Kentucky Fried Pickin' 2018

Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront- 701 W 1st St. 42301

 End  of winter Bluegrass Jam.  This is one weekend that bluegrass pickers  everywhere will be found all over the hotel jamming with other pickers  from various states. It’s Finger Pickin’ Good! This is a free event. Use  Code :KFP for discounted weekend rates on a room. Please share, invite  fellow pickers, and let those know who are not on FB. For bookings call  270-683-1111 


A weekend of bluegrass jamming in Owensboro, KY. This is a free event,  no  charge to get in. But if you want to reserve a room on a picking floor, please advise the reservation desk.  

Jam Camp March 16-18, Owensboro

While You're in Owensboro to enjoy KFP, check out the International Bluegrass Museum

 Always a great place to visit, and this year they will be hosting a Wernick style Bluegrass Jam Camp lead by our own Dave Howard. Check it out. Register at the click here link. Hope to see y'all in Owensboro 


Join us March 16-18, 2018 in Owensboro, KY as Dave Howard leads our Bluegrass Jam Camp!

 All bluegrass instruments welcome

  •  No jamming experience necessary
  •  You will be jamming at the first session!


  •  Optional museum tour and/or visit to Bill Monroe's home place in nearby Rosine
  •  Camp T-shirt and poster

For more information, click here.J

52 Annual Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival

June 9-16, 2018

 Bean Blossom, Ind. (January 26, 2018) --  The Bill Monroe Music Park is proud to announce details for the 52nd Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival taking place June 9-16, 2018. This year’s incredible line-up will feature performances by Ricky Skaggs, Asleep at the Wheel and numerous Bean Blossom favorites performing during the 8-day event. 

The  Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival is the oldest  continuously running bluegrass festival in the world. Every year, music  fans from around the globe travel to Brown County, Indiana and enjoy  performances by the top artists in bluegrass music.  This year’s full  line-up includes:


Doyle  Lawson and Quicksilver, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, Dailey and  Vincent, Paul Williams, Seldom Scene, The Malpass Brothers, Blue  Highway, Band of Ruhks, Flatt Lonesome, Michael Cleveland and  Flamekeeper, The Grascals, Kenny and Amanda Smith, Larry Sparks and  Lonesome Ramblers, Ralph Stanley II and Clinch Mountain Boys,  Chris  Jones and Nightdrivers, Joe Mullins and Radio Ramblers,  Rickey Wasson  Band, Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle, Trinity River Band, Danny Paisley  and Southern Grass,  Remington Ryde, The Churchmen, David Davis and  Warrior River Boys, Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa,  Moron Brothers,  The  McLain Family, Terry Baucom and Dukes of Drive, Cumberland Gap  Connection, Audie Blaylock and Redline, Blue Mafia,  Feller and Hill and  Bluegrass Buckaroos, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, Karl Shiflett and  Big Country Show, Brother John Bowman, Larry Stephenson Band,  Kevin  Prater Band, Flashback, Dave Adkins Band, Darrell Webb Band, Claybank,  David Parmley and Cardinal Tradition, Sideline, Bobby Osborne and Rocky  Top X-Press, Jesse McReynolds and Virginia Boys, Larry Efaw and  Bluegrass Mountaineers, Marty Raybon and Full Circle, Po’ Ramblin’ Boys,  Tommy Brown and County Line Grass, Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard  Time, Little Roy and Lizzy show,  plus many many more! 

Tickets and more festival info on facebook

John Hartford Memorial Fesivial 2018

Early Bird Tickets now on sale!

 See below for special E-Blast password      Tickets  are now on sale and today we released the first tier of 500, Discounted  4-Day Early Bird tickets. We suggest you get 'em now before they sell  out and then the price increases. This tier of tickets has sold out  quickly the past three years. Our ticket prices are structured to give a  break to the first 500 sold. Once a tier sells out ticket prices  increase to the next tier.           

  • From now until Monday, November 27 at 4:20am ET, you will need a password to buy a 4-Day Early Bird Ticket.  
  • Your password is jhmf8 *the password is all lowercase and no spaces.  
  • Once you get to our Brown Paper Ticket Page select the option "Enter a Password or Discount Code"
  • Enter the password and select the "jhmf8 4-Day Ticket" option.
  • Remember, the password is jhmf8
  • Click Here to buy tickets 

Band Contest- opens for submissions Jan 3, 2018

More info and tickets here:

Festival of the Bluegrass June 7 -10

Lexington Horse Park Camp Ground

   Join us, June 7-10, 2018, for the Festival of the  Bluegrass, a traditional Bluegrass Music Festival in the heart of the  beautiful Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Established in 1974, this  family-run festival has a little something for everyone. Join us this  June at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground 

2018 Festival Lineup

Sideline, Hammertowne, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, Hogslop String Band

Seldom Scene, Larry Sparks & Lonesome Ramblers, Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, 

Steeldrivers, Lonesome River Band, The Cleverlys, Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time

Links for Tickets and More Info

ROMP 2018

Tickets are now available for the 15th annual ROMP Festival: June 27-30, 2018!

These special pre-sale prices will run through Sunday at midnight; don't miss your chance to save.  

Line up Additions!

 Leftover Salmon

The Travelin' McCourys

Jeff Austin Band

Michael Daves featuring Tony Trischka

Parker Millsap

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Robbie Fulks

Phoebe Hunt & the Gatherers

Fireside Collective

Sheriff Scott & the Deputies

Mile Twelve

Love Canon

Earn Your Ticket

Volunteer and Street Team applications are now open. If  selected, participants will earn a 4-day festival ticket including  camping, and the benefit of working with an incredible crew.[Volunteer Application] [Street Team Application]  

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