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Current Issue - June 2020


Chantilly Farm/The Bluegrass Standard
Suits, Boots and Bluegrass
POSTPONED TO AUGUST 26-27-28, 2021

 FLOYD, VA: Keith Barnacastle, publisher of The Bluegrass Standard Magazine, announced today that The Bluegrass Standard has partnered with Chantilly Farm Campground and Events Venue in Floyd, Virginia to present a fun and festive bluegrass festival August 27-29, 2020.

The festival will be called Chantilly Farm/The Bluegrass Standard Suits, Boots and Bluegrass. “We are wrapping up the contracts for the headliners now and the performance schedule will be jam-packed with awesome entertainment,” says Barnacastle. “We will have early bird ticket sales that will be available soon on the Chantilly Farm website.”

The event is shaping up to be a major bluegrass festival. “We are very excited,” says Dee Wallace, who is an executive associate for Chantilly Farm. “Ours is an outdoor event venue that can accommodate small events such as weddings and reunions up to major large-scale festivals. We believe this festival will be one of our most entertaining yet.”

Founded in 2011, Chantilly Farm has evolved into one of Southwest Virginia’s premiere venues for camping and special events. The property features sweeping expanses of grassy fields, as well as woodlands with abundant wildlife. It’s the perfect backdrop for a large music festival. Wallace said the campground can accommodate anything from primitive tent camping up to large specialty RV rigs. “We also have 200 acres of hiking and biking trails and other outdoor activities. It’s a popular daily destination for locals as well as a popular place for folks from across the country to visit.”

In light of the Covid – 19 we have decided to postpone Chantilly Farm/The Bluegrass Standard Suits, Boots, and Bluegrass till Aug 26-27-28, 2021. We are working with all the bands to ensure they will be able to be a part of this exciting and festive event. So now everyone has over a year to get their Suits and Boots ready for the festivities. 

For more information, go to www.thebluegrassstandard.com 

or contact Keith Barnacastle at 760-883-8160.

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Barefoot Movement


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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The California Bluegrass Association (CBA) has announced the launch of Turn Your Radio OnLINE, a webcast series starting Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time, and continuing each Saturday through June 20. This new online music event is inspired by the CBA’s annual Father’s Day Festival, held in Grass Valley, California, since 1975.

The lineup includes nationally known and popular California bands performing online from their “shelter in place” locations and broadcast over the web to bluegrass fans worldwide. Performers featured in the series include Tim O’Brien, Laurie Lewis, Molly Tuttle, Lonesome River Band, Special Consensus, Joe Newberry & April Verch, and many more.

The webcasts will be accompanied by an online auction to raise funds for the CBA’s newly announced COVID Artist Relief Fund. Items being auctioned include fine acoustic instruments, books, music lessons, historic bluegrass memorabilia, and items of interest from popular musicians.

Turn Your Radio OnLINE will also feature live interviews, online interaction, and more, connecting with the energy of California’s thriving bluegrass scene. Watch for our expanded show on June 20.

“Bluegrass and Old-Time music have always been about people gathering together,” according to Theresa Gooding, president of the CBA. “We approached this project with a sense of urgency to create a new infrastructure and fun content, in order to connect our community and support our talented musicians.”

Geoff Sargent, CBA chairman, added: “Artists’ livelihoods have been devastated. The CBA membership has mobilized to help raise money for these amazing bands, creating this exciting series of live performances to reach an even broader audience.”

The Performance Schedule and info about the Auction can be found at https://www.turnyourradio.online/

About the California Bluegrass Association:

The California Bluegrass Association is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1974, and dedicated to preserving and promoting Bluegrass, Old-Time, Gospel, Traditional Instrumental and Vocal Music of the United States. The CBA is one of the oldest and largest Bluegrass Associations in the world with over 2,700 members and produces events throughout the year including the Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival, music camp and jamming campouts. The CBA is devoted to encouraging and supporting the next generation of bluegrass fans, pickers, and professionals with pioneering programs such as our Youth Academy and Kids on Bluegrass. Please visit us at https://www.cbaweb.org/ and become a CBA member to help support our mission.

Current updates can be found at https://www.turnyourradio.online/

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