This four-day gathering pulls in some of the biggest names in bluegrass music to perform on its three stages. A wide range of vendors is on-site, offering all manner of foods, crafts, jewelry, and clothing.
Folk favorite Nickel Creek, which recently released a new album after a nine-year hiatus, opens the show (July 17). Other artists slated to appear: the Del McCoury Band, Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Gibson Brothers, Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott, the Aoife O’Donovan Band, Claire Lynch, Balsam Range, Della Mae — more than 30 musical acts in all.
Be sure to bring your instrument to the Slow Jam Tent, where players of all abilities play together and learn “jam etiquette.”