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MerleFest 2014 Lineup Expanded to Over 130 Artists

Dr. Ralph StanleyWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 24-27, 2014, is proud to announce the music festival’s initial lineup. 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. As in years past, the initial lineup reflects the diversity and quality of performers that are the hallmark of the festival. Thursday night’s schedule includes the previously announced country music superstar Alan Jackson, who will showcase his newly released bluegrass album. Another legend - bluegrass icon Dr. Ralph Stanley - will perform on Saturday evening in the Dr. Ralph Stanley All-Star Jam hosted by Jim Lauderdale. Two of bluegrass music’s biggest names, Dailey & Vincent, will be joined by the Statler Brothers’ Jimmy Fortune to deliver a set of that hallowed band’s biggest hits, complete with the deep, rich harmonies for which all three performers are known.

19th Bluegrass First Class Linup for 2014 Announced

Rhonda VincentMilton Harkey proudly announced the 19th annual Bluegrass First Class to be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 14-16, 2014, in the Grand Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Resort. The Sunday Morning Gospel Show is free and open to all attendees from 9AM to 11AM at the Showcase Stage in the sunken lobby. In an intimate, up close and personal setting, this event features many nationally known bluegrass music performers including Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Lou Reid & Carolina, Dailey & Vincent, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Seldom Scene, Flatt Lonesome and many others. On Saturday, you'll want to be sure not to miss the local comedian Dillon!

MerleFest Lineup Features IBMA Award-Winning Artists

Steep Canyon RangersWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 24-27, 2014, introduced a sneak peek to its lineup at International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, and many of the artists on the sneak peek lineup brought home IBMA awards. MerleFest was a sponsor for the North Carolina Bluegrass Pavilion at this year's World of Bluegrass. MerleFest, a four-day event that is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Alan Jackson Is First Performer Announced for MerleFest

Alan JacksonWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 24-27, 2014, kicks off its 27th year with the announcement that country superstar Alan Jackson will be part of the festival’s Thursday schedule. MerleFest, a four-day event that is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Jackson is the first performer announced for the MerleFest 2014 lineup.

YMSB 8th Annual Harvest Music Festival Lineup Announced

Harvest Music Festival 2013With just under 6 weeks to go before Yonder Mountain String Band’s 8th annual Harvest Music Festival, things are gearing up at the majestic Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas, in preparation for this year’s event, October 17-19, 2013. Multi-day passes are on sale and the festival has just released single day tickets for your dancing pleasure. With 4 stages, nearly 100 sets of music, workshops, outdoor activities, including plentiful kid-friendly programs, this year’s Harvest Music Festival is not to be missed.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Full Lineup Announced

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Lucky 13It's the Lucky 13 edition of the bluegrass super-festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. This 13th year of the free festival is a great tribute to Warren Hellman who passed away two years ago. Hellman presented the festival to San Francisco as a gift of thanks to the community and as a way of giving back. This year's grand event will take place October 4, 5, & 6, 2013. As was done last year, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass did a series of medley contests as a method for pre-announcing the performers for this years event. The medleys are over and the full list of performers has been announced.

Initial List of IBMA Awards Show Performers & Presenters Announced

Balsam RangeNashville, Tenn. (August. 28, 2013) — An initial list of performers and presenters for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s 24th International Bluegrass Music Awards, held on Thursday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m. EST, has been announced. The Awards Show, held at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Artist (Memorial Auditorium) will feature performances and award presentations from some of the genre’s brightest stars.

The Bluegrass Situation "Midnight Windup," Added To Americana Festival Slate

The Bluegrass SituationWhat do Ed Helms, Mumford & Sons bassist Ben Lovett and legendary BBC personality "Whispering" Bob Harris have in common? They're all presenting premiere showcases during Americana Music Festival, Sept. 18-22 in Nashville, TN. The Bluegrass Situation -- the online hub for everything Americana, Bluegrass, Roots, and Folk -- and Ed Helms bring together a cavalcade of their closest friends, favorite artists and surprise guests for a post Honors & Awards, late night bash at midnight, Wednesday, Sept. 18 at ONE, One Cannery Row.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2013 Artist Medley Going Now

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2013San Francisco, CA -- The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival has announced the dates for their 2013 festival. This year's grand event will take place October 4, 5, & 6, 2013. This year, Hardly Strictly is doing a form of medley of the music to announce the performers who will take the stage.

Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Fest Features Top Name Lineup

Gibson BrothersThe Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival (MBOTMA) at El Rancho Mañana takes place August 8-11, 2013. This event, produced by the non-profit Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA), has been nominated three times as Bluegrass Event of the Year (2005, 2007, & 2010) by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) in Nashville. This year's headliners will include the IBMA's Entertainers Of The Year - The Gibson Brothers!

Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Festival Early Bird Tickets Available All of July

Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Music Festival 2013Early bird tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Music Festival and will be available through July at last year's prices. Jerusalem Ridge, the Birthplace of Bluegrass Music, is planning a wonderful festival for you. Please visit the Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Festival website to purchase.

The Infamous Stringdusters' Festy Experience Announces Artists

Festy ExperienceThe Infamous Stringdusters have announced the lineup for the fourth installment of their annual Festy Experience. JJ Grey & Mofro, The John Scofield Uberjam Band, Chris Thile & Michael Daves, Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, Aoife O’Donovan, Marco Benevento, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Lake Street Dive, Della Mae, David Wax Museum, Nathan Moore & Bryan Elijah Smith and others join Grammy-nominated The Infamous Stringdusters for the 2013 event on October 10-13. The complete artist lineup is included below.

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.

Palisade Bluegrass Music Festival Announces 2013 Lineup

Palisade Bluegrass FestivalPalisade, CO -- The 5th annual Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival, slated for June 14 through 16 at Riverbend Park in Palisade, has come out with this year’s musical lineup. Event coordinators have announced the event will showcase Colorado musicians, Americana music, and traditional bluegrass. Organizers also say that critically acclaimed and award winning artists will make the trip to Palisade this year.

6th DelFest Bluegrass Music Festival Lineup Announced

DelFest 2013The initial lineup is here! Make plans with friends and family now to join the McCourys on Memorial Day weekend in beautiful Cumberland, MD for a festival experience like no other! The 6th Annual DelFest just announced their lineup for the four-day Memorial Day weekend music festival in Cumberland, Maryland.

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