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Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Feb. 12 - 14. Framingham, MA

Joe Val Bluegrass FestivalBoston, MA -- The Boston Bluegrass Union writes, "We're entering the homestretch ahead of next week's 31st Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, February 12 - 14, at the Sheraton Framingham. Everyone at the BBU and the Sheraton are making every effort to ensure you have a wonderful weekend. It looks to be a mighty fine time, with great lineups on the Main and Showcase stages, Master Classes, Workshops, Kids Academy, Vendors and much more."

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.

31st Joe Val Festival February 12-14

Joe Val Bluegrass FestivalJoin the Boston Bluegrass Union and celebrate the legacy of the late Joe Val with three big days of indoor bluegrass at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. The BBU has a great lineup of national and regional talent, expanded workshops, Kid’s Academy, music vendors, and round-the-clock jamming. Our 2006 event won the coveted “Event of the Year” award from the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Circa Blue to Present Inaugural Bluegrass Festival

Circa BlueMartinsburg, WV -- Circa Blue is proud to announce they will present and host the first annual Circa Blue Fest, this May 6-8, 2016. Circa Blue Fest is a three day bluegrass festival featuring some of the hottest acts in bluegrass today. This years line-up includes; Blue Highway, Trinity River Band, Jim Hurst, Circa Blue, Lonesome Highway and more! This is an all-ages, family friendly event with kids activities, award-winning BBQ, instrument and songwriting workshops and plenty of campsite pickin'!

Blythe Bluegrass Music Festival Kicks Off 2016 Festival Season

Blythe Bluegrass FestivalOnce again, the third week of January, January 15-17, the Colorado River Fairgrounds in Blythe, California comes alive with the sounds of bluegrass music. Blythe's Bluegrass event is typically the first major Bluegrass Festival of the season and one of the biggest Bluegrass events in the U.S.A.

ROMP the Roots & Branches of Bluegrass Tickets Available Dec 11

ROMP - Save the DatePre-sale tickets go on sale next week. Save the date for the 13th annual ROMP (River of Music Party) festival which takes place June 22-25, 2016. Featuring four full days of live music from some of the biggest acts in Bluegrass and Americana music. Camping, kids activities, artisan craft vendors, farm-to-table food vendors and so much more will also be part of this family event. The 13th annual ROMP Festival, the bluegrass and Americana music fest known for its stellar line-ups, friendly camping atmosphere, and easy access to artists, takes place June 22-25, 2016 in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Adopts Avid Everywhere

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival - Avid EverywhereNew York, NY -- AES (Booth #718) Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that live sound company Sound on Stage and recording systems provider Diablo Digital turned to Avid Everywhere™ to help produce the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Avid Artist Suite live sound, mixing and recording solutions helped overcome the daunting logistical challenges of providing sound support for quick changeovers and recording every single note for more than 90 artists at the three-day music festival.

Milton Harkey's 21st Bluegrass First Class Festival Feb 19-21

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutAsheville, NC -- Milton Harkey is proud to announce the 21st annual Bluegrass First Class to be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Resort located in Asheville, North Carolina. The Sunday Morning Gospel Show is free and open to all attendees from 8AM to 10AM at the Showcase Stage.

Monster 50th Annual Bill Monroe's Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival

Bean BlossomJune 2016 is the 50th Annual Bill Monroe's Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival and it's going to be a monster! The initial line up as of 10/9/15 has Del McCoury, Doyle Lawson, Seldom Scene, Larry Cordle, Tommy Sells, Ralph Stanley II, Joe Mullins, Kenny and Amanda Smith, Wildwood Valley Boys, Karl Shiflett, Special Consensus, Spinney Brothers, Band of Ruhks, Punches Family, Darrell Webb, Junior Sisk, and Larry Sparks with more bands to come!

Start Planning Now for FreshGrass Festival 2016

FreshGrassNorth Adams, MA -- FreshGrass, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)’s annual festival of bluegrass and roots music, returns to the museum campus in North Adams, Mass. on September 16-18, 2016. Three-day festival passes are available now at 2014 prices.

41st Annual Bill Monroe Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival

Bean BlossomBean Blossom, IN -- The Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground is proud to announce details for the 41st Annual Bill Monroe Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival taking place from September 23-26, 2015. A stellar line-up of bands has been announced and a detailed performance schedule has been posted at www.BillMonroeMusicPark.com. One of the highlights of the event will certainly be Raymond Fairchild’s induction into the Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 26.

FreshGrass Presents FreshScores - Original Music Set to Silent Films

FreshGrass FreshScoresNorth Adams, MA -- FreshGrass, a three-day festival dedicated to preserving, supporting, and creating innovative grassroots music and the artists who make it, begins a new commissioning project with FreshScores: original scores by contemporary artists performed live to classic silent films. Alison Brown, Lost Bayou Ramblers, and 2013 FreshGrass artist Mamie Minch perform four FreshScores on Friday and Saturday of the FreshGrass festival, held on September 18-20, 2015, in North Adams, Mass.

Inaugural Bluegrass at the Beach Festival

Blue HighwayDestin, FL -- From seasoned Bluegrass veteran bands to contemporary twists on Bluegrass sound to sensational rising stars, the inaugural Bluegrass at the Beach produced by Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) will be an art-filled family-friendly musical showcase that appeals to all ages. Presented with support from ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals and Real Estate as part of MKAF’s 20th anniversary celebration, the daylong Bluegrass at the Beach music festival will be presented at the Cultural Arts Village — located in the scenic coastal town of Destin on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast — on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

FreshGrass Award Finalists Confirmed

FreshGrassNorth Adams, MA -- Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MASS MoCA) FreshGrass celebrates the freshest talent on the bluegrass stage with 19 finalists participating in the 2015 FreshGrass Award Contest. Finalists in the band, duo, banjo, and fiddle categories perform for a panel led by Grammy Award-winner and master banjoist Alison Brown on Saturday and Sunday of the festival, with winners announced on Sunday afternoon. Open for all festival-goers, the contests showcase the future of bluegrass and roots music when the bands play original and traditional tunes. With cash and prizes totaling $25,000, winners receive a performance spot at next year’s festival, recording sessions at Compass Records, and hand-crafted instruments from Deering and Eastman. FreshGrass hosts three days of music, with almost 50 acts taking the stage in North Adams on September 18-20, 2015.

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival Lineup Announced

Gettysburg Bluegrass FestivalGettysburg, PA -- The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival now in it’s 37th year, is widely recognized as one of the world’s premier bluegrass music events. This August marks the 71ST Festival to be held at scenic Granite Hill Camping Resort and will once again showcase four full days of music from the 13th through the 16th. With a combination of legendary performers and variety of hot up-and-comers, over 20 exceptional artists on two stages, the festival lineup is truly world class!

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