Throwback Thursday

Our Facebook follower and friend Travis Oliver kindly shared his family’s pictures of the Imperial Bald Mountain Park Bluegrass Festival from April, 1975. The festival was operated on his family’s land in Hiawassee, Georgia and had quite the line up: Bill Monroe, The Osborne Brothers, The Stanley Brothers, and Jimmy Martin. The Hiawassee Cloggers also made an appearance.

With Oliver’s permission, we shared the pictures on IBMA’s Facebook page for Throwback Thursday, and needless to say, it was wildly popular.

We are looking for pictures and the stories that go with them to share each Thursday for Throwback Thursday. If you ever needed an excuse to get nostalgic and go through your old festival and concert photos, this is it!

Share them with us on our Facebook page, or email them to We can’t wait to see what memories you find!