List of Music Festivals USA 2019

Over 490 USA 2019 music festivals listed here with links



Roots Music Festivals USA 2019

Over 490 Festivals Included


Updated December 1 2018


We started this list a while and here we are with our fourth edition.

From humble beginnings of less than 100 events, the Listening Through The Lens list has now cracked over 490 festivals.  This started purely as we found no other site that provided the easily accessible information as we planned trips from Australia to the US to maximise our music experiences and end up with a cohesive itinerary.  We still 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. 

This labour of love has involved some work as we have researched, refined and improved the list over the journey, checking back on websites repeatedly to get the latest news.  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.

The churn rate from one year to the next continues to be significant.  Once gone, 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 still remains a lot in the second roll of the 2019 edition with dates yet to be announced.  Further, over the last review, a surprising number of festivals that have announced the 2019 have jumped around to another set of dates.  No fear, we will be updating the list regularly as news come to hand.

Here is our offering. Some with dates to be announced remained pinned to the 2018 timing, we will fix this as we get advice as to the 2019 dates.  Almost every festival has a link to the relevant website.




  Festival City 2019 dates
1 The Music Fest Steamboat Springs CO 5-10 Jan
2 Globalfest New York City NY 6-Jan
3 Deadwood Red Dirt Deadwood SD tba
4 Yee Haw Music Okeechobee FL 15-20 Jan
5 Jam Cruise Miami FL 15-21 Jan
6 Tomorrow Never Knows Chicago IL 16-20 Jan
7 30A Songwriters Festival South Walton FL 18-21 Jan
8 Sunshine Music & Blues St Petersburg FL n/a
9 Sunshine Music & Blues Boca Raton FL n/a
10 Ann Arbor Folk Ann Arbor MI 25-26 Jan
11 Lehigh River Blues Jam Allentown PA 26-Jan
12 Outlaw Country Cruise Tampa FL 27 Jan – 1 Feb
13 Mile 0 Key West FL 29 Jan – 2 Feb
14 Appalachian Old-Time Fiddlers Conv. Boone NC 8-9 Feb
15 Cayamo Cruise Tampa FL 10-17 Feb
16 Folk Alliance International Montreal CAN 13-17 Feb
17 Palatka Bluegrass Palatka FL 14-16 Feb
18 Whigfest Ybor City FL 16-17 Feb
19 Florida Bluegrass Classic Brookesville FL 18-24 Feb
20 Wintergrass Music Bellevue WA 21-21 Feb
21 Bluegrass First Class Asheville NC 22-24 Feb
22 Lancaster Roots n Blues Lancaster PA 22-24 Feb
23 Winter Wonder Grass Steamboat Springs CO 22-24 Feb
24 Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea Cruise Tampa FL 25 Feb – 1 Mar
25 McDowell Mountain Phoenix AZ 1-3 Mar
26 Back Porch Northampton MA 1-4 Mar
27 Mountain View Bluegrass Spring Mountain View AR 7-9 Mar
28 South By Southwest (SXSW) Austin TX 8-17 Mar
29 Gasparilla Music Tampa FL 9-10 Mar
30 Luck Reunion Luck TX 14-Mar
31 Floyd County Old Time Music Get Together Floyd VA 14-17 Mar
32 Pot of Gold Music Chandler AZ 15-17 Mar
