• Traditional artists honored by NC Arts Council

    The North Carolina Arts Council will honor two of the state's most prolific traditional string musicians when the 2018 North Carolina Heritage Awards are handed out in May. These honors are awarded annually to artists, performers, instructors, and crafters who

  • IBMA and Bluegrass Foundation now merged

    The proposed merger between the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Foundation for Bluegrass Music, announced during the World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh this summer, has now been finalized. The IBMA will continue operating under the same name, while

  • 2018 Grammy nominees announced

    The 60th Annual Grammy Awards nominees were announced this morning, with good news for a number of bluegrass entertainers. Both The Jerry Douglas Band and Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge were nominated in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album (What If and

  • Foundation for Bluegrass Music Grants Due December 1

    Applications for the 2018 grants from the Foundation for Bluegrass Music are due at the end of this month. They award between $8,000-$10,000 each year in individual grants to organizations that support educational, literary, artistic, and historic preservation projects and

  • Crooked Road Guitar Summit in Marion, VA

    Virginia's Crooked Road invites all guitarists to attend their special Guitar Summit this weekend in Marion at the Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts. It's being hosted in celebration of the release of their album, A Century of Heritage

  • The Pickin’ Porch Show finds a new home

    For going on 20 years, folks in the tri-cities region of east Tennessee have enjoyed great bluegrass and old time music at The Pickin' Porch Show on Thursday nights in Bristol. Everyone from the biggest names in bluegrass, to up-and-coming

  • New Board Members elected for the NFBA

    The North Florida Bluegrass Association, based in Jacksonville, has announced the recently-elected members of its Board of Directors, set to take office in January 2018. The organization has worked to promote and preserve bluegrass music in the region for more than

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