Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music offers a comprehensive look at bluegrass — its origins, the pioneers who shaped its sound, and its worldwide appeal.
Bluegrass and country music are synonymous with Texas as a whole, but not necessarily Austin, which boasts one of the country’s most eclectic and diverse music scenes along with being home to the wildly popular South by Southwest music festival. However, don’t tell that to progressive bluegrass foursome Wood & Wire.
Lexington’s music aficionados will reach for the moon, but come away grasping for stars at the upcoming Moontower Music Festival, a one day music celebration featuring the best in local, regional, and national acts on Saturday, Aug. 27 at Masterson Station Park.
For the last 13 years, some of the world’s best bluegrass musicians have descended upon Yellow Creek park for the ROMP music festival, hosted by the International Bluegrass Music Museum located a stone’s throw away in downtown Owensboro, Kentucky. The festival is known not only for it’s stellar and eclectic bluegrass lineups, but their family-friendly atmosphere and easy access to artists as well. This year’s festivities begin Wednesday, June 22, and run through Saturday, June 25.
People from throughout the country will flock to the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend, not for a horse auction or race, but rather old-school bluegrass music. The Festival of the Bluegrass returns from June 9-12 for the 44th consecutive year, and features local and national bluegrass acts.
For the second time in three years Cincinnati’s pride and joy, Rumpke Mountain Boys, will return to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida for the 20th annual Suwannee Springfest to cut a ribbon on festival season.
Music connoisseurs of all ages packed the Green Lantern on Thursday night, moving and grooving to the signature Kentucky bluegrass of The Wooks. The show was the quintet’s debut at the rustic bar on Lexington’s north side, and the second for banjo player Arthur Hancock, who was sidelined with back injuries for the later half of 2015.
Thursday night local bluegrass quintet The Wooks will bring their home-brewed blend of mountain music to The Green Lantern — the group’s first visit to the bar that’s been a mainstay in Lexington for over 60 years.
The Infamous Stringdusters joined forces with the Larry Keel Experience and Rumpke Mountain Boys for a star-studded show in Columbus.