After 7 years of offering 3 day multi-instrument bluegrass seminars, Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend is calling it quits. Jointly hosted since November of 2002 by mandolin legend Herschel Sizemore and our own John Lawless, RBW has fallen prey to the many

  • Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend scholarships announced

    The recipients of this year's Charlie Derrington Memorial Scholarship to attend the Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend have been announced. Four young musicians (aged 13-24) were selected, each of whom will attend the three day instructional weekend with their full tuition, accommodations

  • Youth scholarship opportunities end tomorrow

    We have posted previously about the scholarships offered each year by the Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend, sponsored by Gibson, and now renamed to honor the memory of Charlie Derrington. The scholarships will allow four young bluegrass musicians (aged 13-24) to attend

  • Michael Cleveland joins RBW faculty

    Michael Cleveland has been added to the Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend faculty for 2006, taking the place of Kenny Baker, who has found that he will be unable to teach this year. The RBW staff will make refunds available to any students

  • Chris Stuart and his young Wards

    Chris Stuart has announced that Chris and Austin Ward have joined his band, Backcountry. It is a fairly odd occurrence when a pair of brothers joins a professional band at the same time, even odder when they are both still