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New Richmond Bluegrass Festival Announces 2013 Lineup

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Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverNew Richmond, Quebec -- The New Richmond Bluegrass Festival held in Quebec, Canada is pleased to announce its 2013 lineup which will include Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, Special Consensus and Ray Legere and Acoustic Horizon. The week-long event will host its eleventh edition from August 25 to September 1.

With almost 40 albums to his credit, Bristol (Tennessee) native, Doyle Lawson is among bluegrass music's most popular artists. Along with his band, Quicksilver, he has won or been nominated for dozens of major awards, including 14 International Bluegrass Music Award wins and four Grammy nominations. Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver will be appearing in New Richmond for the first time on Sunday September 1.

Hailing from Ferrum (Virginia), Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice will be returning to the stage in New Richmond after a very successful appearance in 2011. Since then, the band has won International Bluegrass Music Awards for Song of the Year ("A Far Cry From Lester and Earl") and Album of the Year ("Heart of a Song"). Their latest album, "The Story of the Day That I Died" which was released in March, is among bluegrass music's top albums in 2013. Junior Sisk will appear on Saturday and Sunday (August 31 and September 1).

Special Consensus will be making their first appearance on Thursday and Friday (August 29 and 30). The band is led by Chicago native, Greg Cahill, and was a Grammy nominee this year for Best Bluegrass Album for "Scratch Gravel Road". Special Consensus celebrated their 35th year in bluegrass music in 2010.
Making their eighth appearance in New Richmond will be Sackville New Brunswick's Ray Legere and Acoustic Horizon. One of Canada's most talented musicians, Ray Legere surrounds himself with some of the Maritime province's best bluegrass performers including Gaspé native, Frank Doody. They'll be on stage on Saturday and Sunday (August 31 and September 1).

Other bands appearing in 2013 include crowd favorite, the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band (Nashville, Tennessee) who are returning for the fourth consecutive year, the Gaspé coast's own Clemville Kids (Port Daniel) and Pamela Rooney and the Exceptions (Gaspé), Bo Isaac and the Rounders (Grayson, Kentucky), Monroeville (Gatlinburg, Tennessee) and Hard Ryde (Trenton, Ontario). In addition to the Clemville Kids and Pamela Rooney and the Exceptions, Whisky River (New Richmond), Route 6 (Nouvelle) and the Good, the Bad & the Ugly will also represent the Gaspé Coast on the Coors Light stage.

Several choices of festival passes will be offered in 2013, ranging from $50 for an Advance 3-Day Pass to $250 for a VIP Camping Pass which includes two people, reserved camping in the band/VIP camping area, nightly Meet & Greets with band members , souvenir packs and more. Most packages include rough camping from August 25 through September 2. Advance prices are available until August 16 and may be purchased online now at www.NewRichmondBluegrass.com or at the New Richmond IGA market beginning July 1. Daily tickets may be purchased at the gate and are $25 for full day passes or $15 after 6 PM. Activities Monday to Wednesday include admission to the Gaspesian British Heritage Village, barbecues, evening shows in the barn and field pickin' in the campground. Main stage shows get under way Thursday morning and continue through Sunday evening.

The New Richmond Bluegrass Festival is Quebec's first and only bluegrass music festival and takes place annually during Labour Day week at the Gaspesian British Heritage Village in New Richmond. The festival hosts some of bluegrass music's top performers as well as the Gaspé peninsula's best bluegrass, country and traditional musicians.

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