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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'...

Steep Canyon Rangers Headline Sevierville Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass

Steep Canyon RangersSevierville, TN -- Sevierville’s Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass festival (May 15 & 16, 2015) has announced the entertainment lineup for its eleventh annual event, including a headline performance from famed bluegrass group, Steep Canyon Rangers.

First Norris Creek Pig Pickin' Bluegrass & BBQ Festival Announced

Balsam RangeThe 1st Annual Norris Creek Pig Pickin' Bluegrass & BBQ Festival is coming this July 4th weekend! Come hear that old familiar twang, in the tradition of Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and so many other legendary performers. Come hear today’s Bluegrass stars, such as Ricky Skaggs and Doyle Lawson picking away at beautiful Norris Creek Entertainment Complex in Louisburg, NC. Enjoy many local and regional BBQ vendors and sample BBQ during our competition. Join us for three fun filled days with the music of our roots, the music of our grandfathers, the music of America... Bluegrass!

Lineup Announced for 2015 High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival

Joe Mullins & the Radio RamblersMusic will ring out across the Wet Mountain Valley at the 13th annual High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival this July in the heart of the Rockies. Join us as Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Lou Reid and Carolina, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, Darol Anger and the Furies, The Hillbenders, Eddie and Martha Adcock with Tom Gray, Dan Crary, Steve Spurgin, and Bill Evans, Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys, The Price Sisters, Art Stevenson and High Water and many other top-notch bluegrass performers converge on Westcliffe, Colorado, for four days of music benefitting non-profit organizations in our community. Come enjoy stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the youth music program, the camaraderie of on-site camping and pickin’, in addition to the full roster of exciting bluegrass performers. The 13th annual festival dates are Thursday through Sunday, July 9 - 12, 2015.

Huck Finn Jubilee Announces New Dates for 2015 and Beyond

Huck Finn JubileeOntario, CA -- Moving forward with its commitment to securing the best in world-class entertainment, Huck Finn Jubilee has changed its annual dates of operation to the second weekend in June, starting in 2015, organizers announced today.

RockyGrass Tickets go On Sale Dec 3, Camping Lottery Ends TODAY

Del McCoury & Sam Bush at 2013 RockyGrassLyons, CO -- Planet Bluegrass says, "After our past year of flood rebirth, "thankful" doesn't begin to convey the depth of emotions we felt around the Planet Bluegrass table yesterday. We couldn't have returned without the love and support of Festivarian Nation. We're profoundly grateful to each and every one of you." If camping in the on-site campground is part of your RockyGrass tradition, then you have just 2 days left (!!) to enter the online lottery for these coveted campground (and vehicle) spots. The lottery -- the final of our 2015 camping lotteries -- closes on Sunday, November 30 at 11:59pm MST.

35th Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championship Nov 14-16

James Reams & The BarnstormersThe Four Corner States Bluegrass Festival in Wickenburg, AZ will be held on November 14-16, 2014 and is sponsored by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce This festival is one of the oldest bluegrass festivals in the Southwest. Featured bands entertaining all three days at the festival are James Reams & The Barnstormers, Dry Branch Fire Squad, and Chris Jones & The Night Drivers.

Hope Harvest Festival in Chandler, AZ, Oct 24th

Hope Harvest FestivalJames Reams & The Barnstormers, the band that was nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2002 as Emerging Artist of the Year, will be performing at the Hope Harvest Festival on Friday, October 24th. The festival runs from 6:00 to 8:30 PM and is held at the Hope Covenant Church located at 1770 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler, AZ 85286. This is a FREE event.

Bluegrass First Class 2015 Initial Lineup Announced

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutAsheville, NC is one of the most exciting small cities you’ll ever be privileged to visit. It is a trendy haven for musicians, artists and craftspeople from all over the world. Arrive early and enjoy the red carpet VIP treatment you will receive at the regal Crowne Plaza Resort, your festival location, and take a little extra time to enjoy the local year-round sights and attractions this eclectic and charming area has to offer. Nestled deep in the heart of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, Bluegrass First Class 2015 will be held on the Third Weekend of February (20th, 21st, & 22nd, 2015).

40th Bill Monroe Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival

Bill Monroe MuseumBean Blossom, IN - The 40th Annual Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival is taking place now, September 24-27, 2014, at the Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Music Park & Campground in Brown County, Indiana. The 4-day event includes a stellar line-up of over 30 bluegrass bands, instrument and vocal workshops, jam sessions, camping, food, vendors, and fellowship. Tickets can be purchased by phone (800) 414-4677 or at www.BillMonroeMusicPark.com.

Exclusive Cherryholmes Family Reunion Planned for 2015

CherryholmesThe Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival is planning an exclusive Cherryholmes family reunion at their 2015 festival. The annual festival will feature over 45 bands. The Roanoke Island, North Carolina festival always features top artists, acts and entertainment. Plans are already underway for next year's event.

Live and Local: Bluegrass on Hillsborough Street

Darin and Brooke AldridgeDarin and Brooke Aldridge will headline a family-friendly day of bluegrass and gospel on Sunday, September 28, 2014 in the Hillsborough Street district. This free event will feature four stages nestled among the oak trees of our community with some of the best in local and national bluegrass and gospel acts from 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

20th Anniversary Mountain Heritage Festival Sept. 20

Loose StringsIn celebration of our 20th anniversary of the Mountain Heritage Festival, this year, more bands will grace the stage. Four local bands and the Junior Appalachian Musicians will take the stage on September 20 beginning at 10am. Loose Strings, an all-female group, from Galax, VA is known for their tight vocal harmonies and sweet rhythms.

2014 FreshGrass Award Finalists Announced

Berklee Roots RoadshowThe 2014 FreshGrass award finalists are now confirmed. You'll be able to hear all fifteen of these acts at pop-up performances during the festival, so keep an eye and ear out as you explore. Our contest events on Saturday and Sunday mornings are open to everyone, so come down and cheer on your favorite musicians.

FreshGrass Festival Kicks Off with a Great Duo

Michael Daves & Tony TrischkaKicking off the FreshGrass festivities on Friday, September 19, will be an extra-special collaboration between two all-time favorite bluegrass artists, flatpicker Michael Daves and banjoist Tony Trischka. It will be the first time at the festival for both of them, and this pairing sets the stage for the first annual FreshGrass Duo Award the following morning. Daves and Trischka are both renowned teachers and formidable players. We are eager to hear their spin on the classic duo form.

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