Love Bluegrass and Camping?

You should check out our Festival in June!


Meet Your Host


Carolina Road Band

My band, Carolina Road, is very excited to be the host band for the Willow Oak music festival in Roxboro, North Carolina. The promoter, Mike Wilson, and I have been long time bluegrass friends since the 1970's. Mike has been involved in promoting festivals for over 40 years and knows how to run a family style bluegrass festival. Fans have said that Willow Oak Park is the most beautiful park setting for a bluegrass festival. This festival is a throw-back festival from the time that festivals were friendly gatherings with plenty of social time and jamming. We will have workshops, storytelling and a jamming tent set up during the day. Both national and local bands will be part of our stage show. I'm excited to be part of a great family style festival which is destined to be the outdoor social event of the year. Come join us in June, Father's Day weekend, as we host the Willow Oak Music Fest in Roxboro, North Carolina, only 45 minutes north of Raleigh.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road




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Advance Tickets

Advance Early Bird Special (Before June 1, 2017)      3 DAY PASS   $70.00 

Advance Festival Ticket (June 1-8, 2017)                  3 DAY PASS   $80.00

-Children ages 13-16                                                3 DAY PASS   $45.00


To purchase tickets call (919) 779-5672


Campsite without Electrical Hookup- Reserved pricing

(Before June 8, 2017)

See prices below...



Bring Your Tents!

Willow Oak is a Beautiful Park to camp at..

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Campsite with Electrical Hookup- Reserved pricing

(Before June 8, 2017)

See prices below...


Bring your RV!

Bluegrass music is the root of all the events
that eventually lead to Willow Oak Park


In the late 1970s, John Maness and I became neighbors. A friendship ensued that found our families going on vacations and weekend camping trips together.  We both enjoyed bluegrass and began jamming with local musicians, and eventually we formed the "Bass Mountain Boys." John had just purchased a farm in Snow Camp, NC, and we began having thoughts of having our own festival there. Along with one of John's brothers and two other friends, we built a stage and other facilities for our own festival. In 1978 our dream became a reality with our first festival at Bass Mountain Music Park.

Over the years the other original organizers dissolved their partnership for various reasons, leaving John and me operating the Bass Mountain Bluegrass Festival twice a year until his death in 2002. After John's death, Sheila (John's wife) and I leased the property from John's son, who had inherited the farm. She and I continued to promote two festivals annually thru 2008.

At the end of 2008 Sheila and I were unable to reach a lease agreement with John's son on the Snow Camp property. After much soul searching, we decided to retire the "Bass Mountain Bluegrass Festival" in 2009.

In early 2000, Clyde "Peaches" Solomon had started building a park on his property, Willow Oak Farm in Roxboro, NC. We shared a common goal of promoting a family style bluegrass festival; and, from that, a new friendship developed. Many ideas were shared as he built a park patterned very much like the Bass Mountain Music Park. Willow Oak Music Park opened just prior to John's death.

In 2009 my wife, Debbie, and I acquired the Willow Oak Park farm with intentions of continuing to promote bluegrass festivals like John Maness and I had done for the last 31 years. Debbie and I are very excited to have the opportunity to again bring to this area some of the best talent that bluegrass has to offer.

Our next festival is scheduled for June 15, 16, & 17, 2017 offering the quality entertainment and hospitality that were trademarks of the "Bass Mountain Festivals." We invite all of the "Bass Mountain family" to join us at Willow Oak Park to continue the tradition.

It is "Just Like Coming Home."

Mike and Debbie Wilson

Willow Oak Park


Contact:  Mike Wilson  4060-M Harper Trail, Burlington, NC  27215


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