• Melefest 2011 on Bluegrass Today

    For the first time, Bluegrass Today will have a correspondent on site at Merlefest, next weekend's mega music festival in Wilkesboro, NC. The event includes performances over four days from perhaps the most widely divergent roster of musical acts you can

  • Jam Camp scholarship available

    Here's some great news for beginning jammers who had been hoping to attend Pete Wernick's Jam Camp later this month in North Carolina. Pete has announced that a group of former camp attendees have pooled their resources to offer a full

  • Live chat with Jim Lauderdale

    If you're an established songwriter or an aspiring one, here's an event you'll want to take notice of. Jim Lauderdale will be participating in a live chat on Facebook, on Tuesday, February 1, at 7 PM EST. The chat will

  • 2009 Merlefest contest winners

    One of the many wonderful facets of Merlefest is the various competitions that take place each year during the festival. Firstly, there is the annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest in which there are four categories. This year's winners are Love Gone By

  • More Merlefest coverage online

    We found some more great Merlefest coverage online. Cindy Baucom has posted a number of photos she took during the festival on her Knee Deep In Bluegrass blog. She has shots from stage shows, from backstage and some in the vendors'

  • Ted Lehmann does Merlefest

    Our friend Ted Lehmann spent last week at Merlefest, and provides some excellent reporting on his web site - along with dozens of photos of the performers, the attendees and the overall vibe. The festival has reported that more than 70,000

  • Wichita Tweets Merlefest

    Merlefest gets underway today. It's one of the biggest festivals in the country and many, if not most, of your favorite bluegrass acts will be performing at some point during the week. If you're not there, but you'd like to know

  • Bluegrass radio – Saturday 10/25

    More big bluegrass doin's on online radio this Saturday (10/25). At 1:00 p.m. (EDT) former Foggy Mountain Boys Jody Rainwater and Curly Seckler will join Steep Canyon Rangers for a live set on WSVS AM 800 in Crewe, VA. They will

  • Merlefest videos on YouTube

    With more than 75,000 music lovers in attendance - a great many with video recorders of some kind - it should come as no surprise that dozens of videos shot at Merlefest 2008 have popped up on YouTube. Of course at