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Boston's Celtic Music Fest - January 11-12, 2013

Boston Celtic Music FestBCMFest (Boston’s Celtic Music Fest) showcases Greater Boston’s best musicians, singers, and dancers from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, and other Celtic traditions. BCMFest hosts an annual weekend-long festival in January that features more than 100 performers. All of the profits from BCMFest are used to fund the next festival.

BMI Announces Excellent Austin City Limits Festival Lineup

Punch BrothersNashville, TN -- At this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival—October 12-14 in Austin, Texas—the work that leading performing right organization BMI does on behalf of songwriters will be represented with 15 musically diverse performances by an eclectic collection of artists. From 11:00 to 7:30 each day of the festival, in a shady corner of Zilker Park, ACL attendees will be able to beat the heat and experience a lineup of bands from across the United States and England, spanning rock and roll, honky tonk, country, indie rock, Americana and acoustic singer-songwriters.

Festivals - Growth, Experience and Management

festivalI recently had the advantage of attending a relatively new festival. The festival was having their third event and the third event is usually where a festival starts to gets its fan base, personality and becoming established. To achieve that goal, the producers rely on learning as they go, managing the event and yes, providing entertainment that justifies the cost of the ticket.

Hoxeyville Music Festival to Celebrate Decade Anniversary

Hoxeyville Music Festival 2012Made in Michigan and celebrating their 10th Anniversary August 17-19, the Hoxeyville Music Festival is proud to announce this summer's initial lineup including such diverse acts as 7 Walkers (featuring Grateful Dead original member Bill Kruetzmann), Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellies, Greensky Bluegrass, Fauxgrass, BoomBox, Strange Arrangement, The Macpodz, Seth Bernard & May Erlewine and many many more.

46th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival Announced

Bill MonroeIndianapolis, IN -- The 46th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival will be held June 9 – 16, 2012 at the Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom (Brown County), Indiana. The 8-day event includes a stellar line-up of over 50 bluegrass bands, Youth Bluegrass Boot Camp, instrument and vocal workshops, jam sessions, camping, food, vendors, and so much more. Tickets can be purchased by phone (800) 414-4677 or at the park's website: www.beanblossom.US.

Kentucky Councilwoman Welch Invites Community to Forest Fest '12

Forest Fest '12Louisville, KY -- Spring is in full swing at the Jefferson Memorial Forest and on one special day every year Bluegrass music can be heard in the air as you walk the trails and enjoy the scenery. "The Forest Fest '12 is a great way to showcase the beauty and fun of the Jefferson Memorial Forest," says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13). "It is a great collection of local and regional bluegrass musicians who love to play for people who love to listen to a unique blend of American music."

Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival Announces Musical Lineup

Ernie Bradley and The Grassy Ridge BandBaltimore, MD -- Maryland Traditions, a program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), has announced the musical lineup at the 2nd Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival. The free Festival—an interactive, family-friendly celebration of traditional arts and foods from across the state—happens rain or shine, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., June 16 at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson. The 2012 musical lineup boasts an array of master musical chops, from Rock N' Roll Hall of Famer doo-wop group The Legendary Orioles to the extraordinary Khmer classical musicians who arrived in Maryland in the 1970's as Cambodian refugees. The broad range of musical genres featured at the Festival—including Himalayan music, South African and Mexican dance, Bluegrass, Irish and Gospel music, a big band orchestra and more—showcases the remarkable richness and diversity of musical traditions happening in Maryland today.

Sevierville Hosts Family Bluegrass and Barbeque Entertainment May 18-19

8th Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass LineupSevierville, TN -- The two-day lineup for the 8th Annual Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival is finalized. The event will be held on May 18 and 19 in Sevierville, Tennessee and will feature The Travelin' McCourys as the headlining act of this year's festival. The Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival has been named a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 event for the month of May.

5th Annual Pagosa Folk 'N Bluegrass June 8-10, 2012

Pagosa Folk 'n' BluegrassPagosa Springs, CO -- We know that spring doesn't technically arrive until March 21, but the feeling of spring is definitely in the air and the promising signs are all around (yeah, yeah, pipe down Powderhounds). And in just a little over 3 months, it will be time for the Pagosa Bluegrass Jam Camp, Pagosa Bluegrass Camp for Kids and the 5th Annual Pagosa Folk 'N Bluegrass.

Carolina Road To Celebrate New Album Release During 4th Annual Carolina Road Homecoming

Carolina RoadCarolina Road will celebrate the release of their new album Back to My Roots at their Homecoming Bluegrass Festival November 11-12, 2011 in Burlington, NC. The North Carolina natives will have an impromptu album release party after a very special performance Saturday during the festival. The band will play all new tunes from their second album with Rural Rhythm Records and will be joined by special guests Marty Raybon, Don Rigsby, A.L. Wood and honored members of Lorraine Jordan's Daughters of Bluegrass. Festival-goers will receive a special prizes with their purchase of the new Back to My Roots album at the festival.

Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival Returns for Three Days of Music; Friday, April 27th

Stagecoach 2012The Stagecoach Country Music Festival returns for the 6th year with the addition of a third day of music. The festival proudly welcomes Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. Stagecoach 2012 also features Alabama, Martina McBride, Kenny Rogers, Luke Bryan, Sara Evans, Chris Isaak, The Band Perry, Justin Moore, Eli Young Band, The Mavericks reunion and more. Bluegrass music's J.D. Crowe, Del McCoury, Ralph Stanley and Greensky Bluegrass will add even more variety to the shows.


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