March 23, 2019 Centennial Hills Park 7101 N. Buffalo Drive Las Vegas, NV
The city of Las Vegas will host the 2019 Las Vegas Bluegrass Festival Saturday, March 23, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. The event is free and open to all ages. Artisan vendors interested in participating can complete an application here.
The festival lineup features some of the best bluegrass and Americana bands in the nation including:
Twisted Pine: Winners of the 2014 Freshgrass band competition and nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association's 2015 Momentum Award, Twisted Pine has become one of the most acclaimed young string bands. The multi-layered quartet is known for shows filled with spirit and contagious energy. National Public Radio says Twisted Pine is "a band to watch" with "an upbeat poppy vibe; energetic, driving rhythms; virtuosic solos; tight harmonies."
Hot Club of Cowtown: "The Austin-based western swing/jazz trio will bring even the tamest audience to its feet," according to the Chicago Tribune. Celebrating over 20 years together, Hot Club of Cowtown has toured worldwide with Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, the Squirrel Nut Zippers and many more; the band also has been a musical ambassador for the United States State Department.
Bumper Jacksons: Honored multiple times as the Mid-Atlantic's "Artist of the Year," Bumper Jacksons is a brassy seven-piece band with horns and pedal steel. With a similar style to Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, Asleep at the Wheel and Squirrel Nut Zippers, they balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning a unique, playful style.
The Quebe Sisters: After more than a decade of traveling and three acclaimed albums, The Quebe Sisters continue to win standing ovations with their all-Americana vocal and instrumental performances. The triple-threat fiddle champions have shared the stage with Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard and many others.
The Southern Nevada Bluegrass Music Society's Out of the Desert will provide "strolling musicians" between sets as well as sponsor the instrument petting zoo; all instruments will be given away as prizes at the end of the festival.
In addition to music, the festival will have food, beer and craft vendors. Artisan vendors interested in participating in the festival must submit the Vendor Application Form by 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.
Children also will be able to enjoy an area designed just for them; games and activities will be programmed for them throughout the festival.
As the event offers lawn seating, guests are encouraged to bring low-back chairs and blankets to be more comfortable. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.