Category: Events

Bluegrass Today is Bristol bound

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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This weekend is the first of what it is expected to be an annual event, the Bristol Bluegrass Springfest, held at the Holiday Inn in Bristol, VA. The intention is to provide an indoor bluegrass event just as we all shake off the winter blues […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 3/24/15

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking in on three big events going on in Ohio, Virginia, and South Carolina.  

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Little River Bluegrass Barn joins Virginia’s Crooked Road

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Crooked Road is what the Commonwealth of Virginia calls its roots music tourism agency, established in 2004 to promote the folk and roots music heritage of the Blue Ridge region. It really is a road, set up as a driving tour, winding 330 miles through the […]

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Ralph Stanley touring with T. Graham Brown

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Over the past 15 years, contemporary music lovers of every kind have come to the same realization that bluegrass fans have shared for years. And that is that Ralph Stanley is a musical legend and a national treasure. We’ve known it since he started performing with his […]

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Rocky Top comes to Rocky Top, TN

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Many readers will remember a story last summer about a successful proposition to change to name of Lake City, a small town in east Tennessee, to Rocky Top, TN. There was a degree of opposition in Lake City, and the threat of legal action by […]

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Changing of the guard at Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Following this past weekend’s festival at the Newell Resort in Folkston, GA, it has been announced that the festivals there will be run going forward as a partnership between the Carter family who owns the property, and Ernie and Debi Evans, who manage a string […]

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Fender Contender Challenge in California

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The folks at Country Summer, a major country music festival in Santa Rose, CA, have teamed with the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation to sponsor a band competition called the Fender Contender Challenge. Bands and individual artists will vie by video for a chance to win a […]

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Sandy Ridge School – bluegrass since 1948

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Those who grew up in rural areas know the importance that the local school played in the community. In many cases it had the only auditorium of any size, and would typically host civic meetings, entertainment offerings, and even political events for local residents. Sandy Ridge High School […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 3/10/15

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Mountain View Bluegrass Festival in Arkansas.  

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Roys to host Bluegrass Kinda Christmas in 2016

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Hemilright Entertainment, who put on the popular Bluegras Island festival on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in September, have announced a new festival to be held in Raleigh in December. Set to launch in 2016 is A Bluegrass Kinda Christmas, a three-day, indoor bluegrass […]

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