Get a printable copy of the Bluegrass Country 2024 Festival Calendar
Bluegrass Country
by Dan Shipp
2w ago
Bluegrass Country is offering a printable copy of its festival calendar, listing all the events from our online calendar for 2024. This PDF document can be printed or viewed online using Adobe Acrobat, and includes links to festival websites.  We update the calendar throughout the year to bring you to most current information. To order a copy of the calendar, send us your name, email address and location using the form below. Are you a Bluegrass Country member?  Help us keep providing the best in roots music, commercial free 24/7.  Donate today. [contact-form-7 ..read more
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Win a pair of tickets to see the Del McCoury Band
Bluegrass Country
by Dan Shipp
1M ago
In the world of bluegrass, Del McCoury stands alone.  For over 50 years, from honky-tonks and schoolhouse stages to the Grand Ole Opry, sold-out concerts, Grammy awards and a namesake festival with bluegrass, newgrass and Americana stars, Del’s trademark tenor and solid bands have helped define bluegrass music and expand its audience to new generations of fans. As a young banjo player, Del emerged from the Baltimore/Washington bar scene to join Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys as guitar player and lead singer in the early 1960s.  Through years of performing and recording and endless ..read more
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2023 End of the Year Membership Drive
Bluegrass Country
by Dan Shipp
1M ago
The 5-string banjo has provided the defining sound of bluegrass music since Earl Scruggs joined Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys in 1945.  As we near the 100th anniversary of Earl’s birth in January, Bluegrass Country will solidly banjo-focused during our year-end membership drive.  We’ll be providing special programming featuring banjo playing from clawhammer to chromatic, plus commentary from some of today’s top banjo players on how Earl Scruggs influenced their lives and careers.  And we’ll be asking for your continued support to our mission of bringing the best in American ro ..read more
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See Nickel Creek at Strathmore
Bluegrass Country
by Dan Shipp
2M ago
Nickel Creek’s breakthrough album in 2000 was a revelation.  The trio of Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins, who’d been playing together since 1989, broke out of the bluegrass mold with a sound all their own, combining folk, jazz, bluegrass, classical and pop with dazzling instrumental virtuosity and clean clear harmonies. The band went on to win multiple Grammys and influence a generation of players.  Eventually they parted to pursue their individual musical careers, but Nickel Creek never really disappeared.  They continue to write and make music together, and in 202 ..read more
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Win Tickets to Hear Nickel Creek at Strathmore
Bluegrass Country
by Dan Shipp
4M ago
Nickel Creek’s breakthrough album in 2000 was a revelation.  The trio of Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins, who’d been playing together since 1989, broke out of the bluegrass mold with a sound all their own, combining folk, jazz, bluegrass, classical and pop with dazzling instrumental virtuosity and clean clear harmonies. The band went on to win multiple Grammys and influence a generation of players.  Eventually they parted to pursue their individual musical careers, but Nickel Creek never really disappeared.  They continue to write and make music together, and in 202 ..read more
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2024 Bluegrass Festival Calendar
Bluegrass Country
by Dan Shipp
4M ago
Here’s a first look at the 2024 festival lineup.  Note that a lot of festival web sites haven’t published 2024 dates.  We’ll update this calendar whenever we get new information. Refresh this page to make sure you’re getting the latest updates. Welcome to the Bluegrass Country festival calendar.  We list bluegrass, old time and Americana festivals in the US and Canada by month, plus a separate section for festivals beyond North America. “Bluegrass festival” is a broad category, encompassing old time fiddlers’ conventions, family weekends, street fairs, mega-music festivals and ..read more
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Bluegrass Country Seeks Underwriting Representative
Bluegrass Country
by Dan Shipp
4M ago
Bluegrass Country is a Washington DC, listener-supported radio station, on the air since 1967 and worldwide on bluegrasscountry.org. The format features bluegrass, old-time and American roots music. It is supported by the Bluegrass Country Foundation, an independent, nonprofit organization. The Foundation is seeking an underwriting professional to maintain a current base of support from corporations and organizations and to develop new sponsorship sources. Working with the Foundation board and the station manager, this representative will: Sell the benefits of supporting Bluegrass Country Ra ..read more
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Annapolis Baygrass Music Festival
Bluegrass Country
by Dan Shipp
6M ago
Annapolis Baygrass is a special, beach-front music festival with a mission to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay through education, awareness and donations generated by a wonderful weekend of music and community. In the words of the festival organizers, “Every Jam Saves the Bay”. You’ll enjoy 14 progressive bluegrass and Americana bands on two stages and an interactive workshop pavilion. Baygrass features delicious, locally sourced food, including fresh oysters, microbrews, craft cocktails/mocktails and wines, beach yoga, music and Bay-conservation workshops, beach and yard games, kids a ..read more
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Thursday Showcase Schedule
Bluegrass Country
by Dan Shipp
6M ago
12:30 – 12:55 Appalachian Smoke 1:00 – 1:25 Full Cord 1:30 – 1:55 Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers 2:00 – 2:25 Amanda Cook 2:30 – 2:55 Golden Shoals 3:00 – 3:25 Country Current 3:30 – 3:55 Becky Buller Band 4:00 – 4:25 Po’ Ramblin’ Boys 4:30 – 4:44 Nu-Blu 5:00 – 5:25 AJ Lee & Blue Summit ..read more
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Wednesday Showcase Schedule
Bluegrass Country
by Dan Shipp
6M ago
12:30 – 12:55 Corner House 1:00 – 1:25 Grain Thief 1:30 – 1:55 Rick Faris 2:00 – 2:25 Missy Rains & Allegheny 2:30 – 2:55 Nedski & Mojo 3:00 – 3:25 Faux Paws 3:30 – 3:55 Henhouse Prowlers 4:00 – 4:25 Stillhouse Junkies 4:30 – 4:55 Big Howdy 5:00 – 5:25 Thomas Cassell ..read more
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