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Seventh annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival set for May 26-28, 2017

If you like bluegrass and barbecue, you won’t want to miss the seventh annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrass and BBQ Festival set for May 26-28, 2017. Chantilly Farm, located at 2697 Franklin Pike Road in Floyd, Virginia, is the home festival of the award-winning Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice.

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Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival 2017 features impressive lineup including Blue Highway, Don Flemons

The organizers of the Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival held just west of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, each September has announced its 2017 lineup and it is impressive. Among the acts scheduled to perform are IBMA winners Blue Highway, Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founder Don Flemons and Asheville’s Fireside Collective. At $15 for a full day pass (children 12 and younger are free with a paying adult), you’re not going to find a better musical bargain.

If you want to catch a preview of one of these acts, Fireside Collective is playing at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Foothills Brewing in Winston-Salem. You can find details here.

From the good folks at the Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival:

MOCKSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA –Ticket sales for the sixth Annual Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival opened today as festival organizers announced a full roster of exciting artists. Continue reading


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Inaugural HillFest 2016 to feature Hackensaw Boys, Annabelle’s Curse, The Church Sisters over Labor Day weekend in Hillsville, Va.

The inaugural HillFest 2016 is set for Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2-4, in Hillsville, Virginia.

Among the 30-plus acts in the lineup are Hackensaw Boys, Fake Flowers Real Dirt, Annabelle’s Curse, The Church Sisters, Will Jones, Highway 249, Another Roadside Attraction, The Mastertones, The New Ballard Branch Bogtrotters, Changing Lanes, Mickey Galyean & Cullen’s Bridge, Mad Iguanas, Firecracker Jam, Backporch Bluegrass, Josiah & The Greater Good, Tara Mills & Jimmy Stelling, The Loose Strings Band, Gipsy Danger and more to be announced, according to organizers.

You can find the schedule here.

In addition to live music on four stages, HillFest 2016, “Shakin’ Off the Fleas,” will include camping, food and various other vendors.

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