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Bluegrass Festivals


 

Virginia


Cabin Fever Pickin' Party
March
Chesapeake

Crooked Road Bluegrass Festival
March
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Center for the Arts
Contact: Heather Ducote at (540) 231-7443

Lawrenceville Bluegrass Festival
Lawrenceville
April and September
Contact Roger Wilson (757) 630-8124 or (804) 232-0509

Rockahock Pickin' and Pullin' Festival
Lanexa
April

Amelia Family Bluegrass Festival
May and August
John & Ferne Hutchinson
(804) 561-3011

Menokin Bluegrass Festival
May
Warsaw

Ralph Stanley Bluegrass Festival
May
Coeburn

Gathering in the Gap (aka Big Stone Gap Bluegrass Festival)
May
Big Stone Gap

Graves Mountain Festival of Music
May
Syria

Virginia Mountain Music Festival
June
Claypool Hill

Galax Leaf & String Festival
June
Galax

Love Mountain Bluegrass Festival
Royal Oaks Cabins
Love, Virginia

Bluegrass in the Blue Ridge
July
Luray

Roanoke FiddleFest
July
Roanoke

Mineral Bluegrass Festival
July
Mineral

Red Wing Roots Music Festival
(Not all Bluegrass)
July
Mount Solon

Old Fiddler's Convention
August
Galax

Thousand Trails Chesapeake
RV Resort
Bluegrass On The Bay Festival
and
Band Competition
September

Mr B's Bluegrass Festivals
Ladysmith

Crooked Road Music Festival 2012
Abington
October


Maryland


Bluegrass by the Bay
Ocean City
(410) 213-0097
September


North Carolina


Shakori Hills Spring Festival
April
Chatham County

Catawba Valley Music Revival
Bluegrass Festival
April
Cherryville

 

North Carolina, continued

Fiddler's Grove Ole Time Fiddlers Convention & Bluegrass Festival
May
Union Grove

Music at the Mills Bluegrass and Arts Festival
Rutherford County
Contact Justin Conner, President
(828) 748-7956
May

Big Lick Bluegrass Festival
June
Oakboro

Wildfire Music Festival
White Oak Amphitheater
June
Greensboro
Contact Betsy Brumley at
(479) 696-9876

Cherokee Bluegrass Festival
August
Cherokee

Fines Creek Bluegrass Jam
August, Last Weekend
Clyde (Haywood County)
(828) 627-0624

3b Music Festival (Bluegrass, Blues, and Barbecue)
September
Fiddlers Grove
Anna Johnson
American Renaissance School Board Member

IBMA World of Bluegrass
Raleigh
Late September

Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival
October
Roanoke Festival Park, Manteo

Currituck Gospel & Bluegrass Festival
October
Call (252) 333-4149 for more information

Currituck Gospel and Bluegrass Festival
Currituck Bible Baptist Church, Grandy
Contact: Eric Rainwater (252) 207-6999 or
Kevin Stroud (252) 216-8082

Li'l John's Mountain Music Festival
October
Cane Creek Campground, Snow Camp
(336) 376-8324
John and Natalie Maness

 

Tennessee


SPBGMA Bluegrass Awards
February
Nashville

Bloomin' Barbecue & Bluegrass
May
Sevierville

Bluegrass and Barbecue
Late May/early June
Dollywood, Pidgeon Forge

Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree
July
Smithville

Uncle Dave Macon Days
July
Murfreesboro

White Oak Mountain
July
Cleveland

Bluegrass in the Smokies
August
Sevierville

Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion Festival
September
Bristol

National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration
October
Dollywood, Pidgeon Forge

Tennessee Fall Homecoming
October
Norris

IBMA Bluegrass Fan Fest
October
Nashville

Christmas in the Smokies
December
Pigeon Forge


Kentucky


The Festival of the Bluegrass
Lexington
June

Webmaster Note:

This list of Festivals in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky started with
a list from the "Bluegrass Festival Guide" on line. All states in the Union have listings.
Only states that are 'local' to Virginia are shown. Sources also include advertisements
and word-of-mouth. The prudent Festival attendee is wise to check the web-site and/or call
ahead before traveling. All links above have been verified and are believed to be working.


WM

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