• Saturday photos from Norwalk ’17

    Saturday was a perfect day for an outdoor bluegrass festival in Norwalk, OH. The sun was shining, and the temperature was just right. Vertical Limit, a Norwalk-based band, opened the day’s entertainment with straight forward, traditional bluegrass music. Edgar Loudermilk followed.

  • Friday at Norwalk Music Festival

    Blue Mafia at the 2017 Norwalk Music Festival - photo © Bill Warren Friday morning at the 2017 Norwalk Music Festival saw early thunderstorms that cleared out by mid-morning. The storms stayed south of Norwalk and the Huron County Fairgrounds the

  • Thursday at the Norwalk Music Festival

    The fifth annual Norwalk Music Festival came to life on Thursday under the steady hands of MC Earl Workman and soundman Dave Chichester. The festival is held on the fairgrounds in Norwalk, Ohio. The first band up was Norwalk’s own Highway

  • Saturday 2017 photos from Charlotte

    Saturday was a larger-than-life day at the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival. The morning started with a Kids Corner event sponsored by Festival promoter Wes Pettinger and the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. The kids built shoe box guitars, colored instrument drawings,

  • Friday photos from Charlotte 2017

    The rain showers passed through and the sun came out mid-morning at the 45th Charlotte Bluegrass Festival on Friday. West Michigan’s own Corn Fed Girls opened the stage show, a band described as: “earthy and innovative with a folksy aesthetic.”

  • Thursday photos from Charlotte, MI

    The stage show of the 45th Charlotte Bluegrass Festival opened with the traditional mountain sound of Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers. The Michigan Mafia String Band followed with their mix of bluegrass, folk, and edgy progressive music. Harbourtown was

  • Charlotte Bluegrass Festival kicks off today

    The 45th Charlotte Bluegrass Festival is underway! Wednesday night saw jams in every corner of the campground. The festival has been held continuously at the Eaton County Fairgrounds in Charlotte, Michigan since 1972. The stage show starts at 1:00 p.m. Thursday and

  • SMBMA Inductees for 2017 Hall of Honor

    The Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association established its Hall of Honor in 2016 to honor the pioneers and major contributors to bluegrass music in the area. Over the course of this summer, at four Michigan festivals, the 2017 class of inductees

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