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Japan's Bluegrass 45 at Birthplace of Country Music Museum Oct 2

Japan's Bluegrass 45Bristol, VA -- The Birthplace of Country Music is proud to present the international musicianship of Bluegrass 45 at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. More than a band, these six friends from Kobe, Japan have shared 50 years of friendship, musicianship, and a passion for music that has promoted and championed bluegrass as a culture, genre, and lifestyle all over the world. This is a rare opportunity to see the group in an intimate concert performance.

Pine Mountain Railsplitters at Carter Fold Saturday

Pine Mountain RailsplittersHiltons, VA -- Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Pine Mountain Railsplitters old time string band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

McLain Family Band at Carter Fold August 12th

McLain Family BandOn Saturday, August 12th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by a long time popular group at the Fold, the McLain Family Band. Direct from the hills of Kentucky, the McLain Family Band has become internationally known as one of the most spontaneous, creative and spirited groups performing contemporary Appalachian bluegrass music. During the years 1968 – 1990, they performed in all 50 states and 62 countries during 14 international concert tours, some as musical ambassadors of the U.S. Department of State. The McLain Family Band played at the Grand Ole Opry, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Lincoln Center and the Carter Fold. They were featured at thousands of festivals and concerts and performed as soloists in more than 230 appearances with orchestras.

A Show for Joe: Band of Ruhks, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley and More

Band Of RuhksGalax, VA -- The Blue Ridge Music Center invites music lovers to enjoy a day of bluegrass, blues, and gospel on Friday, September 1, in honor of the late Joe Wilson, a champion of traditional music from the mountains and around the globe. The Band of Ruhks, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Linda Lay & Springfield Exit, Whitetop Mountain Band, and special guests Sherman Holmes and The Ingramettes will take the stage to celebrate the life and legacy Wilson.

Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny at Fold Aug 5th

Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow HootenannyHiltons, VA -- Saturday, August 5th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia will present a concert of old time music by Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny. This weekend would normally be our annual Carter Family Memorial Festival, but it has been moved to the first weekend of November in honor of the release of the first Carter Family 78 record on the 4th of November in 1927. Our annual festivals in the future will take place the first weekend of November as well.

Mountain Park Old Time Band Returns to Carter Fold Saturday

Mountain Park Old Time BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, July 22nd, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Mountain Park Old Time Band. Mountain Park Old Time Band was formed ten years ago as a group of friends who happened to enjoy old time music got together to have a good time. Over the past several years, the Mountain Park Old Time Band has been creating a stir in old time music circles.

Bluegrass Stars Support Musicians Against Childhood Cancer July 19-22

Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverThe 34th Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Festival featuring four big days of prime bluegrass music takes place July 19 through July 22 outside Columbus, Ohio. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Flatt Lonesome, Hammertowne, Blue Highway, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Steel Drivers, Balsam Range, Grascals, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standarrd Time, and many more will be appearing.

Mathan Holt Announces No 2018 Bluegrass on the Plains

Auburn, AL -- By now, the entire bluegrass community and beyond has either met Mathan Holt or knows his reputation of being one of the most successful festival producers and broad-thinkers in our genre of music. Mathan launched Bluegrass On The Plains in 2011 at his large and first-class campground, University Station RV Resort, a venue he originally built to accommodate fans of Auburn University's Tigers Football program.

Big Country Bluegrass at Carter Family Fold July 15th

Big Country BluegrassHiltons, VA -- Saturday, July 15th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Big Country Bluegrass. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

BCM Celebrates 90 Years of Legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions

90 Years of Legendary 1927 Bristol SessionsThe Birthplace of Country Music Celebrates the 90th Anniversary of the 1927 Bristol Sessions. This summer the Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) celebrates the 90th anniversary of the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings with an exciting series of panels, performances, premieres, and promotions showcasing the deep impact of the Sessions. Kicking off on July 15 with a symposium featuring Ralph Peer II, Barry Mazor, and the producers of the PBS documentary American Epic, the celebration continues through the award-winning Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival September 15-17, 2017.

Blue Ridge Music Center Hosts Mountain Music Dance Party

 Slate Mountain RamblersGalax, VA -- The Blue Ridge Music Center will kick off the Fourth of July holiday weekend with a Mountain Music Dance Party featuring two of the region's most popular old-time string bands, the Slate Mountain Ramblers and The Zephyr Lightning Bolts on July 1. The performance is part of the Roots of American Music summer concert series presented at the Music Center's beautiful, outdoor amphitheater, located at milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This evening features a free flatfoot dance workshop led by Marianne Kovatch of The Chestnut School of the Arts prior to the show. The workshop will be held from 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. A concert ticket must be purchased to attend the workshop.

Lonesome River Band Returns to Host RudyFest

Lonesome River BandGrayson, KY -- Lonesome River Band returns to Grayson, Kentucky this weekend to host RudyFest at Carter County Fairgrounds. The band will also be celebrating their new album Mayhayley’s House releasing Friday on Mountain Home Music Co. The album is available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, LonesomeRiverBand.com and many more outlets.

Dailey & Vincent's LandFest Announces WSM Media Partnership

LandFest in the MountainsHiawassee, GA -- Grand Ole Opry stars Dailey & Vincent are gearing up to host their upcoming festival, Dailey & Vincent: LandFest in the Mountains, taking place in Hiawassee, Georgia Sept. 14-16, sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms®. The award-winning duo and WSM are pleased to announce that legendary radio station 650 AM WSM has just joined as a media partner for the highly anticipated event.

Uncle Shuffelo & his Haint Hollow Hootenanny at Carter Fold Saturday

Uncle Shuffelo & his Haint Hollow HootenannyHiltons, VA -- Saturday, June 10th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny. Concert admission is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Electric City Broadcasting Hosts Two-Day Bluegrass Festival

Electric City Bluegrass FestivalAnderson, SC -- Six months after its debut of a “Positively Bluegrass” format on WRIX 1020 AM and 104.7 FM, Electric City Broadcasting has scheduled its first live Bluegrass concert at the William A. Floyd Amphitheater in Anderson, SC.

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