Past Events

Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival – October 15-16, 2010

Farmers Branch Historical Park
2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmers Branch Texas  75234

The Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival 2011 was held on Friday and Saturday, October 15-16, 2016 in the beautiful Farmers Branch Historical Park in Farmers Branch, Texas and was completely free and open to the public.  The festival was presented by the City of Farmers Branch, Texas and the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation.  Musical performances were provided by Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, J. D. Crowe & The New South, Seldom Scene, The Travelin’ McCourys featuring Dan Tyminski, the Claire Lynch Band, the Boxcars, Jim Hurst, Jeff & Vida, The Herrins, and Highlands Crossing.  (more…)

Bluegrass Heritage Festival – March 5-6, 2010

South Oaks Baptist Church
5925 U. S. Highway 287
Arlington Texas  76017

The third annual Bluegrass Heritage Festival was held on Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, 2010 at South Oaks Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas.  The festival featured performances by Blue Highway, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Alecia Nugent, The Marksmen Quartet, The Quebe Sisters Band, and The Herrins. Attendees enjoyed a great two-day stage show, arts and crafts vendors, and jamming in the South Oaks Baptist Church Activities Building.  Many festival participants also attended the guitar, mandolin, banjo, and dobro workshops that were conducted on Saturday by members of Blue Highway.  Festival photographs courtesy of Bob Compere.

Bluegrass Heritage Festival – September 19, 2009

South Oaks Baptist Church
5925 U. S. Highway 287, Arlington Texas  76017


The second annual Bluegrass Heritage Festival was held on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at South Oaks Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas.  The festival featured performances by the Josh Wiliams Band (Josh was the 2008 IBMA and SPBGMA Guitar Player of the Year), the Toy Hearts from Birmingham, England (with special guest fiddler Raphael Maillet from Paris, France and guest bassist Alan Tompkins), Star Canyon, the Herrin Family, Clear River, Nickelville Road, Salt Rock Rounders, and Grass Notes.  We had a wonderful crowd, great instrument instructional workshops (including a guitar workshop by Josh Williams and Toy Heart Sophia Johnson, as well as mandolin, banjo, and clawhammer banjo workshops), and lots of jamming.

Bluegrass Heritage Festival – September 6, 2008

South Oaks Baptist Church
5925 U. S. Highway 287, Arlington Texas  76017


The first Bluegrass Heritage Festival was held on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at South Oaks Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas.  The Festival featured Mark Phillips and Third Generation, Hickory Hill, Blue River, Ellis County Bluegrass, Grassville, Nickelville Road, Salt Rock Rounders, Grass Notes Band, and The Grubb Family.  The instructional workshop schedule consisted of banjo, mandolin, guitar, clawhammer banjo, and songwriting workshops that were well attended.  South Oaks Baptist Church provided food and drinks for the day, and the on-site exhibitors and vendors included, Fitch Banjos, and the Southwest Bluegrass Club.  We had a great crowd that enjoyed the beautiful weather and excellent facilities.  Jamming went on all afternoon and late into the night, long after the music on stage had ended.

The Special Consensus In Concert – May 3, 2008

with Blue Moon Drive featuring The Gerald Jones
Sons of Hermann Hall
3414 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas 75226

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On Saturday night, May 3, 2008, the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation held its inaugural bluegrass music event featuring The Special Consensus and Blue Moon Drive at the historic Sons of Hermann Hall near downtown Dallas.  Current IBMA President Greg Cahill (founder of The Special Consensus) and his band put on a great show for the crowd.  “The pleasure was truly ours,” said Cahill.  “We were honored to be featured for your first event.  We certainly enjoyed the evening with a wonderfully responsive audience and great music of Blue Moon Drive.  I hope we can work to support the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation another time!”


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