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The Planet Announces 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Lineup

 Benko PhotographicsAs the sun sets on this Friday before the Winter Solstice, we wanted to share a glowing glimpse into the longest days of the year and the Summer Solstice gathering of Festivarian Nation at the 42nd Telluride Bluegrass Festival (June 18-21, 2015). We can barely contain our excitement... We're honored to present the historic collaboration of legendary artists Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs -- a set we've dreamt about for the past 25 years. And making her Telluride debut is 2-time Grammy winner (Country Album of the Year and Country Song of the Year) Kacey Musgraves. Oh my, it's going to be a glorious weekend of music and Colorado sunshine at 8,750'...

The 2015 John Hartford Memorial Festival Lineup Announced

Hot Rize"Just When You Think It Can't Get Any Better, Then It Does" said John Hartford. That's the theme for the 5th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival, to be held May 28-30, 2015, at the Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground, Bean Blossom, IN. With a lineup that includes Hot Rize with Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Split Lip Rayfield, Hackensaw Boys, The Larry Keel Experience, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Jamie Hartford and Friends, Bawn in the Mash, and many more to be announced, it really does get better and better and better.

The Crooked Road Sets Stage for First Ever Mountains of Music Homecoming

Mountains of Music HomecomingAbingdon, VA -- The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, is pleased to announce the Mountains of Music Homecoming, a nine-day celebration of the communities in Southwest Virginia – their heritage music, cultural assets and outdoor amenities. This inaugural event, covering 19 counties, four cities, and over 50 communities, will be held June 12 - 20, 2015 and features Crooked Road concerts in more than 30 communities, dozens of community cultural experiences, and over 70 existing traditional music-related concerts, jam sessions and festivals.

30th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival February 13-15, 2015

Del McCoury BandBoston, MA -- A unique, all-encompassing experience for music lovers of all ages – set to a rollicking, first-rate soundtrack – New England’s premier roots music festival, the 30th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, presented by the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU), will take place over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 13-15, 2015, at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, MA. Year after year, this nationally acclaimed celebration of bluegrass music continues to win new converts while delighting seasoned veterans.

Robert Earl Keen Added to MerleFest 2015 Lineup

Robert Earl KeenWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, slated for April 23-26, 2015, has added Robert Earl Keen to the music festival’s lineup. The four-day event, an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Music, Magic, and Fire on the Mountain: FloydFest 2015 Announced

Floyd Fest 2015Floyd, VA -- For many longstanding summer music festivals, finding new and exciting ways to draw fans back for another season can prove challenging — but not for FloydFest. At Across-the-Way-Productions, the fires of creativity are burning brighter than ever. With its “Fire on the Mountain” theme, FloydFest is roaring into its 14th year with a fully streamlined reinvention of its roots, celebrating the authenticity of the music, people and setting that have sparked a music festival revolution. From July 22 to July 26, 2015, FloydFest is bringing a full five days of music and magic in the mountains, filled with endless opportunities to enjoy incredible music, healing arts, outdoor activities and more.

Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival Launches This Weekend

Joe Mullins and the Radio RamblersXenia, OH -- The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival (SOIMF) will take place this weekend, November 7th & 8th, at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, and will celebrate the best in bluegrass music as well as a six-month long philanthropic effort by festival hosts, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers.

First Set of Performers Announced for MerleFest 2015

MerleFestWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 23-26, 2015, is proud to announce the music festival’s initial lineup. The four-day event, an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. The star-packed grouping announced today includes:

San Diego's Only Music Film Festival November 8th

Point Music Film FestivalSan Diego, CA -- Billed as San Diego’s first music only film festival, the Point Music Film Festival will feature 10 films, including bluegrass favorites such as “Making History with Pioneers of Bluegrass,” “The Tao of Bluegrass,” and “Mandolin in B: The Herschel Sizemore Story” plus country music’s “Heartworn Highways” as well as the highly acclaimed documentary about John Lennon, “Rubber Soul” and more. Festival goers will be treated to performances from 6 musical groups including headliner James Reams & The Barnstormers featuring legendary fiddler, Blaine Sprouse.

Abingdon Crooked Road Music Fest Announced

Abingdon Crooked Road Music Fest 2014Abdingdon, VA -- From September 25th-28th, 2014, the third annual Abingdon Crooked Road Music Fest will fill the grounds of Heartwood in Abingdon with the sounds of rich history and musical heritage of Southwest Virginia, home to The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. The four-day event includes performances and workshops that illustrate the wide variety of heritage music forms the region is known for, including old time string band music, hard driving bluegrass, guitar virtuosos, duets, and more. “We always try to provide a nice mixture of the traditional music forms that have been preserved in Southwest Virginia for generations,” said Jack Hinshelwood, Crooked Road executive director. “People not that familiar with traditional music are often pleasantly surprised at just how diverse it is.”

YMSB Harvest Music Festival Announces Daily Lineup Schedule

Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival 2014With only six weeks to go before the ninth annual Harvest Music Festival, organizers just announced the daily music lineup schedule for the 2014 festival. Harvest Music Festival will take place on the majestic Mulberry Mountain near Ozark, Arkansas on October 16-18, 2014 and will feature 4 stages, nearly 100 sets of music, workshops, outdoor activities including plentiful kid-friendly programs and much more.

Back Roads Music Festival Just a Week Away

Larry CordleBack Roads Music Festival incorporation with a Visit Wise County Tourism Production; is pleased to announce the outdoor music event of this year Back Roads Music Festival. Friday and Saturday September 5th & 6th 2014. Location for the event will be the Wise County Fair Grounds in Wise, VA. Weekend pass including free camping with your car! (no pets, no glass bottles).

Yonder Mountain's Kinfolk Celebration Sept 19-20

Planet Bluegrass Main Stage, photo by Tobin VoggesserLyons, CO -- With the rebirth of the 42nd RockyGrass and the healing songs & stories of the 24th Rocky Mtn Folks Festival now just glowing memories, Planet Bluegrass is looking forward to one final weekend -- Yonder Mountain String Band's 2014 Kinfolk Celebration in Lyons, Colorado this September 19-20. Held on the final weekend of summer, just a few days after the anniversary of their historic flood, this is their last chance to dance and sing together under the sandstone cliffs of the St. Vrain in 2014.

Newport Music Festival: Finale to the Bluegrass Festival Season

Blackberry Bushes String BandNewport, WA -- The Newport Music Festival has become the Northwest finale to the Bluegrass/Americana Roots music festival season. Hundreds of traveling festival goers arrive to the picturesque natural wonder of Pend Oreille County, Washington, set up camp for 3 days to watch top notch regional performers and maybe participate in one of the abundant campground jams. It all takes place at the City Park (1033 1st Street) in Newport Washington.

RTE 23 Music Festival Debuts in Wise, VA Aug 30th

RTE 23Wise, VA -- A crooked road runs through Route 23 from southwest Virginia and over the state line into Kentucky, a region steeped in the music tradition of the Appalachias. On Saturday, August 30, Birthplace of Country Music brings an added roadside attraction for music lovers - the RTE 23 Music Festival - and the admission is free. This one-day music event will replace the Concert Series at Big Glades organized by Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and coinciding with Bristol's Border Bash concert series, which runs from May through August on the first and third Fridays.

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