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Bluergrass Underground Bluegrass Valentines Concerts Feb 13

Bluegrass Underground Valentine's Day ConcertBluegrass Underground is for lovers and to keep things in a Valentine's Weekend mood, we're offering our Bucket List packages, prime reserved seats that also include lodging and meals at Fall Creek Falls' beautiful lakeside lodge. So for a great getaway that will look like you've been planning it for months, come join us for some steamy romance and red-hot bluegrass in the Volcano Room on Feb. 13. Featuring the Sweethearts of Bluegrass, Darin & Brooke Aldridge and Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, the cave will have a true blue red hot bluegrass show.

Empty Bottle String Band at Carter Fold Saturday

Empty Bottle String BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, February 6th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Empty Bottle String Band. The Bottles are made up of Stephanie Jeter on autoharp, bass and vocals; Kristal Harman on guitar and vocals; Tyler Hughes on banjo, banjo uke, and vocals; and Ryan Nickerson on fiddle and mandolin. The band has become a favorite at festivals and venues throughout the southeast region and one of East Tennessee’s most popular old time groups.

Huck Finn Jubilee Lineup Announced

Huck Finn JubileeOntario, CA -- Producers of the Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival, the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau are proud to announce some of the greatest national headlining bluegrass names will be on stage for the 3-day event. Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario will be the site for this annual event June 10 thru 12, 2016 when thousands of bluegrass fans arrive to experience a family friendly festival that celebrates traditional Bluegrass music, education, activities, and the evolution of bluegrass music.

Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Feb. 12 - 14. Framingham, MA

Joe Val Bluegrass FestivalBoston, MA -- The Boston Bluegrass Union writes, "We're entering the homestretch ahead of next week's 31st Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, February 12 - 14, at the Sheraton Framingham. Everyone at the BBU and the Sheraton are making every effort to ensure you have a wonderful weekend. It looks to be a mighty fine time, with great lineups on the Main and Showcase stages, Master Classes, Workshops, Kids Academy, Vendors and much more."

50th Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival Lineup Announced

50th Bean BlossomBean Blossom, IN -- Bluegrass music fans from around the world will flock to the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground, located in southern Indiana’s Brown County, this June to celebrate the 50th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival. The event is the oldest continuously running bluegrass festival in the world and will take place June 11-18, 2016.

Volume Five to Debut Upcoming New Single at Station Inn

Volume FiveNashville, TN -- Bluegrass fans may want to arrive early for Volume Five’s concert at the world famous Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, February 5 at 9:00 pm as their last two appearances at the venue sold out quickly. The following day, the band heads to Simply the Best Sports Bar & Grill in Grayson, Ky. for another highly anticipated performance. At both events, Volume Five will debut their upcoming single, “I Am A Drifter” along with other songs from their Mountain Fever Records album releasing this spring.

Tyler Williams Band to Carter Family Fold Saturday

Tyler WilliamsSaturday, January 30th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by the Tyler Williams Band. Tyler Williams grew up in Ohio and moved to Johnson City, Tennessee, to study bluegrass music. Tyler is blind and has cerebral palsy, but he has never let that hold him back. His interest in music began when he was just a year old. His first instrument was a keyboard his grandfather gave him, and he was playing it by age four. At age five, Tyler started taking classical piano lessons by ear.

IBMA Opens Bluegrass Ramble Showcase Applications to Artists

IBMA Bluegrass RambleNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced that applications are now open for bluegrass and bluegrass-related artists to apply to be an Official Showcase Selection performer at the IBMA's annual Bluegrass Ramble during World of Bluegrass week. The 2016 Bluegrass Ramble, scheduled for September 27-29 in Raleigh, North Carolina, is the premier platform for introducing talent to the bluegrass community. All emerging bluegrass bands, as well as established bands with new music or new personnel, are encouraged to apply.

