Bluegrass First Class

Bluegrass First Class
Dailey & Vincent. © Scott Simontacchi
This weekend ushers in the 17th annual Bluegrass First Class at the Crowne Plaza Tennis & Golf Resort in Asheville. Blending local favorites with nationally known artists, this event will fill almost every area of the resort with top performers in the Bluegrass genre.

Here's the schedule of performers:

  • Dailey & Vincent (2 BIG days)
  • Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
  • Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
  • The James King Band

  • Dailey & Vincent (again!) 
  • The Seldom Scene,
  • Lonesome River Band
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice w/ Wyatt Rice on guitar.

Learn how to play! Saturday from 10am to 4pm, Wayne Erbsen will provide lessons for beginners and intermediates on banjo, guitar, mandolin and fiddle.

Also on Saturday, Tom McKinney will do his popular banjo set-up workshop in the Swannanoa Room of the Crowne Plaza Resort starting at 1:00PM.

Hotel reservations: Call the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, NC 800-733-3211.

Tickets are on sale now. Both Reserved Seating and General Admission tickets will be available online.  Visit
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