The 16th Annual "Goose on the Lake" Music Festival to take place June 3-4 in Allegre KY
What began in 1996 as a small private concert for diehard fans of the legendary rock group, GOOSE CREEK SYMPHONY, has developed into a yearly "reunion" for folks that have a certain way of living and a certain taste in music. The Goose on the Lake Music Festival after fourteen years has never been, nor ever will be, a huge gathering of thirty bands on multiple stages jammed into a short weekend. What makes this amazing festival so special is the light crowd, the carefully selected music acts, and the overall energy that you feel when driving onto the farm of Lloyd and Donna Settle. Hidden deep in the country an hour north of Nashville is the small rural community of Allegre. Each year Allegre is visited by a growing number of folks who love their music and love their Earth. The fans in attendance each year, in addition to the music, is what truly makes Goose on the Lake such a unique concert/festival experience.
Over the years we have witnessed some incredible music at Goose on the Lake. Black Oak Arkansas, rock queen Wanda Jackson, Justin Townes Earle, Joy Lynn White, Todd Snider, Webb Wilder, the Farewell Drifters, Paul Burch, Dave Gleason, and Bonepony are just a few of the acts that have treated our audience to some incredible live music.
" Most festivals are pleasant distractions from our normal life, opportunities to check out multiple bands, get a little loaded, dance some and then depart with a commemorative t-shirt. But some fests are experiences that strike to the core of us, reminding us what's good about human beings, especially creative ones that make the air vibrate with song. Goose on the Lake offered two days where kindness and happiness reigned and our better angels winged carefree and delighted. " - Dennis Cook, JAMBASE
GOOSE CREEK SYMPHONY, a band noted for being one of the first bands to blend a wide array of roots music, will be headlining this year's festival as usual both Friday and Saturday night. Local rockers The Rager Brothers will make their GOTL debut by performing on both the Friday and Saturday shows. Thumbpicking icon MR. FRANK HUDSON will return to the show this year to display his classic, unique style of Kentucky thumbpicking and classic country music. Nashville singer/songwriter Suzi Ragsdale will grace the Goose on the Lake stage on Friday featuring a special guest appearance by Doug Habbena. Friday night before Goose Creek hits the stage we'll be treated to the SUPER diverse sounds of Bawn in the Mash. Multi-instrumentalist Dave Eggar will bring his cello to Saturday night's show and shake things up on stage all the way from New York City. And, we're absolutely thrilled to announce the appearance of one of the greatest country bands in country music history. Waylon Jennings brought this band to Nashville in 1965 and country music hasn't been the same since. Saturday night before the Goose performs, WAYMORE OUTLAWS will perform a set that's sure to set the right mood for the rest of the night!
This is a unique celebration of life and likenesses that you won't experience at any other concert. We say it every year and we'll say it again. This show is unlike any other you'll attend. No sponsors, No fancy light shows, No gimmicks, No aggressive security guards, No bullshit..... Goose on the Lake is truly an authentic step back in time to the days and outdoor concerts of the 1960's.
Goose on the Lake reminds one of why they fell in love with music and music festivals to begin with. We invite you to be a part of our family reunion far away from stress of everyday city life. Deep in the heart of ol' Kentucky you'll find Allegre and the Goose on the Lake Music Festival. And, you'll never forget the memories you'll take away.