33 From The Hills With Love Dripping Springs TX tba
34 Rhythm & Blooms Knoxville TN 17-19 Mar
35 Sertoma Spring Bluegrass Brookesville FL 20-24 Mar
36 West Valley Fair and Music Glendale AZ tba
37 Treefort Music Boise ID 20-24 Mar
38 Suwanee Springfest Live Oak FL 21-24 Mar
39 Big Ears Knoxville TN 21-24 Mar
40 Innings Tempe AZ 21-24 Mar
41 Outlaws and Legends Abilene TX 22-23 Mar
42 Leftover Salmon’s Boogie at The Broadmoor Colarado Springs CO 22-24 Mar
43 Country Thunder Music Kissimmee FL 22-24 Mar
44 Savannah Music Savannah GA 28 Mar – 13 Apr
45 Winter Wonder Grass Squaw Valley CA 29-31 Mar
46 Blue, Brew and Que Kenansville NC 30-Mar
47 Surry Old Time Fiddlers Conv. Dobson NC 5-6 Apr
48 Paluxy River Spring Bluegrass Glen Rose TX tba
49 Brooklyn Folk Festival Brooklyn NY 5-7 Apr
50 Rhythm and Ribs St Augustine FL 5-7 Apr
51 Tucson Folk Tucson AZ 6-7 Apr
52 Big Lick Bluegrass Oakboro NC 11-13 Apr
53 Spring Fest Raleigh NC tba
54 Depot District Lexington NC tba
55 Albino Skunk Skunk Farm NC 11-13 Apr
56 Country Thunder Music Florence AZ 11-14 Apr
57 French Quarter New Orleans LA 11-14 Apr
58 Bender Jamboree Las Vegas NV 11-14 Apr
59 Old Settler’s Driftwood TX 11-14 Apr
60 Tortuga Music Fort Lauderdale FL 12-14 Apr
61 Coachella Indio CA 12-21 Apr
62 The 1000 Incantations of the Rose Takoma Park MD tba
63 Juke Joint Clarksdale MS 13-Apr
64 Baton Rouge Blues Baton Rouge 13-14 Apr
65 High Water Charleston SC 13-14 Apr
66 Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and Jazz Kure Beach NC 13-14 Apr
67 Old 97s County Fair Dallas TX tba
68 Sweetwater 420 Atlanta GA 19-21 Apr
69 Little Creek Vineyard Earth Day Snow Camp NC 19-21 Apr
70 North Carolina ‘Cuegrass Raleigh NC 20-Apr
71 Cat Head Mini Blues Clarksdale MS tba
72 Wanee Music Live Oak FL n/a
73 Songsmith Gathering Brevard NC 20-Apr
74 Rockyfest Hiddenite NC 20-Apr
75 Festival International de Louisiane Lafayette LA 24-28 Apr
76 Tuck Fest Charlotte NC 25-28 Apr
77 Southside Arts and Music Bethlehem PA tba
78 MerleFest Wilksboro NC 25-28 Apr
79 Charm City Bluegrass Baltimore MD 26-27 Apr
80 White Oak Shores Bluegrass Stella NC 26-27 Apr
81 Stagecoach Indio CA 26-28 Apr
82 Jazz and Heritage New Orleans LA 26 Apr – 5 May
83 Shakori Hills Grassroots Chapel Hill NC 2-5 May
84 Mid West Music Fest Winona MN 3-4 May
85 Cheat River Albright W.VA 3-4 May
86 Art of Cool Durham NC tba
87 Beale St Memphis TN 3-5 May
88 Triangle Beach Music Greenville NC tba
89 Homecoming Cincinatti OH n/a
90 Dog River Mud Bottom Revival Mobile AL tba
91 French Broad River Festival Hot Springs NC 3-5 May
92 Shaky Knees Atlanta GA 3-5 May
93 BBQ Fest on the Neuse Kinston NC 3-4 May
94 Moonrunners Chicago IL 4-5 May
95 Whistle Stop Weekend Huntsville AL tba
96 Conroe Americana Music Conroe TX tba
97 Key West Songwriter’s Festival Key West FL 8-12 May
98 Blues Awards Memphis TN 9-May
99 Doyle Lawson/Quicksilver Bluegrass Denton NC 9-11 May
100 Leaf Spring Black Mountain NC 9-12 May
101 Gator By The Bay San Diego CA 9-12 May
