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Exclusive Cherryholmes Family Reunion Planned for 2015

CherryholmesThe Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival is planning an exclusive Cherryholmes family reunion at their 2015 festival. The annual festival will feature over 45 bands. The Roanoke Island, North Carolina festival always features top artists, acts and entertainment. Plans are already underway for next year's event.

Live and Local: Bluegrass on Hillsborough Street

Darin and Brooke AldridgeDarin and Brooke Aldridge will headline a family-friendly day of bluegrass and gospel on Sunday, September 28, 2014 in the Hillsborough Street district. This free event will feature four stages nestled among the oak trees of our community with some of the best in local and national bluegrass and gospel acts from 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

20th Anniversary Mountain Heritage Festival Sept. 20

Loose StringsIn celebration of our 20th anniversary of the Mountain Heritage Festival, this year, more bands will grace the stage. Four local bands and the Junior Appalachian Musicians will take the stage on September 20 beginning at 10am. Loose Strings, an all-female group, from Galax, VA is known for their tight vocal harmonies and sweet rhythms.

2014 FreshGrass Award Finalists Announced

Berklee Roots RoadshowThe 2014 FreshGrass award finalists are now confirmed. You'll be able to hear all fifteen of these acts at pop-up performances during the festival, so keep an eye and ear out as you explore. Our contest events on Saturday and Sunday mornings are open to everyone, so come down and cheer on your favorite musicians.

FreshGrass Festival Kicks Off with a Great Duo

Michael Daves & Tony TrischkaKicking off the FreshGrass festivities on Friday, September 19, will be an extra-special collaboration between two all-time favorite bluegrass artists, flatpicker Michael Daves and banjoist Tony Trischka. It will be the first time at the festival for both of them, and this pairing sets the stage for the first annual FreshGrass Duo Award the following morning. Daves and Trischka are both renowned teachers and formidable players. We are eager to hear their spin on the classic duo form.

43rd Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Music Festival Aug. 20-23

Blistered FingersGot Calluses? Get Blistered? That's what its all about at the 43rd Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Music Festival going on August 20-23, 2014 at the Litchfield Fairgrounds in Litchfield, Maine. Some of the Greatest Bluegrass music you can see and hear at one of the largest family musical events in New England! This Bluegrass Festival takes place twice every year bringing thousands of Music lovers from all over the World converging in Litchfield, Maine to hear banjos, fiddles, and those high, lonesome harmonies.

Lonesome River Band Added to Pickin' in the Pasture Line-Up

Lonesome River BandLonesome River Band was recently added to the Pickin' In The Pasture line-up and will perform at the Lodi, New York festival on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 3:00 and 9:00 pm. Festival promoter Andy Alexander said, “Sammy Shelor's group has been one of the biggest draws in bluegrass music for decades. Their unique sound has spawned a generation of new bluegrass fans. Lonesome River Band certainly brings a high level of excitement to the stage and we are really looking forward to them joining us.”

Ocean Lakes Campground Bluegrass Weekend Aug 22-23

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutMyrtle Beach, SC -- Ocean Lakes Family Campground, a division of The Jackson Companies, will host its 16th Annual Bluegrass Weekend on Friday, August 22, and Saturday, August 23, 2014. The event is only open to guests staying at the campground. With performances scheduled from some of the top names in Bluegrass music, tickets are selling fast.

New Richmond Bluegrass Festival Aug 24-31

New Richmond Bluegrass FestivalNew Richmond, Quebec -- The New Richmond Bluegrass Festival offers even more of the best bluegrass music in 2014. In addition to shows all day & night Thursday through Friday, they have added evening shows Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. Don't miss the Lonesome River Band, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, the Bluegrass Diamonds, Ray Legere & Acoustic Horizon, Audie Blaylock & Redline, the Roys, the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Janet McGarry & Wildwood and Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters. That's seven days and nights of the best that bluegrass music has to offer. This lineup won't disappoint.

The Duhks Join FreshGrass Lineup, Daily Lineups Announced

The DuhksNorth Adams, MA -- FreshGrass, MASS MoCA's annual bluegrass and roots festival, is famous for its lineup, its workshop programs in conjunction with The Berklee College of Music, its urban setting nestled in the bucolic Berkshire mountains - and infamous for its late-night, moonshine slushies-fueled parties that close out the first two nights of music. This year, Canadian fusion-folk stars The Duhks plan to raise the roof when they play the late show on opening night. The festival just released its day-by-day lineup for September 19-21, 2014.

Minnesota Bluegrass Festival Returns to El Rancho Mañana Campground

Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music FestivalRichmond, MN -- The Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival, August 7-10, 2014, in Richmond, Minnesota, provides an inexpensive daytrip or weekend just 85 miles from the Twin Cities. Nominated three times as Event of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, it offers music and activities for the whole family: over 30 hours of concerts by national and regional bands, including Russell Moore (IBMA's most-awarded male vocalist) & IIIrd Tyme Out, and Grammy-nominated The Boxcars, over 20 hours of demonstrations and hands-on workshops, and old-time dances. Kids will enjoy over 20 hours of activities, including contests, crafts, games, and special stage shows. Many attendees bring instruments for around-the-clock jamming, both organized and impromptu.

Come to Sante Fe for a Bluegrass Weekend Aug 23-24

James ReamsJames Reams & The Barnstormers, the band that was nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2002 as Emerging Artist of the Year, will be performing at the Santa Fe Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival on Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th along with The Chapmans as well as Higher Ground and more. The festival runs August 22-24 and is held at the County Fairgrounds located at 3229 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507. Tickets can be purchased online from Southwest Pickers. Information about camping is also available on their website.

Support Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Beginning Today

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutThe annual Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) begins today! A magnificent lineup of bluegrass music artists will be performing for this 4-day event. 30th Annual MACC/Bluegrass Classic at Hoover Y-Park, Columbus, Ohio. The dates for the music festival are July 16 - 19, 2014. Proceeds from this festival will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Since the year 2000, MACC and you have donated $755,690.00 to St. Jude and the Y.M.C.A., helping children around the world. This year will be the 15th Year for Musicians Against Childhood Cancer. Support this worth while event even if you can't be there in person.

Eureka Springs Presents Annual Bluegrass Festival

Melvin GoinsEureka Springs, AR -- Eureka Springs is rounding out the summer with another exciting event. This year’s Annual Bluegrass Festival will be jam-packed with lively and talented musicians for three days on August 14-16. The Bluegrass Festival kicks off with a Watermelon Social in Basin Spring Park presented by the Eureka Springs City Advertising & Promotion Commission. This event is an open jam and everyone is invited to bring their instruments and join in. Free watermelon and water will be provided. Melvin Goins with Retro & Smiling and Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show will be featured bluegrass acts.

Nickel Creek to Headline Grey Fox Fest

Nickel CreekOak Hill, NY -- Any acoustic music fan would jump at the chance to see Nickel Creek, Del McCoury, Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Gibson Brothers, and Tim O’Brien at one festival. The rest of the lineup could slack off after that. But Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival never slacks. Instead it brings a veritable Who’s Who of Bluegrass—plus its roots and branches—to New York’s Catskill Mountains every July. This year's award-winning four-day festival will run Thursday, July 17 through Sunday, July 20 on the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, New York.

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