Join us in Swainsboro, GA for the 2nd Annual Headin’ Home Fest!

November 9-12, 2023

Held at the Georgia Sports Arena

Covered stage pavilion + 228 campsites!


★ Headin’ Home

★ The Little Roy & Lizzy Show

★ Carson Peters & Iron Mountain

★ The King James Boys

★ Retro 78

★ The Baker Family

★ Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset

★ Bells Highway

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A True Family Festival

Hosted by the family band Headin’ Home from Bloomingdale, GA, Headin’ Home Fest is a celebration of great bluegrass music and fellowship. Come join us for four days in the Georgia fall weather this November, enjoying world-class entertainment from some of the best modern bluegrass bands on the scene, camping at the beautiful Georgia Sports Arena campground, and pickin’ all day and night! Get ready for a refreshing and relaxing weekend of clean, uplifting fun. Headin’ Home Fest is a homecoming for the bluegrass family!

The Location

The Georgia Sports Arena is located in the town of Swainsboro, GA. This spacious, lovely property is home to 228 campsites, a huge covered pavilion, and a restaurant; and is just 5 minutes from multiple hotels. It’s the perfect spot for a bluegrass festival!

Address & Directions

The Festival

The 2nd Annual Headin’ Home Fest in November 2023 will feature riveting stage performances by The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Retro 78, Carson Peters & Iron Mountain, The Baker Family, The King James Boys, Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset, Bells Highway, and your host band Headin’ Home!

Lineup & Schedule

The Action

There’s so much for the whole family to do and love at Headin’ Home Fest! There’ll be explosively good bluegrass shows, jamming 24/7, exciting raffles, craft vendors, delicious food, a potluck dinner, an open stage, a gospel sing, and MORE!

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November 2023 Stage Show Lineup

Headin’ Home: Your host band for the festival, Headin’ Home is a seasoned 6-piece family band comprised of Jon and Marina Lindblom and their four oldest children. Based out of Bloomingdale, GA, this refreshing group is bringing the fire and fun of family bluegrass to stages all over the Southeast! Performing Friday, November 10 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, November 11 at 8:00 PM.

The Little Roy & Lizzy Show: Hailing from Lincolnton, GA, legendary bluegrass and gospel icons Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long put on perhaps the most entertaining show you’ll ever see in bluegrass! Little Roy Lewis has been inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, SPBGMA Hall of Greats, IBMA Hall of Honor, and the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Performing Saturday, November 11 at 4:00 and 9:00 PM.

Carson Peters & Iron Mountain: Carson Peters started playing the fiddle at age 3 when his parents bought him a 1/8 size fiddle. He leads one of the most energetic and hottest bluegrass bands in the business, performing on such internationally acclaimed stages as the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, CMA Awards, and NBC’s The Voice. Performing Friday, November 10 at 4:00 and 9:00 PM.

The King James Boys: The King James Boys are a gospel bluegrass band based in the upstate of South Carolina. For nearly thirty years they have been presenting the gospel in song. It is the mission of The King James Boys to preserve and promote bluegrass gospel music, while creating an exciting and uplifting performance for old and new listeners alike. Performing Saturday, November 11 at 1:00 and 6:00 PM.

Retro 78: This rising supergroup from the Carolinas took the SPBGMA Nashville Convention by storm in January 2022, winning first prize in the International Bluegrass Band Competition and stunning the crowd with their flawlessly tight vocal harmonies. Performing Saturday, November 11 at 3:00 and 7:00 PM.

The Baker Family: The Baker Family is a high energy bluegrass band located in south central Missouri. This tight and entertaining family group has performed at bluegrass festivals throughout the United States from Maine to California, winning many awards such as the prestigious Silver Dollar City Youth in Bluegrass Competition. Performing Friday, November 10 at 2:00 and 8:00 PM.

Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset: Frances Mooney is a bluegrass veteran, having been in the music over 45 years. She formed her current band Fontanna Sunset in 1998. The Atlanta Country Music Hall of Famer continues to produce a sound that is traditional yet creative, carrying the torch of solid, driving bluegrass to audiences near and far from her north Georgia home. Performing Friday, November 10 at 3:00 PM and Saturday, November 11 at 2:00 PM.

Bells Highway: A group of friends from the South Carolina Lowcountry, Bells Highway continues to share their love for the music and the good old classic songs with Southern bluegrass fans after decades of combined experience. Performing Friday, November 10 at 1:00 and 6:00 PM.

Head home to Swainsboro, GA with us this fall!

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