The 2011 Blue Ridge Gospel Music Weekend was held last weekend at Holly Springs Baptist Church with such notable guests as Blue Ridge group, Rob Mills Band, Balsam Range, Aaron Wilburn, Mountain Faith and Archie Watkins and Smoky Mountain Reunion. The church has hosted the event the past 7 years, as part of the limited Blue Ridge tour.
On Saturday, Aaron Wilburn wowed the crowd with his usual humorous and refreshing, perspective on life.
Next, Mountain Faith, a local gospel group from Sylva headed by Sam McMahan performed a number of favorites. Every summer the group hosts the Old Mater Farm bluegrass concert series on their farm.