 1:15 p.m. in “Buffalo’s Jug Band Jam” workshop, a hands on event for the “kids and adults” to play some old time instruments (Washboard, kazoo, stump-fiddle, washtub bass and the Jug).
Afterwards all participants will join Buffalo & Michele Barfield, along with McGaha, to play in the KidsFest Jug Band.
A KidsFest Talent Show from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. will allow youth through high school age to share their skills. Acts can be no longer than 3 minutes, must be traditional music/dance act and include no electric instruments. Participants must provide their own recording, props, costumes, back-up, if needed.
The event is limited to 40 acts. Sign up at any Pickens County participating YAM school or evening music program until March 12 or between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. the day of event or until the maximum number of acts is reached.
The Hagood Mill is located off S.C. 178 at 138 Hagood Mill Road. Contact the Pickens County Museum at 864-898-5963 for more information.