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Lloyd Loar's Hometown Bluegrass Festival Initial Lineup Announced

Lloyd Loar The annual Lloyd Loar's Hometown Bluegrass Festival is shaping up. The initial lineup has been announced and includes “Brink” Brinkman, Bill Robinson & Friends, Purdy River Band, Herschberger Family, Heartbreak Mountain with Andy Hatfield, Orpheus Mandolin Orchestra, Crooked Creek, Almost live, and Jim Betts Trio. More updates will be forthcoming.

MerleFest Announces Midnight Jam Lineup, Other Collaborations

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Photo by Joe ShymanskiWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest – presented by Lowe’s and slated this year for April 24-27, 2014 – has released the full lineup of confirmed performers for the festival’s Midnight Jam, the Saturday after-hours hootenanny that has produced artistic collaborations and one-of-a-kind superstar jams that have become legendary in the festival’s history. Additionally, the festival has provided a listing of many of the special collaborations expected at MerleFest 2014, pointing out the many “must see” artistic combinations that have made the yearly gathering in Wilkesboro, N.C., so legendary.

Huck Finn Jubilee Lineup adds The String Cheese Incident

The String Cheese IncidentOntario, CA -- The String Cheese Incident, a popular independent band that brings a mix of bluegrass, Latin fusion and psychedelic sounds to its highly attended performances, will be playing this June at Southern California’s Huck Finn Jubilee, organizers announced today.

Old Settler's Music Festival Announces Festival Schedule

27th Old Settlers Music FestivalAustin, TX -- The schedule has been set for the 27th Old Settler’s Music Festival, and it’s packed full with some of the world’s finest roots, bluegrass and Americana artists. This year’s hotly anticipated acts include Jeff Bridges & the Abiders, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, the Del McCoury Band, Sarah Jarosz, Lake Street Dive, Donna the Buffalo, John Fullbright, Bob Schneider and Dr. Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mountain Boys.

Podunk Bluegrass is Back for Their 18th Year

Podunk Bluegrass Festival 2014Connecticut's Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival will celebrate its 18th year with one of its most outstanding line-ups to date. The festival will run from Thursday, August 7th through Saturday, August 9th. The initial lineup is outstanding and more acts are being booked.

MASS MoCA Announces FreshGrass 2014 Lineup

Bela Fleck & Abigail WashburnNorth Adams, MA -- FreshGrass, MASS MoCA's annual festival of bluegrass and roots music, features a host of well-known, much-loved artists, along with FreshGrass discoveries, in its return to the museum campus in North Adams, Massachusetts, on September 19-21, 2014. This year's lineup is the deepest yet, including The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Railroad Earth, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Sam Bush, The Infamous Stringdusters, David Grisman Sextet, The Gibson Brothers, Alison Brown, Valerie June, Aoife O'Donovan, Rodney Crowell, Sam Amidon, Liam Ó Manolaí, Michael Cleveland,Claire Lynch,Darol Anger, Martha Redbone Roots Project, and more to be announced later in the spring. Last year's FreshGrass Award recipient, Cricket Tell the Weather, will take the stage for a full set. Find the full lineup at

Ralph Stanley Adds Huck Finn to Farewell Tour

Ralph StanleyOntario, CA -- The Legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley will make what is right now his final West Coast performance at Huck Finn Jubilee as part of his “Man of Constant Sorrow: The Dr.’s Farewell” tour, event organizers announced today. His farewell performance will be accompanied by a spectacular lineup of performers which include The Gibson Brothers, The Del McCoury Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Sam Bush, Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, Rhonda Vincent, The Boxcars, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers and other top-name entertainment still to be announced for the June 13-15 jamboree, held at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario, Calif.

Grey Fox Announces Lineup & Early Bird Ticket Deadline

Gray FoxGrey Fox bluegrass festival staff has been busy assembling their latest and greatest all-star lineup for the 2014 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival set for July 17-20 in Oak Hill, NY. This is one of America's finest bluegrass music festivals and it historically brings people from all over the world to enjoy the outstanding lineup of talent presented each year.

