~ To all who have reserved a
spot for 2011" We'll be getting your deposit back to you soon. Just waiting
for other things to clear out first. Also have the choice of holding
over for our blow-out in 2012!
REST IN PEACE AND FLY WITH THE ANGELS, ALTHOUGH THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP
UP WITH YOU, Daddy. We miss you like crazy!
You may or may not know, but Sterling's health did not
recover as he passed away from another debilitating stroke, cancer and
cardiac arrest on Jan. 29th, 2011. He was the most ENERGETIC PERSON I KNOW
AND MOST ALL PEOPLE HE MET...LOVED HIM.
We would like to thank everyone for all your support and
we feel blessed to have had this festival running for 30 straight years.
We'd like to think, Sterling has been one of the festival pioneers in
bluegrass music, even though he didn't hold his first festival until 1981.
If all goes well, we hope to bring the show back in 2012
and we hope you'll keep your eyes and ears peeled for info to follow.
Thanks again to all of our supporters over the years.
We welcome your calls if you have any questions concerning
this cancelled show. We are truly sorry, our family had to make this
decision and we thank all the entertainers for being so kind.
Have a blessed bluegrass 2011!
The Belcher Family
Franklin News-Post Aeticle, please read
An article was written about Sterling.
Follow this link and
click blog to read.