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 John McEuen, famous founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 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.