Get your tickets for this first class musical weekend!

Get your tickets for this first class musical weekend!
Bluegrass fest enters 19th year, takes over Asheville resort

19th Annual Bluegrass First Class Festival
A few tickets still remain for this weekend's bluegrass blowout at the Crowne Plaza Resort, just outside of downtown Asheville. The 19th annual Bluegrass First Class Festival will take over the resort grounds with a full weekend of pickin' and jammin'.

From event organizers:

"Many of the area’s finest musicians from the hot local bluegrass scene, along with new, up-and-coming bands, will be on hand for an unparalleled weekend of superb music performances. In addition to the Grand Ballroom stage shows, many artists will entertain audiences in the cozy sunken lounge, providing fans with an opportunity to listen to these talented musicians in an intimate setting. Up close and personal you’ll be with your friends - right in the middle of the stars with all conveniences nearby."

Top acts include Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, and Russell Moore. The Sunday Morning Gospel Show is free and open to the public from 9-11 a.m. Local musician Wayne Erbsen will be teaching workshops on Saturday, and regional bluegrass band Appalachian Fire is hosting a kids academy. Plus, this festival will take over the entire resort, with impromptu jam sessions in the hallways and meeting rooms--just about everywhere, except for one designated "quiet" wing.

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