FollowingÂ a highly-successful first year, The Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival returns for its 2nd year with a bigger location and even better line-up than year one.Â After a sold-outÂ inaugural event, the Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival has changed locations to the picturesque setting of Druid Hill Park in downtown Baltimore and will take place April 26, 2014.
Keeping alive the long tradition of bluegrass in Baltimore, this year’sÂ line-up is led by thirteen-time Grammy Award winner and dobro innovator Jerry Douglas.Â Joining him will be mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull and bluegrass heavyweight Audie Blaylock & Redline.Â A pair of Punch Brothers will be making their first appearance at the festival with their respective solo bands as banjo virtuoso Noam Pikelny and Friends and guitar maestro Chris Eldgridge with Julian Lange will both play sets.Â Returning from the first year are local legend and front man for The Bridge, Cris Jacobs, who will be assembling an All-Star line-up of pickers for the event. Also making a return appearance will be the raging-good-time of Trace Friends Mucho.Â The line-up will be rounded out with local talent in phenoms Ken & Brad Koldner and Delaware’s Mad Sweet Pangs.Â The festival’s opening slot will be awarded to a Battle of the Bands contest winner which features some of the Mid-Atlantic Regions best up and coming bluegrass talent.Â The contest will be held over the month of January at Union Craft Brewery with the finalsÂ taking place at Baltimore’s famed 8×10 club.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here http://www.missiontix.com/charmcitybluegrass
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Check out Honest Tune’s coverage of last year’s stellar event Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival and the Killer B’s