• Sun comes out for the weekend at Charlotte

    Wednesday night and Thursday morning brought inches of rain to the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival. But Friday and Saturday brought acres of sunshine and warmth! One little girl had found some of the remaining mud and was having great fun wading

  • 46th Annual Charlotte Bluegrass Festival

    The 46th year of the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival has begun at the Eaton County Fairgrounds in Charlotte, Michigan. The early arrivals were treated to a Wednesday evening  jam hosted by the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. Maggie and Gary Bilby

  • Saturday 2017 photos from Charlotte

    Saturday was a larger-than-life day at the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival. The morning started with a Kids Corner event sponsored by Festival promoter Wes Pettinger and the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. The kids built shoe box guitars, colored instrument drawings,

  • Friday photos from Charlotte 2017

    The rain showers passed through and the sun came out mid-morning at the 45th Charlotte Bluegrass Festival on Friday. West Michigan’s own Corn Fed Girls opened the stage show, a band described as: “earthy and innovative with a folksy aesthetic.”

  • Thursday photos from Charlotte, MI

    The stage show of the 45th Charlotte Bluegrass Festival opened with the traditional mountain sound of Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers. The Michigan Mafia String Band followed with their mix of bluegrass, folk, and edgy progressive music. Harbourtown was

  • Charlotte Bluegrass Festival kicks off today

    The 45th Charlotte Bluegrass Festival is underway! Wednesday night saw jams in every corner of the campground. The festival has been held continuously at the Eaton County Fairgrounds in Charlotte, Michigan since 1972. The stage show starts at 1:00 p.m. Thursday and

  • WGVU covers Charlotte Bluegrass Festival

    Bill Warren wasn't the only only covering the 2016 Charlotte Bluegrass Music Festival last week in Michigan. Public television station WGVU sent Patrick Center to cover the festivities for the station's Newsmakers program. Center spoke with Wes Pettinger, who promotes the festival, and several of

  • Early start at Charlotte Bluegrass Festival

    It is Tuesday of the 44th Charlotte Bluegrass Festival held at the Eaton County Fairgrounds in Charlotte, Michigan. It is the longest running bluegrass festival in the state. Campers began arriving on Saturday and jamming has begun in earnest! Wednesday evening is