List of Music Festivals USA 2018

Over 430 USA 2018 music festivals listed here with links

 

This post last updated 1 September 2018

Photo Rob Dickens

Roots Music Festivals USA 2018

Over 430 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 430 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.

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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 Montreal CAN 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 West Valley Fair and Music Glendale AZ 16-18 Mar
26 Treefort Music Boise ID 21-25 Mar
27 Suwanee Springfest Live Oak FL 22-25 Mar
28 Big Ears Knoxville TN 22-25 Mar
29 Innings Tempe AZ 23-25 Mar
30 WinterWonderGrass California
31 Blue, Brew and Que Kenansville NC 24-Mar
32 Savannah Music Savannah GA 29 Mar – Apr 14
33 Surry Old Time Fiddlers Conv. Dobson NC 30-31 Mar
34 Outlaws and Legends Abilene TX 31 Mar – 1 Apr
35 Paluxy River Spring Bluegrass Glen Rose TX 5-7 Apr
36 Big Lick Bluegrass Oakboro NC 5-7 Apr
37 Rhythm & Blooms Knoxville TN 6-8 Apr
38 Tortuga Music Fort Lauderdale FL 6-8 Apr
39 Big Lick Bluegrass Oakboro NC 6-8 Apr
40 Brooklyn Folk Festival Brooklyn NY 6-8 Apr
41 Winter Wonder Grass Squaw Valley CA 6-8 Apr
42 Spring Fest Raleigh NC 7-Apr
43 Depot District Lexington NC 8-Apr
44 Albino Skunk Skunk Farm NC
45 Country Thunder Music Florence AZ
46 French Quarter New Orleans LA 12-15 Apr
47 Bender Jamboree Las Vegas NV 12-15 Apr
48 Mid West Music Fest La Crosse WI 13-14 Apr
49 The 1000 Incantations of the Rose Takoma Park MD 13-15 Apr
50 Coachella Indio CA 13-22 Apr
51 Juke Joint Clarksdale MS 14-Apr
52 Old 97s County Fair Dallas TX 14-Apr
53 North Carolina ‘Cuegrass Raleigh NC 14-Apr
54 Baton Rouge Blues Baton Rouge 14-15 Apr
55 Cat Head Mini Blues Clarksdale MS 15-Apr
56 Wanee Music Live Oak FL 19-21 Apr
57 Tuck Fest Charlotte NC 19-22 Apr
58 Old Settler’s Driftwood TX 19-22 Apr
59 Southside Arts and Music Bethlehem PA 20-21 Apr
60 Sweetwater 420 Atlanta GA 20-22 Apr
61 Little Creek Vineyard Earth Day Snow Camp NC 20-22 Apr
62 Songsmith Gathering Brevard NC 21-Apr
63 Rockyfest Hiddenite NC 21-Apr
64 High Water Charleston SC 21-22 Apr
65 Festival International de Louisiane Lafayette LA 25-29 Apr
66 MerleFest Wilksboro NC 26-29 Apr
67 Charm City Bluegrass Baltimore MD 27-28 Apr
68 Mid West Music Fest Winona MN 27-28 Apr
69 White Oak Shores Bluegrass Stella NC 27-28 Apr
70 Stagecoach Indio CA 27-29 Apr
71 Art of Cool Durham NC 27-29 Apr
72 Jazz and Heritage New Orleans LA 27 Apr – 6 May
73 Triangle Beach Music Greenville NC 28-Apr
74 Homecoming Cincinatti OH 28-29 Apr
75 Dog River Mud Bottom Revival Mobile AL 29-Apr
76 Shakori Hills Grassroots Chapel Hill NC 3-6 May
77 BBQ Fest on the Neuse Kinston NC 4-5 May
78 Moonrunners Chicago IL 4-5 May
79 Cheat River Albright W.VA 4-5 May
