Shoal Creek Band

Steve and Jim

The Shoal Creek Band will provide the music at this year’s Live and Silent Country Auction. Shoal Creek was formed in 1985 with the late Nick Pender, co-founder of Bear on the Square, as one of its original members. Over the years, the band has become one of North Georgia's most popular bluegrass music groups. Its versatile repertoire ranges from the traditional styles of Flatt & Scruggs and Bill Monroe and the mountain style of the Stanley Brothers to the more progressive styles exemplified by the Seldom Scene and Alison Krauss. Their primary goal for each performance is to keep the audience entertained, so that in addition to singing and playing solid, tight and tasteful selections, they relate to their listeners and have fun together. 

The Band performs primarily at concerts, private gatherings and festivals in North Georgia and the Southeast. Band members include Jim Bennett, guitar, Steve Welsch, fiddle, Gary Welborn, banjo, Zack Cash, bass, and Jamie Thompson, mandolin. 

For more information about the band, email

Schedule Day: 
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 5:30pm
MainStage Tent

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