New England’s premier winter festival returns as a Jamming “non-festival” + More news!
Connecticut Bluegass Association Blog
by Austin Scelzo
1w ago
BBU’s JamVal Non-Festival February 16 – 18, 2024 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel We are so excited to be returning to the Sheraton in Framingham for the first time in four years! Please join us for JamVal – a weekend-long bluegrass “non-festival” focused on jamming held over President’s Day Weekend (February 16 – 18, 2024) at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. There will be dozens of workshops and jams hosted by loads of amazing musicians and teachers, and one big difference from usual festivals: no big stage show to distract from the picking! There have been a number of changes at the Sheraton ..read more
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Where’s the Music CT October – Bluegrass!
Connecticut Bluegass Association Blog
by Austin Scelzo
4M ago
Two Connecticut kids featured in IBMA’s Kids on Bluegrass Program during the World of Bluegrass week! Cody Voegeli and Redmond Day, both 13-year-old mandolin players auditioned back in April for the Kids on Bluegrass Program, led by Deanie Richardson of Sister Sadie and Kimber Ludiker of Della Mae, were accepted into the program which is a week-long commitment during the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Annual Conference at the end of September. This year’s Kids on Bluegrass featured 70 kids from around the United States who were selected and placed into 12 different bands that wer ..read more
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Where’s the Bluegrass Music CT September
Connecticut Bluegass Association Blog
by Austin Scelzo
6M ago
Finish the summer strong with live bluegrass music all over and around Connecticut! Want your event posted in newsletters? Share it to CTBluegrassAssociation@gmail.com or post directly to the public calendar! We need more volunteers to help bring Bluegrass music the attention it deserves. Bluegrass in Heaven – September 15-17 Headliners: Blue Highway and Michael Cleveland TONY TRISCHKA, MICHAEL DAVES, AND BRUCE MOLSKY * BOB AND SARAH AMOS BAND * NEWBERRY & VERCH * ROCK HEARTS * JAMCRACKERS * DRANK THE GOLD Located on the shores of Lake Ge ..read more
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Bluegrass in Connecticut! August 2023 CT Bluegrass Newsletter
Connecticut Bluegass Association Blog
by Austin Scelzo
7M ago
The Ruta Beggars at Westchester Bluegrass Club Saturday August 5, 2023 5:30 pm – 8:30pm $25 Join us out on the lawn for an outdoor concert! Bring your chairs, blankets and  picnics. The Ruta Beggars combine bluegrass and early swing to create a timeless act filled with intricate vocal harmonies, fiery instrumentals, and plenty of fun. They have been praised for their creative yet tasteful arrangements and charming performances, winning Thomas Point’s band competition in 2019. Best-of-friends since their inception, The Ruta Beggars are Micah Nicol (guitar), Sofia Chiarandini (fiddle), Arie ..read more
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Bluegrass in June – Summer Festivals in New England, Camps, Live music and more!
Connecticut Bluegass Association Blog
by Austin Scelzo
9M ago
Danny Paisley and Southern Grass at Guitartown CT Sunday, June 25 at 4:00 pm. For all of you who have been asking if outdoor concerts will resume, yes! We are having an outdoor concert on Sunday, June 25 at 4:00 pm. 166 Mather Street, Hamden, CT $40 Danny played to a sold-out crowd at Cafe Amici back in February. His band is coming back from headlining at Jenny Brook Festival in Vermont, and asked if they could play here on their way home. Yes please! This is authentic, hard-driving, old style bluegrass, with great playing and harmonies Nobody ..read more
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List of Northeast Festivals, Bluegrass Jams, Concerts, Classes and More! February Newsletter
Connecticut Bluegass Association Blog
by Austin Scelzo
1y ago
CT’s Own Podunk Bluegrass Festival – Aug 10-13 Check out the lineup at Connecticut’s own Bluegrass Fest! List of Bluegrass, Old Time, and Americana Festivals in the Northeast / New England Podunk (CT) Aug 10-13 Grey Fox (NY) July 12-16 Thomas Point Beach (ME) Aug 31- Sept 3 Jenny Brook (VT) June 22-25 Blistered Fingers (ME) June 15-18 Aug. 24-27 Green Mountain (VT) Aug 18-20 St. Johns Bluegrass Festival (CT) Aug 26 Ossipee (ME) July 27-30 Basin Bluegrass Festival (VT) July 6-9 Want an even more in depth list? Check out Jim’s Roots and Blues Comple ..read more
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Jam Camps, Family Jam, Kids Roots Music Opportunities and More! December Newsletter
Connecticut Bluegass Association Blog
by Austin Scelzo
1y ago
CTBA Family Jam and CTBA Meeting SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022 AT 12 PM – 2 PM at the Canton Parks and Rec 40 Dyer Avenue Canton, CT 06019 Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, mandolin, or dobro… A snack to share if you want something specific (not required) but we’ll have some festive food and play some bluegrass music. The event we hope will introduce some families and more kids to bluegrass music in the area. Meet us in the Multi-purpose room. The CTBA meeting will be in Room E, one hour before the jam which will be in the multipurpose room. Please join us for both! If you’re interested ..read more
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Live Bluegrass Music in October, Bluegrass in Schools, and Jams
Connecticut Bluegass Association Blog
by Austin Scelzo
1y ago
Jacob Joliff at Westchester Bluegrass Club – Purdys NY Sweet night of music at the WBC featuring the Hot Jacob Jolliff Band !! Such a great acoustic room , the sound will be incredible ! Come on out and check them out !! Five ‘N Change at Best Video – Hamden CT Bluegrass quintet Five ‘N Change play Best Video Film & Cultural Center ]Sat., Oct. 15. *Originally scheduled for outside at 5 PM, this show will now be inside and start at 7 PM.*. Five ‘n Change is a New Haven, Connecticut based bluegrass band that drives hard and carries a big pick. They respect the tradition. They respect the t ..read more
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Tons of Bluegrass This Month! August Newsletter
Connecticut Bluegass Association Blog
by Austin Scelzo
1y ago
Podunk Bluegrass Festival Aug 11-14 Gates open Wednesday 8/10 for weekend ticket holders! Day tickets available. Round the clock field pickin’ Kids activities Dancing Workshops Yoga Vendors and so much more! Thank you to Ralph S. Molinario and Royalton Community Radio for this amazing Podunk Bluegrass preview program! Click here to preview music from the artists playing at this year’s festival. Happy listening! Podunkbluegrass.com Kids Activities will be having a decorated procession around the grounds in celebration of our 25th year. Before the event we will be meeting to decorate your bik ..read more
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Festivals, Workshops, Jams and More. – July Newsletter
Connecticut Bluegass Association Blog
by Austin Scelzo
1y ago
Bluegrass and Beer Returns to Park City Music Hall WEDNESDAY, JULY 06  Doors: 5pm // Show: 6pm  $5 at the door Bluegrass & Beer Picking Jam & Open Mic Hosted by Hitch & The Giddyup Wed July 6, 2022 All Ages Moving skillfully between original bluegrass, soulful Americana, and honky tonk country, Hitch & the Giddyup trade in a variety of musical wares. Their harmonious singing, hot picking, and especially deft song craft make them a unique presence in the folk music sphere. The group took shape in 2014 as a collective o ..read more
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