80 Whistle Stop Weekend Huntsville AL 4-5 May
81 French Broad River Festival Hot Springs NC 4-6 May
82 Conroe Americana Music Conroe TX 4-6 May
83 Beale St Memphis TN 4-6 May
84 Shaky Knees Atlanta GA 4-6 May
85 Tucson Folk Tucson AZ 5-6 May
86 Key West Songwriter’s Festival Key West FL 9-13 May
87 Blues Awards Memphis TN 10-May
88 Doyle Lawson/Quicksilver Bluegrass Denton NC 10-12 May
89 Leaf Spring Black Mountain NC 10-13 May
90 Gator By The Bay San Diego CA 10-13 May
91 Deadwood Americana Music Deadwood SD 11-May
92 Aiken Bluegrass Aiken SC 11-12 May
93 North Carolina Brewers and Music Huntersville NC 11-12 May
94 Southeast Regional Folk Alliance Chattanooga TN 16-20 May
95 Gettysburg Bluegrass Gettysburg PA 17-20 May
96 Sunbanks Music Electric City WA 17-20 May
97 Carolina Roots Statesville NC 18-19 May
98 Susquehanna Breakdown Scranton PA tba
99 Bluegrass from the Forest Shelton WA 18-20 May
100 Hangout Music Gulf Shores ALA 18-20 May
101 Trail Days Damascus VA 18-20 May
102 Bayou Boogaloo Norfolk VA 18-20 May
103 Dominion Riverrock Richmond VA 18-20 May
104 Carolina Blues Greensboro NC 19-May
105 Durham Blues and Brews Durham NC 19-May
106 Great Texas BBQ Houston TX 19-20 May
107 Chesapeake Bay Blues Annapolis MD 19-20 May
108 Topanga Banjo Fiddle Folk Agoura Hills CA 20-May
109 Golf and Guitars Sacramento CA 21-May
110 Lil John’s Mountain Music Snow Camp NC 24-26 May
111 DelFest Cumberland MD 24-27 May
112 Roosterwalk Music and Arts Axton VA 24-27 May
113 Strawberry Music Spring Grass Valley CA 24-28 May
114 Kerrville Kerrville TX 24 May – Jun 10
115 Ralph Stanley’s Hills of Home McClure VA 24-26 May
116 Nashville Boogie Nashville TN 25-26 May
117 Atwood Music Monticello MS 25-26 May
118 Papa Joe’s Banjobque Music Evans GA 25-26 May
119 Long Creek Music Long Creek SC 25-27 May
120 Westport Roots Kansas City MO 25-27 May
121 Country 500 Daytona FL 25-27 May
122 Mountain Sports Asheville NC 25-27 May
123 Bottle Rock Napa Valley CA 25-27 May
124 Sasquatch George WA 25-27 May
125 Northwest Folklife Seattle WA 25-28 May
126 Spoleto Charleston SC 25 May – Jun 10
127 Delaplane Strawberry Delaplane VA 26-May
128 Nowhere Else Clinton County OH 26-28 May
129 KC Jazz and Heritage Kansas City MO 26-28 May
130 Avila Beach Blues Avila Beach CA 27-May
131 John Hartford Memorial Bean Blossom IA 30 May – 2 Jun
132 Camp Greensky Wellston MI 31 May – 2 Jun
133 Mountain Music Oak Hill WVA 31 May – 2 Jun
134 Graves Mountain Festival of Music Syria VA 31 May – 2 Jun
135 Nelsonville Nelsonville OH 31 May – 3 Jun
136 Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Mt Airy NC 1-2 Jun
137 Western Maryland Blues Fest Hagerstown MD 1-2 Jun
138 Brevard Blues Brevard NC 1-2 Jun
139 Ogden Music Ogden UT 1-3 Jun
140 Music On The Mother Ship Taos NM 1-3 Jun
141 Henderson Main Street Front Porch Hendersonville TN 2-Jun
