This weekend is the first of what it is expected to be an annual event, the Bristol Bluegrass Springfest, held at the Holiday Inn in Bristol, VA. The intention is to provide an indoor bluegrass event just as we all shake off the winter blues and get ready for spring.
Bluegrass singer and bandleader Jeff Brown is producing the Springfest, along with Randall Hibbits, and they have invited Bluegrass Today to join them in Bristol this weekend. We are looking forward to enjoying some great music, and picking up whatever news we can from the many top acts set to perform on stage.
Lonesome River Band, Blue Highway, Larry Sparks, Ralph Stanley II, Adkins & Loudermilk, and Junior Sisk are on the schedule, along with both Jeff and Randall with their bands. Tickets are available at the door, and special festival room rates are available from the Holiday Inn.
Events have transpired in such a way that we won’t be hosting a display booth at Springfest, but both John Curtis Goad and myself will be on hand covering the festival. By all means, come say howdy if you see us on site.
We should have some photo and video coverage over the weekend and on Monday.
Full details, including ticket prices and Friday and Saturday’s lineups, can be found online.