The Aiken Bluegrass Festival just announced the lineup for is fifteenth annual installation. The 2019 Aiken Bluegrass Festival will take place from May 10-11th, at the Western Carolina Fairgrounds in Aiken, SC. It’s a two-day camping festival with tons of great bluegrass. If you’re looking for a laid-back weekend, you can’t do much better than the Aiken Bluegrass Festival.
This year, the renowned Del McCoury Band will headline the event, with support from Billy Strings, Keller and the Keels, the Larry Keel Experience, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Cris Jacobs, Lindsay Lou, Town Mountain, Brad Parsons & Starbird, Kitchen Dwellers, Tenth Mountain Division, Kyle Tuttle Band, Benny Galloway, Zebulon Bowles, DJ Bontzilla, and Doug & The Henrys.
There will also be a special appearance from Terrapin Mountain Band, who will be playing a special “Old & In the Way” tribute. If you didn’t already know, Old & In the Way was Jerry Garcia’s bluegrass band in the early 70s.
Ticketing info is here. Check out the NPR Tiny Desk concert from headliner Del McCoury band below.