• Ralph Stanley remembered at Norwalk

    The Friday night show at the Norwalk Music Festival closed out with a tribute to Ralph Stanley and the Stanley Brothers. Festival co-promoter, Chris Smith, and Junior Sisk teamed up to present this touching tribute. Chris had this to say just before

  • Thursday at Norwalk 2016

    The Thursday stage show at the Norwalk Music Festival was opened by Breakline, a swing band fronted by promoter Kurt Hickman. Ohio based bands, Lloyd Blevins and Ramblin’ Mountain and the Red Dust Mountain Boys followed. Host band, Harbourtown, closed

  • Friday and Saturday at Charlotte

    Friday dawned sunny and warm for an ideal bluegrass festival day at the 2016 Charlotte Bluegrass Festival in Charlotte, MI. A group of young siblings calling themselves Sugar Creek Bluegrass opened the show. They range in age from seven to

  • Thursday at Charlotte 2016

    Thursday started out as the one day at Charlotte that always happens – a little chilly and misty. Late afternoon brought warmth and a little sunshine and the rest of the weekend promises lots of sun and warmth. Local bands were

  • Instrument Petting Zoo in Charlotte, MI

    Wednesday at the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival saw the debut of the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association's “instrument petting zoo.” The “kids of all ages” ranged from a few months to – let’s just say well past a few months! SMBMA has had

  • Early start at Charlotte Bluegrass Festival

    It is Tuesday of the 44th Charlotte Bluegrass Festival held at the Eaton County Fairgrounds in Charlotte, Michigan. It is the longest running bluegrass festival in the state. Campers began arriving on Saturday and jamming has begun in earnest! Wednesday evening is

  • Chris Jones & the Night Drivers in Kalamazoo

    Bluegrass Today columnist and SiriusXM DJ Chris Jones brought the Night Drivers to the First Congregational Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan for a Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association (GLAMA) concert. The concert was held in the church’s chapel. It is an