Grammy Award winning Del McCoury to headline 15th Aiken Bluegrass Festival

February 6, 2019

Two-time Grammy Award winner Del McCoury, who is a member of the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, will headline the 15th annual Aiken Bluegrass Festival.

The event is scheduled for May 10 and 11 at the Aiken Fairgrounds.

Others besides the Del McCoury Band scheduled to perform at the Aiken Bluegrass Festival include the Cris Jacobs Band, Keller & The Keels, Billy Strings, Larry Keel Experience, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Terrapin Mountain, Psychedelic Circus, Lindsay Lou, Town Mountain, Brad Parsons & Starbird, Kitchen Dwellers, Tenth Mountain Division, Kyle Tuttle, Benny Galloway, Zebulon Bowles, DJ Bontzilla and Doug & The Henrys.

According to a Bluegrass Festival press release, the 2019 lineup provides “a bridge between bluegrass founder Bill Monroe to current and future superstars.”

Tickets for the Bluegrass Festival can be purchased at loveabf.com and The Alley Downtown Taproom in Aiken.

At loveabf.com, a LOVE VIP Wristband cost $200 plus a $10.06 fee and an Early Bird 2-Day Wristband is $70 plus a $6.16 fee.

Steve and Jeannie Groat started the Aiken Bluegrass Festival as a fundraiser for STAR Riding, a therapeutic horseback riding program.

This year, the event will benefit the Great Oak Aiken Therapeutic Riding Center, which became STAR Riding’s new name several years ago.

The Bluegrass Festival has brought a variety of bluegrass artists to Aiken since it began. Among those performers were Peter Rowan, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Infamous Stringdusters and Greensky Bluegrass.

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