102 Deadwood Americana Music Deadwood SD tba
103 Aiken Bluegrass Aiken SC 10-11 May
104 North Carolina Brewers and Music Huntersville NC 10-11 May
105 Bluegrass Island Manteo NC 15-18 May
106 Southeast Regional Folk Alliance Chattanooga TN 15-19 May
107 Gettysburg Bluegrass Gettysburg PA tba
108 Sunbanks Music Electric City WA tba
109 Carolina Roots Statesville NC tba
110 Mid West Music Fest La Crosse WI 17-18 May
111 Beaufort Music Beaufort NC 17-18 May
112 Bluegrass from the Forest Shelton WA 17-19 May
113 Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Morehead KY 17-19 May
114 Hangout Music Gulf Shores ALA 17-19 May
115 Trail Days Damascus VA 17-19 May
116 Bayou Boogaloo Norfolk VA 17-19 May
117 Dominion Riverrock Richmond VA 17-19 May
118 Durham Blues and Brews Durham NC 18-May
119 Carolina Blues Greensboro NC 18-19 May
120 Great Texas BBQ Houston TX tba
121 Chesapeake Bay Blues Annapolis MD n/a
122 Topanga Banjo Fiddle Folk Agoura Hills CA 19-May
123 Mustang Spring Jam Corolla NC 19-May
124 Golf and Guitars Sacramento CA tba
125 Lil John’s Mountain Music Snow Camp NC 23-25 May
126 Ralph Stanley’s Hills of Home McClure VA 23-25 May
127 DelFest Cumberland MD 23-26 May
128 Nashville Boogie Nashville TN 23-26 May
129 Roosterwalk Music and Arts Axton VA 23-26 May
130 Strawberry Music Spring Grass Valley CA 23-27 May
131 Kerrville Kerrville TX 23 May – Jun 9
132 Atwood Music Monticello MS tba
133 Willow Oak Park Beach Music Roxboro NC 24-25 May
134 Papa Joe’s Banjobque Music Evans GA tba
135 Long Creek Music Long Creek SC 24-26 May
136 Westport Roots Kansas City MO tba
137 Old Time Fiddler’s and Bluegrass Union Grove NC 24-26 May
138 Country 500 Daytona FL tba
139 White Squirrel Brevard NC 24-26 May
140 Mountain Sports Asheville NC 24-26 May
141 Bottle Rock Napa Valley CA 24-26 May
142 Nowhere Else Clinton County OH 24-26 May
143 Sasquatch George WA n/a
144 Gears and Guitars Winston-Salem NC 24-27 May
145 Northwest Folklife Seattle WA 24-27 May
146 Spoleto Charleston SC 24 May – Jun 9
147 Delaplane Strawberry Delaplane VA tba
148 KC Jazz and Heritage Kansas City MO tba
149 Red’s Old-Timer’s Blues Clarksdale MS 26-May
150 Sandburg Folk Flat Rock NC 27-May
151 Avila Beach Blues Avila Beach CA tba
152 John Hartford Memorial Bean Blossom IA 29 May – Jun 1
153 Mountain Music Oak Hill WVA 30 May – 2 Jun
154 Graves Mountain Festival of Music Syria VA 30 May – 1 Jun
155 Tumbleweed Kansas City MO 30 May – 1 Jun
156 Cold Mountain Music Canton NC 31 May – 1 Jun
157 Carolina Beach Music Carolina Beach NC 1-Jun
158 Henderson Main Street Front Porch Hendersonville TN 1-Jun
159 Bowen MusicFest Waco TX 2-Jun
160 Twangfest St Louis MO 5-8 Jun
161 Camp Greensky Wellston MI 6-8 Jun
162 Cherokee Bluegrass Cherokee NC 6-8 Jun
163 Nelsonville Nelsonville OH 6-9 Jun
164 Carolina Country Music Myrtle Beach SC 6-9 Jun
165 Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Mt Airy NC 7-8 Jun
166 Western Maryland Blues Fest Hagerstown MD tba
167 Brevard Blues n’ BBQ Brevard NC 7-8 Jun
