List of Music Festivals USA 2018

Over 390 USA 2018 music festivals listed here with links

 

This post last updated 1 August 2018

Photo Rob Dickens

Roots Music Festivals USA 2018

Over 390 Festivals Included

By Rob Dickens

Planning trips to the US to maximise music experiences can be hard work.  We have not found one source that provides up-to-date, easy to view and comprehensive festival info for our preferred genres – alt. country, folk, Americana, blues, rock, folk and soul.  For quite a while we at Listening Through The Lens have been compiling our own list.

Here is our we’ve-lost-count- iteration, bigger and, hopefully, better than ever!

This has involved some work and we have researched, refined and improved the list.  The version below now contains more than 390 different events.  But it is by no means comprehensive we are sure.  It does not include music cruises and we are sure there are many events still missing.  When in the USA just recently for The Total Tennessee Tour, I picked up more information from wherever I could about extra events to enhance our 2017 list.  In particular, I struck festival gold when in Virginia for The Festy Experience, where there was plenty of information around.  All this has been compiled and the list in 2018 has an extra 180 festivals compared with this year.

The churn rate from one year to the next continues to be significant.  At least twenty festivals have not gone ahead again and more appear doubtful for 2018.  Most don’t surface again.  It must be a tough business if there are so many festivals that have fallen away.  There is a moral to this.  If there is a festival in your backyard, don’t assume it is going to be there forever!  Support it while you can.

There remain a few whose dates have yet to be announced. No fear, we will be updating the list regularly as news come to hand.

Here is our attempt.  Every festival has a link to the relevant website.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR 2017 LIST 

