• 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,

  • #MACCMonday — The MACC Trio Tribute

    Each Monday between now and July 17 we will feature a report from Daniel Mullins about special performances set to occur during this year’s MACC. The 2017 Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) benefits St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The multi-day musical

  • 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.”

  • Floodwaters force evacuation at RudyFest

    Rising water just before dusk at RudyFest (2/23/17) - photo by Josh Trivett Usually it's a good thing when bluegrass makes it to the evening news. But a story of natural disaster is rarely happy news in anybody's book. Last night at

  • 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

  • Wander Down Festival launches in October

    Benton, IL is the site for another new bluegrass festival launching this year. The Wander Down Music Festival, hosted by Chicago's Way Down Wanderers, will occur October 13-15 at Camp Manitowa. A full-service campground, Manitowa will offer chef-prepared meals, a covered

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