Category: Events

WGVU covers Charlotte Bluegrass Festival

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Bill Warren wasn’t the only only covering the 2016 Charlotte Bluegrass Music Festival last week in Michigan. Public television station WGVU sent Patrick Center to cover the festivities for the station’s Newsmakers program. Center spoke with Wes Pettinger, who promotes the festival, and several of the performers about their […]

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Jaemor Farms to host winter concert series in Georgia

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Edgar Loudermilk has announced a winter bluegrass concert series to keep the music ringing at Jaemor Farms in Alto, GA, the site of Edgar’s Bluegrass Farm Jam Festival in April of this year. The Barn at Jaemor Farms can seat just under 250 people for intimate shows and […]

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Friday and Saturday at Charlotte

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Friday dawned sunny and warm for an ideal bluegrass festival day at the 2016 Charlotte Bluegrass Festival in Charlotte, MI. A group of young siblings calling themselves Sugar Creek Bluegrass opened the show. They range in age from seven to twenty from the Columbus, OH […]

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Irene Kelley celebrates These Hills in Nashville

| June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
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For years Irene Kelley has been one of the best kept secrets in Nashville, weaving her magic into song after song for artists like Ricky Skaggs, Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Loretta Lynn, Rhonda Vincent, Carl Jackson, Claire Lynch, Pure Prairie League, the Osborne Brothers and others. But last night it was her […]

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Thursday at Charlotte 2016

| June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Thursday started out as the one day at Charlotte that always happens – a little chilly and misty. Late afternoon brought warmth and a little sunshine and the rest of the weekend promises lots of sun and warmth. Local bands were the Thursday theme. Michigan […]

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Early start at Charlotte Bluegrass Festival

| June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It is Tuesday of the 44th Charlotte Bluegrass Festival held at the Eaton County Fairgrounds in Charlotte, Michigan. It is the longest running bluegrass festival in the state. Campers began arriving on Saturday and jamming has begun in earnest! Wednesday evening is highlighted by a […]

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Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road at CMAFest

| June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Record temperatures didn’t deter a large crowd visiting Nashville, TN to see Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road’s performance at CMAFest this past weekend. They were one of the few bluegrass bands who played the Durango Music Spot in the Music City Convention Center which also streamed […]

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Sons of the South take top prize in Raleigh

| June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Sons of the South, a venerable and longstanding bluegrass band from Statesville, won the top prize at last month’s Got To Be NC festival in Raleigh. The band has been performing together for more than 50 years with a rotating cast of characters, but always with a […]

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50 Years of Bean Blossom

| June 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This coming Saturday – June 11, 2016 – sees the commencement of the 50th Annual Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Music Festival; eight days of top quality bluegrass music at one of the most famous venues in the world, in Brown County, Indiana, eight days […]

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Dinwiddie Festival grew from a lifetime of bluegrass

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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When I first met Allen Carpenter at SPBGMA earlier this year, I immediately wondered how a racetrack operator found his way to becoming a bluegrass event producer. This was following his first Dinwiddie Music Festival at Virginia Motorsports Park, which was a major undertaking with a long […]

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