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Bluegrass Museum Ramping Up For ROMP

Sam Bush at ROMPOld Crow Medicine Show, David Grisman, Sam Bush, Railroad Earth, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury, Sarah Jarosz, and 23 String Band are among the dozens of talented acts set to perform at Owensboro's ROMP Festival, June 25-28. ROMP Festival is a four-day music and camping festival hosted at both the museum, in downtown Owensboro, and at Yellow Creek Park, a gorgeous 150-acre facility that is a perfect setting for a music festival. ROMP features traditional and legendary bluegrass artists alongside old time and progressive bluegrass musicians who expand the boundaries to the far-flung roots and branches of bluegrass.

Huck Finn Hosts Dr. Ralph Stanley, The Del McCoury Band, Rhonda Vincent

Ralph StanleyOntario, CA -- Huck Finn Jubilee, California’s jam and bluegrass festival, will sport three days of music this Father’s Day weekend, showcasing some of the top names in the industry including The String Cheese Incident, The Del McCoury Band, Rhonda Vincent, Sam Bush, The Gibson Brothers and the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley, who will make his final West Coast performance at Huck Finn as a part of his farewell tour.

ROMP VIP Ticket Give Away

ROMP 2014Owensboro, KY -- You could win the ultimate VIP ROMP Festival experience. The International Bluegrass Music Museum which hosts this outstanding annual bluegrass music festival hs having a prize give away contest. One lucky winner will get the ultimate VIP ROMP Fest experience and VIP Prize that includes Two VIP weekend passes, Four night stay at the Hampton Inn and a $100 Gift Card to Synergy Organic Clothing. The entire package is valued at $1700! Head over to the ROMP Fest Facebook page to enter.

Frankfort Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser Enables Free Event

Town MountainIn the charming little town of Frankfort, IL, a big event happens every summer. Bluegrass music lovers and families gather on the Green for a free two-day music festival and activities. Approaching its fourth year, the Frankfort Bluegrass Festival hopes to keep this community festival going for years to come.

Summergrass Festival 2014

Summergrass 2012San Diego, CA -- Summergrass San Diego is Southern California's most exciting bluegrass music festival! Held at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista, CA, a fascinating 40 acre outdoor museum, you won't want to miss it! 2014 Headliner lineup will be featuring: Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Della Mae, Special Consensus, Bluegrass Etc, Sonoran Dogs (Sunday Only), and Front Country. Also appearing will be: Sweet Tidings, Virtual Strangers, Shirt House Band, Molly Tuttle & John Mailander, Rusty Gait, and Prairie Sky.

Emmylou Harris Headlines FreshGrass 2014

Emmylou HarrisNorth Adams, MA -- 13-time Grammy winner Emmylou Harris plays this year’s FreshGrass festival, MASS MoCA’s weekend wonderland of bluegrass and roots music held on September 19-21. Harris is one of the most admired and influential women in music, and her addition to an already powerful lineup of traditional and progressive music guarantees that this year's festival will be the best yet. FreshGrass, MASS MoCA's annual festival of bluegrass and roots music, features a host of well-known, much-loved artists, along with FreshGrass discoveries, in its return to the museum campus in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Planet Bluegrass Turns Green with Yondersod

Planet Bluegrass StageLyons, CO -- Last December Yonder Mtn String Band threw down an epic evening at the Boulder Theater with special guests Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and many others. 100% of the proceeds from that show were donated to our flood recovery here in Lyons. A week ago that generosity came alive in the form of "Yondersod" -- the 7 acres of lush green that now blankets the Planet Bluegrass Ranch. This arrival of green was an emotional transformation that helped us envision, even more clearly, the return of Festivarians and tarps to the Ranch this summer after the 500-year flood that devastated Lyons last September.

34th Annual Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Bluegrass Festival This Week

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Bluegrass FestivalDenton, NC -- The maestro of the mandolin, Doyle Lawson, one of the lions in the Bluegrass genre, is returning to the Denton Farm Park the weekend of May 8-10, 2014, for the 34th Annual Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Bluegrass Music Festival. The artists performing this year include Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Marty Rabon, Larry Sparks, the Crowe Brothers, Goldwing Express, Bill Yates and the Country Gentleman Tribute Band, Little Roy & Lizzy, The Church Sisters, Audie Blaylock & Redwine, James King Band, Balsam Range, A Deeper Shade of Blue, Lonesome Will Mullins, The Boxcars, Lonesome River Band, Big Country Bluegrass, and a special performance from Doyle Lawson, J.D. Crowe and Paul Williams billed as ‘Old Friends.’

