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Save Now on Tickets to the 2018 MerleFest Midnight JamWe're back for another year of the BGS MerleFest Midnight Jam, along with our 2018 hosts -- Jim Lauderdale and Town Mountain! Grab your discounted ticket now by using the code MJAM30 to save $10. This ticket can be purchased in addition to a Saturday, three-day, or four-day ticket. MerleFest…
NewsJun 14, 2017

Before we've even caught our breath from Bonnaroo, we are onto the next big gig -- the first-ever Bourbon & Beyond Festival. On September 23 and 24, music, food, and bourbon will collide in Louisville, Kentucky, and we'll be there. The weekend's lineup includes Stevie Nicks, the Steve Miller Band, Amos Lee, Band of Horses, Buddy Guy, Nikki…

NewsJun 2, 2017

This year, for the first time ever, the California Bluegrass Association (CBA) is sponsoring a float in San Francisco’s Pride parade. The initiative is being lead by CBA's San Francisco area vice president, Ted Kuster, in an effort to broaden the audience for bluegrass and roots music -- SF Pride draws 30,000 marchers and more…

NewsMay 25, 2017

You probably already know about the BGS Stage at Bonnaroo 2017 happening on Sunday, June 11 with Aaron Lee Tasjan, Greensky Bluegrass, Mandolin Orange, and River Whyless. But, once again, we'll be hosting our fifth roots music SuperJam to close out the last night of 'roo.As always, the Bluegrass Situation brings together the best of bluegrass, Americana, folk, and country for…

NewsMay 15, 2017

Last summer, Team BGS noticed that Facebook was really pushing their Live videos. We also saw that our friends Ann Powers and Jewly Hight were doing some casual sessions on Ann's porch here in Nashville for NPR Music using that medium. So we decided we should give it a whirl. Ani DiFranco was coming to…

NewsMay 9, 2017

Today, the nominees for the 16th annual Americana Music Association's Honors & Awards show were announced during an event at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosted by the Milk Carton Kids and featuring performances by Jason Isbell, Jerry Douglas, Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers, and Caitlin Canty. The winners will be announced during the…