The Camp Springs Bluegrass Festival was the brainchild of Mr. Carlton Haney,” a Barnum like music promoter and artist manager who produced the first three day bluegrass festival with camping on Labor Day Weekend 1965 on Cantrell’s Horse Farm near Fincastle, VA. ” After 2 years, he moved the Blue Grass Festival to Watermelon Park in Berryville, VA. for another 2 years. On Labor Day, 1969,,Carlton moved his festival near to his hometown of Reidsville, NC, to a newly bought parcel of 43 acres, including a large pond. He named it Camp Springs. This site is where Carlton enjoyed his golden years. The last festival there was in 1986. It has fallen into disrepair. This place is a sacred holy site, filled with music and precious memories. I want to help make Carlton’s dream continue, only better than before! Won’t you join us? – Becky Johnson, Mrsbluegrass on WCOM-FM 103.5, Carrboro, NC
The Camp Spring Music Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.