Thursday, 25 April 2019 13:58

Norman readies for 2nd annual Chick-n-Pick-n Jamboree

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Long Gone Bluegrass Band will be one of three acts performing Saturday at the Norman Stage for the second annual Chick-n-Pick-n Music Jamboree. Long Gone Bluegrass Band will be one of three acts performing Saturday at the Norman Stage for the second annual Chick-n-Pick-n Music Jamboree. Contributed photo

NORMAN — The sound of music and smell of food will fill the air Saturday in Richmond County’s northernmost town.


Norman’s second annual Chick-n-Pick-n Music Jamboree will feature antique tractors, classic cars, a motorcycle ride, live music and, of course, chicken.

Last year we had a big crowd for our first one, so we can only hope to be as big or larger than last year,” said Mayor Kenneth Broadway.

This event, he said, is geared more toward adults and there won’t be activities for children like there are in the town’s fall festival, Norman Fest.

Participants in the Bikers Blessing Ride — with proceeds going toward the Church of God of Prophecy church building fund — will leave out of Norman around 1 p.m. on N.C. 73 to Wind Blow, turning south on Derby Road to Hoffman with a stop at the BP Station. From there, riders will take U.S. 1 south to Rockingham, cutting across Green Street to U.S. 220 and follow it north through Ellerbe back to Norman.

The cost is $10 for single riders and $15 for doubles and bikers will eat for free.

Those wishing to ride should register in the community building no later than 12:45. For more information, contact Sally Ingram at 910-997-1524.

Three musical acts are scheduled to perform this year at the Norman Stage.

Kicking things off at 11 a.m. will be the Long Gone Bluegrass Band, featuring Ellerbe natives Luke Vuncannon and Joe Grooms on guitar and banjo, respectively, and Randolph County’s Daniel Luther on mandolin and Jim Simpson on bass.

At 1:30, Winston-Salem-based Jukebox Rehab takes over on tunes. The country band was recently nominated for Best Musician/Band as part of the 2019 Carolina's Finest Awards, presented by Carolina Country magazine.

Rounding out the music will be Candor singer/songwriter Burke Long from 3:45-5.

As with any outdoor event, the weather always plays a critical part.

“We were worried three weeks out when the long-term forecast kept showing rain,” Broad way said. “Still lm a little concerned, but a meteorologist told me never pay attention to the long-term forecast.”

If the National Weather Service in Raleigh is correct, Broadway has nothing to worry about. The forecast calls for sunny skies, a light breeze and high of 74 degrees.

For more information, contact Broadway at 910-652-3620 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..