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Wide Open Bluegrass First Round Artists Announced

Wide Open BluegrassNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) released an initial list of performers for PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, which takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year’s lineup showcases an array of bluegrass styles, from traditional to progressive and from emerging artists to IBMA Hall of Famers. PNC returns as Wide Open Bluegrass' presenting sponsor for fourth consecutive year.

Lau, Sierra Hull Lead Second Lineup Announcement for FreshGrass

Sierra HullNorth Adams, MA -- FreshGrass, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MASS MoCA) 3-day bluegrass and roots music festival, announces additional bands for its annual September festival. UK experimental folk group Lau, mandolin virtuoso Sierra Hull, Texas blues and roots sensation Ruthie Foster, alt-folk, Northampton-based Parsonsfield, and Mexican bluegrasser Rana Santacruz join the festival lineup, which already brims with Americana favorites including Old Crow Medicine Show, Glen Hansard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Rosanne Cash, The Devil Makes Three, a Saturday night hoedown featuring The Infamous Stringdusters, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Aoife O’Donovan, Alison Brown, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Stephane Wrembel, John Reischman and the Jaybirds, Mr. Sun, Mile Twelve, and last year’s FreshGrass Award winners Old Salt Union and Zoe & Cloyd.

Announcing Summergrass Bluegrass Festival 2016

Summergrass 2016San Diego, CA -- Summergrass San Diego is pleased to announce our 2016 festival, marking our 14th year! Mark your calendar: August 19-21, 2016 for 3 days of stellar bluegrass music at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Rd., in Vista, California. You won't want to miss it! Summergrass San Diego is Southern California's most exciting bluegrass music festival! In addition to 3 days of live music from national, regional and local bands, there will be music workshops presented by our performing artists, as well as a variety of special family & kid-oriented music activities, lots of spontaneous live jam sessions, instrument raffles, tasty food and a variety of vendors. Enjoyable whether you're 6 or 60. It's a great, affordable, family event ... and it's not too far to drive!

First Round of AmericanaFest Performers Announced

Americana Music AssociationNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association announced today the first 70 of more than 180 artists slated to perform at the 17th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, which runs from September 20-25 in Nashville, TN. The six-day festival will fill the city with legends, newcomers, award winners, and buzz bands, showcasing the breadth of Americana's influence. With over 180 artists and bands scheduled, the event promises to be, as described by MOJO Magazine, the "roots alternative to the GRAMMYs and South by Southwest." A list of the first round of performers can be found below.

72nd May Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival Just a Week Away

Gettysburg Bluegrass FestivalGettysburg, PA -- The 72nd Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival kicks off in just 1 week! The annual festival takes place May 12 through 15at the Granite Hill Camping Resort in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Tickets may be purchased by phone during business hours at (800) 642-8368 and online 24 hours a day at www.gettysburgbluegrass.com. With a combination of legendary performers and variety of hot up-and-comers the festival lineup is truly world class!

The Earls of Leicester Added to Huck Finn Jubilee Lineup

Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of LeicesterProducers of the Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival, the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, has announced the addition of Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester to the Friday, June 10 line up. Hot off the stage at Stagecoach, The Earls of Leicester are a bluegrass group. Their self-titled debut album earned the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. Leicester is pronounced as if it were spelled Lester. 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 through 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.

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.

Blue Ridge Music Center Announces 2016 Summer Concert Series

Steep Canyon RangersGalax, VA -- Beginning May 28, the Blue Ridge Music Center will welcome a stellar lineup of musicians to the venue at milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway for the 2016 Roots of American Music Concert Series. The season continues most Saturdays through September, and includes two fall heritage performances in October.

Musicians Against Childhood Cancer July 20-23, 2016

MACC 2015Galena, OH -- This year, Darrel Adkins and The Bluegrass Classic present the Annual Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) in memory of Mandy Adkins. The event will take place at Hoover Y-Park in Columbus, Ohio July 20 through 23, 2016. This annual bluegrass music festival benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Musicians Against Childhood Cancer assists the victims of Childhood Cancer, their families, treating physicians and research facilities in the diagnosis, treatment and eradication of childhood cancer to provide financial assistance to the victims, their families and physicians and research facilities and to provide such service or services free of charge.

Initial "Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman" Lineup Announced

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman 2015Nashville, TN -- Designated by the State of Tennessee has the Birthplace of Bluegrass, the Ryman keeps the tradition going with the annual Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman series. This year the series will feature Vince Gill June 23, Del & Dawg (Del McCoury and David Grisman) June 30, Greensky Bluegrass July 7 and The SteelDrivers July 21. Showcasing the very best in Bluegrass, the series runs Thursdays from June 23 to July 28.

First Wave of 2016 FreshGrass Festival Lineup Announced

Old Crow Medicine ShowNorth Adams, MA -- FreshGrass, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)'s (MASS MoCA) 3-day festival of bluegrass and progressive roots music, announces the first round of bands for its upcoming September fest, with Old Crow Medicine Show, Glen Hansard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, The Devil Makes Three, Rosanne Cash, a late-night hoedown by The Infamous Stringdusters, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Aoife O’Donovan, festival favorite Alison Brown, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Stephane Wrembel, John Reischman and the Jaybirds, Mr. Sun, and 2015 FreshGrass Award winners Old Salt Union, Zoe & Cloyd, and Mile Twelve. FreshGrass, to be held at MASS MoCA on September 16-18, 2016, features bluegrass traditionalists and innovators on four stages and in every nook and cranny of its 28-building, 16-acre campus. This year’s festival marks an integrated partnership with No Depression, the quarterly journal for roots music and online roots music authority.

Planet Bluegrass Announces 2016 Telluride Bluegrass Single Day Lineups

2016 Telluride Bluegrass Single Day LinupLyons, CO -- With final additions Ryan Adams, The Oh Hellos, Pokey LaFarge, Houndmouth, Sara Watkins, Balsam Range, Mandolin Orange, De Temps Antan, and special festival guests John Cowan and Nicki Bluhm, we're proud to announce the complete single-day lineup for the 43rd Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

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.

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.

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.

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