Category: Events

Cleo Lemons legacy lives on in Sandy Ridge

| March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

This report on the long-running series of bluegrass shows in Sandy Ridge, NC is a contribution from Jay Adams, banjo player with Rich in Tradition. Jay assumed management of this popular local tradition in 2010 when its founder, Cleo Lemons, turned 90 years of age. […]


2016 Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival

| March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

MC Blake Williams brought The Wayfarers, a southeast Ohio band, on stage to kick off the March edition of the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, aka SOIMF. Host band, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, took the stage next. The band featured several selections from […]


Bluegrass Island Band Competition

| March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Bluegrass Island Festival on North Carolina’s Outer Banks may be the fastest growing event in bluegrass. Just a few years out from their 2013 debut as the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, the Hemilright family of Manteo has continued to operate their main festival in […]


Rob & Trey headed for the old country

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley are taking their acoustic bluegrass/country show to Europe for a ten day run of shows next month. The powerhouse guitar and reso-guitar duo, set off by Trey’s soulful singing, will be making their first visit together to the UK and […]


Newell Lodge Bluegrass, March 2016

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The March festival at Newell Lodge in Georgia is now in the books. The Thursday show was opened by DJ Greg Bird, who was followed by The King Family. Larry Gillis and Swampgrass closed the evening with their mountain bluegrass sound. Larry also kicked off Friday’s show. Mountain […]


Bluegrass returning to Camp Springs?

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass fans of a certain age will quickly smile and nod at the mention of Camp Springs. It’s the name of the site in North Carolina where Carlton Haney settled his bluegrass festivals after hosting them for four years in Virginia during the 1960s. A great many memories […]


Blue Highway says “Thank You!” with One-of-a-Kind Fan Experience

| March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Blue Highway has raised the bar in bluegrass originality ever since they first burst onto the scene in the 1990’s. Well, after their upcoming fan appreciation event, they may also be known for raising the bar in delivering the band’s fans with the ultimate experience. […]


Huck Finn festival celebrates 40th Anniversary

| March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

The venerable Huck Finn Bluegrass Music Festival, held each June in California since 1975, is celebrating their 40th anniversary at the 2016 event, June 10-12. Run from the start by Don and Barbara Tucker, the festival continued under family control for one year following his passing in 2012. But […]


Florida Bluegrass Classic wrap up

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Friday morning at the first Florida Bluegrass Classic was kicked off by Martin guitar expert, Bill Anderson, doing a workshop on the construction and maintenance of Martin guitars. Florida band, Wry Whiskey were first up on followed by Virginia’s Nothin’ Fancy who stormed the stage […]


35 years of bluegrass at the Emelin Theatre

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s easy for serious fans of bluegrass music to talk about tradition and longevity, a prime commodity in the genre, but in the larger scheme of things it’s only been around in a formal sense for about 70 years. That makes it slightly older than rock […]