Vanguard/Sugar Hill Records artist Joey + Rory are readying the 2nd Annual Bib & Buckle Fest, which has been dubbed the Unofficial CMT Can You Duet Season I Reunion. On Saturday, June 5 in Pottsville (45 minutes south of Nashville), the duo will be joined by Can You Duet cast members Caitlin & Will and Kate & Kacey as well as other cast members and musical acts for their annual community event with family, friends and fans. The event is put on in partnership with their family-owned restaurant, Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse, and is sponsored by Lyons-Chevrolet, Buick and GMC in Lewisburg, TN and workwear retailer Carhartt.
“We had been doing this for a few years before it got it’s official name,” says Rory. “It was originally created as a homecoming concert and a day of family fun, food and music for all of our neighbors. When people actually started coming in from as far as Michigan, Florida and even Washington State, we decided it needed to be a special yearly event.”
“When you travel all over the country singing for people like we do, it’s so neat to be able to have them come to us and to share our own community with them.” Joey says. “The name Bib & Buckle fest? Well, it’s kind of obvious I guess. I’ve always worn a belt buckle with my jeans and Rory loves his Carhartt bib overalls.”
The music begins at 3:00 PM and the eating at 5:00 PM. Live music will continue into the evening with the hosts’ headlining performance beginning at 7:00 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or quilts for seating to fully enjoy a fun family evening outside in the grass and under the stars.
“This year, for fun, we decided to make it a Can You Duet Season 1 reunion and invite some of the other artists that were on the TV show with us in 2008”, says Rory. “They are all so talented and honestly, we never get to see each other any more. This is a chance for us to all reconnect, and even more…for our fans to connect with the other artists they loved on the show also.”
Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under (ticket price includes meal, dessert, drinks and entertainment.) To purchase tickets, visit www.joeyandrory.com or call Marcy Jo’s at 931-380-0968. Rain date is scheduled for Sunday, June 6, 2010.