142 Crystal Coast Music Atlantic Beach NC 2-Jun
143 Mondo Roots Calyton NC 2-Jun
144 Bowen MusicFest Waco TX 3-Jun
145 Brigg Farm Blues Nescopeck PA 5-8 Jun
146 Eaux Claires Eau Claire  WI 6-7 Jun
147 Twangfest St Louis MO 6-9 Jun
148 Blue Ox Music Eau Claire  WI 7-9 Jun
149 Cherokee Bluegrass Cherokee NC 7-9 Jun
150 Bonnaroo Manchester TN 7-10 Jun
151 Carolina Country Music Myrtle Beach SC 7-10 Jun
152 Silver Cloud Campout Haugan MT 8-9 Jun
153 HoustonFest Galax VA 8-9 Jun
154 Cold Mountain Music Canton NC 8-9 Jun
155 Bromberg’s Big Noise Wilmington DE 8-9 Jun
156 River Roots Madison IN 8-9 Jun
157 Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Palisade CO 8-10 Jun
158 Pagosa Folk and Bluegrass Pagosa Springs CO 8-10 Jun
159 Roots on the River Bellows Falls VT 8-10 Jun
160 Chicago Blues Chicago IL 8-10 Jun
161 Riverbend Chattanooga TN 8-16 Jun
162 Mountains of Music Homecoming Various VA 8-16 Jun
163 WC Handy Blues and Barbecue Henderson KY 13-16 Jun
164 Willow Oak Park Bluegrass Roxboro NC 14-16 Jun
165 Blue Ox Music Eau Claire  WI 14-16 Jun
166 Father’s Day Bluegrass Grass Valley CA 14-17 Jun
167 Can’d Aid Comstock Park MI 15-Jun
168 Winnetka Music Winnetka IL 15-16 Jun
169 Tumbleweed Kansas City MO 15-16 Jun
170 Branford On The Green Branford CT 15-17 Jun
171 Live Oak Music San Luis Obispo CA 15-17 Jun
172 Mountain Jam Hunter Mtn, NY 15-17 Jun
173 Porterfield Country Music Marienette 16-Jun
174 Rock The Garden Minneapolis MN 16-Jun
175 Clearwater’s Great Hudson Revival Croton Pt Park NY 16-17 Jun
176 Charlotte Bluegrass Charlotte MI 21-23 Jun
177 Telluride Bluegrass Telluride CO 21-24 Jun
178 Elkin Roots Elkin NC 22-Jun
179 Grayson County Fiddlers Convention Elk Creek VA 22-23 Jun
180 Funhouse Williamsburg PA 22-23 Jun
181 Moccasin Creek Effingham IL 22-24 Jun
182 Homegrown On The River Ozark AR 22-24 Jun
183 Floyd Fandango Floyd VA 22-24 Jun
184 Sirens On The Mountain Boone NC 23-Jun
185 Shake The Lake Madison WI 23-Jun
186 Cajun & Zydeco New Orleans LA 23-24 Jun
187 ROMP Owensboro KY 27-30 Jun
188 Summerfest Milwaukee WI 27 Jun – 1 Jul & 3 -8 Jul
189 Texas Cowboy Reunion Stamford TX 28 Jun – Jul 1
190 Middle Of The Map Kansas City MO 29-30 Jun
191 River and Roots Berryville VA 29-30 Jun
192 Frendly Gathering Timber Ridge VT 29-30 Jun
193 Wildwood Revival Athens GA 29 Jun – 1 Jul
194 Back Home Appalachian Arts New Martinsville WVA 29 Jun – Jul 1
195 Fitzgerald’s American Music Berwyn IL 29 Jun – Jul 3
196 Red White and Bluegrass Morganton NC 1-3 Jul
197 Festival for the Eno Durham NC 4 and 7 Jul
198 Waterfront Blues Portland OR 4-8 Jul
199 Remington Ryde Bluegrass Centre Hall PA 4-8 Jul
200 High Sierra Music Quincy CA 5-8 Jul
201 Great Blue Heron Sherman NY 6-8 Jul
202 Norwalk International Cultural Exchange Norwalk CT 7-Jul
