Philly Bluegrass' mission is to promote the creation, performance, and appreciation of bluegrass and roots music in Philadelphia and its surrounding regions. Philly Bluegrass strives to spread a love for bluegrass music among both new and longstanding fans of the genre by promoting live performances by high-quality local, regional, and national performers.
Ardmore Music Hall has some excellent bluegrass and roots shows on the calendar this fall. The venue has generously offered us a pair of tickets to give away to each of the following shows: Sept. 27: Mighty Poplar, feat. members of Punch Brothers, Watchhouse, Leftover Salmon Oct. 1: Town Mountain + The Lil Smokies Oct 15: Kitchen Dwellers Oct. 19: Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country Enter to win by Saturday, September 23 at 5pm ET via this link ..read more
West Philly Porchfest is an annual do-it-yourself music festival. First held in Ithaca, New York in 2007, Porchfest has since expanded to more than 100 cities across the United States and Canada, including Philadelphia. On Saturday, June 3, 2023, West Philly’s iconic porches will come alive with dozens and dozens of free concerts. With at least eight string band performances taking place across West Philly that day, you’re gonna need a map! Click on the pins to view performance times, addresses, and band bios ..read more
There’s no denying that artificial intelligence and chatbots like ChatGPT have been hot topics lately. There has been much discussion about how these technologies could enhance—or even replace—some forms of human labor or creativity. While these tools may have impressive capabilities, there are some things they still can’t do. One of these is to generate a list of the top 10 bluegrass and acoustic roots music shows coming to Philadelphia this spring. Trust us, we tried. The chatbot wrote a totally fictional (albeit tasty) list of shows. Nor will artificial intelligence be joining a late-night ..read more
This year’s sweepstakes has concluded. Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to our winner Heather H! Founded in 2016, the Philly Bluegrass Passport gives fans chance to win tickets to outstanding live bluegrass and roots music performances in the Philly area each fall. This year’s edition was the biggest ever. We gave away a massive ticket package of 10 SHOWS! Didn’t win? Tickets currently on sale for all shows: 8/28 – The Dirty Grass Players – Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts [Buy tickets] 9/21 – Sierra Hull – Ardmore Music Hall [Buy tickets] 9/23 – David Bromberg – Concerts Under ..read more