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Milan Bluegrass Festival, 2015

This year’s Milan Festival included a “Wine and Paint” event on Tuesday evening, and some photos of that are included. There was a Potluck & Jam sponsored by the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association on Wednesday evening, followed by an open stage event on the campground’s new stage. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to play on the stage! The acts which appeared were: Mountain Faith, Feller & Hill, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, The Spinney Brothers, Nothin’ Fancy, Sugar Creek Bluegrass, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Dailey & Vincent, Volume Five, Larry Efaw & the Bluegrass Mountaineers, Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, and Detour.

Our photos are here.


The Marshall Bluegrass Festival

The Marshall Bluegrass Festival was held at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds in Marshall, Michigan the week of July 20. The campground was filled for the entire week while attendees enjoyed all the activities presented by Jeremie Cole and his team. As is usually the case, many people were in attendance at the band scramble run by Jan Green on Saturday morning. Everyone enjoyed a week of picking and visiting. The stage show included: Sideline, The Bluegrass Mountaineers, The Blankenship Brothers, Turning Ground, Moron Brothers, Blue Mafia, Harboutown, New Outlook, Out of Mind and Out of the Blue.

Our photos from the week are here.

The 2015 Charlotte Bluegrass Festival

Wes Pettinger and his team presented the 2015 version of the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival on June 18-20, 2015. The number of campers seemed larger than in the past few years, and everyone had a great time. Appearing on stage were: Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Lonesome River Band, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Adkins & Loudermilk, the Wildwood Valley Boys, The Bluegrass Brothers, Donna Ulisse, Harbourtown and Audie Blaylock. Also included in the photos are some from the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Association Jam on Wednesday evening.

The pictures are here.

Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, March 2015

Joe Mullins and his family presented the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival on March 27 and 28 at the Roberts Centre, Wilmington Ohio. This well run and well attended was fun for everyone. The groups that appeared were Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Feller Hill, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, the Issacs, the Wildwood Valley Boys, The Spinney Brothers, The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band and the Grascals.The Fall Southern Ohio Festival we be held on November 13 and 14 this year, more info here.

Our photos from March, 2015 are here.

Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival March, 2015

The March,  Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival was well attended. As usual, there was plenty of jamming and lots of good food. Artists who appeared were: Amanda Cook, Blue Road, Mountain Faith, Gary Waldrep, the Lonesome River Band, Big Cypress Bluegrass, the King Family.

Our photos have been posted here.

Palatka Bluegrass Festival, February, 2015

It was chilly at Palatka during the February Festival, but a large crowd enjoyed every minute of the show. Appearing were: Allen Sibley & the Magnolia Ramblers, the Spinney Brothers, Russell More & IIIrd Tyme Out, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, the VW Boys, Dry Branch Fire Squad, The Boxcars, Jimmy Fortune, Jimmy Fortune with Dailey & Vincent, Dailey & Vincent, Breaking Grass, The Little Roy & Lizzy
Show, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, the Gibson Brothers and the Grascals.

Our photos are now posted in the Gallery.

Roscoe Canady Memorial Festival

Ernie and Debi Evans presented the Roscoe Canady Mmeorial Festival at Dixieland RV Park . A full week of activities provided fun for everyone. The acts appearing were: Greg Bird, Jerry Butler & the Blu-J’s, The Gary Waldrep Band, Sideline, and Nothin’ Fancy.

Our photos are in the Gallery.

New Year’s Bluegrass Festival, Jekyll Island Georgia

We enjoyed the Jekyll Island Bluegrass Festival this year. Clinton Gregory Band, James King Band, Spinney Brothers, Springfield Exit, Tennessee Gentlemen, Gary Waldrep Band, Goldwing Express, The Gibson Brothers, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Nothin’ Fancy, Little Roy & Lizzy, Bluebilly Grit, Dailey & Vincent, Junior Sisk, and Jimmy Fortune. Our photos are in this gallery.

Dale Ann Bradley

The Dale Ann Bradley band appeared at Randy Wood Guitars in Bloomingdale Georgia on October 11, 2014. An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed an evening of great music.

You can see our photos in the gallery.

Playing Catch Up

I don’t write a review every time we attend an event and post photos. Those who enjoy the photos seem to find them and look anyway.

Today, I am posting links to the photos we have taken in 2014 and not linked from our front page. You can always view all the galleries from the Photo Gallery tab above, they go back for several years.  These are listed beginning with the  most recent. Here goes:

IBMA World of Bluegrass 2014, Saturday

IBMA World of Bluegrass 2014, Friday

IBMA World of Bluegrass 2014, Thursday, includes Awards Show and Special Awards Luncheon

IBMA World of Bluegrass 2014, Wednesday, includes Momentum Awards

IBMA World of Bluegrass 2014, Tuesday

 Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival

Parade of Stars, Auburn Hills, Michigan

Milan (Michigan) Bluegrass Festival

Marshall (Michigan) Bluegrass Festival

Adams Family Benefit – Remembering Michael Adams

Rudy Fest Saturday

Rudy Fest Friday

Rudy Fest Thursday

Rudy Fest Wednesday

Charlotte Bluegrass Festival Saturday

Charlotte Bluegrass Festival Friday

Charlotte Bluegrass Festival Thursday

Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival March-2014

Newell Lodge (Georgia) Bluegrass Festival February, 2014

Roscoe Canady Memorial Bluegrass Festival (Florida) March, 2014