203 New Bedford Folk New Bedford MA 7-8 Jul
204 Woody Guthrie Folk Okemah OK 11-15 Jul
205 Camp Euforia Lone Tree IA 12-14 Jul
206 Basin Bluegrass Brandon VT 12-15 Jul
207 Wild Goose Hot Springs NC 12-15 Jul
208 Pasture Palooza Music and Arts Berryville VA 12-15 Jul
209 Uncle Dave Macon Days Murfreesboro TN 13-14 Jul
210 Master Musicians Somerset KY 13-14 Jul
211 Down East Music Rocky Mount NC 13-14 Jul
212 Square Roots Chicago Chicago IL 13-15 Jul
213 Red Wing Roots Natural Chimneys Park VA 13-15 Jul
214 Country Thunder Music Twin Lakes WI
215 Blissfest Folk and Roots Petoskey MI 13-15 Jul
216 Green River Greenfield MA 13-15 Jul
217 Forecastle Louisville KY 13-15 Jul
218 The Ride Telluride CO 14-15 Jul
219 Sloss Music and Arts Birmingham AL 14-15 Jul
220 Beaver Island Music Beaver Island MI 19-21 Jul
221 Ann Arbor Street Art Fair Ann Arbor 19-22 Jul
222 Grey Fox Bluegrass Oak Hill NY 19-22 Jul
223 Northwest String Summit North Plains OR 19-22 Jul
224 Fingerlakes Grassroots Trumansburg NY 19-22 Jul
225 Peach Music Scranton PA 19-22 Jul
226 Folkmoot Various NC 19-29 Jul
227 Bernaroo Music + Arts New Bern NC 20-21 Jul
228 Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass Spruce Pine NC 20-21 Jul
229 Hiawatha Marquette MI 20-22 Jul
230 WC Handy Florence AL 20-29 Jul
231 Marshall Bluegrass Marshall MI 22-28 Jul
232 Floydfest Floyd VA 25-29 Jul
233 Salt River Bluegrass Midland MI 26-28 Jul
234 Danby Ole Country and Bluegrass Danby VT 26-28 Jul
235 Brantling Bluegrass Sodus NY 26-29 Jul
236 Nunn Brothers Bluegrass Mount Airy NC 26-29 Jul
237 red ants pants White Sulphur Springs MT 26-29 Jul
238 Hillbilly Jam Maggie Valley NC 27-28 Jul
239 Sawtooth Valley Gathering Stanley IA 27-28 Jul
240 Ashe Country Bluegrass/Old Time.. Jefferson NC 27-28 Jul
241 Oyster Ridge Music Kemmerer WY 27-29 Jul
242 Newport Folk Newport RI 27-29 Jul
243 Backbone Bluegrass Strawberry Point IA 27-29 Jul
244 Lowell Folk Lowell MA 27-29 Jul
245 Rockygrass Lyons CO 27-29 Jul
246 Xponential Music Camden NJ 27-29 Jul
247 Bacon Blues and Brew Batesville IN 28-Jul
248 Huntington Folk Huntington NY 29-Jul
249 Pickin in Parsons Parsons WV 31 Jul – 4 Aug
250 Pemi Valley Bluegrass Thornton NH 1-4 Aug
251 Milan Bluegrass Milan MI 1-4 Aug
252 Mountain Dance and Folk Asheville NC 2-4 Aug
253 Preddyfest Franklinton NC 2-4 Aug
254 Mountain Dance and Folk Asheville NC 2-4 Aug
255 Bluesapalooza Mammoth Lakes CA 2-5 Aug
256 AFBA Bluegrass Wind Gap PA 2-5 Aug
257 Open Highway Music Festival St Louis MO 2-5 Aug
258 Summer Meltdown Darrington WA 2-5 Aug
259 Pickathon Happy Valley OR 2-5 Aug
260 Dillard Bluegrass and Barbecue Dillard GA 3-4 Aug
261 Reevestock Music Elkin NC 3-4 Aug
262 LEAF Downtown AVL Asheville NC 3-4 Aug
263 Rhythms On The Rio South Fork CO 3-5 Aug
264 Satchmo Summerfest New Orleans LA 3-5 Aug
