Press release from the Black Mountain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce:
The Black Mountain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce announces the entertainment lineup for the 42nd Annual Sourwood Festival. Held the second weekend of August, the festival brings over 30,000 attendees each year to the area of downtown Black Mountain.
On Friday, Aug. 9, at the Entertainment Tent will be the 10th Annual Idol Contest, which is open to amateur talent. The Adult Division is for ages 13 and over, and the Kids Division for ages under 13. Trophies and monetary prizes will be awarded to winners in each division. Applications are recommended and can be downloaded at www.sourwoodfestival.com.
Local and regional talent will perform at the Entertainment Tent from 10:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, and 12:00 -5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11.
Saturday, Aug. 10
10:30 a.m. 2019 Idol Contest Winner and Tristan Robinson, 2018 Idol Contest Winner
11:00 a.m. Community Band
12:00 p.m. Danger Hatt – American Folk
1:00 p.m. Lake Lure Cloggers
2:00 p.m. Bob Williams – Guitarist and Storyteller
3:00 p.m. My Man Henry – Rock and Roll
4:00 p.m. Honest Creatures – Rock and Roll
5:00 p.m. Rewind – Classic Rock
6:00 p.m. Cody & Flacke
7:00 p.m. Jim Moseley & The Fixers
8:00 p.m. Wild Bill Cody & Desperado
Sunday, Aug. 11
12:00 p.m. Sorella Jack – Eclectic Acoustic
1:00 p.m. Lonesome Carolina – Mountain Country
2:00 p.m. U-Turn – Beach Music
3:00 p.m. Gerard Freeman – Gospel Jazz
4:00 p.m. David Cody – Gospel
In addition to entertainment, over 200 vendors will be present to showcase handmade crafts, regional authors, art, jewelry, wood products, and more. A Kids Area with amusement park rides will also be available. “The Sourwood Festival is an area tradition” states Sharon Tabor, Executive Director Black Mountain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce. “The festival is a great way to showcase area talent and businesses. Our downtown merchants will be open, along with the Tailgate Market selling local produce and crafts. It’s a weekend packed with much to see and do,” she states. “We invite everyone to check out the Sourwood Festival this year, whether it’s a family tradition or a new adventure.”