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Local Bluegrass Bands
Bands are responsible for notifying the editor of the Tribune of scheduled performances and events by web page schedule, email or phone no later than the 2nd Wednesday of the month to assure the proper posting of your event in the Tribune. (No exceptions please). Editor, Bill Maddrey, webmaster@tidewaterbluegrass.org or (757) 858-1440. Events for the TBMA Band Links Page (this page) are accepted and posted at all times. A genuine attempt at keeping this list up-to-date at all times is an on-going project. If your group has a YouTube video posted or a FaceBook Page, send the link so others can view the video or become your "friend". The primary way to keep this information current is with your input and help.

All locales mentioned below are in the Commonwealth of Virginia unless otherwise noted.

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Annie Wade Band contact Rich Martin - Rich Martin [guitar and vocals]; Susie Martin [mandolin and vocals]; Mel Shenk [fiddle and vocals]; and Kevin Gentry [dog house bass]; looking for a banjo player.

Code Blue
Contact: Bud Finch (757) 868-0638. Bud Finch [guitar, vocals]; E.T. Firth [mandolin, guitar, vocals]; Mike Beaver [banjo, vocals]; Paul Anderson [fiddle]; Bucky Beauchamp [bass, vocals] www.codebluebluegrass.comDinwiddie
August 11 - Carrollton Firehouse Fund Raiser, Carrollton VFD - 7:30 PM
September 29 - Bluegrass By The Bay Festival, Castaways Resort, Berlin, MD - 12:00 Noon
October 12 - VFMA Chesterfield County Fair Grounds - Virginia State Fair - 1:00 PM
October 21 - Rockahock Bluegrass Festival @ Rockahock Campground - 2:00 PM
October 27 - Boo-Grass By The Lake, Airfield 4-H Conference Center
December 15 - A Bluegrass Christmas Festival @ Hilton North Raleigh Midtown - 1:45 - 3:00 PM

Elder Berry Jam Band; Contact: Luana Bond, 757-565-1981, or Sylvia Hunt, 757-229-5006. Jim Kopenhafer [Bass & Banjo], Jim Smith [Lead Guitar & Vocals], James Justice [Dobro, Mandolin, & Vocals], Sylvia Hunt [Mandolin & Vocals], Roger Furgurson [Chromatic Harmonica], John Bond [Rhythm Guitar & Bass], and Luana Bond [Vocals & rhythm guitar].
August 12, Messick Baptist Church - Poquoson 7:00 pm

Fentress Station Kurt Hobbs, Mandolin & Vocals: Jim Andersen, banjo & vocals; Roger Gray, Fiddle; Wade Gibbs, bass; Drew Holland, guitar & vocals

Flatland Bluegrass Band
Contact: Randy Grigg (757) 238-9328. Randy Grigg [guitar, vocals]; Karen Grigg [mandolin, vocals]; Fred Staggs [bass]; Jim Andersen [banjo]. www.flatlandgrass.com

Hard Knox
Contact: Joe Mastrangelo (bbanjoe@aol.com) at (757) 371-1199. Chris Rose [guitar]; Bob Burrows [resonator guitar]; Don Hamadyk [mandolin]; Charlie Scudder [bass]; Joe Mastrangelo [banjo]. Bookings available by calling. www.hardknoxbluegrassband.com
August 4 - Smithfield Summer Concert Series - Downtown Gazebo - 8:00 PM
August 12 - Norfolk Folk Festival, O'Connor Brewing, Norfolk - 5:00 PM
August 17 - Amelia Central Virginia Family Bluegrass Festival - time TBD
September 14 - Bluegrass By the Bay Festival, Thousand Trails Campground, Gloucester
September 28 - Bluegrass By the Bay, Castaways RV Resort, Berlin, MD - time TBD

Hard Travelin' Bluegrass Band contact Dave Wyke (757) 599-4572. Dave Wyke [guitar, vocals]; Roy Hare [banjo, vocals]; Billy Shelton [mandolin]; Stanley Pritchard [bass, vocals]

Harvest Time Bluegrass Gospel

Contact Kevin Stroud at (252) 216-8082 obxkps@embarqmail.com. Kevin Stroud [Banjo], Vocals; Frank Barnett [Guitar, Lead Vocals]; Blake Cooper [Guitar, Lead Vocals]; Buddy Cooper [Mandolin, Vocals]; and Eric Rainwater [Upright Bass, Vocals]
October 28 - TBMA Monthly Concert Series - Hickory Ruritan Club - Chesapeake - 7:00 PM

Old Dogs New Tricks: Contact John Martin at (804) 338-8164 Web site:
John Martin (mandolin) ,   Ricky Bonovitch (banjo) ,   Ronnie Harlow (guitar) ,  Mitch Tolson  (bass)
September 2 - Pickin' at the Post, VFW Post 621, Luray
September 28 - 5th Annual Veterans Bluegrass Festival, Luray
October 12 - October 15 - Virginia Folk Music Association Festival, Chesterfield

Rappahannock Crossing Contact, Mike Nicely (804) 832-0950; Curtis Brizendine [Banjo]; Randy Crittenden [resonator guitar]; Mike Nicely [Guitar]; Dickie Cannon [Bass, vocals]; Doug Cherrington [mandolin, fiddle, vocals]
September 9 - 10 - Grottoes Bluegrass Festival, Grand Caverns Park, Grottoes
September 23 - TBMA Monthly Concert Series - Hickory Ruritan Club - Chesapeake - 7:00 PM

Sunshine Express
Contact David Zook (757) 547-5353; Charlie Vaiden [guitar, resonator guitar, vocals]; Harold Williams [banjo]; Dave Zook [mandolin]; Jonas Miller [bass].

Wayne Willis & Liberty Grass
Contact: Wayne Willis (757) 488-2452. Wayne Willis [guitar, vocals]; Charley Moore [resonator guitar, vocals]; Jerry Willis [bass, vocals]; Harlan Baumgardner [banjo]; Teresa Willis-Knapp [vocals]; Loren Knapp [vocals]; Daryl Kimberly [lead guitar, vocals]; Cole Braswell [fiddle, vocals
July 29 Wayne's Body Shop, Victory Blvd in Portsmouth. Open mic by equal rotation - 7:00 PM


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