Welcome to the Charlie Poole Music Festival. Through the years, this event has featured many of the legends in Americana music – Mike Seeger, Norman & Nancy Blake, Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe, the Osborne Brothers, Alice Gerrard, Tony Trischka, and Bryan Bowers – as well as some of the brightest stars of today – The Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Wiyos, and Uncle Earl – all in honor of a true icon in American music – Charlie Poole. This year we are proud to welcome Grammy and multiple award winning, legendary guitarist Tony Rice, who will receive this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. Join us in historic Eden, North Carolina - the place where Poole and his North Carolina Ramblers worked in the textile mills when not out rambling and making music that would live forever.

Tony Rice

Twentieth Annual Music Festival


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River Ramble





Join us for a small breakfast at Three Rivers Outfitters shop at 413 Church Street (site of camping for the Charlie Poole Festival), and then participate in a 2.5 mile guided trip down the Smith River to the confluence with the Dan River, taking out at the Eden Wildlife Access; and then returning to Church Street to participate in the day's musical events.


Estimated time:

Meet at 8:15 am

On the river at 8:45 am

Return to Shop at 10:15 am


Sign up deadline:
for breakfast participation - 7 pm on June 12th
for trip participation only - 8 am on June 13th



Cost of this guided trip:
$30.00 for two in a canoe or tandem kayak
$25.00 for one in a kayak


For any questions, call Three Rivers Outfitters at 336-627-6215.


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