Category: Bluegrass festival/concert news

Bluegrass in Georgia

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

We have had an interesting weekend of discovery regarding bluegrass in the great state of Georgia. Friday night we went to a local gem called the Woodbine Opry. They have bluegrass shows on Friday and country music shows on Saturday in the Woodbine community center. They […]


Final IBMA week photos

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s a final batch of Todd Powers‘ images from the Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC. Major thanks and a tip of the cap to Todd for his great work!  


Sparta celebrates Lester Flatt’s 100th birthday

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Though the actual birthdate was marked earlier this Summer, the City of Sparta, TN is throwing a free music festival tomorrow (10/11) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lester Flatt’s birth. Lester called Sparta his home during his music career, and has family there to this […]


VA Tech students at Rhythm & Roots

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the generous support of Virginia Tech’s Department of Religion and Culture, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion organizers, and the new Birthplace of Country Music Museum, nearly twenty students from VT were able to attend Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion for a day and tour […]


Bluegrass Weather Report – 10/7/14

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with the Bluegrass Weather Report for this week, looking at the Turkey Track Bluegrass Festival in Arkansas.  


Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley to Compass

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Compass Records has announced the signing of Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley for the release of their upcoming album, Before The Sun Goes Down. It’s a project that mixes bluegrass and traditional country music with an all-star band behind them. Rob says that he was […]


Watch the IBMA Awards live online

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

To watch the IBMA Awards show live, click this link.


Friday at the Nothin’ Fancy Festival

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Larry Efaw brought his Bluegrass Mountaineers and his “Stanley” brand of mountain music to Buena Vista to open the 2nd day of the Nothin’ Fancy Festival. The crowd enjoyed Bill Yates taking us back in time with the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band. Volume Five, IBMA […]


Lake Placid Bluegrass Jam launches in 2014

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The New York state Olympic Regional Development Authority is stepping back into the music business, announcing that the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, which headquartered the 1980 Winter Olympics, will host a Bluegrass Jam concert on Oct. 25 featuring 10 bands, including several of the nation’s […]


Day 1 at Nothin’ Fancy

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The first day of the Nothin’ Fancy Festival in Buena Vista, Virginia was a Virginia day. James King opened the show to an adoring crowd. He was followed by Reno and Harrell. The offspring of Don Reno and Bill Harrell are held in great esteem […]