Come out May 20 and help us honor 2017 RoseFest Lifetime Achievement Award winner Luther Ledford


Bryan Mayer

8:30pm – 10:00pm

A native North Carolinian, Bryan Mayer is a new voice on the country music scene. His musical career began at the age of 13 when he took up the upright bass in the school band. During his college years at ECU, Mayer picked up the guitar and found his calling behind the microphone as a front man. Soon after, Country radio powerhouse 95.1 WRNS took notice of Mayer’s talent and began to use him as a frequent opener at concerts for national country headliners like Trace Adkins, Joe Nichols, Craig Morgan, Eli Young Band, The Band Perry, Thompson Square, and dozens more including Southern Rock Gods, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. In August 2011 he released his debut album, “Long Story Short”, which has since received great reviews. His latest single, “This is Me” has kept him on the road and behind the mic since 2015. Visit him online.

Chris Cavanaugh

7:00pm – 8:10pm

Chris Cavanaugh grew up listening to Garth Brooks, George Strait, and Brooks & Dunn. This influence of 90’s country songs and his love for music had Cavanaugh making the trip from his hometown of Springfield, Missouri to Tennessee just months after graduating high school. After spending a few years hanging out with writers and publishers he had no doubt that he wanted to make Tennessee his home. Shortly after graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, Chris signed his first songwriting deal. Cavanaugh recently signed a new publishing deal with Notting Hill Music Publishing, he released his EP “Footprints on My Windshield” and was on an opener on the Kip Moore Wild Ones tour last fall. Visit him online.

Mason Jar Bonfire

Old State Travelers


Jillian Wilson


South Lenoir Band

Barefoot Gypsies

The Local Boys

Pet Parade

Jennifer’s School of Dance

Kinston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Nico Wild’s Magic Show