168 Ogden Music Ogden UT tba
169 Music On The Mother Ship Taos NM tba
170 Crystal Coast Music Atlantic Beach NC tba
171 HoustonFest Galax VA 7-8 Jun
172 River Roots Madison IN 7-8 Jun
173 Ocrafolk Ocracoke Island NC 7-9 Jun
174 Pagosa Folk and Bluegrass Pagosa Springs CO 7-9 Jun
175 Chicago Blues Chicago IL 7-9 Jun
176 Mountains of Music Homecoming Various VA 7-16 Jun
177 Mondo Roots Calyton NC 8-Jun
178 Bluff Mountain Hot Springs NC 8-Jun
179 Shagging at the Blowing Rock Blowing Rock NC 8-Jun
180 Eaux Claires Eau Claire  WI tba
181 Blue Ox Music Eau Claire  WI 13-15 Jun
182 Willow Oak Park Bluegrass Roxboro NC 13-15 Jun
183 Father’s Day Bluegrass Grass Valley CA 13-16 Jun
184 Bonnaroo Manchester TN 13-16 Jun
185 Silver Cloud Campout Haugan MT tba
186 Rockahock Bluegrass Summer New Kent VA tba
187 Bromberg’s Big Noise Wilmington DE tba
188 Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Palisade CO 14-16 Jun
189 Porterfield Country Music Marienette 15-23 Jun
190 Roots on the River Bellows Falls VT tba
191 Riverbend Chattanooga TN tba
192 WC Handy Blues and Barbecue Henderson KY tba
193 Charlotte Bluegrass Charlotte MI 20-22 Jun
194 Telluride Bluegrass Telluride CO 20-23 Jun
195 Moccasin Creek Effingham IL 20-23 Jun
196 Can’d Aid Comstock Park MI tba
197 Winnetka Music Winnetka IL 21-22 Jun
198 Branford On The Green Branford CT tba
199 Cape Fear Blues Wilmington NC 21-23 Jun
200 Live Oak Music San Luis Obispo CA 21-23 Jun
201 Mountain Jam Hunter Mtn, NY tba
202 Sirens On The Mountain Boone NC 22-Jun
203 Cajun & Zydeco New Orleans LA 22-23 Jun
204 Rock The Garden Minneapolis MN tba
205 Clearwater’s Great Hudson Revival Croton Pt Park NY tba
206 Singing on the Mountain Linville NC 23-Jun
207 ROMP Owensboro KY 26-29 Jun
208 Elkin Roots Elkin NC tba
209 Grayson County Fiddlers Convention Elk Creek VA 28-29 Jun
210 Funhouse Williamsburg PA n/a
211 Homegrown On The River Ozark AR tba
212 Floyd Fandango Floyd VA tba
213 Shake The Lake Madison WI tba
214 Summerfest Milwaukee WI tba
215 Texas Cowboy Reunion Stamford TX tba
216 Middle Of The Map Kansas City MO tba
217 River and Roots Berryville VA tba
218 Frendly Gathering Timber Ridge VT tba
219 Back Home Appalachian Arts New Martinsville WVA 28-30 Jun
220 Fitzgerald’s American Music Berwyn IL tba
221 Remington Ryde Bluegrass Centre Hall PA 3-7 Jul
222 Festival for the Eno Durham NC 4 & 6 Jul
223 Red White and Bluegrass Morganton NC 4-6 Jul
224 Waterfront Blues Portland OR 4-7 Jul
225 High Sierra Music Quincy CA 4-7 Jul
226 Great Blue Heron Sherman NY 5-7 Jul
227 Norwalk International Cultural Exchange Norwalk CT 6-Jul
228 New Bedford Folk New Bedford MA 6-7 Jul
229 Woody Guthrie Folk Okemah OK tba
230 Camp Euforia Lone Tree IA tba
231 Basin Bluegrass Brandon VT 11-14 Jul
232 Brigg Farm Blues Nescopeck PA 11-14 Jul
233 Wild Goose Hot Springs NC 11-14 Jul
234 Pasture Palooza Music and Arts Berryville VA tba
235 Uncle Dave Macon Days Murfreesboro TN 12-13 Jul
236 Music Fest ‘n Sugar Grove Sugar Grove NC 12-13 Jul
