In an intimate, up close and personal setting, this event features many nationally known performers. Many of the area’s finest musicians from the hot local bluegrass scene, along with new, up and coming bands, will be on hand for an unparalleled weekend of superb music performances. In addition to the Main Stage shows, many artists will entertain audiences in the cozy Showcase Stage, providing fans with an opportunity to listen to the music of these musicians in a close, intimate setting.
This 2017 lineup includes Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, The Grascals, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Blue Mafia, Appalachian Fire, Will Clark & Rhythm Section, Dailey & Vincent, Seldom Scene, John Cowan with Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Flatt Lonesome, Jamie Dailey, Lou Reid, Terry Baucom with BJ Cherryholmes & Marcis Smith, Town Mountain, and Carolina Blue! This is one outstanding lineup with a broad variety of bluegrass styles to suit every taste.
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Up close and personal you’ll be with your friends - right in the middle of the stars, with all conveniences nearby. The entire hotel will be dedicated to bluegrass for the weekend. All rooms will be occupied by bluegrass fans; and all of the facility’s meeting rooms will be set aside for picking and jamming.
Asheville, NC is one of the most exciting small cities you’ll ever be privileged to visit. It is a trendy haven for musicians, artists and craftspeople from all over the world. Arrive early and enjoy some of the memorable experiences Asheville has to offer.
22nd Annual Bluegrass First Class – February 17, 18, and 19, 2017. 2 Day Tickets and Reserved Seats on sale October 15th @ 10:00am. Single day tickets will go on sale December 1st. For Hotel Reservations contact the Crowne Plaza Directly at 800-733-3211 (ask for in-house reservations). Alternate hotels available upon request.