Bluegrass Events Calendar

May
25
Thu
Memorial Day Gospel Bluegrass Music Festival at Salmon Lake @ Salmon Lake Park
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – May 28 @ 4:00 pm

Memorial Day Gospel Bluegrass Music Festival at Salmon Lake

Featuring Robertson County Line, Baker Family, Chris Henry & Hardcore Grass,
Edgar Loudermilk, Bama Blu-Grace, Shallow Creek,
Catahoula Drive, the Purple Hulls, and The Marksmen.
www.TXBluegrassMusic.com

May
27
Sat
Garland Square Bluegrass Jam @ The Square in Downtown Garland Texas
May 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Bluegrassers of all levels gather late each Saturday afternoon, weather permitting, to jam in and around the downtown Garland Square.  Bring your instrument and/or lawn chair and enjoy the fun!

NOTE THAT THIS IS AN OUTDOOR JAM IN THE EVENING – NO ONE WILL SHOW UP IN COLD, WET, OR OTHER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS, SO CHECK THE WEATHER BEFORE TRAVELING.

Jun
1
Thu
Skyline Bluegrass Festival @ Shawnee Expo Center
Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 11:00 pm

22nd Annual Skyline Bluegrass Festival
Shawnee Expo Center, Shawnee Oklahoma
Skyline Bluegrass Festival

Jun
3
Sat
Pearl, Texas First Saturday Jam & Stage Show @ Pearl Texas Community Center
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

The monthly Pearl Bluegrass Jam and Stage Show is held in Pearl, Texas at the Pearl Community Center on the first Saturday of each month, EXCEPT SEPTEMBER when it’s on the 2nd Saturday (9/8/12). Most jamming starts around noon and the event runs all afternoon and evening. Admission is free with donations boxes in the hallway to help with expenses and everyone is welcome!

This is a fun and friendly Jam and Stage Show. It often draws over 400 people to listen and play in this little town of Pearl, Texas in the heart of the hill country. It is at an old school house that has been renovated…added heat & a/c. People jam in every room of the school house, in the halls, outside under the pavilion and under any shade tree you can find. Lots of good ol’ time bluegrass and gospel. All acoustic. Good home cooked food in the old school cafeteria…great pies. It is continuous music all day Saturday from a little before noon until 10 p.m. or later.

Location:  Community Center, west of Gatesville, Texas, Hwy 84 W. to Pumela, South on FM 183 to Pearl Center.

IT’S ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO CALL OR E-MAIL BEFORE TRAVELING TO MAKE SURE THE EVENT IS ON AND NOT AFFECTED BY SEVERE WEATHER OR OTHER CONDITIONS.

Garland Square Bluegrass Jam @ The Square in Downtown Garland Texas
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Bluegrassers of all levels gather late each Saturday afternoon, weather permitting, to jam in and around the downtown Garland Square.  Bring your instrument and/or lawn chair and enjoy the fun!

NOTE THAT THIS IS AN OUTDOOR JAM IN THE EVENING – NO ONE WILL SHOW UP IN COLD, WET, OR OTHER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS, SO CHECK THE WEATHER BEFORE TRAVELING.

Jun
9
Fri
Nacogdoches Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park @ Nacogdoches Festival Park
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nacogdoches Blueberry Bluegrass Concert

FRIDAY NIGHT BLUEGRASS CONCERT KICKS OFF BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL

 NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The Texas Blueberry Festival kicks off with the Nacogdoches Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park, from 6 to 10 p.m. June 9 at Festival Plaza in downtown Nacogdoches. Rex Perry Autoplex is sponsoring the family-friendly event that will feature four musical acts: The Purple Hulls, The Baker Family, The Blake Brothers and The Sabine River Bend Band.

 “The Friday night bluegrass concert is a great complement to the Blueberry Festival,” said Roger Van Horn, mayor. “It’s a great way to encourage people to spend the night and make a whole weekend of it. The Blueberry Festival is a big day for Nacogdoches, and a lot of people put a lot of work into making it happen. With the Friday night concert, visitors get another chance to see what makes this community so special.”

The concert starts at 6 p.m. and features The Purple Hulls, identical twin sisters from Kilgore; The Baker Family, an award-winning band from Birch Tree, Missouri; The Blake Brothers, a high-energy bluegrass group from Shreveport; and The Sabine River Bend Band, a group of long-time Southeast Texas musicians who have been playing together since 2008. 

THE ACTS

The Purple Hulls are identical twins Katy Lou and Penny Lea Clark. The Clark sisters were raised on a working family farm in Kilgore and they paid for college with money from the family’s purple hull harvest. After graduation, they moved to Nashville, where they began touring with various country artists and writing songs for Nashville’s largest publishing company, Sony Tree. The sisters returned home in 2012 to care for their terminally ill father and they stayed in East Texas after he passed away, helping their mother with the farm while continuing their music career. The Purple Hulls are spending the first few months of 2017 touring Europe, and will return to the United States just in time for the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert.