265 Falcon Ridge Folk Hillsdale NY 3-5 Aug
266 Salmonfest Ninilchik AK 3-5 Aug
267 Sweet Pea Bozeman MT 3-5 Aug
268 Musik Fest Bethlehem PA 3-12 Aug
269 Traveler’s Rest Missoula MT 4-5 Aug
270 Bear Trap Summer Casper WY 4-5 Aug
271 Glen Rose Bluegrass Jamboree Glen Rose TX 5-7 Aug
272 Old Fiddler’s Convention Galax VA 6-11 Aug
273 Soulshine Farm Music Green Mountain NC 9-11 Aug
274 Plattsburgh Bluegrass Plattsburgh NY 9-12 Aug
275 Podunk Bluegrass Music Hebron CT 9-12 Aug
276 Tall Tales Music Burlington WI 10-11 Aug
277 Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Clarksdale MS 10-12 Aug
278 Bohemian Nights at New West Fort Collins CO 10-12 Aug
279 Grand Targhee Bluegrass Alta WY 10-12 Aug
280 Heritage Music Wheeling WY 10-12 Aug
281 Outside Lands San Francisco CA 10-12 Aug
282 Burning Can North Carolina Asheville NC 10-12 Aug
283 Targhee Fest Alta WY 13-15 July
284 Bluegrass On The Grass Carlisle PA 14-Jul
285 Larryfest LaFarge WI 16-18 Aug
286 North Carolina State Bluegrass Marion NC 16-18 Aug
287 Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Manchester VT 16-19 Aug
288 Gettysburg Bluegrass Gettysburg PA 16-19 Aug
289 Philadelphia Folk Philadelphia PA 16-19 Aug
290 Midnight Music Big Sky MT 17-18 Aug
291 Great Lakes Burning River Cleveland OH 17-18 Aug
292 Smokin Seafood Bluegrass Garrettsville OH 17-19 Aug
293 Hoxeyville Wellston MI 17-19 Aug
294 Rocky Mountain Folks Lyons CO 17-19 Aug
295 Summergrass San Diego San Diego CA 17-19 Aug
296 Countrygrass Music Jefferson ME 17-19 Aug
297 Blissful Bluegrass Blissfield MI 18-Aug
298 Lloyd Loar’s Hometown Bluegrass Lewiston IL 18-Aug
299 Long Island Bluegrass & Roots Copiague NY 18-Aug
300 Loud and Heavy Fort Worth TX 18-Aug
301 Rockabilly Resurrection Kannapolis NC 18-Aug
302 Wheatstock Helix OR 18-Aug
303 Hot August Music Cockeysville MD 18-Aug
304 Second Bell Knoxville TN 18-Aug
305 Shakerfest Pittsfield MA 18-Aug
306 Mansfield Jamfest Mansfield OH 21-25 Aug
307 Fayetteville Roots Fayetteville AR 22-26 Aug
308 Lockn Music Arrington VA 23-26 Aug
309 Johnson County Old Time Fiddlers Laurel Bloomery TN 24-25 Aug
310 River City Roots Missoula MT 24-25 Aug
311 Jam in the Trees Black Mountain NC 24-25 Aug
312 American Folk Bangor ME 24-26 Aug
313 Pickin for Wishes Loretto PA 25-Aug
314 RTE 23 Wise VA 25-Aug
315 Headwaters Music Creede CO 25-26 Aug
316 Musicfest NorthWest Portland OR 26-27 Aug
317 Sam Jam Bluegrass Piketon OH 29 Aug – 2 Sep
318 Muddy Roots Music Cookeville TN 30-Aug
319 Manchester Music Manchester KY 30 Aug – 1 Sep
320 Front Porch Stuart VA 30 Aug – 2 Sep
321 Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Brunswick ME 30 Aug – 2 Sep
322 Strawberry Music Fall Tuolomne CA 30 Aug – 3 Sep
323 Smoky Mountain Folk Lake Junaluska NC 31 Aug – 1 Sep
324 Cornstock Tunkhannock PA 31 Aug – 2 Sep
