• Gary Oelze of The Birchmere passes

    Gary Oelze, founder and operator of The Birchmere in northern Virginia, has died at 80 years of age. Initially a restaurant in the Shirlington neighborhood of Arlington, Gary added music in the evenings when he became the manager in 1966, fresh

  • Seldom Scene returns to The Birchmere

    Seldom Scene back at The Birchmere (9/5/20) - photo by Jeromie Stephens Live music is back, y'all!! This past Saturday, Seldom Scene returned to The Birchmere in Alexandria for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdowns started in March. The iconic club

  • The Birchmere celebrates 50th anniversary

    The legendary bluegrass music listening venue in Alexandria, Virginia, The Birchmere, passed its 50th anniversary on April 4. Initially, the bar, with a capacity of between 150 and 200 seats, was located in Shirlington – just down the highway from the

  • Ricky Skaggs in The Washington Post

    The performance this weekend by Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA has generated some press in and around the US capital. Richard Harrington has a lengthy piece in today's Washington Post which looks at Ricky's long

  • Live bluegrass on the radio this weekend

    There are a number of opportunities to catch some live bluegrass performances on the radio this weekend, starting tonight. Bluegrass Junction on XM Satellite Radio will be rebroadcasting the New Year's Eve concert from The Birchmere featuring Bob Perilla"s Big

  • Cherryholmes live on XM this morning

    Cherryholmes was featured several times on XM Radio's Bluegrass Junction program with Kyle Cantrell. The band performed live in the studio and sat for an interview with Kyle. The show will be re-aired again this morning, January 7, at 9:00