237 Master Musicians Somerset KY tba
238 Down East Music Rocky Mount NC 12-13 Jul
239 Square Roots Chicago Chicago IL tba
240 Green River Greenfield MA 12-14 Jul
241 Red Wing Roots Natural Chimneys Park VA 12-14 Jul
242 Beaver Island Music Beaver Island MI 18-20 Jul
243 Country Thunder Music Twin Lakes WI 18-21 Jul
244 Blissfest Folk and Roots Petoskey MI tba
245 Ann Arbor Street Art Fair Ann Arbor MI 18-21 Jul
246 Grey Fox Bluegrass Oak Hill NY 18-21 Jul
247 Northwest String Summit North Plains OR 18-21 Jul
248 Fingerlakes Grassroots Trumansburg NY 18-21 Jul
249 Folkmoot Various NC 18-27 Jul
250 Bernaroo Music + Arts New Bern NC 19-20 Jul
251 Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass Spruce Pine NC 19-20 Jul
252 Forecastle Louisville KY tba
253 The Ride Telluride CO tba
254 Sloss Music and Arts Birmingham AL tba
255 Hiawatha Marquette MI tba
256 WC Handy Florence AL tba
257 Marshall Bluegrass Marshall MI 21-27 Jul
258 Floydfest Floyd VA 24-28 Jul
259 Danby Ole Country and Bluegrass Danby VT 25-27 Jul
260 Peach Music Scranton PA 25-28 Jul
261 Brantling Bluegrass Sodus NY 25-28 Jul
262 Nunn Brothers Bluegrass Mount Airy NC 25-28 Jul
263 red ants pants White Sulphur Springs MT 25-28 Jul
264 Hillbilly Jam Maggie Valley NC 26-27 Jul
265 Sawtooth Valley Gathering Stanley IA tba
266 Ashe Country Bluegrass/Old Time.. Jefferson NC 26-27 Jul
267 Salt River Bluegrass Midland MI 26-28 Jul
268 Oyster Ridge Music Kemmerer WY 26-28 Jul
269 Newport Folk Newport RI 26-28 Jul
270 Backbone Bluegrass Strawberry Point IA tba
271 Lowell Folk Lowell MA tba
272 Rockygrass Lyons CO 26-28 Jul
273 Xponential Music Camden NJ 26-28 Jul
274 Bacon Blues and Brew Batesville IN tba
275 Huntington Folk Huntington NY tba
276 Pickin in Parsons Parsons WV 30 Jul – 3 Aug
277 Pemi Valley Bluegrass Thornton NH n/a
278 Milan Bluegrass Milan MI tba
279 Preddyfest Bluegrass Franklinton NC 1-3 Aug
280 Mountain Dance and Folk Asheville NC 1-3 Aug
281 Bluesapalooza Mammoth Lakes CA 1-4 Aug
282 AFBA Bluegrass Wind Gap PA tba
283 Open Highway Music Festival St Louis MO tba
284 Summer Meltdown Darrington WA 1-4 Aug
285 Pickathon Happy Valley OR 1-4 Aug
286 Dillard Bluegrass and Barbecue Dillard GA tba
287 Reevestock Music Elkin NC 2-3 Aug
288 LEAF Downtown AVL Asheville NC 2-3 Aug
289 Rhythms On The Rio South Fork CO tba
290 Satchmo Summerfest New Orleans LA 2-4 Aug
291 Falcon Ridge Folk Hillsdale NY tba
292 Salmonfest Ninilchik AK tba
293 Sweet Pea Bozeman MT 2-4 Aug
294 Musik Fest Bethlehem PA 2-11 Aug
295 Traveler’s Rest Missoula MT tba
296 Bear Trap Summer Casper WY tba
297 Glen Rose Bluegrass Jamboree Glen Rose TX tba
298 Old Fiddler’s Convention Galax VA tba
299 Soulshine Farm Music Green Mountain NC 8-10 Aug
300 Plattsburgh Bluegrass Plattsburgh NY tba
301 Podunk Bluegrass Music Hebron CT 8-11 Aug
302 Tall Tales Music Burlington WI tba
303 Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Clarksdale MS tba
304 Burning Can North Carolina Asheville NC 9-10 Aug
305 Bohemian Nights at New West Fort Collins CO 9-11 Aug
