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YMSB Harvest Music Festival Lineup Announced, Tickets on Sale

Harvest Music Festival 2013The Yonder Mountain String Band's Harvest Music Festival will take place at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark Arkansas on October 17-19, 2013. This exciting festival is a favorite with many different style bands performing over the 3 day event. The Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival is an annual event featuring exciting entertainment from some of the nation’s top performers. Bands like Darrell Scott & Tim O'Brien, Hot Buttered Rum, Steep Canyon Rangers, Geensky Bluegrass and more will entertain the fans again this year.

16th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival Returns to Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI

Charlestown, RI Rhythm & Roots FestivalCharlestown RI – The Sixteenth Annual Rhythm and Roots Music Festival is bringing dozens of national musical talents, dancing, food and family events to Ninigret Park in Charlestown, RI on Labor Day Weekend. This annual family-friendly festival has historically attracted people from over 24 states, and typically sees ten thousand music fans in a setting that includes several tandem performance stages, Cajun and Zydeco dance workshops, and family activities set within what can only be described as an impromptu town in the park.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Announces Lineup Additions for 2013

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 13th PosterBristol, TN/VA -- This year's Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is quickly approaching -- and to add to the excitement, BRRR has made a few additions to its line-up. Jim Lauderdale, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, and Willie Watson, former frontman for Old Crow Medicine Show, will bring their talents to Bristol September 20-22, 2013.

3rd John Hartford Memorial Festival Brings Life to an American Music Icon

John Hartford Memorial Festival 2013Preparations are underway for the 3rd Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival being held in the hills of southern Indiana at the Official Bean Blossom & Bill Monroe Music Park in beautiful Brown County, May 30–June 1. This is the third of what the festival’s creator, John Hotze, and co-promoter, Dan Dillman, hope to see as an event to preserve the legacy and music of the late John Hartford, one of America’s most beloved songwriter/performers and musicians.

Old Crow Medicine Show at MASS MOCA FreshGrass Bluegrass & Roots Fest

Old Crow Medicine ShowNorth Adams, MA -- In a flag-planting preview to its bluegrass and roots music festival at MASS MoCA in late September, FreshGrass presents Old Crow Medicine Show in MASS MoCA's Hunter Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, May 28, at 8pm. Old Crow Medicine Show (Ketch Secor, Critter Fuqua, Kevin Hayes, Morgan Jahnig, Gill Landry, and Chance McCoy) shot to stardom as energetic performers with an unbridled spirit that leaps off their strings whenever they pick up an instrument. Discovered by legendary bluegrass picker Doc Watson while they were busking on a street corner in Boone, North Carolina, the group's ascendancy happened on the heels of its first major appearance at Watson's annual Merlefest music festival. So well-received there, the band followed that appearance with a residency at The Grand Ole Opry, which further launched a career whose success now spans across two decades, over 800,000 album sales, and a Grammy award.

Merlefest 2013 - Another Successful Music Festival

Merlefest Doc Watson JamWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s, has come to a close for another year. Early estimates show that, from its start on Thursday, April 25, to its close on Sunday, April 28, aggregate participation over the festival’s four days exceeded 76,000 participants, staying level with last year’s numbers. MerleFest, held on the campus of Wilkes Community College, has become the primary fundraiser for the WCC Endowment Corporation, funding scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.

Merlefest Honoring Doc Watson Just a Week Away

Doc WatsonWilkesboro, NC -- Preparations are well underway for MerleFest 2013, presented by Lowe’s, which officially begins next Thursday, April 25, and runs through Sunday, April 28, on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. When MerleFest kicks off on Thursday afternoon, it will be a bittersweet moment. For the first time in its 26 years, MerleFest will take place without beloved music icon Doc Watson, who passed away on May 29, 2012.

2013 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Poster Announced

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 13th PosterKnoxville based, one-man-band graphic design firm Status Serigraph was chosen to produce Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion's 13th annual poster. Each individual poster is screen-printed by hand and is inked with a metallic sheen.

Bristol Rhythm 2013 Line-Up Announced

Bluegrass MastersBristol, TN/VA -- The Birthplace of Country Music® is truly "writing the next verse" with a Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion line-up of some of the best songwriters and artists performing today...and at least one headlining mystery act yet to be announced.

MerleFest 2013 to Feature Special Tributes to Doc Watson

Doc WatsonWilkesboro, NC -- When MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 25-28, 2013, kicks off on Thursday afternoon, it will be a bittersweet moment. The four-day event, an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. But for the first time in its 26 years, MerleFest will take place without beloved music icon Doc Watson, who passed away on May 29, 2012.

Award Winning Bluegrass Artist Claire Lynch is Day 4 BRRR Band

Claire Lynch BandClaire Lynch is a two-time winner of the IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year and Grammy nominee. In the world of Bluegrass, she has long been recognized as a creative force in acoustic music and at the forefront of women who have expanded the genre. Most recently, Lynch was awarded one of the 50 USA Fellowships from United States Artists (USA). With only seven awards going to musicians this year, the 2012 USA Fellows represent the most innovative and influential artists in their fields – including cutting-edge thinkers and traditional practitioners from the fields of architecture and design, crafts and traditional arts, dance, literature, media, music, theatre arts, and visual arts.

Autumn Family Adventure During Georgia Mountain Fall Festival

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival 2012Hiawassee, GA – With its mild temperatures and colorful fall foliage the North Georgia Mountains provide a perfect fall escape, and from October 12-21, the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds will host an ideal family adventure. For 10 days, the Fairgrounds will be filled with arts & crafts, history, music and excitement during the annual Georgia Mountain Fall Festival. For a complete list of scheduled activities, discounted admission days and musical performances, visit


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