The Bootheel Bluegrass Festival started in 2005 with The Punches Family hosting at the Bavarian Halle in Fruitland. They decided to go on the road full time with their music and contacted us in January of 2011 to see if we would be willing to take it over for them. The hotel wanted to keep the festival and the people wanted to attend. So, we agreed! 2014 was a successful year for the event, with a record breaking crowd on Thursday night for the all Gospel evening. Friday and Saturday shows were also very well attended. Saturday afternoon we had to bring out more chairs! Local vendors joined us for the weekend as well as catering by Dexter's BBQ and Country Mart. We have some exciting plans underway for 2015! Folks, as long as you keep coming we'll keep working and striving to bring you the entertainment and music talents that you want to see and hear. Let us hear from you. This is your festival and we want to continue with the same hospitality and efforts that Bruce and Bobette started several years ago. Hopefully, someday, they will be in town in January and can join us again!