Michael Stanner, who came from Israel for the show, might have been the fan who traveled the farthest for the Carter County Shrine Club's Shriner's Bluegrass Festival, though they also had fans who flew in from Europe and others who drove all the way from Alaska.
Stanner, who found out about the show via the internet, said he began making plans to attend the show five months in advance. There was no single act that drew Stanner to the show, however.
'I like all of them,' he said. This was Stanner's first time in Olive Hill, but he said it probably won't be his last. 'I've liked everything,' he said. 'The music is great, the people are friendly, and the atmosphere is also very amiable, so why not?'
Rick Oldfield & Curnie Lee Wilson with Fenced In play for the crowd at the Shriner's Bluegrass Festival on Saturday. Despite the summer heat, fans turned out en masse for the three-day show, which featured several bluegrass notables, including Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Hammertowne, and others. (Photos by Jeremy D. Wells, Journal-Times)