Bluegrass fest features James King |

Bluegrass fest features James King

Last weekend, it was world music at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. This weekend, it’s traditional bluegrass.

The 11th annual Wolf Mountain Bluegrass Festival features national and West Coast bands, after-hours jam sessions, and vocal and instrument workshops.

This year’s headliner is the James King Band. Vocalist King was named by the International Bluegrass Music Association as Emerging Bluegrass Artist in 1997.

Other highlights include John Murphy’s Carolina Special, which copies the classic Flatt and Scruggs show; and Lone Prairie performing cowboy music.

Food, arts, crafts and music supplies will be sold throughout the weekend.

Admission for all three days, including camping, is $65. One-day admission is $22 Friday or Sunday, and $28 for Saturday. Two-day admission is $48. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Call (831) 425-2270 or check out for additional information.

– Carol Feineman

Bluegrass festival lineup


10 a.m. HeartWood

10:55 a.m. David Thom Band

11:50 a.m. Lone Prairie

12:45 p.m. Carolina Special

3 p.m. Roger Siminoff – banjo setup

4 p.m. Patrick Weldon – saw player

5:20 p.m. Clarridge Family Fiddlers

6:15 p.m. David Thom Band

7:10 p.m. Lone Prairie

8:05 p.m. Carolina Special

9 p.m. Cherry Holmes Family


10 a.m. HeartWood

10:55 a.m. Lone Prairie

11:50 a.m. Cheyenne Lonesome

12:45 p.m. Open Road

1:45 p.m. Workshops

2:55 p.m. Carolina Special

3:40 p.m. Cherry Holmes Family

4:35 p.m. James King Band

5:30 p.m. Workshops

6:15 p.m. Cheyenne Lonesome

7:10 p.m. Ron Spears and Within Tradition

8:05 p.m. Open Road

9 p.m. James King Band


9:30 a.m. Carolina Special

10 a.m. Ron Spears and Within Tradition

10:55 a.m. Cheyenne Lonesome

11:50 a.m. Open Road

1 p.m. Workshops

2:25 p.m. Clarridge Family Fiddlers

3:20 p.m. Ron Spears and Within Tradition

4:15 p.m. Cherry Holmes Family

5:10 p.m. HeartWood

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