325 Delaware Valley Bluegrass Woodstown NJ 31 Aug – 2 Sep
326 Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention Lenoir NC 31 Aug – 2 Sep
327 North Coast Music Chicago IL 31 Aug – 2 Sep
328 Red White and Boom Lexington KY 31 Aug – 2 Sep
329 Four Corners Folk Pagosa Springs CO 31 Aug – 2 Sep
330 Rhythm and Roots Charlestown RI 31 Aug – 2 Sep
331 Appaloosa Music Front Royal VA 31 Aug – 2 Sep
332 Main Street Busker Abingdon VA 1-Sep
333 Big Muddy Blues St Louis MO 1-3 Sep
334 New River Blues Grassy Creek NC 2-3 Sep
335 Big Barn Dance Taos NM 6-8 Sep
336 Hopscotch Raleigh NC 6-8 Sep
337 Blue Bear Music Boone NC 6-8 Sep
338 Hopscotch Raleigh NC 6-8 Sep
339 Oldtone Roots Music N. Hillsdale NY 6-9 Sep
340 Big Blues Bender Las Vegas NV 6-9 Sep
341 Sunbanks Music Electric City WA 6-9 Sep
342 Foothills Jasper AL 7-8 Sep
343 Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Morehead KY 7-8 & 11-15 Sep
344 Sisters Folk Festival Sisters OR 7-9 Sep
345 Mountain Song Music Brevard NC 7-9 Sep
346 North Carolina Folk Greensboro NC 7-9 Sep
347 Wheatland Music Remus MI 7-9 Sep
348 Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Mocksville NC 8-Sep
349 Hudson West Folk Jersey City NJ 8-Sep
350 Reisterstown Reiserstown MD 8-9 Sep
351 Burke Centre Burke VA 8-9 Sep
352 Moon River Music Chattanooga TN 8-9 Sep
353 Americana Music Conference Nashville TN 11-16 Sep
354 Walnut Valley Winfield KS 12-16 Sep
355 Hoppin’ John Old Time & Bluegrass Silk Hope NC 13-15 Sep
356 Mohican Bluegrass Loudonville OH 13-15 Sep
357 Michigan Irish Music Muskegon MI 13-16 Sep
358 Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Rosine KY 13-16 Sep
359 Casey Jones Music Colorado Springs CO 14-16 Sep
360 Kaaboo San Diego CA 14-16 Sep
361 FreshGrass Bluegrass North Adams MA 14-16 Sep
362 Pickin’ In The Pines Flagstaff AZ 14-16 Sep
363 Telluride Blues and Brews Telluride CO 14-16 Sep
364 Mississippi Blues and Delta Greenville MS 15-Sep
365 Mountain Heritage Sparta NC 15-Sep
366 Vintage Vibe Los Angeles CA 15-Sep
367 Festival At The Farm Canton MA 15-16 Sep
368 Whale Rock Music and Arts Templeton CA 15-16 Sep
369 Grand Point North Burlington VT 15-16 Sep
370 Lincoln Calling Lincoln NE 17-22 Sep
371 Watermelon Park Berryville VA 20-22 Sep
372 Medicine Stone Medicine Stone OK 20-22 Sep
373 Trans-Pecos Marfa TX 20-23 Sep
374 Red River Folk Red River NM 20-23 Sep
375 Resonance Music and Arts Thornville OH 20-23 Sep
376 Carolina In The Fall Wilksboro NC 21-22 Sep
377 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Bristol TN 21-23 Sep
378 Red’s Old-Timer’s Blues Clarksdale MS 22-Sep
379 Holler On The Hill Indianapolis IN 22-23 Sep
380 Borderland East Aurora NY 22-23 Sep
381 Pilgrimage Franklin TN 22-23 Sep
382 Bourbon and Beyond Louisville KY 22-23 Sep
383 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Austin TX 26-30 Sep
