Welcome to the Charlie Poole Music Festival! As we enter our third decade of celebrating the legacy of a true icon in American music – Charlie Poole – we look back proudly at twenty years of presenting in concert the biggest stars of Americana music: Tony Rice, Norman & Nancy Blake, Mike Seeger, J.D. Crowe, Alice Gerrard, Tony Trischka, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and so many more. We are encouraged by the emergence of many bright and talented young musicians, a surprising number of whom we have seen come through our ever popular contests. All of this, plus we’ve made new friends along the way, and had a really great time. Hope you can join us this year in Eden, NC, where Poole and his North Carolina Ramblers worked in the textile mills-- when not out rambling and making music!

Bob Carlin

21st Annual Charlie Poole Music Festival


21 Annual Fest



Please Note: When purchasing a ticket below you will be placed on the Will Call List

located at the festival registration table. No tickets will be sent to the buyer via mail.

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