Sam Bush, King of Newgrass, Joins Huck Finn Lineup

Sam BushSam Bush, ‘King of Newgrass,’ is the latest in an impressive lineup of performers scheduled to appear at Southern California’s Huck Finn Jubilee June 13-15 in Ontario, California. The Grammy-winning artist and AMA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient has been pushing the boundaries of bluegrass for decades, fusing together styles that make it more expansive and adaptable. He joins The Del McCoury Band, Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, Rhonda Vincent, The Boxcars, and Chris Jones and the Night Drivers in the early lineup of performers, with many more bands to be announced soon. Huck Finn Jubilee takes place June 13-15 at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario, Calif. Visit for details.

International Bluegrass Music Museum Announces ROMP Lineup

ROMP 2014Owensboro, KY -- The International Bluegrass Music Museum has announced the lineup for this year's River of Music Party, affectionately known as "ROMP: Bluegrass Roots and Branches Festival." The three day event takes place June 26-28, 2014 in Owensboro, Kentucky. This amazine bluegrass music festival will again feature some of the music's favorite entertainers and a lot of outstanding music. This is the eleventh episode of ROMP and they just keep getting better and better.

DelFest Bluegrass Music Festival Lineup Announced

DelFest 2014Nasvhville, TN -- The hardest part of any festival is continuing to not only march out strong lineups year after year, but marching out a lineup that the fans feel is the strongest yet. DelFest continues to rise to the challenge, and once again, organizers feel like they are on track to give the fans exactly what they want. DelFest takes place Memorial Day Weekend -- May 22 to 25, 2014 in Cumberland, Maryland.

Merle Haggard and Ricky Skaggs Round Out MerleFest Lineup

Ricky Skaggs and Merle HaggardWilkesboro, NC -- As announced earlier today via, legendary country music artist Merle Haggard will perform for the first time at MerleFest as he closes MerleFest 2014 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, on Sunday, April 27. The festival also welcomes back MerleFest favorite Ricky Skaggs, whose Saturday, April 26, evening performance will mark the 12th time that the famed bluegrass musician has appeared in the lineup. MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 24-27, 2014, is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans that takes place on the campus of Wilkes Community College.

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice Joins Lineup for Huck Finn Jubilee

Junior Sisk & Ramblers ChoiceOntario, CA -- Bluegrass traditionalists Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice are the latest in an impressive lineup of performers to take the stage at the Huck Finn Jubilee this Father’s Day weekend, organizers announced today. Other big name performers confirmed for the June 13-15 festival include Grammy Award winner The Del McCoury Band and “Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent, with more headliner announcements to come as the event draws near.

The Grascals Headline Kilgore Station Bluegrass Festival

The GrascalsCross Plains, TN -- The Cross Plains Community Chamber has announced that The Grascals will headline the 2nd Annual Kilgore Station Bluegrass Festival, planned for April 25-26, 2014 at Kilgore Park in Cross Plains, TN. The Grascals are among the most beloved and acclaimed bands on today’s bluegrass scene, having won SPBGMA’s Bluegrass Band of the Year award in 2010, its Instrumental Group of the Year three years in a row (2011, 2012, 2013), the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year award in 2005 and earning its Entertainer of the Year honor in both 2006 and 2007.

Line-up Additions for John Hartford Memorial Festival Announced

Great American TaxiThe line-up of great bands and artists has been expanded for the 4th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival, taking place May 29-31, 2014 at the Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground in Bean Blossom, IN. Joining the festival line-up this year will be Great American Taxi, The Freight Hoppers, Sam Grisman (performing with Colin O’Brien), Branded Bluegrass, Chicago Farmer, Jalan Crossland, o Bardo e o Banjo, Woodstove Flapjacks, John Till, Indiana Boys, and The Leadfoot Band.


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