Amazing DelFest just Weeks Away - Open Submission Winners

DelFest 2014DelFest 2014 will once again be held at the beautiful Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD (2.5 hrs from Baltimore and DC). The festival originated from the desire to create a family-friendly music festival celebrating the rich legacy of McCoury music while creating a forum for world-class musical collaborations and to showcase fresh new talent with a down-home feeling. Produced in association with High Sierra Music, the 7th Annual DelFest will again offer a quality festival experience stamped with the unique McCoury touch. Personally chosen by Del, the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD served as the perfect location for DelFest--nestled along the Potomac River in the scenic Appalachian Mountains, the Fairgrounds are convenient to four major airports and easily reached by rail or road.

Bluegrass at the Pines Festival Supports the Arts

Cathedral of the PinesIn support of the arts, the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge, NH, today announced the “Bluegrass at the Pines” festival on Sunday, July 13, from Noon to 8:00pm. “It’s time for New Hampshire to enjoy summer bluegrass,” says Don Upton, Chairman of the sponsoring organization. The one-day event, which overlooks majestic Mt. Monadnock in southwest New Hampshire, features great bluegrass music by several New England bluegrass bands that are well-known in the region. This is one of the very few day-long bluegrass festivals scheduled in New Hampshire in 2014, according to several bluegrass-related websites.

Fiddler's Grove Ole Time Fiddler's and Bluegrass Festival May 23-25

Cockman Family Bluegrass BandUnion Grove, NC -- In 1924, H.P. Van Hoy, a schoolteacher and fiddler, thought of an innovative way to raise money for Union Grove School; he would hold a fiddler's convention. The convention became a tradition, carried on in recent years by Harper A. Van Hoy, H. P. Van Hoy's son. On May 23-25, 2014, the fourth generation of Van Hoy descendants will open the gate for the 90th iteration of that acclaimed musical institution: a weekend of competition, performances by invited musicians, workshops, jamming, and the renewal of years-long friendships. This is the oldest fiddler's contest in North America, acclaimed a Local Legacy by the Library of Congress, icon of the genre, and not to be missed. The Fiddler's Grove Ole Time Fiddler's and Bluegrass Festival is held at 1819 West Memorial Hwy., Union Grove, NC.

Bluegrass Festival Kicks Off Summer Season at Chantilly Farm

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutChantilly Farm invites the public to come out for the one of the region's largest bluegrass and mountain music events to kick off the venue’s summer season. In its fourth year, the Chantilly Farm Bluegrass and BBQ Festival will feature performances from some of the most notable acts in Bluegrass music. The one day event takes place at Floyd County’s Chantilly Farm (2697 Franklin Pike SE) on Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 11am until 10pm.

Huck Finn Jubilee Jam-Packed Schedule of Events

Sam BushOntario, CA -- Huck Finn Jubilee, the West Coast’s ultimate jam and bluegrass festival, has released a schedule of events jam-packed with three days of top headliner performers, workshops and activities this Father’s Day weekend. This year’s music lineup includes some of the biggest names in the industry, including The String Cheese Incident (Friday and Saturday nights), The Del McCoury Band (Friday), Rhonda Vincent (Friday), Sam Bush (Friday), Keller Williams with the Travelin’ McCourys (Saturday), Dailey & Vincent (Sunday), Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver (Sunday), and the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley (Saturday), who will make his final West Coast performance at Huck Finn as a part of his farewell tour.
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Fiddler's Grove Ole Time Fiddler's & Bluegrass Festival this May

Fiddler's GroveUnion Grove, NC -- In 1924, H.P. Van Hoy, a schoolteacher and fiddler, thought of an innovative way to raise money for Union Grove School. He would hold a fiddler's convention. The convention became a tradition, carried on in recent years by Harper A. Van Hoy, H. P. Van Hoy's son. On May 23-25, 2014, the fourth generation of Van Hoy descendants will open the gate for the 90th iteration of that acclaimed musical institution: a weekend of competition, performances by invited musicians, workshops, jamming, and the renewal of years-long friendships. This is the oldest fiddler's contest in North America, acclaimed a Local Legacy by the Library of Congress, icon of the genre, and not to be missed. The Fiddler's Grove Ole Time Fiddler's and Bluegrass Festival is held at 1819 West Memorial Hwy., Union Grove, NC.

Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival Supports Anacostia River

Kingman Island Bluegrass FestivalThe Fifth Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival presented by Whole Foods Market, features two main stages of bluegrass and Americana music with returning headliners The Hackensaw Boys and more. The festival will celebrate local music, food, and culture as well as the revitalization of the Anacostia River. The event takes place Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

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