• Balsam Range at Niswonger Performing Arts Center

    Balsam Range is a group of five outstanding acoustic musicians and singers from western North Carolina. For their band name, they thoughtfully and respectfully adopted the name of a majestic range of mountains that surround part of their home

  • Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton

    Courtney Hartman was guitarist/singer/songwriter for Della Mae for 9 years, She teamed up with banjo player/singer/songwriter Taylor Ashton to record an album of original duets. The album, Been on Your Side, is officially released on August 31. It’s just the

  • Eddie Owen Presents: Seldom Scene

    What does it take for a bluegrass band to remain popular for more than four decades? For The Seldom Scene, it's taken not only talented musicians, a signature sound, and a solid repertoire, but also a sheer sense of fun.

  • Monroe Crossing

    When Minnesota-based Monroe Crossing first appeared at the Emelin in 2012, the band’s eclectic repertoire (from Bill Monroe to Motown), outstanding vocals and instrumentals, and instant rapport with the audience made them an immediate hit. Their music and stage show

  • Sister Sadie

    A few years ago, some of bluegrass music’s most notable performers joined forces to form this superb all-star band. The sublime vocals of 5-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Dale Ann Bradley (guitar), Tina Adair (mandolin), and Gena Britt

  • Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass

    Led by 2016 IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year Dan Paisley, this powerhouse band kicks off our 37th season of bluegrass with a literal “bang” as they tear into the opening downbeat. Long an Emelin favorite, Dan has played here

  • Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

    As this virtuoso band continues to receive instrumental honors (2017 IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year), their astounding instrumental skill is but one aspect of what makes them such an exciting band. They are the complete package, with searing, sky-high

  • David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition

    David Parmley and his late father Don founded the Bluegrass Cardinals in 1974, and toured for nearly two decades. One of the hallmarks of this great band was David‘s distinctive, warm and soulful voice, which distinguished him as one of