306 Heritage Music Wheeling WY 9-11 Aug
307 Outside Lands San Francisco CA 9-11 Aug
308 Targhee Fest Alta WY tba
309 Bluegrass On The Grass Carlisle PA tba
310 Larryfest LaFarge WI 15-17 Aug
311 North Carolina State Bluegrass Marion NC 15-17 Aug
312 Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Manchester VT 15-18 Aug
313 Gettysburg Bluegrass Gettysburg PA tba
314 Philadelphia Folk Philadelphia PA 15-18 Aug
315 Midnight Music Big Sky MT 16-17 Aug
316 Great Lakes Burning River Cleveland OH tba
317 Smokin Seafood Bluegrass Garrettsville OH tba
318 Hoxeyville Wellston MI 16-18 Aug
319 Rocky Mountain Folks Lyons CO 16-18 Aug
320 Summergrass San Diego San Diego CA tba
321 Countrygrass Music Jefferson ME tba
322 Blissful Bluegrass Blissfield MI 17-Aug
323 Lloyd Loar’s Hometown Bluegrass Lewiston IL tba
324 Long Island Bluegrass & Roots Copiague NY tba
325 Loud and Heavy Fort Worth TX tba
326 Rockabilly Resurrection Kannapolis NC 17-Aug
327 River Valley Blues Asheville NC 17-18 Aug
328 Wheatstock Helix OR tba
329 Hot August Music Cockeysville MD tba
330 Second Bell Knoxville TN tba
331 Shakerfest Pittsfield MA tba
332 Mansfield Jamfest Mansfield OH tba
333 Fayetteville Roots Fayetteville AR 22-25 Aug
334 Lockn Music Arrington VA 22-25 Aug
335 Johnson County Old Time Fiddlers Laurel Bloomery TN tba
336 River City Roots Missoula MT tba
337 Jam in the Trees Black Mountain NC 23-24 Aug
338 American Folk Bangor ME 23-25 Aug
339 Pickin for Wishes Loretto PA tba
340 RTE 23 Wise VA tba
341 Headwaters Music Creede CO tba
342 Rock The Beach Carolina Beach NC 24-Aug
343 Musicfest NorthWest Portland OR tba
344 Sam Jam Bluegrass Piketon OH 28 Aug – 1 Sep
345 Muddy Roots Music Cookeville TN tba
346 Manchester Music Manchester KY tba
347 Front Porch Stuart VA tba
348 Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Brunswick ME 28 Aug – 1 Sep
349 Strawberry Music Fall Tuolomne CA 29 Aug – 2 Sep
350 Smoky Mountain Folk Lake Junaluska NC 30-31 Aug
351 Cornstock Tunkhannock PA tba
352 Delaware Valley Bluegrass Woodstown NJ tba
353 Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention Lenoir NC 30 Aug – 1 Sep
354 North Coast Music Chicago IL tba
355 Red White and Boom Lexington KY tba
356 Four Corners Folk Pagosa Springs CO 30 Aug – 1 Sep
357 Rhythm and Roots Charlestown RI 30 Aug – 1 Sep
358 Appaloosa Music Front Royal VA tba
359 John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues High Point NC 31 Aug – 1 Sep
360 Main Street Busker Abingdon VA tba
361 Big Muddy Blues St Louis MO tba
362 Sing Out Loud St Augustine FL tba
363 New River Blues Grassy Creek NC 1-Sep
364 Big Barn Dance Taos NM 5-7 Sep
365 Blue Bear Music Boone NC 5-7 Sep
366 Hopscotch Raleigh NC 5-7 Sep
367 Oldtone Roots Music N. Hillsdale NY 5-8 Sep
368 Big Blues Bender Las Vegas NV tba
369 Sunbanks Music Electric City WA tba
370 Foothills Jasper AL tba
371 Sisters Folk Festival Sisters OR 6-8 Sep
372 Mountain Song Music Brevard NC 6-8 Sep
373 North Carolina Folk Greensboro NC 6-8 Sep
