1:30 – 1:55     Tom Mindte & Mason Via

They aren’t related, but Tom Mindte and Mason Via sing in close harmony that’s reminiscent of the great brother duets.  Their debut CD on Mindte’s Patuxent Music label has been called “a fusion that sounds positively righteous.”  www.pxrec.com/p2_Patuxent_Bluegrass-Tom_Mason.html

2:00 – 2:25     Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

IBMA award-winning mandolinist Alan Bibey has brought together a band of bluegrass veterans and young musicians that’s one of the most energetic groups performing today.  Alan Bibey and Grasstowne is “contemporary bluegrass played with precision, soul, and authority.”  grasstowne.com

2:30 – 2:55     Amanda Cook

Florida native Amanda Cook’s delivery of a soul-wrenching song, her light-hearted, down-to-earth style and tremendous musicianship offer a unique interpretation on a great mix of both traditional and contemporary bluegrass.  amandacookbluegrass.com

3:00 – 3:25     Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers

Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers have been nominated for five IBMA awards this year, including Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year.  It’s easy to see why they’re one of the busiest and most popular touring bands in bluegrass.  radioramblers.com

3:30 – 3:55     Laurie Lewis

Grammy winner Laurie Lewis is internationally renowned as a singer, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, producer and educator.  She’s a two-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, and an institution in the California Bay Area bluegrass community.  laurielewis.com

4:00 – 4:25     Carolina Blue

Carolina Blue is a band from Brevard, NC whose roots run deep in traditional bluegrass.  They’re nominated for three IBMA awards this year – New Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Instrumental Recording of the Year.  carolinablueband.com

4:30 – 4:55    George Jackson

George Jackson spent much of his younger days touring with the family band in his native New Zealand.  Now based in the Nashville, the old-time fiddler brings a global sensibility to his deep understanding and appreciation for American traditional music.  georgejacksonmusic.com

5:00 – 5:25     Tellico

With vivid storytelling and vibrant musicianship, Tellico explores the beauty of songcraft through the lens of the Appalachian stringband tradition. Tellico features the singing of Anya Hinkle, steeped in the tones of bluegrass and folk but seasoned by travels across the world.  tellicoband.com

5:30 – 5:55     Circus #9

Circus #9 is bluegrass with an edge – soulful vocals, instrumental fireworks and distinctive arrangements, all within the four-piece acoustic format of the traditional bluegrass band.  They’re a nominee for the IBMA Momentum Award this year.  circusnumbernine.com