I.B.M.A. Bluegrass Ramble Showcase featuring: Balsam Range (w/ special guest John Driskell Hopkins) and The Boxcars

The Bluegrass Ramble

IBMA's “World of Bluegrass Week” includes the four-day IBMA Business Conference, the International Bluegrass Music Awards Show, and the three-day Bluegrass Fan Fest. Our annual industry summit/ bluegrass family reunion draws more than 16,000 attendees, providing opportunities for showcasing, professional development and networking at the largest concentrated week of powerful, live bluegrass music on the planet.

Balsam Range

John Driskell Hopkins

The Kickin Grass Band

The Kickin Grass Band were the 2012 Winners of the Carolina Music Award for Best Bluegrass/Americana! This young and inspired ensemble rides on the edge of tradition, creating a sound equally vintage and progressive. They hold a traditional 5-piece bluegrass lineup yet draw on a muse stirred as much by Bill Monroe as by neo-traditional American folk, newgrass, southern rock or alt-country, a deep and wide river of inspiration made evident and come to life in the band’s stellar original tunes and distinctive sound. The lineup: Jamie Dawson (mandolin), Hank Smith (banjo), Patrick Walsh (bass), Pattie Hopkins (fiddle), and songwriter Lynda Dawson (guitar, lead vocals)—a musician whom Nashville Public Radio’s Bluegrass Breakdown host Dave Higgs praises as, “a truly gifted songwriter.” Distinctive lead and harmony vocals from the quintet’s females are complimented by Walsh’s powerful tenor and Jamie Dawson’s retro-tinted baritone, while the instrumental arrangements spotlight individual virtuosity, most notably Smith’s banjo and Hopkins’ fiddle playing. Their latest album, Walk With Me, has been described by the Raleigh News and Observer as attesting to the band’s, “Maturity as songwriters, instrumentalists and storytellers…it is intimate, inspiring and grand.”

$10 at the door


Tickets will be available for $10 at the door!

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