374 Wheatland Music Remus MI tba
375 Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Mocksville NC 7-Sep
376 Beericana Craft Beer and Music Holly Springs NC 7-Sep
377 Pickin’ By The Lake Roxboro NC 7-Sep
378 Hudson West Folk Jersey City NJ tba
379 Reisterstown Reiserstown MD tba
380 Burke Centre Burke VA 7-Sep
381 Stokes Stomp Festival On The Dan Danbury NC 8-9 Sep
382 Moon River Music Chattanooga TN tba
383 Americana Music Conference Nashville TN 10-15 Sep
384 Walnut Valley Winfield KS tba
385 Hoppin’ John Old Time & Bluegrass Silk Hope NC tba
386 Mohican Bluegrass Loudonville OH tba
387 Michigan Irish Music Muskegon MI tba
388 Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Rosine KY 12-15 Sep
389 Casey Jones Music Colorado Springs CO tba
390 Kaaboo San Diego CA 13-15 Sep
391 Telluride Blues and Brews Telluride CO 13-15 Sep
392 Pickin’ In The Pines Flagstaff AZ 13-15 Sep
393 White Oak Shores Bluegrass Stella NC 29-21 Sep
394 FreshGrass Bluegrass North Adams MA 20-22 Sep
395 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Bristol TN 20-22 Sep
396 Mississippi Blues and Delta Greenville MS tba
397 Mountain Heritage Sparta NC tba
398 Vintage Vibe Los Angeles CA tba
399 Festival At The Farm Canton MA tba
400 Whale Rock Music and Arts Templeton CA tba
401 Grand Point North Burlington VT tba
402 Lincoln Calling Lincoln NE tba
403 Annual Hall of Fame and Uncle Pen Days Beam Blossom IN tba
404 Watermelon Park Berryville VA tba
405 Medicine Stone Medicine Stone OK tba
406 Trans-Pecos Marfa TX tba
407 Red River Folk Red River NM tba
408 Resonance Music and Arts Thornville OH 19-22 Sep
409 Carolina In The Fall Wilksboro NC 20-21 Sep
410 Groove In The Garden Raleigh NC 21-Sep
411 Groove Jam Greensboro NC 21-Sep
412 3B Music Union Grove NC 21-Sep
413 Holler On The Hill Indianapolis IN 21-22 Sep
414 Farm Aid Hartford CT tba
415 Borderland East Aurora NY tba
416 Pilgrimage Franklin TN tba
417 Bourbon and Beyond Louisville KY tba
418 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Austin TX tba
419 Bluegrass by the Bay Berlin MD tba
420 Adventure Grass Oak Hill WVA tba
421 Wide Open Bluegrass Raleigh NC 24-28 Sep
422 Boats and Bluegrass Winona MN 26-29 Sep
423 Mighty Mississippi Music Greenville MS tba
424 Carolina Jubilee Union Grove NC 28-29 Sep
425 Carrboro Music Carrboro NC 28-29 Sep
426 Philly Music Philadelphia PA tba
427 Roots N Blues N BBQ Columbia MO 27-29 Sep
428 Asheville Barnaroo Asheville NC 27-29 Sep
429 Wildwood Revival Athens GA 27-29 Sep
430 Hoopla Roseland VA tba
431 Off To The Races Richmond VA tba
432 Dust Bowl Jamboree Parkville MO tba
433 Porch Fest Rhinebeck NY tba
434 Arcadia Folk Easthampton MA tba
435 Pondersosa Stomp New Orleans LA tba
436 Oklahoma International Bluegrass Guthrie OK tba
437 Albino Skunk Skunk Farm NC 3-5 Oct
438 3 Sisters Bluegrass Chattanooga TN tba
439 Bluegrass Island Manteo NC 3-6 Oct
440 Festy Experience Arrington VA tba
441 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass San Francisco CA 4-6 Oct