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Festival City 2018 dates
1 The Music Fest Steamboat Springs CO 4-9 Jan
2 Deadwood Red Dirt Deadwood SD 12-13 Jan
3 30A Songwriters Festival South Walton FL 12-15 Jan
4 Sunshine Music & Blues St Petersburg FL 13-Jan
5 Sunshine Music & Blues Boca Raton FL 14-Jan
6 Globalfest New York City NY 14-Jan
7 Yee Haw Music Okeechobee FL 18-21 Jan
8 Mile 0 Key West FL 7-10 Feb
9 Appalachian Old-Time Fiddlers Conv. Boone NC 8-10 Feb
10 Folk Alliance International Kansas City MO 14-18 Feb
11 Palatka Bluegrass Palatka FL 15-17 Feb
12 Bluegrass First Class Asheville NC 16-18 Feb
13 Florida Bluegrass Classic Brookesville FL 20-25 Feb
14 Wintergrass Music Bellevue WA 22-25 Feb
15 Winter Wonder Grass Steamboat Springs CO 23-25 Feb
16 McDowell Mountain Phoenix AZ 2-4 Mar
17 Back Porch Northampton MA 2-4 Mar
18 Lancaster Roots n Blues Lancaster PA 9-11 Mar
19 South By Southwest (SXSW) Austin TX 9-18 Mar
20 Gasparilla Music Tampa FL 10-11 Mar
21 Luck Reunion Luck TX 15-Mar
22 Pot of Gold Music Chandler AZ 16-18 Mar
23 From The Hills With Love Dripping Springs TX 17-Mar
24 Sertoma Spring Bluegrass Brookesville FL 21-25 Mar
25 Treefort Music Boise ID 21-25 Mar
26 Suwanee Springfest Live Oak FL 22-25 Mar
27 Big Ears Knoxville TN 22-25 Mar
28 Innings Tempe AZ 23-25 Mar
29 Blue, Brew and Que Kenansville NC 24-Mar
30 Savannah Music Savannah GA 29 Mar – Apr 14
31 Surry Old Time Fiddlers Conv. Dobson NC 30-31 Mar
32 Outlaws and Legends Abilene TX 31 Mar – 1 Apr
33 Paluxy River Spring Bluegrass Glen Rose TX 5-7 Apr
34 Big Lick Bluegrass Oakboro NC 5-7 Apr
35 Rhythm & Blooms Knoxville TN 6-8 Apr
36 Tortuga Music Fort Lauderdale FL 6-8 Apr
37 Big Lick Bluegrass Oakboro NC 6-8 Apr
38 Brooklyn Folk Festival Brooklyn NY 6-8 Apr
39 Winter Wonder Grass Squaw Valley CA 6-8 Apr
40 Spring Fest Raleigh NC 7-Apr
41 Depot District Lexington NC 8-Apr
42 French Quarter New Orleans LA 12-15 Apr
43 Bender Jamboree Las Vegas NV 12-15 Apr
44 Mid West Music Fest La Crosse WI 13-14 Apr
45 The 1000 Incantations of the Rose Takoma Park MD 13-15 Apr
46 Coachella Indio CA 13-22 Apr
47 Juke Joint Clarksdale MS 14-Apr
48 Old 97s County Fair Dallas TX 14-Apr
49 North Carolina ‘Cuegrass Raleigh NC 14-Apr
50 Baton Rouge Blues Baton Rouge 14-15 Apr
51 Cat Head Mini Blues Clarksdale MS 15-Apr
52 Wanee Music Live Oak FL 19-21 Apr
53 Tuck Fest Charlotte NC 19-22 Apr
54 Old Settler’s Driftwood TX 19-22 Apr
55 Southside Arts and Music Bethlehem PA 20-21 Apr
56 Sweetwater 420 Atlanta GA 20-22 Apr
57 Little Creek Vineyard Earth Day Snow Camp NC 20-22 Apr
58 Songsmith Gathering Brevard NC 21-Apr
59 Rockyfest Hiddenite NC 21-Apr
60 High Water Charleston SC 21-22 Apr
61 Festival International de Louisiane Lafayette LA 25-29 Apr
62 MerleFest Wilksboro NC 26-29 Apr
63 Mid West Music Fest Winona MN 27-28 Apr
64 White Oak Shores Bluegrass Stella NC 27-28 Apr
65 Stagecoach Indio CA 27-29 Apr
66 Art of Cool Durham NC 27-29 Apr
67 Jazz and Heritage New Orleans LA 27 Apr – 6 May
68 Triangle Beach Music Greenville NC 28-Apr
69 Homecoming Cincinatti OH 28-29 Apr
70 Dog River Mud Bottom Revival Mobile AL 29-Apr
71 Shakori Hills Grassroots Chapel Hill NC 3-6 May
