Bluegrass Lovers Links
check out the new Bluegrass Stage at Molten Bluegrass
and Packing for a music festival


Merlefest ~ Wilksboro, North Carolina's tribute of Americana music in honor of the memory of Merle Watson. A very large event run very very nicely and takes place on the Wilkes Community College campus with lots of stages and tones of music. Outdoors primitive camping adds to the fun of the entire experience.

Bluegrass First Class ~ very nice to have an indoor bluegrass event in the Asheville NC mountain area of the world. Milton Harkey does a mighty fine job of lifting spirits in the bleak mid winter by gathering bluegrass musicians and audiences into the warmth of his hospitality.
IBMA awards and Bluegrass Fan Fest International Bluegrass Music Association
Bill Monroe's Bean Blossom Festival originally started by Bill Monroe in Indiana ~~~~~ weather for Bean Blossom 46460
Bass Mountain in Snow Camp Alamance Co. NC they say it is just like coming home. If you come early enough you can camp in the shade. Lots of Jams around the campsites. I heard several well known bands say the first time they performed on stage was at Bass Mountain. weather forecast for Snow Camp 27349
Shakori Hills ...................more than a music festival................................images Also in NC

Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival A young festival celebrating the memory of Ola Belle Reed, a prolific song writer and banjo player who was originally from the north west part of North Carolina.
MusicFest 'n Sugar Grove
Planet Bluegrass
Bluegrass Festival
L.e.a.f ~Lake Eden Arts Festival~ aka the leaf festival or leaf ~ It's in Black Mountain, NC. mostly world music with some bluegrass thrown in. Set in the beautiful campus of the old Black Mountain College.
Laurel Lakes Family Campground & Music Park in Salemburg, NC. ~ I've not been yet but plan to go.
Bluegrass bands, groups, organizations, and venues in and around Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and NC
The Day Timers  
Jams (Jan Johansson)

Jan Johansson's Acoustic Music Studio

The Hideaway BBQ
Helios Coffee Company
Raleigh Area Pickers
Banjo in the hollow
Pine Cone
Friends of Bluegrass
Zepp Country Music
High and Lonesome Strings


Education ~ Schools ~ Camps

Augusta Heritage They have a wonderful Bluegrass week music camp in summer
Swannanoa gathering at Warren Wilson College They have an old time music camp in the summer
Jan Johansson Jams ~ a master musician : fiddler, mandolin player, guitar player, and bass player and teaches all levels for each instrument
Julie Elkins ~ Voice and Banjo lessons ~ contact Julie
Brian Wicklund ~ is a master fiddler, mandolin player, and teacher.
Digital Library of Appalachia an online access to archival and historical matrerials related to the culture of the southern and central APpalachian region. ~ check it out you can learn any bluegrass instrument from beginners to advanced
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