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While the word had already been spreading, WNCW and Concert Promoter Steve Johnson made it official that an Earl Scruggs Music Festival was coming next year.  There was no better place for the announcement than at the recent IBMA Awards held in Raleigh, NC.  The Inaugural Earl Scruggs Music Festival will take place Labor Day Weekend, 2020, at The Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC. WNCW's Joe Kendrick sat down with Johnson at the IBMA's to discuss the event.  The conversation first aired Oct. 4, 2019.

As they say at The Albino Skunk Festival... it's time for the FES TA VULL. It actually began yesterday, October 3rd and will continue today and tomorrow. We're there, come by our tent and say hello and pick up some some cool WNCW glasses, stickers, and more! Here's the lineup for the rest of the fest:

We'll see you at SkunkFest!

The Steel Wheels present the seventh annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival on July 12, 13 & 14, 2019, brought to you by Blue Mountain Brewery and WNRN.

Three days, four stages and 40 bands at the beautiful Natural Chimneys Park and Campground in Mt Solon, VA, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.

Bonnaroo 2019 is here! Are you going to the farm? We know lots of our WNCW friends and fans are going to Bonnaroo. Better get your tickets now if you have not done so already... they're going quick! Here's some basic info you need to know about camping and directions. Ticket info is at the bottom of this post.

Festivals dates are June 13-16 in Manchester, Tennessee.

Info from Bonnaroo folks at the fest:

Songsmith Gathering

Mountain Song Productions, LLC is proud to present the Second Annual Songsmith Gathering - Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Brevard Music Center in Brevard, NC.
 
“Songsmith Gathering is being developed as the springtime version of Mountain Song Festival but featuring performing songwriters and the bands that support them.  I think of it as the springtime sister of Mountain Song Festival,” says Mountain Song Productions’ John Felty. Like Mountain Song, Songsmith Gathering will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania Co.

High Sierra Music Festival saved a lengthy list of legendary artists and burgeoning up-and-comers for their second round of lineup announcements. Taking place in beautiful Quincy, CA, on July 4-7,

WILKESBORO, N.C. (Feb. 11, 2019) – MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce new artist additions for MerleFest 2019: Amos Lee, The Milk Carton Kids, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Del McCoury Band, The Casey Kristofferson Band, and David Holt. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, April 25-28. MerleFest is pleased to welcome these six distinguished acts to the 2019 lineup:

Wood Brothers
Alysse Gafkjen

Featuring

Widespread Panic - 2 Sets X 2 Nights

Umphrey's McGee - 2 Nights

The Wood Brothers, Rainbow Kitten Surprise,

The Marcus King Band, Caroline Rose

Saturday April 27 & Sunday April 28, 2019

Riverfront Park - North Charleston, SC

VIP & 2-DAY TICKETS ON SALE NOW

WNCW DJs, staff and volunteers will be at the Fall For Greenville Festival begining today, Friday - October 12th. Renee Denton and Spencer Jones will emcee on the various different stages through the weekend. Our staff and volunteers will be at the WNCW Tent Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Come out and say hello to us! Enjoy the beautiful weather, listen to great music and eat super good food! Come to Downtown Greenville, South Carolina and see for yourself why Travel and Leisure Magazine named it one of the best festivals in the southeast.

Howdy SkunkFest Fans! Albino Skunk Music Festival is happening in just a few days in Greer, SC and we are READY for some skunk action - We hear The Farm is in fabulous shape and the lineup is equally fantastic! We'll be there in full force... we'll have a WNCW tent run by The Southards and many other awesome volunteers. And, Joe Kendrick and Jasmin Melton will be emceeing and representin! Come out and see why many people call it "one of the best festivals in South Carolina." Enjoy live music, great food & drink, friends and WNCW family!

We're really looking forward to Carolina In The Fall Festival, hosted by the Kruger Brothers! It's happening this Friday and Saturday - Sept. 21-22. Many of our DJs will be emceeing at the downtown Wilkesboro, NC event, including Program Director Joe Kendrick, Jasmin Melton, Renee Denton and Carol Rifkin! The lineup is incredible as you can see from the poster. Come to Carolina In The Fall Fest. Enjoy great music. Eat. Drink. Be Merry. 

Jam in the Trees August 24 & 25

Aug 20, 2018

Jam In The Trees will be held on August 24th and 25th this year. The annual music festival returns with a diverse lineup for the third year to Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, North Carolina. The roster includes legendary artists The Travelin’ McCourys, Jerry Douglas, Shooter Jennings, Elizabeth Cook, Jane Kramer, Gangstagrass, The Stray Birds, Jim Lauderdale, The Steel Wheels, Fireside Collective, The Po’ Ramblin Boys, The Slocan Ramblers, and Andy Buckner.

We're giving away a pair of VIP weekend passes to Rhythm N' Blooms happening April 6-8 in Knoxville, TN!  Enter here for your chance to win. 

VIP Weekend Passes will give you access to all Rhythm N' Blooms venues throughout the weekend as well as the VIP areas. The VIP package also includes:

Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival has rounded out its April 6-8, 2018 lineup. Americana roots/rock headliners Deer Tick, will join previously announced headliners Dr. Dog and Paul Thorn’s Mission Temple Fireworks Revival ft. The McCrary Sisters.

Crooked Pine is a well known old-time band based in WNC who play traditional and original music. They will be on "This Old Porch" to perform and to talk about the nation's oldest folk festival coming up soon.  Founded by Baucom Lamar Lunsford in 1927, the 90th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival takes place at AB TECH August 3, 4, and 5, 2017. 

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