72 BBQ Fest on the Neuse Kinston NC 4-5 May
73 Moonrunners Chicago IL 4-5 May
74 Cheat River Albright W.VA 4-5 May
75 Whistle Stop Weekend Huntsville AL 4-5 May
76 French Broad River Festival Hot Springs NC 4-6 May
77 Conroe Americana Music Conroe TX 4-6 May
78 Beale St Memphis TN 4-6 May
79 Shaky Knees Atlanta GA 4-6 May
80 Tucson Folk Tucson AZ 5-6 May
81 Key West Songwriter’s Festival Key West FL 9-13 May
82 Blues Awards Memphis TN 10-May
83 Doyle Lawson/Quicksilver Bluegrass Denton NC 10-12 May
84 Leaf Spring Black Mountain NC 10-13 May
85 Gator By The Bay San Diego CA 10-13 May
86 Deadwood Americana Music Deadwood SD 11-May
87 Aiken Bluegrass Aiken SC 11-12 May
88 North Carolina Brewers and Music Huntersville NC 11-12 May
89 Southeast Regional Folk Alliance Montreat NC 16-20 May
90 Gettysburg Bluegrass Gettysburg PA 17-20 May
91 Sunbanks Music Electric City WA 17-20 May
92 Carolina Roots Statesville NC 18-19 May
93 Susquehanna Breakdown Scranton PA tba
94 Bluegrass from the Forest Shelton WA 18-20 May
95 Hangout Music Gulf Shores ALA 18-20 May
96 Trail Days Damascus VA 18-20 May
97 Bayou Boogaloo Norfolk VA 18-20 May
98 Dominion Riverrock Richmond VA 18-20 May
99 Carolina Blues Greensboro NC 19-May
100 Durham Blues and Brews Durham NC 19-May
101 Great Texas BBQ Houston TX 19-20 May
102 Chesapeake Bay Blues Annapolis MD 19-20 May
103 Topanga Banjo Fiddle Folk Agoura Hills CA 20-May
104 Golf and Guitars Sacramento CA 21-May
105 Lil John’s Mountain Music Snow Camp NC 24-26 May
106 DelFest Cumberland MD 24-27 May
107 Roosterwalk Music and Arts Axton VA 24-27 May
108 Strawberry Music Spring Grass Valley CA 24-28 May
109 Kerrville Kerrville TX 24 May – Jun 10
110 Ralph Stanley’s Hills of Home McClure VA 24-26 May
111 Nashville Boogie Nashville TN 25-26 May
112 Atwood Music Monticello MS 25-26 May
113 Papa Joe’s Banjobque Music Evans GA 25-26 May
114 Long Creek Music Long Creek SC 25-27 May
115 Westport Roots Kansas City MO 25-27 May
116 Country 500 Daytona FL 25-27 May
117 Mountain Sports Asheville NC 25-27 May
118 Bottle Rock Napa Valley CA 25-27 May
119 Sasquatch George WA 25-27 May
120 Northwest Folklife Seattle WA 25-28 May
121 Spoleto Charleston SC 25 May – Jun 10
122 Delaplane Strawberry Delaplane VA 26-May
123 Nowhere Else Clinton County OH 26-28 May
124 KC Jazz and Heritage Kansas City MO 26-28 May
125 Avila Beach Blues Avila Beach CA 27-May
126 John Hartford Memorial Bean Blossom IA 30 May – 2 Jun
127 Camp Greensky Wellston MI 31 May – 2 Jun
128 Mountain Music Oak Hill WVA 31 May – 2 Jun
129 Graves Mountain Festival of Music Syria VA 31 May – 2 Jun
130 Nelsonville Nelsonville OH 31 May – 3 Jun
131 Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Mt Airy NC 1-2 Jun
132 Western Maryland Blues Fest Hagerstown MD 1-2 Jun
133 Brevard Blues Brevard NC 1-2 Jun
134 Ogden Music Ogden UT 1-3 Jun
135 Music On The Mother Ship Taos NM 1-3 Jun
136 Henderson Main Street Front Porch Hendersonville TN 2-Jun
137 Crystal Coast Music Atlantic Beach NC 2-Jun
138 Mondo Roots Calyton NC 2-Jun
139 Bowen MusicFest Waco TX 3-Jun
140 Brigg Farm Blues Nescopeck PA 5-8 Jun
141 Eaux Claires Eau Claire  WI 6-7 Jun
142 Twangfest St Louis MO 6-9 Jun