Fast Train Making Steam for Carter Fold Sat, Jan 23rd

Fast TrainFast Train was organized over twelve years ago. Teddy Helton plays bass. He plays with the Appalachian Celtic Band Fire in the Kitchen as well. Howard Burchett plays guitar. Howard is from Washington County, Virginia. He played for many years with local musical favorite Bill McCall and has jammed with Conway Twitty. Randy Singleton is featured on vocals and plays the banjo and dobro. A musician for 40 years, Randy has played in several area bands including Crosscut and the Cumberland Mountain Boys. Glenn Harlow plays the mandolin and does vocals. Playing and singing since early childhood, he learned to sing gospel music from his mother and father. He is a studio musician and a veteran of many Mountain Empire bluegrass and acoustic groups. Kevin Jackson does the fiddling for the group. From Bristol, Kevin is well known to Carter Fold audiences. One of the area’s finest fiddlers, Kevin knows how to keep the audience on the dance floor. He’ll also be helping out on vocals.

MerleFest Adds More Artists to 2016 Lineup

MerleFestWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 28-May 1, 2016, is proud to announce four more additions to the 2016 lineup: Brandi Carlile, Tim O’Brien, Sam Bush Band and Jim Lauderdale. These artists join over 100 other artists already announced, including John Prine, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dave Rawlings Machine, The Wood Brothers, Alison Brown, Peter Rowan, Doug Seegers, Steep Canyon Rangers and more! The four-day event, the largest roots and Americana music festival in the nation, takes place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the heart of Appalachia. MerleFest continues the legacy of Doc Watson and is a benefit for the college. This homecoming of roots music artists and fans draws nearly 80,000 participants every year.

Donna Ulisse sets Songwriting Escape 2016 Schedule

Songwriting EscapeFour time IBMA Songwriter of the Year nominee Donna Ulisse has set the initial 2016 schedule and locations for her Songwriting Escape instrument and songwriting workshops. She and her team will return to all three locations they taught in last year. The 2016 schedule is further down in this article.

31st Joe Val Festival February 12-14

Joe Val Bluegrass FestivalJoin the Boston Bluegrass Union and celebrate the legacy of the late Joe Val with three big days of indoor bluegrass at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. The BBU has a great lineup of national and regional talent, expanded workshops, Kid’s Academy, music vendors, and round-the-clock jamming. Our 2006 event won the coveted “Event of the Year” award from the International Bluegrass Music Association.

The Americans & The Secret Sisters Start 2016 at Bluegrass Underground

The Secret SistersIt's the first Bluegrass Underground of 2016, but it's a show people will be talking about long after those New Year's resolutions have been forgotten. Both acts are headed to your TV this year, as part of one of the most highly-anticipated musical events on PBS - American Epic: http://www.pbs.org/americanepic/.

Becky Buller Headlines 2016 WoodSongs Dalton Concert Series

Becky BullerThe WoodSongs Dalton Coffee House Concert series will be percolating again in 2016. The return of the concert series will feature national and regional Americana music, providing the North Georgia area with family friendly music while benefiting Providence Ministries. The series will consist of three concerts scheduled for the last Saturday of January, February, and March 2016. The first concert will feature the award winning singer/songwriter, fiddler, clawhammer banjo picking Becky Buller with the Becky Buller Band and the highly acclaimed guitar virtuoso Hiroya Tsukamoto on Saturday January 30, 2016.

Circa Blue to Present Inaugural Bluegrass Festival

Circa BlueMartinsburg, WV -- Circa Blue is proud to announce they will present and host the first annual Circa Blue Fest, this May 6-8, 2016. Circa Blue Fest is a three day bluegrass festival featuring some of the hottest acts in bluegrass today. This years line-up includes; Blue Highway, Trinity River Band, Jim Hurst, Circa Blue, Lonesome Highway and more! This is an all-ages, family friendly event with kids activities, award-winning BBQ, instrument and songwriting workshops and plenty of campsite pickin'!

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