• Fourth Annual March Mandolin Festival

    The Fourth Annual March Mandolin Festival is scheduled to be held in Concord, NH March 4-5, 2006. mandolincafe.com has all the details. The Fourth Annual March Mandolin Festival will be held March 4-5, 2006, at the Concord Community Music School in

  • WOB 2006 Showcase Deadline

    The deadline to apply for World of Bluegrass 2006 Artist Showcases is coming up on January 16, 2006. Anyone can apply for a showcase. The cost to apply is $15. If you are accepted and offered a showcase, there are

  • Back from Myrtle Beach

    I've just returned from the South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival in Myrtle Beach, SC. With the exception of Earl's fall from the stage Saturday night, the festival was great. I got to hear the first half of Earl's set, but

  • Pickin’ At The Paramount

    Back in January of 2000, The Paramount Theater in Bristol, TN was the site of a very special concert celebrating the release of Knee Deep In Bluegrass - The AcuTab Sessions. That CD had brought together 21 highly celebrated bluegrass

  • IBMA 2005 cumulative figures

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has released the final attendance figures for last month's week long convention, the IBMA's first to be held in Nashville, TN. Dan Hays, IBMA Executive Director, reports that the cumulative attendance over the course of the

  • 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