143 Blue Ox Music Eau Claire  WI 7-9 Jun
144 Cherokee Bluegrass Cherokee NC 7-9 Jun
145 Bonnaroo Manchester TN 7-10 Jun
146 Carolina Country Music Myrtle Beach SC 7-10 Jun
147 Silver Cloud Campout Haugan MT 8-9 Jun
148 HoustonFest Galax VA 8-9 Jun
149 Cold Mountain Music Canton NC 8-9 Jun
150 Bromberg’s Big Noise Wilmington DE 8-9 Jun
151 River Roots Madison IN 8-9 Jun
152 Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Palisade CO 8-10 Jun
153 Pagosa Folk and Bluegrass Pagosa Springs CO 8-10 Jun
154 Roots on the River Bellows Falls VT 8-10 Jun
155 Chicago Blues Chicago IL 8-10 Jun
156 Riverbend Chattanooga TN 8-16 Jun
157 Mountains of Music Homecoming Various VA 8-16 Jun
158 WC Handy Blues and Barbecue Henderson KY 13-16 Jun
159 Willow Oak Park Bluegrass Roxboro NC 14-16 Jun
160 Blue Ox Music Eau Claire  WI 14-16 Jun
161 Father’s Day Bluegrass Grass Valley CA 14-17 Jun
162 Can’d Aid Comstock Park MI 15-Jun
163 Winnetka Music Winnetka IL 15-16 Jun
164 Tumbleweed Kansas City MO 15-16 Jun
165 Branford On The Green Branford CT 15-17 Jun
166 Live Oak Music San Luis Obispo CA 15-17 Jun
167 Mountain Jam Hunter Mtn, NY 15-17 Jun
168 Porterfield Country Music Marienette 16-Jun
169 Rock The Garden Minneapolis MN 16-Jun
170 Clearwater’s Great Hudson Revival Croton Pt Park NY 16-17 Jun
171 Charlotte Bluegrass Charlotte MI 21-23 Jun
172 Telluride Bluegrass Telluride CO 21-24 Jun
173 Elkin Roots Elkin NC 22-Jun
174 Grayson County Fiddlers Convention Elk Creek VA 22-23 Jun
175 Funhouse Williamsburg PA 22-23 Jun
176 Moccasin Creek Effingham IL 22-24 Jun
177 Homegrown On The River Ozark AR 22-24 Jun
178 Floyd Fandango Floyd VA 22-24 Jun
179 Sirens On The Mountain Boone NC 23-Jun
180 Shake The Lake Madison WI 23-Jun
181 Cajun & Zydeco New Orleans LA 23-24 Jun
182 ROMP Owensboro KY 27-30 Jun
183 Summerfest Milwaukee WI 27 Jun – 1 Jul & 3 -8 Jul
184 Texas Cowboy Reunion Stamford TX 28 Jun – Jul 1
185 Middle Of The Map Kansas City MO 29-30 Jun
186 River and Roots Berryville VA 29-30 Jun
187 Frendly Gathering Timber Ridge VT 29-30 Jun
188 Wildwood Revival Athens GA 29 Jun – 1 Jul
189 Back Home Appalachian Arts New Martinsville WVA 29 Jun – Jul 1
190 Fitzgerald’s American Music Berwyn IL 29 Jun – Jul 3
191 Red White and Bluegrass Morganton NC 1-3 Jul
192 Festival for the Eno Durham NC 4 and 7 Jul
193 Waterfront Blues Portland OR 4-8 Jul
194 Remington Ryde Bluegrass Centre Hall PA 4-8 Jul
195 High Sierra Music Quincy CA 5-8 Jul
196 Great Blue Heron Sherman NY 6-8 Jul
197 Norwalk International Cultural Exchange Norwalk CT 7-Jul
198 New Bedford Folk New Bedford MA 7-8 Jul
199 Woody Guthrie Folk Okemah OK 11-15 Jul
200 Camp Euforia Lone Tree IA 12-14 Jul
201 Basin Bluegrass Brandon VT 12-15 Jul
202 Wild Goose Hot Springs NC 12-15 Jul
203 Pasture Palooza Music and Arts Berryville VA 12-15 Jul
204 Uncle Dave Macon Days Murfreesboro TN 13-14 Jul
205 Master Musicians Somerset KY 13-14 Jul
206 Down East Music Rocky Mount NC 13-14 Jul
207 Square Roots Chicago Chicago IL 13-15 Jul
208 Red Wing Roots Natural Chimneys Park VA 13-15 Jul
208 Blissfest Folk and Roots Petoskey MI 13-15 Jul
209 Green River Greenfield MA 13-15 Jul
210 Forecastle Louisville KY 13-15 Jul
