Category: Bluegrass festival/concert news

Christmas Bluegrass Toy Drives

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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I think we all enjoy buying toys for Christmas, even if we don’t have small children of our own. We can all recall the excitement of finding a new toy under the tree as children, and the fun of watching our children and grandchildren discover that […]

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Michigan bluegrass in early December

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bill Warren was a busy boy over the weekend, taking in (and photographing) two different bluegrass events in his part of the world. On Friday, December 4th the Kentuckians of Michigan hosted a meeting and jam session of the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. This was […]

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URI shuts down The Boxcars this weekend

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bad news for Boxcars fans looking forward to catching the group this weekend. They have had to cancel their shows scheduled at The Down Home in Johnson City, TN and The Mountaineer Opry in Milton, WV due to illness. Lead singer Keith Garrett reports that […]

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Bluegrass festival for Kentucky Governor

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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When it’s time to celebrate, what could be better than a bluegrass festival? That’s what the inaugural committee for newly-elected Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin thinks as well. They have invited some of the Commonwealth’s top bluegrass performers to help them celebrate following the Governor’s inauguration […]

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Blake Johnson benefit this weekend

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Blake Johnson has been a beloved figure in bluegrass in recent years. His membership in a pair of popular touring acts, Grasstowne and IIIrd Tyme Out, brought him to the attention of a great many music lovers, and being featured on both bands’ new albums simply […]

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Claire Lynch Holiday tour dates

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Claire Lynch Band is kicking their Holiday! tour into full gear this week, running through the end of next week. Featuring songs from last year’s CD by the same name, Claire and the guys have a string of concerts savoring the theme of Christmas music. […]

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Athy: end of a Chapter 

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Following our recent report about the Athy Bluegrass Festival in Ireland, we now learn that organizer, Tony O’Brien, has decided that the 25th anniversary festival will be the last. In an open letter, O’Brien, who was the chief organizer of the Athy Bluegrass Festival for […]

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Christmas in the Valley tour starts soon

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Rick Lang & Friends, Blackstone Valley Bluegrass, and Amy Gallatin & Roger Williams are preparing to launch the 2015 edition of their Christmas in the Valley tour through New England. Running from December 4-19, they will stop in six cities across three states. All three […]

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Ernie & Debi Evans salvage Yeehaw Junction

| November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The bluegrass festival saviors have another notch in their belt. Ernie and Debi Evans have announced that a deal has been struck to hold the popular Yeehaw Junction festival in a new location. The Evans’s had contracted last year with the festival’s long time operator, Beverly Zicheck, […]

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David Holt’s State of Music November 22

| November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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A concert is scheduled for November 22 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC to start production for season 2 of David Holt’s State of Music. The show, created in cooperation with UNC-TV, is syndicated nationally through PBS. Holt hosts, and performs a bit, with top names […]

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