Blue Highway Fest

2023 IBMA Bluegrass Event of the Year, Blue Highway Fest is an annual bluegrass music festival hosted by the town of Big Stone Gap and Blue Highway. Each year the festival features the best in bluegrass music and offers, rv camping, great food and craft beer.

2024 Artists include:
Del McCoury Band first, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Dan Tyminski Band, the Travelin’ McCourys, Blue Highway, Scythian, Darrell Scott String Band, Sister Sadie, Balsam Range, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Seldom Scene, Authentic Unlimited, Grascals, Tony Trischka’s Earl Jam–a Tribute to Earl Scruggs, Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers, Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Carson Peters & Iron Mountain, Beth Snapp, Ed Snodderly, Missy Raines & Allegheny, Dave Eggar and Bristol Lightning, ETSU Bluegrass, Thomas Cassell Band, Flatt Out Blue, Green River Review, RISING STARS CHALLENGE, Writers Round, Songwriters Workshop

Artists and schedule subject to change without notice.

New for 2024 is the Blue Highway Fest Rising Stars Challenge!!

Blue Highway Fest is excited to announce a new event for Blue Highway Fest 2024 …
Blue Highway Fest – Rising Stars Challenge!

Artists and bands everywhere are invited to be a part of Blue Highway Fest – Rising Stars Challenge by submitting an online application that includes 2 video performances (YouTube links) of your songs (1 cover and 1 original).

Blue Highway Fest YouTube Channel will showcase your performances with seven (7) of eight (8) finalists chosen by a panel of judges. The remaining finalist will be chosen by online voting as the “People’s Choice”.

Deadline for applications with video links is midnight September 1st, 2024.