211 The Ride Telluride CO 14-15 Jul
212 Sloss Music and Arts Birmingham AL 14-15 Jul
213 Beaver Island Music Beaver Island MI 19-21 Jul
214 Ann Arbor Street Art Fair Ann Arbor 19-22 Jul
215 Grey Fox Bluegrass Oak Hill NY 19-22 Jul
216 Northwest String Summit North Plains OR 19-22 Jul
217 Fingerlakes Grassroots Trumansburg NY 19-22 Jul
218 Peach Music Scranton PA 19-22 Jul
219 Folkmoot Various NC 19-29 Jul
220 Bernaroo Music + Arts New Bern NC 20-21 Jul
221 Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass Spruce Pine NC 20-21 Jul
222 Hiawatha Marquette MI 20-22 Jul
223 WC Handy Florence AL 20-29 Jul
224 Marshall Bluegrass Marshall MI 22-28 Jul
225 Floydfest Floyd VA 25-29 Jul
226 Salt River Bluegrass Midland MI 26-28 Jul
227 Danby Ole Country and Bluegrass Danby VT 26-28 Jul
228 Brantling Bluegrass Sodus NY 26-29 Jul
229 Nunn Brothers Bluegrass Mount Airy NC 26-29 Jul
230 red ants pants White Sulphur Springs MT 26-29 Jul
231 Hillbilly Jam Maggie Valley NC 27-28 Jul
232 Sawtooth Valley Gathering Stanley IA 27-28 Jul
233 Ashe Country Bluegrass/Old Time.. Jefferson NC 27-28 Jul
234 Oyster Ridge Music Kemmerer WY 27-29 Jul
235 Newport Folk Newport RI 27-29 Jul
236 Backbone Bluegrass Strawberry Point IA 27-29 Jul
237 Lowell Folk Lowell MA 27-29 Jul
238 Rockygrass Lyons CO 27-29 Jul
239 Xponential Music Camden NJ 27-29 Jul
240 Bacon Blues and Brew Batesville IN 28-Jul
241 Huntington Folk Huntington NY 29-Jul
242 Pickin in Parsons Parsons WV 31 Jul – 4 Aug
243 Pemi Valley Bluegrass Thornton NH 1-4 Aug
244 Mountain Dance and Folk Asheville NC 2-4 Aug
245 Preddyfest Franklinton NC 2-4 Aug
246 Mountain Dance and Folk Asheville NC 2-4 Aug
247 Bluesapalooza Mammoth Lakes CA 2-5 Aug
248 AFBA Bluegrass Wind Gap PA 2-5 Aug
249 Open Highway Music Festival St Louis MO 2-5 Aug
250 Summer Meltdown Darrington WA 2-5 Aug
251 Pickathon Happy Valley OR 2-5 Aug
252 Dillard Bluegrass and Barbecue Dillard GA 3-4 Aug
253 Reevestock Music Elkin NC 3-4 Aug
254 LEAF Downtown AVL Asheville NC 3-4 Aug
255 Rhythms On The Rio South Fork CO 3-5 Aug
256 Satchmo Summerfest New Orleans LA 3-5 Aug
257 Falcon Ridge Folk Hillsdale NY 3-5 Aug
258 Salmonfest Ninilchik AK 3-5 Aug
259 Sweet Pea Bozeman MT 3-5 Aug
260 Musik Fest Bethlehem PA 3-12 Aug
261 Traveler’s Rest Missoula MT 4-5 Aug
262 Bear Trap Summer Casper WY 4-5 Aug
263 Glen Rose Bluegrass Jamboree Glen Rose TX 5-7 Aug
264 Old Fiddler’s Convention Galax VA 6-11 Aug
265 Soulshine Farm Music Green Mountain NC 9-11 Aug
266 Plattsburgh Bluegrass Plattsburgh NY 9-12 Aug
267 Podunk Bluegrass Music Hebron CT 9-12 Aug
268 Tall Tales Music Burlington WI 10-11 Aug
269 Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Clarksdale MS 10-12 Aug
270 Bohemian Nights at New West Fort Collins CO 10-12 Aug
271 Grand Targhee Bluegrass Alta WY 10-12 Aug
272 Heritage Music Wheeling WY 10-12 Aug
273 Outside Lands San Francisco CA 10-12 Aug
274 Burning Can North Carolina Asheville NC 10-12 Aug
275 Targhee Fest Alta WY 13-15 July
276 Bluegrass On The Grass Carlisle PA 14-Jul
277 North Carolina State Bluegrass Marion NC 16-18 Aug
278 Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Manchester VT 16-19 Aug
279 Gettysburg Bluegrass Gettysburg PA 16-19 Aug
