The first act on the stage was The Ramblin' Rose Band. Formed in 1981, this is a family-based band spanning three generations from Bowling Green, Florida. I loved that Loretta Wilson, the mom, now in her 80's kept right up with her daughters as she played Rhythm Guitar. Between sets, Renee Riddle on fiddle reminded the audience that there is free Bluegrass music every Friday Evening behind the Twistee Treat on Maguire Road in Ocoee. I sketched there once and now I want to go back for more Parkin' Lot Pickin'.
Terry and I stayed all day. We ordered BBQ from a food truck and got some ice cream to cool down in the Florida heat. In all, six bands played that day. There was Moonlite Express, Pine Creek, Porchdogs, Seminole Ridge and New River Bluegrass. [As the sun sank towards the horizon, The Ramblin' Rose Band returned to the stage. I moved closer towards the stage and did another sketch in a small sketchbook. It was a high energy day of pickin' and strummin'.