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The Grayson Highlands Band Brings Traditional Music to Carter Fold

Grayson Highlands BandThe Grayson Highlands Band, from the Jefferson, North Carolina area, plays a variety of old time music, ranging from rousing fiddle tunes to traditional songs and ballads. They are regulars at the Christmas in July Festival, the Albert Hash Festival, the Rugby Fall Festival, the Greater Lansing Area Festival, and the Wayne Henderson Festival. They have also been the guest band on the Gary Poe Live radio show several times, and have won numerous awards at regional fiddlers’ conventions. Saturday, September 22, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Grayson Highlands Band. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Ricky Skaggs to Help Grand Ole Opry Celebrate its 87th Birthday

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® is set to celebrate its 87th Birthday on Oct., 5 & 6 with star-packed shows. Ricky Skaggs, one of the most awarded artists in country and bluegrass music, will perform during a special Opry Birthday Concert at 1:00 p.m. Oct. 6. Following his performance, Skaggs will visit The Opry Shop from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., signing his new CD Music To My Ears. The Plaza in front of the Opry House will be abuzz with games, food, free live performances on the Opry Plaza stage including Casey James and more.http://www.cybergrass.com/node/1623

Dual Bluegrass Music Anniversary Evening September 26th

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and Lonesome River BandNashville, TN -- September 26th will find two outstanding bluegrass music groups celebrating their anniversaries. Moonstruck Management is proud to present an Anniversary Evening celebrating Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out’s 20th Anniversary and Lonesome River Band’s 30th Anniversary. This once in a lifetime event will be held September 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Nashville located at 322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201.

Free Bluegrass Concert Sunday, 9/23 to Kick Off World of Bluegrass Week

Travelin' McCourysNashville, TN -- A free concert with bluegrass music supergroup The Travelin’ McCourys & Friends will take place immediately after the Tennessee Titans’ game on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Cumberland Park, 592 South 1st Street in Nashville, in the shadow of the Titans’ stadium on the banks of the Cumberland River.

BCMA Presents Mountain Stage at Bristol's Paramount Oct. 7, 2012

Birthplace of Country Music AllianceBristol, TN/VA — The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance presents Mountain Stage with Larry Groce at The Paramount Center for the Arts Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 7:00pm in Historic Downtown Bristol, TN. Headliners for the event were announced at today's press conference by show host Larry Groce, via taped message, who was travelling between shows.

Lonesome Will Mullins and the Virginia Playboys Pick it at Carter Fold

Lonesome Will Mullins BandLonesome Will Mullins grew up near Clintwood, Virginia, in a house that was filled with family musicians and plenty of bluegrass, old time, and country music. He learned to play the banjo and guitar as a teenager, and before long he was playing in several bands while honing his trade by studying the work of bluegrass legends like Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, and Dr. Ralph Stanley. To say he learned well would be an understatement. Saturday, September 15th, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Lonesome Will Mullins and the Virginia Playboys. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival to turn Museum into Bluegrass Amusement Park

David Grisman Bluegrass ExperienceNorth Adams, MA -- The second annual FreshGrass Festival turns the whole museum into nothing short of a bluegrass music amusement park. Besides a collection of bands and musicians as diverse and exciting as you'll find anywhere playing on multiple stages inside and out, they will have pop-up performances in the galleries and under the trees, film screenings, banjo workshops, instrument building for kids, great food and drink (moonshine slushies, anyone?), and so much more. They will even have a locally brewed FreshGrass IPA from Greenfield's The People's Pint, with local wet hops and a zesty, crisp flavor.

Smyth County Performers Perform at Crooked Road Youth Music Series Concert

Raisin' CainThe Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail proudly presents a Crooked Road Youth Music Series concert on Thursday, September 13th at 6:00 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway. The concert will feature the Yates Family Band and Raisin’ Cain. Acoustic, mountain and bluegrass music will be performed throughout the concert series.

Buford, GA's Bluegrass and BBQ JamFest September 22nd

Bluegrass and BBQ JamFestBuford GA -- The American Legion Post 127 located at 2640 Sawnee Avenue in Buford, Georgia is very excited to announce The First Annual Bluegrass and BBQ JamFest to be held on September 22, 2012 on their campus located inside Buford, Georgia. The American Legion will be hosting this spectacular event and will be looking to entertain over 1000 friends and families to share in a full day of music, incredible BBQ, anticipating over 50 vendors from in and around the southeast showing their wares, artistry and talent.

Stephen Wade's "Banjo Diary" Out Tuesday with Birchmere Concert Sept. 27

 Lessons From TraditionThis Tuesday, Sept. 11, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings releases Stephen Wade’s Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition. Its release coincides with the publication of his new book, The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience (University of Illinois Press).

“Bluegrass on the Green” Concert Announced For This Saturday

Uneven Road Nashville, TN -- Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Mark Houser announced details for the upcoming “Bluegrass on the Green” Concert celebrating the upcoming album release of Uneven Road by Mark Houser & Bluegrass Drive. The event takes place Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11:00 am (CT) just off the square at 303 West Main Street in Livingston, Tennessee, “The Home of Americana Music.”

Planet Bluegrass Opens Fall concert Series with Sierra Hull

Sierra Hull and Anne & Pete SibleyLyons, CO -- This Sunday evening (September 9) Planet Bluegrass will open their 2012 fall concert series with 2 favorites from recent RockyGrass and Folks Festivals at the Wildflower Pavillion.

Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival Offers New Venue and Feel for 2012

Union County Covered Bridge Bluegrass FestivalAn All-American celebration of Union County’s historical covered bridges is coming in just a few weeks. The festival committee members are in full preparation mode. The Pottersburg Bridge is the festival’s featured bridge and will be hosting the event September 21, 22, and 23.

Ira Dean to Headline Pickin’ in the Panhandle

Pickin' in the PanhandleMartinsburg, WV -- Pickin’ in the Panhandle is pleased to announce the addition of Ira Dean and Volume Five to their 2012 lineup. The festival, slated for September 7, 8, and 9 at the Lazy A Campground in Hedgesville, West Virginia, is one of the area’s premier tourism events, attracting upwards of 10,000 attendees. “We are thrilled to have just added additional talent to our festival,” said Andrea Ball, festival director. “Our goal is to provide a great weekend that will attract visitors to Berkeley County. We feel that the enhancements to the schedule will make the festival even more of a tourism draw!”

‘Pickamania’ Fest Brings Free Music to Heart of Old West

PickamaniaSilver City, NM -- Distinguished by Travel and Leisure magazine as one of “America’s Greatest Main Streets” (May 2012), Silver City, New Mexico is bringing a kaleidoscope of local and regional musical acts to the town for the third annual Pickamania! – a family-friendly, free, music festival which is the perfect summer farewell. The event takes place Sept. 7 through 9, 2012 and is organized and produced by the Mimbres Region Arts Council (MRAC) in coordination with premier sponsor Comcast Universal.

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