280 Philadelphia Folk Philadelphia PA 16-19 Aug
281 Midnight Music Big Sky MT 17-18 Aug
282 Great Lakes Burning River Cleveland OH 17-18 Aug
283 Hoxeyville Wellston MI 17-19 Aug
284 Rocky Mountain Folks Lyons CO 17-19 Aug
285 Summergrass San Diego San Diego CA 17-19 Aug
286 Countrygrass Music Jefferson ME 17-19 Aug
287 Long Island Bluegrass & Roots Copiague NY 18-Aug
288 Loud and Heavy Fort Worth TX 18-Aug
289 Rockabilly Resurrection Kannapolis NC 18-Aug
290 Wheatstock Helix OR 18-Aug
291 Hot August Music Cockeysville MD 18-Aug
292 Fayetteville Roots Fayetteville AR 22-26 Aug
293 Lockn Music Arrington VA 23-26 Aug
294 Johnson County Old Time Fiddlers Laurel Bloomery TN 24-25 Aug
295 Jam in the Trees Black Mountain NC 24-25 Aug
296 American Folk Bangor ME 24-26 Aug
297 Pickin for Wishes Loretto PA 25-Aug
298 RTE 23 Wise VA 25-Aug
299 Musicfest NorthWest Portland OR 26-27 Aug
300 Sam Jam Bluegrass Piketon OH 29 Aug – 2 Sep
301 Muddy Roots Music Cookeville TN 30-Aug
302 Front Porch Stuart VA 30 Aug – 2 Sep
303 Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Brunswick ME 30 Aug – 2 Sep
304 Strawberry Music Fall Tuolomne CA 30 Aug – 3 Sep
305 Smoky Mountain Folk Lake Junaluska NC 31 Aug – 1 Sep
306 Delaware Valley Bluegrass Woodstown NJ 31 Aug – 2 Sep
307 Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention Lenoir NC 31 Aug – 2 Sep
308 North Coast Music Chicago IL 31 Aug – 2 Sep
309 Red White and Boom Lexington KY 31 Aug – 2 Sep
310 Four Corners Folk Pagosa Springs CO 31 Aug – 2 Sep
311 Rhythm and Roots Charlestown RI 31 Aug – 2 Sep
312 Appaloosa Music Front Royal VA 31 Aug – 2 Sep
313 Main Street Busker Abingdon VA 1-Sep
314 Big Muddy Blues St Louis MO 1-3 Sep
315 New River Blues Grassy Creek NC 2-3 Sep
316 Big Barn Dance Taos NM 6-8 Sep
317 Hopscotch Raleigh NC 6-8 Sep
318 Blue Bear Music Boone NC 6-8 Sep
319 Hopscotch Raleigh NC 6-8 Sep
320 Oldtone Roots Music N. Hillsdale NY 6-9 Sep
321 Big Blues Bender Las Vegas NV 6-9 Sep
322 Sunbanks Music Electric City WA 6-9 Sep
323 Foothills Jasper AL 7-8 Sep
324 Sisters Folk Festival Sisters OR 7-9 Sep
325 Mountain Song Music Brevard NC 7-9 Sep
326 North Carolina Folk Greensboro NC 7-9 Sep
327 Wheatland Music Remus MI 7-9 Sep
328 Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Mocksville NC 8-Sep
329 Hudson West Folk Jersey City NJ 8-Sep
330 Reisterstown Reiserstown MD 8-9 Sep
331 Burke Centre Burke VA 8-9 Sep
332 Moon River Music Chattanooga TN 8-9 Sep
333 Americana Music Conference Nashville TN 11-16 Sep
334 Walnut Valley Winfield KS 12-16 Sep
335 Hoppin’ John Old Time & Bluegrass Silk Hope NC 13-15 Sep
336 Michigan Irish Music Muskegon MI 13-16 Sep
337 Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Rosine KY 13-16 Sep
338 Kaaboo San Diego CA 14-16 Sep
339 FreshGrass Bluegrass North Adams MA 14-16 Sep
340 Pickin’ In The Pines Flagstaff AZ 14-16 Sep
341 Telluride Blues and Brews Telluride CO 14-16 Sep
342 Mississippi Blues and Delta Greenville MS 15-Sep
343 Mountain Heritage Sparta NC 15-Sep
344 Vintage Vibe Los Angeles CA 15-Sep
345 Festival At The Farm Canton MA 15-16 Sep
346 Whale Rock Music and Arts Templeton CA 15-16 Sep
