• Loar Fest West debuts in February ’06

    West coast aficionados of fine mandolins have something to look forward to early next year. Loar Fest West will be held as a part of the SuperGrass festival in Bakersfield, CA the first weekend of February, 2006. The concept of

  • SC State Bluegrass Festival in Myrtle Beach

    The 36th Annual South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival started yesterday on Thanksgiving. The line up is pretty impressive and if you're in the area this weekend you should consider attending. I'll be leaving in just a few minutes myself. It's a

  • A Skaggs Family Christmas show dates

    This weekend marks the first of several special holiday shows from the Skaggs Family. Billed as A Skaggs Family Christmas, the show features performances from Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, The Whites (Ricky's spouse, Sharon, and his in-laws), and three

  • Bell Buckle Music Cruise – Jan 30 – Feb 3

    Bell Buckle Records is hosting their 3rd annual Bell Buckle Music Cruise. The cruise will sail to Coco Cay and Nassau, Bahamas on Royal Caribbean's Sovereign of the Seas. The dates for the cruise are set for January 30 -

  • Vilnius Bluegrass 2005

    This coming weekend marks an historic first for our bluegrass cousins in Europe, as the first ever bluegrass festival in Lithuania will be held in the capital of Vilnius. Billed as Vilnius Bluegrass 2005, the festival runs November 25-26 and

  • Mike Marshall and Chris Thile on tour

    Mike Marshall and Chris Thile will be touring together during the month of January. Mandolin Cafe has a listing of the shows currently scheduled for January '06. The list includes dates, locations, and links to the venue website.

  • Concerts in GA at Randy Wood Guitars

    It's possible that many of our readers will recognize the name Randy Wood, known for quite some time as one of the premier luthiers in the fretted acoustic instrument world. His mandolins and guitars were regarded as among the finest