 From south central Missouri, The Baker Family performs Bluegrass, Gospel and Classic Country at events and competitions throughout the country. They were named the 2016 Bluegrass Artist of the Year by the International Country Gospel Music Association. They won the 2015 and 2014 Oklahoma State Band championships and in 2013 placed first in the Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass contest in Flagstaff, Ariz. The acclaimed family band includes 17-year-old Trustin on fiddle, banjo, and vocals. He has earned several accolades, including the 2016 Arkansas State Champion title, the 2015 Tennessee State Grand Champion Fiddler, the 2015 Grand Lakes Grand Champion, the 2014 Oklahoma Junior State Fiddle Champion, the 2013 Junior National Grand Master Fiddler, the 2013 Texas Freshman State Champion, the 2011-14 Missouri Junior Champion and the 2011-12 Arkansas Junior State Fiddle Champion. Carina, 15, who plays mandolin, sings and jig dances, was a 2014 nominee for the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music for America’s female vocalist of the year. Elijah, 13, plays upright bass and sings, and their mother, Carrie, plays guitar and sings.

The Blake Brothers, formed in 2000 by Tim and Bruce Blake, feature Kent Gill on fiddle, Britt Green on mandolin and John Neilson on bass. The North Louisiana band performed at the inaugural Blueberry Bluegrass Concert and has performed extensively across East Texas over the years.

The Sabine River Bend Band was formed by in 2008 by Earl Cochran Jr., who plays guitar and sings lead and harmony vocals. Reuben Maddox plays the mandolin, Trey Cochran plays the banjo and Brad Hight plays the upright and electric bass.

FOOD, PARKING AND MORE

The concert will also feature food vendors, including some local farmer’s market favorites selling homemade items, as well as catfish, barbecue, snowcones, Blueberry lemonade and lots of water. Organizers encourage attendees to bring blankets and lawn chairs. The event is family-friendly, so no coolers or alcohol will be allowed.

Parking will be available downtown.  However, some downtown streets will be closed due to the Blueberry Festival, so concert-goers are urged to visit www.Facebook.com/bluegrassnac orwww.tbf.nacogdoches.org/page.php?id=60 for parking instructions.  Parking with free shuttle service to the concert venue will be available at First Baptist Church, 411 North St. Handicapped parking will be available behind Regions Bank, accessed via S. Mound St. to E. Pilar St. Van and RV parking will be at the Nacogdoches City Garage location at 114 W. Cox St.

Organizers are grateful for the enthusiastic partners that make the concert possible, especially Rex Perry Autoplex and the City of Nacogdoches. 

The Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford continues Saturday with a full day of activities in downtown Nacogdoches, including a Blueberry pancake breakfast, competitions and more live entertainment. For more information, visit tbf.nacogdoches.org/ or call 936-560-5533.

Jun
10
Sat
Southwest Bluegrass Club Meeting, Show and Jam @ Just Off Main Coffeehouse
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Our club meetings currently take place on the 2nd Saturday of every month at the “Just Off Main” Coffee house at 113 East Texas St, Grapevine, TX 7605 and last from noon-4 P.M. These meetings offer great opportunities for jamming, so be sure to bring your instrument if you play! We also have different bands come and perform at club meetings every other month, so you will also have the great opportunity of listening to some great music as well.

IT’S ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO CALL OR E-MAIL BEFORE TRAVELING TO MAKE SURE THE EVENT IS ON AND NOT AFFECTED BY SEVERE WEATHER OR OTHER CONDITIONS.

Second Saturday Gospel Music Jam and Singing @ Brazos River Baptist Church
Jun 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Second Saturday Gospel Music Jam and Singing
Brazos River Baptist Church
2201 Mitchell Bend Highway, Granbury, Texas 76048

Gospel Music Jam and Singing Program

Brazos River Baptist Church Jam and Singing

 

Littlefield Bluegrass Association BBQ & Bluegrass Evening @ Lamb County Ag Barn
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Littlefield Bluegrass Association BBQ & Bluegrass Evening

Saturday, June 10 at the Lamb County Ag Barn

Featuring Outta Bownds, Pecos Valley Bluegrass,
and From the Heartland!

Garland Square Bluegrass Jam @ The Square in Downtown Garland Texas
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Bluegrassers of all levels gather late each Saturday afternoon, weather permitting, to jam in and around the downtown Garland Square.  Bring your instrument and/or lawn chair and enjoy the fun!

NOTE THAT THIS IS AN OUTDOOR JAM IN THE EVENING – NO ONE WILL SHOW UP IN COLD, WET, OR OTHER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS, SO CHECK THE WEATHER BEFORE TRAVELING.

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promoting bluegrass music in Texas. While it's free to get in the door to many of our events,
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