347 Grand Point North Burlington VT 15-16 Sep
348 Lincoln Calling Lincoln NE 17-22 Sep
349 Watermelon Park Berryville VA 20-22 Sep
350 Medicine Stone Medicine Stone OK 20-22 Sep
351 Trans-Pecos Marfa TX 20-23 Sep
352 Red River Folk Red River NM 20-23 Sep
353 Carolina In The Fall Wilksboro NC 21-22 Sep
354 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Bristol TN 21-23 Sep
355 Pilgrimage Franklin TN 22-23 Sep
356 Bourbon and Beyond Louisville KY 22-23 Sep
357 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Austin TX 26-30 Sep
358 Bluegrass by the Bay Berlin MD 27-29 Sep
359 Mighty Mississippi Music Greenville MS 27-30 Sep
360 Philly Music Philadelphia PA 27-30 Sep
361 Wide Open Bluegrass Raleigh NC 28-29 Sep
362 Roots N Blues N BBQ Columbia MO 28-30 Sep
363 Asheville Barnaroo Asheville NC 28-30 Sep
364 Hoopla Roseland VA 28-30 Sep
365 Dust Bowl Jamboree Parkville MO 29-Sep
366 Bluegrass Island Manteo NC 3-6 Oct
367 King Biscuit Blues Helena AK 3-6 Oct
368 Pondersosa Stomp New Orleans LA tba
369 Oklahoma International Bluegrass Guthrie OK 4-6 Oct
370 Albino Skunk Skunk Farm NC 4-6 Oct
371 3 Sisters Bluegrass Chattanooga TN 5-6 Oct
372 Festy Experience Arrington VA 5-7 Oct
373 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass San Francisco CA 5-7 Oct
374 Austin City Limits Austin TX 5-7 & 12-14 Oct
375 Riverrocks Chattanooga TN 5-21 Oct
376 Sugarlands Mountain Gatlinburg TN 6-Oct
377 Blues Brews and BBQ Newton KS 6-Oct
378 Border Folk El Paso TX 6-Oct
379 Mempho Music Memphis TN 6-7 Oct
380 Topa Topa Folk Ojai CA n/a
381 Folk Alliance Region West Woodland Hills CA 11-14 Oct
382 Festivals Acadiens et Creoles Lafayette LA 11-14 Oct
383 Deep Blues Clarksdale MS 11-14 Oct
384 Hillberry Harvest Music Ozark AR 11-14 Oct
385 Moonshiner’s Ball Rockcastle Cnty KY 12-14 Oct
386 Richmond Folk Richmond VA 12-14 Oct
387 Crescent City Blues and BBQ New Orleans LA 12-14 Oct
388 Leaf Fall Black Mountain NC 18-21 Oct
389 Bridge Jam Fayetteville WVA 19-20 Oct
390 Folk Alliance Region Midwest Grand Rapids MI 25-28 Oct
391 Voodoo Experience New Orleans LA 26-28 Oct
392 Blue Ridge Folklife Festival Ferrum VA 27-Oct
393 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Stamford CT 8-11 Nov
394 Highlands Food & Wine Highland NC 8-11 Nov
395 Treme Creole Gumbo New Orleans LA 17-18 Nov
396 Balsam Range Art Of Music Haywood County NC 29 Nov-1 Dec
397 WinterWonderGrass Stratton VT 14-16 Dec

 

Last updated August 1 2018

 

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  1. Thanks. Great list. Missing Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival in Grass Valley on FD weekend. 43rd year coming up.

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    • Terrific. Thanks Bob. I’ll add it on. 43 years is a long time, must be one of the oldest. Galax Fiddler’s Convention is almost 90, I think, hard one to top!

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      • Thanks Rob. Sorry my silly FB pic covered my praise. This is a tremendous list

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        • Thanks Bob. I have found a few more events as well, they will be included soon.

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