Category: Bluegrass festival/concert news

Mandolin record attempt next week at Galax

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

This year at the Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, VA we will be attempting to take back the Guinness Book World’s record for the Largest Mandolin Ensemble in the history of the world to Team USA on Tuesday, August 4th on the bleachers of the Galax […]


Cooder-Skaggs-White tour picking up steam

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

With new dates being added, the ongoing Ry Cooder, Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White tour is picking up steam across the US. The trio of well-respected artists and their supporting band are just finishing up the first leg of the tour, which will start up […]


Friday at Marshall Bluegrass 2015

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Friday at the Marshall Bluegrass Festival had somewhat of a theme. There were two Michigan based bands and five Ohio based bands. Ottawa County from the Port Clinton, Ohio area took the stage first. The band is a well-established, traditional bluegrass band. They were followed […]


Thursday at Marshall Bluegrass

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thursday was the official opening of the 18th Marshall Bluegrass Festival held on the Calhoun County Fairgrounds in Marshall, Michigan. Local favorites and Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association member band, Out of the Blue, opened the show. They return Friday for two big sets. Relatively new […]


Sunday at Grey Fox 2015

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday of Grey Fox has a number of the events that folks have been building up to to conclude the festival. There are the raffle drawings for the instruments, more great bands, and the giant group photo of the staff and volunteers. There is also […]


Saturday photos from Grey Fox 2015

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Saturday at Grey Fox 2015  had many options for both viewing and participating in activities for folks of all ages, with the normal workshops on all the bluegrass instruments and directed slow jams, but also some less common options like the meditation class, the luthier […]


Bluegrass Ball rolls again in November

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Bluegrass Ball is what The Travelin’ McCourys call their periodic tours across the US, typically with high-profile guests in tow. Material performed varies with the artists who accompany them on the road, not surprising for a band that does not include a guitarist or […]


Rhonda & the Rage heading home

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rhonda Vincent & the Rage are making their way home now after a roughly 10-day tour of central Europe. They landed this morning in Atlanta, where they were met by her Martha White tour bus which is taking the weary travelers back home to Nashville. Vincent […]


Fleck, Trischka and friends honor Bill Keith at Grey Fox Banjo Summit

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka and six other banjo greats honored 75-year-old Bill Keith Friday, July 17 at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in what was dubbed the Keith-Style Banjo Summit. Fans packed the Creekside Stage tent to listen to the tribute and get a glimpse […]


Life-changing is an Understatement: Flatt Lonesome on St. Jude’s and the MACC

| July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Musicians Against Childhood Cancer [MACC] festival is next week in Columbus. The festival is a benefit for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and has raised over $800,000 to help fight cancer. Darrel and Phyllis Adkins began the MACC after their daughter, Mandy Adkins, passed […]