384 Bluegrass by the Bay Berlin MD 27-29 Sep
385 Adventure Grass Oak Hill WVA 27-29 Sep
386 Boats and Bluegrass Winona MN 27-30 Sep
387 Mighty Mississippi Music Greenville MS 27-30 Sep
388 Philly Music Philadelphia PA 27-30 Sep
389 Wide Open Bluegrass Raleigh NC 28-29 Sep
390 Roots N Blues N BBQ Columbia MO 28-30 Sep
391 Asheville Barnaroo Asheville NC 28-30 Sep
392 Hoopla Roseland VA 28-30 Sep
393 Off To The Races Richmond VA 29-Sep
394 Dust Bowl Jamboree Parkville MO 29-Sep
395 Porch Fest Rhinebeck NY 29-Sep
396 Arcadia Folk Easthampton MA 30-Sep
397 Bluegrass Island Manteo NC 3-6 Oct
398 King Biscuit Blues Helena AK 3-6 Oct
399 Pondersosa Stomp New Orleans LA tba
400 Oklahoma International Bluegrass Guthrie OK 4-6 Oct
401 Albino Skunk Skunk Farm NC 4-6 Oct
402 3 Sisters Bluegrass Chattanooga TN 5-6 Oct
403 Festy Experience Arrington VA 5-7 Oct
404 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass San Francisco CA 5-7 Oct
405 Austin City Limits Austin TX 5-7 & 12-14 Oct
406 Riverrocks Chattanooga TN 5-21 Oct
407 Sugarlands Mountain Gatlinburg TN 6-Oct
408 Blues Brews and BBQ Newton KS 6-Oct
409 Border Folk El Paso TX 6-Oct
410 Mempho Music Memphis TN 6-7 Oct
411 Topa Topa Folk Ojai CA n/a
412 Folk Alliance Region West Woodland Hills CA 11-14 Oct
413 Festivals Acadiens et Creoles Lafayette LA 11-14 Oct
414 Deep Blues Clarksdale MS 11-14 Oct
415 Hillberry Harvest Music Ozark AR 11-14 Oct
416 West Mountain Fall Hiawassee GA 11-20 Oct
417 Moonshiner’s Ball Rockcastle Cnty KY 12-14 Oct
418 Richmond Folk Richmond VA 12-14 Oct
419 Crescent City Blues and BBQ New Orleans LA 12-14 Oct
420 Ranger Bluegrass Senatobia MS 13-Oct
421 C-U Folk and Roots Urbana IL 18-20 Oct
422 Leaf Fall Black Mountain NC 18-21 Oct
423 Bridge Jam Fayetteville WVA 19-20 Oct
424 Folk Alliance Region Midwest Grand Rapids MI 25-28 Oct
425 Voodoo Experience New Orleans LA 26-28 Oct
426 Blue Ridge Folklife Festival Ferrum VA 27-Oct
427 Spirit of the Valley Harrisonburg VA 28-Oct
428 Moab Folk Moab UT 2-4 Nov
429 UTOPIAFest Utopia TX 2-4 Nov
430 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Stamford CT 8-11 Nov
431 Highlands Food & Wine Highland NC 8-11 Nov
432 Riverhawk Music Brooksville FL 8-11 Nov
433 Wickenburg Bluegrass Wickenburg AZ 9-11 Nov
434 Mountain View Bluegrass Mountain View AR 8-10 Nov
435 Treme Creole Gumbo New Orleans LA 17-18 Nov
436 Balsam Range Art Of Music Haywood County NC 29 Nov-1 Dec
437 WinterWonderGrass Stratton VT 14-16 Dec
438 SnowGlobe Music Sth Lake Tahoe 29-31 Dec

 

Last updated September 1 2018

 

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    • Glad you liked it

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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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