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Bluegrass Fan Fest 2011 - a Bluegrass Music Experience Like No Other

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Fan FestNashville, Tennessee is the place to be Friday, September 30th through October 2nd as the IBMA fundraising festival, Fan Fest, takes over with a bluegrass show like no other. Over 60 top bluegrass headline acts will appear on three stages within the comfort of the Nashville Convention Center just steps away from the city's historic Ryman Auditorium and lower Broadway entertainment district.

Fan Fest is a benefit concert. The proceeds from admissions support the work of two important non-profits...the Bluegrass Trust Fund which provides financial aid to bluegrass pros in time of emergency need and IBMA's efforts to promote the music around the world. Every artist that appears during the weekend is also donating their performance.

And around every corner there's even more than just music on the stage, you'll also enjoy:

  • Master's Workshops & Discussion Circles
  • Grand Master Fiddler Championship
  • Celebrity & Fan Jam Sessions
  • Music Expo
  • Artist Interaction Areas
  • All-Day Jamming & Fellowship

Fan Fest is the concluding event of the annual International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) World of Bluegrass trade show and convention. The trade show wraps up each year with the IBMA's International Bluegrass Music Awards Show. Since all the artists are in Nashville for the big week-long activities, many make it a point to also perform at Fan Fest. This year is certainly no different.

Sponsored in part by Martin Guitars, Martha White, Knee Deep inBluegrass, LR Baggs & WSM AM 650, Fan Fest has announced the following artists are schedule to take the stage:

  • Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
  • The Grascals
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
  • Dale Ann Bradley
  • J.D. Crowe & The New South
  • Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers
  • Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
  • The Isaacs
  • Jesse McReynolds & The McReynolds Tradition
  • Lonesome River Band
  • Josh Williams Band
  • Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Don Rigsby & Midnight Call
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • Joey + Rory
  • Ronnie Bowman
  • Sierra Hull & Highway 111
  • Marty Raybon & Full Circle
  • The Chapmans
  • Special Consensus
  • Balsam Range
  • Audie Blaylock & Redline
  • Grasstowne
  • The Boxcars
  • The Cleverlys
  • 18 South
  • The Expedition Show
  • Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa
  • Darrell Webb Band
  • Mike Scott
  • America's Bluegrass Gospel Show
  • The Spinney Brothers
  • The Cherryholmes Brothers
  • NewTown
  • Mark Johnson & Emory Lester
  • Wil Maring & Robert Bowlin
  • Tiller's Folly
  • Kids on Bluegrass
  • .....and many more!!!

Ticket info and additional details at: or call 1-888-438-4262

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