442 Amelia Family Bluegrass Amelia VA tba
443 Austin City Limits Austin TX 4-6 & 11-13 Oct
444 Riverrocks Chattanooga TN tba
445 Shakori Hills Grassroots Silk Hope NC 4-7 Oct
446 Marcus King Band Family Reunion Black Mountain NC 5-6 Oct
447 Ol’ Front Porch Music Oriental NC 5-6 Oct
448 Bascom Lamar Lunsford Mars Hill NC 6-Oct
449 Blowing Rock Music Blowing Rock NC 7-Oct
450 Sugarlands Mountain Gatlinburg TN tba
451 Blues Brews and BBQ Newton KS tba
452 Border Folk El Paso TX tba
453 King Biscuit Blues Helena AK 9-12 Oct
454 Mempho Music Memphis TN tba
455 Topa Topa Folk Ojai CA tba
456 Folk Alliance Region West Woodland Hills CA tba
457 Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival Hurricane Mills TN tba
458 Festivals Acadiens et Creoles Lafayette LA 10-13 Oct
459 Deep Blues Clarksdale MS tba
460 Hillberry Harvest Music Ozark AR tba
461 West Mountain Fall Hiawassee GA 11-13 & 18-20 Oct
462 Moonshiner’s Ball Rockcastle Cnty KY tba
463 Richmond Folk Richmond VA 11-13 Oct
464 Leaf Fall Black Mountain NC 17-20 Oct
465 Crescent City Blues and BBQ New Orleans LA 18-20 Oct
466 Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers’ Silk Hope NC 18-20 Oct
467 Deweyfest Burlington NC 18-20 Oct
468 Ranger Bluegrass Senatobia MS tba
469 Rockahock Bluegrass Fall New Kent VA tba
470 Blue Ridge Bluegrass Spruce Pine NC 20-Oct
471 Creedmoor Music Creedmoor NC 20-Oct
472 Bridge Jam Fayetteville WVA tba
473 C-U Folk and Roots Urbana IL 24-26 Oct
474 Folk Alliance Region Midwest Grand Rapids MI 24-27 Oct
475 Apex Music Apex NC 27-Oct
476 Brewgrass Asheville NC 27-Oct
477 Voodoo Experience New Orleans LA 1-3 Nov
478 The Shindig Clayton NC 3-Nov
479 Blue Ridge Folklife Festival Ferrum VA tba
480 Bon Aqua Bluegrass Bon Aqua TN tba
481 Spirit of the Valley Harrisonburg VA tba
482 Live In The Vinyard Napa Valley CA tba
483 Moab Folk Moab UT tba
484 UTOPIAFest Utopia TX tba
485 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Stamford CT tba
486 Mountain View Bluegrass Mountain View AR 7-9 Nov
487 Hangtown Music Placerville CA tba
488 Highlands Food & Wine Highland NC 7-10 Nov
489 Riverhawk Music Brooksville FL tba
490 Wickenburg Bluegrass Wickenburg AZ tba
491 All American Indoor Fisherville VA tba
492 Treme Creole Gumbo New Orleans LA tba
493 Johnston County’s Hootenanny Clayton NC 17-Nov
494 Balsam Range Art Of Music Haywood County NC tba
495 WinterWonderGrass Stratton VT tba
496 Winter Music Morganton NC 15-Dec
497 Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies Pigeon Forge TN tba
498 SnowGlobe Music Sth Lake Tahoe CA tba

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  1. Hi. I took a look at the 2018 list. You did an amazing job. It’s very incredible that there are so many fests.

    Neil S.

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    • Hi Neil and thanks. Yes, there are so many terrific events. I am sure that there are many more out there judging by the growth in the list over the years

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