Who doesn’t enjoy listening to music and seeing a variety of musicians perform at an event? To pique your interest, we’ve put up a list of the top ten bluegrass festivals you shouldn’t miss.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Music Festival
In October, this free festival is hosted at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco to tribute to the late Warren Hellman. He was a music fan who managed to get hold of festival artists like Elvis Costello, Merle Haggard, and John Mellencamp. And the crowd is diverse enough so that you have a great time.
Graves Mountain Festival of Music
This classic Syrian event, held in a Virginia community, is held at a rural family-owned resort. Fishing, motorcycling, and hiking are all available to guests and concerts by well-known artists.
Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival
This is the world’s oldest festival in Morgantown, West Virginia, and was organized by the person who crafted the genre. This is the festival to be at if you want to learn about the genre’s origins.
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
The lengthy festival in Oakhill, New York, takes place in July for four days. Local and national acts and legends all play at this festival. This event mixes all genres in an exclusive atmosphere with a green environment.
Americana Music Festival
This festival takes place in Virginia City. Americana music covers not only bluegrass but also all styles around. Mountain and cowboy music and alternative country are all included. The festival is centred on ancient sites to create an archaic atmosphere.
Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival
If you happen to be in Kansas in September, you must attend this festival. You can bring any string instrument to the festival and compete with other musicians. If you’re lucky, someone might even invite you to join their band.
International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest
This three-day festival in Nashville takes place in an enclosed venue where people generally gather for meetings and business fairs. You may see around sixty shows at the festival, most of which are presented favouring charitable organizations. When you’re in Nashville in September, make plans to attend this one-of-a-kind event and help charity while having a good time.
Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration
This festival, which takes place in Rosine in October and features various bands, is a mid-sized event. Its goal is to keep Bill Monroe’s music alive, as well as the genres that inspired him. As a result, any Bill Monroe fan can come here and soak in the atmosphere.
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
This is one of the most well-known festivals, which takes place over four days in June. The festival has many stages, allowing you to witness and enjoy the performances of multiple bands and artists at once.
Joe Val Bluegrass Music Festival
Don’t miss this music festival if you’re in Framingham. You may see mandolinist Joe Val greeting and teaching music to people of all generations. Because this is a family-oriented festival, you are welcome to bring your entire family and enjoy a pleasant gathering.