• SamJam 2019 report

    Sideline with Styx Hicks after their set at SamJam 2019 - photo by Mike Sullivan The SamJam 2019 bluegrass festival was one for the record books! The energy at this festival is something rarely seen at bluegrass events these days. Sammy Karr

  • BanjoFest 2019 at the American Banjo Museum

    Every September brings cooler temperatures, the state fair with mouth-watering food, and the giant ferris wheel to Oklahoma City. Bricktown is the epicenter of talent the first weekend of the month, September 6-9, at the American Banjo Museum where BanjoFest

  • 2019 Armuchee Bluegrass Festival report

    This report is a contribution from Audie Finnell, who also provided the photos. Armuchee Bluegrass Festival,  the oldest continuous festival in Georgia,  wrapped up its 47th annual season over the Labor Day weekend. Hosting 2 festivals during the year (Memorial Day

  • Camp Springs reopens for 50th Anniversary

    50 years ago on Labor Day weekend, the first bluegrass festival in North Carolina was held at Camp Springs Bluegrass Park. This past weekend, the inaugural event resumed, following the labor of its new owners, Cody and Donna Johnson of

  • Mansfield Jamfest 2019 shares the wealth

    Last weekend saw the 3rd annual Mansfield Jamfest in Mansfield, Ohio. Festival promoters Chris and Missy Smith took over the festival from Missy's dad in 2017, and the event has seen record growth in the last 3 years. The crowd

  • Notes From Gettysburg, August 2019

    It’s no secret to regular readers that the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival is one of my two favorite stops of the year, the other being IBMA’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh every fall. The festival is just an hour from home, features