Ola Belle Reed Festival
OUR MISSION: Ola Belle Campbell Reed, a legendary country singer, was a strong force for good who touched countless lives. The Ola Belle Campbell Reed Homecoming Festival is an opportunity to celebrate the life and music of this remarkable woman in the locale where her life’s journey began, the small community of Lansing, along the New River in the mountains of North Carolina.
OLA BELLE REED (1916-2002) was an acclaimed songwriter and musician, recognized by the Smithsonian, the National Endowment of the Arts and many additional organizations. Such celebrated artists as Marty Stuart, Del McCoury and the incomparable Tim O’Brien have recorded her signature song, High on A Mountain.
Featuring top-notch award winning visiting and local musicians from Americana, Bluegrass, Old-time, Country, Celtic and Folk traditions, the Ola Belle Reed Festival is a community-based event and fundraiser sponsored by the Greater Lansing Area Development Committee (GLAD), a 501(c)3 organization committed to the revitalization of Lansing, the birthplace of Ola Belle Reed. The group consists of community volunteers who are dedicated to this annual event in the spirit of Appalachian tradition.
The Festival site is located in the town of Lansing, near the banks of Big Horse Creek and in the shadow of Phoenix Mountain. Musical acts will provide continuous day and evening concerts in addition to instrumental, songwriting, and voice workshops. In addition to the artistic programming, we provide a Craft Market, Food Court and much more.
Read more about Ola through the words of Kevin Roth, her ‘number three son’.
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