Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival 2023

Good Music, Good Friends, Great Memories


Welcome to the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival 2023.

We had a blast this year capturing all kinds of video, from Jam Circles to Gatherings, to Drone Footage of the vanue, as well as a lot of other stuff that I hope you find will bring back some memories from 2023.

If you want to see the content from 2022, CLICK HERE

Questions, please send me an email at soundguy@mlcrecording.com

More videos getting uploaded daily.  Please come back to see all the latest uploads from the festival.

As Of 10/5/2023

34 Videos Posted

8 Videos to go

Questions: Send me an email at soundguy@mlcrecording.com

Dance Of The Chairs

The above video is the annual Dance Of The Chairs where festival goers will eventually line up all around the seating area waiting to be place their chairs in just the right place for the festival.  The video is a Time Lapse leading up to the dance just as the Towne Crier announces the availability of the seating area.

2023 Opening Ceremony

The above video was from the opening ceremony on Thursday to welcome the festival goers, and to announce the opening of the festival.  This video features some wonderful singers singing the Canadian and American National Anthems.

Individual Jam Circle Videos - Trickling In. . .

Little Cabin Home On The Hill

Captured in the Sawyer Memorial Jam Tent.

Players: Cedar Mountain Bluegrass Band

  • Alan
  • Ann
  • Willie

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On my first night roaming around the campsites I came across this august group of musicians that I thought were a group named Sawyer.  Then I found out that the fiddle player hung the sign in the tent to memorialize a friend named Zoel Sawyer that had past on.  So I named this tent the Sawyer Memorial Jam Tent.

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Rain In Durango

Players: 

  • Dillon
  • Benzi
  • Gary

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I captured Dillon, and his mom Benzi, last year and was very happy to come across them again this year.

Little Maggie

Players:  Cedar Mountain Bluegrass Band

  • Alan
  • Ann
  • Willie

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I came across Cedar Mountain Bluegrass again and just had to get their next song on a video.

Starry Night

Players:  Cedar Mountain Bluegrass Band

  • Alan
  • Ann
  • Willie

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I came across Cedar Mountain Bluegrass again and just had to get their next song on a video.

Back In The Day

Players:

  • Mike Burns

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This group of musicians was next to my camper.  I am not sure of the actual title of this song so hopefully someone will let me know so I can correct it.

Will The Circle Be Unbroken

Players:  

  • Laura Richardson
  • David Robison
  • Pat
  • Bob
  • Kevin
  • Lew
  • John
  • Chuck

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This was one of many jams in my camper area.

Country Road

Players:  

  • Laura Richardson
  • David Robison
  • Pat
  • Bob
  • Kevin
  • Lew
  • John
  • Chuck
  • Marry

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Here is another jam in my camper area.  The jams that we had there became the largest jam circles that I found at the festival.

Drinking Dark Whiskey

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I went wondering one night and came across this group that just sounded fantastic.

Song About The Mississippi River

Players: 

  • Dan Freihofer

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This was our camping neighbors that were really playing some diverse music.

Sis' Draper

Players:  One Foot In The Grave

  • Ron
  • Rick
  • Jim
  • Jim

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Wondered upon these guys that we named “One Foot In The Grave”

Nellie Kane

Players:  One Foot In The Grave

  • Ron
  • Rick
  • Jim
  • Jim

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Here is another song by the boys from “One Foot In The Grave”

Lonsome Pine

Players: Group Of Humans

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Another late night group we named “Group Of Humans”

Old Plaid Shirt

Players: Estes Brothers

  • Alan Estes
  • David Estes

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Another late night group we named “Group Of Humans”found were associated with the “Estes Brothers”.

Send The Angels Down From Heaven

Players: 

  • Mike Burns
  • Joe Kennedy
  • Terry Sperry

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Another late group from our camping neighbors.

Tennessee 1949

Players: Out Of The Blue

  • Steve
  • Tom
  • Rick
  • Craig
  • Dan

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Another late night group we named “Out Of The Blue”

Tunbridge Fire

Players: Cedar Mountain Bluegrass Band

  • Alan Brock
  • Ann
  • Willie
  • Bass Player

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I know I captured this group several times but they were so good!!!

July You're A Woman

Players: 

  • Dan
  • Steve
  • Joe
  • Guitar

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I know I captured this group several times but they were so good!!!

Wild Nights

Players: 

  • Dan
  • Steve
  • Joe
  • Guitar

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I know I captured this group several times but they were so good!!!

Tired Of Traveling Alone

Players: 

  • Dan
  • Steve
  • Joe
  • Guitar

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I know I captured this group several times but they were so good!!!

Love Oh Love

Players: 

  • Preacher Mike
  • Joe
  • Rich

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This group of musicians were hanging out near the stage keeping folks tapping their toes while waiting for the Dance Of The Chairs.  We gave them the name “Waiting For The Chairs Mountain Boys”

Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home

Players: 

  • Preacher Mike
  • Joe
  • Rich

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This group of musicians were hanging out near the stage keeping folks tapping their toes while waiting for the Dance Of The Chairs.  We gave them the name “Waiting For The Chairs Mountain Boys”

Deep River Blues

Players: Sweet Potato Fries

  • Kate
  • Anthony
  • Don
  • Mark
  • Brian
  • Nancy

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This was an early night group that I came across we named “Sweet Potato Fries”

IF I LIVE TO BE 100

Players: Sophie’s Choice

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This was an early night group that I came across we named “Sophie’s Choice” named after the dog in the group.

I've Forgotten You

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This was a nighttime group that I came across.  I walked up on their previous song which was loud and proud being sung by the dobro player in this video.

Sally Johnson

Players: Stoned Beleivers

  • Wayne
  • Frank
  • Neil
  • Eric
  • Jeff
  • Neil

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This was a nighttime group that I came across on the main road through pickers paradise.  We named them the “Stoned Believers”.

Columbus Stockade Blues

Players: Players To Be Named Later

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This was a daytime group that I came across.  We named them the “Players To Be Named Later”.

Ragged Man

Players: Grillbillies

  • Ricky

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This was a nighttime group that I came across.  We named them the “The Grillbillies”.

Old Home Place

Players: Dale’s Jam

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This was a nighttime group that I came across that had the best lighted Jam Tent around.  We named them “Dale’s Jam”.

Loving Arms

Players: Friends

  • Frank
  • Nash
  • Lucy
  • Gretchen
  • Lisa
  • Jeff
  • John
  • Julie
  • Dan

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This was a daytime group that I came across that was playing near the playground.  We named them “Friends”.

God Gave You To Me

Players: Barely Grownups

  • Bruno
  • John
  • Mike
  • Dave
  • Richard

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This was a daytime group that I came across and we named them “Barely Grownups”.

Red Haired Boy

Players: 

  • Lots of players 

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This was another daytime group at my campsite.  Again, probably the largest jam circle at the festival.

CooCoos Nest

Players: 

  • Mandolin Hank

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I was out videoing and came across these guys playing under a streetlight.  I am so glad I found them.

More videos getting uploaded daily.  Please come back to see all the latest uploads from the festival.

As Of 10/5/2023

34 Videos Posted

8 Videos to go

Questions: Send me an email at soundguy@mlcrecording.com