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MerleFest 2016 Comes to a Triumphant Close

Sam BushWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, presented by Window World, has wrapped up its 29th year. Early estimates show that from its start on Thursday, April 28, to its close on Sunday, May 1, aggregate participation over the festival’s four days was approximately 74,500 participants. MerleFest, held on the campus of Wilkes Community College, is the primary fundraiser for the WCC Endowment Corporation, funding scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.

Deep Roots Mountain Revival Announces Initial Artist Lineup

Deep Roots Mountain RevivalMasontown, WV -- Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival is proud to announce the 2016 lineup for its inaugural music and arts festival happening September 15-18, 2016. Headliners Greensky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon and The David Grisman Sextet will be joined by Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Shooter Jennings with Waymore’s Outlaws, Melvin Seals & JGB, Cabinet, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Black Lillies, The Hip Abduction and many more. The festival takes place on the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV, the original site for the All Good Music & Arts Festival. Top-tier bluegrass, jam band, rock and country acts will convene in the picturesque mountains, effectively bringing West Virginia back to the forefront of the festival scene. A confirmed listing of the initial lineup is below. More artists including additional headliners will be announced soon.

Loretta Lynn To Perform At Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Loretta LynnBristol, VA/TN -- Country music legend Loretta Lynn is among the headlining artists to appear at the 16th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival this September; the announcement was made during a special "super fan" event held at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Thursday.

ROMP Fest Announces Final Lineup Additions

ROMP Fest 2016Owensboro, KY -- ROMP Festival has announced the final artist additions to the 2016 lineup including three Grammy award-winning artists, Old Crow Medicine Show, Marty Stuart and Lee Ann Womack. Now in it's 13th year, the Bluegrass roots and branches festival will be held June 22-25, 2016, at Owensboro's Yellow Creek Park.

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.

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.

Boston’s Celtic Music Fest Coming up Jan 8 & Jan 9

Bonston Celtic Music FestBoston, MA -- The Boston area’s annual homegrown celebration of Celtic music and dance, BCMFest marks 13 years on January 8th and 9th, 2016 at Club Passim and other locations in Harvard Square. The family-friendly festival draws performers of all ages from around Greater Boston, presenting music, song and dance from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic-related traditions.

Bristol Rhythm 2016 Partial Lineup Announced, $50 Weekend Passes ends Dec. 31

Birthplace of Country MusicBristol, TN/VA -- Christmas came a little early for music lovers this year as fans of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion eagerly counted down to the holiday with a daily sneak peek of the annual music festival's artist lineup. Over the last two weeks Bristol Rhythm organizers announced 12 different festival artists during the "big reveal," lighting up Facebook and Twitter with enthusiasm for the September event.

MerleFest Announces More Artists

Peter RowanWILKESBORO, N.C. (December 8, 2015) – MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 28-May 1, 2016, is proud to announce additions to the 2016 lineup: Old Crow Medicine Show, Alison Brown, Peter Rowan and Doug Seegers. 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. The homecoming of roots music fans draws nearly 80,000 participants every year.

2016 John Hartford Memorial Festival Ticketing Announcement

2016 John Hartford Memorial FestivalWhere in the world can you go to sit back, relax, know your kids are safe, enjoy campground cooking, have plenty of room to move around, jam jam jam, and know you are going to be in for the most exciting, thoroughly entertaining, heckuva bunch of pickers and singers ever to be assembled in the Most Laid Back atmosphere in this country? How about joining the John Hartford Memorial Festival during the first week in June in Bean Blossom Indiana, Bill Monroe’s Music Park for the 6th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival, The Most Laid Back Festival in America!

Get in the Holiday Spirit with Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival

Christmas in the SmokiesThe Christmas in the Smokies bluegrass music festival will be held December 9 - 12, 2105 at the Ramada Inn & Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Hosted by Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, the event brings together many traditional bluegrass and gospel bands for a special Christmas celebration of music with bluegrass friends and family.

Wire and Wood Songwriters Festival to Feature Big Names

Wire and Wood Songwriters FestivalAlpharetta, GA -- Over 25 nationally recognized singer-songwriters will gather together for three days of concerts on three stages to perform their original songs. The Wire and Wood Songwriters Festival will take place on Friday, October 16 from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, October 17 from 3-10 p.m. in Alpharetta, Georgia. A free kickoff performance featuring Nashville-based award-winning singer songwriter Liz Longley and bluegrass-country-punk band The Whiskey Gentry will take place at Avalon on Thursday, October 15 from 6-8 p.m. Liz is touring in support of her debut self-titled Sugar Hill Records release.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion - It's Festival Time Again!

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2015Bristol, VA/TN -- As the final days of summer slip into fall, one can feel the change in the air. This subtle seasonal shift in the weather signifies to us that the The 15th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is on its way, and we can hardly contain our excitement! Headliners Steve Earle and The Dukes and Delbert McClinton will both perform on Sunday, Dr. Dog on Friday, and Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band will perform on Saturday in addition to the dozens of acts schedule to appear over the entirety of the weekend.

Inaugural Great Folkgrass Happenstance October 17

Great Folkgrass HappenstanceThe inaugural Great Folkgrass Happenstance will take place October 17 in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania. The festival will be held at Ruins Hall and will celebrate some of the region’s best folk and bluegrass musicians. Ruins Hall is shell of the historic Enterprise Manufacturing building, which after years of neglect, has found renewed life as a unique space for music, arts, and popular events.

Folk Revival Festival Returns to Long Beach, CA Sept. 19

Long Beach Folk Revival FestivalLong Beach, CA – Save the date for the third annual Long Beach Folk Revival Festival September 19, 2015 from 11am to 10pm returning to Rainbow Lagoon Park. Just across from Shoreline Village and the Marina in Downtown Long Beach, CA, this beautiful ocean front location sets the perfect stage for showcasing the best in Folk, Roots, Americana, & Bluegrass music acts. There's also a banjo contest so now is the time to get entered for that event too.

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