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336-625-1260
(Saturdays 9:00 - 11:30 am)

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Since October of 1992 True Bluegrass has featured national artists along with the best up-and-coming local and regional bluegrass talent each and every week on WKXR.


A radio veteran since 1968, Bobby Franklin features a great mix of  bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music. Each show is programmed in advance but you can contact Bobby with your request and he will work it into the next show.




Jam Sessions
Thursdays
6:00-10:00 pm
Hwy. 705 Music Hall
Seagrove, NC

Jam Sessions
Thursdays
6:00-10:00 pm
Bob's Country Store
  2061 White's Memorial Road
Franklinville, NC


Curtis Coble's Bluegrass Jam
Friday Nights
7:30 pm
1151 Langley Rd.
Staley, NC

Buddy's Play House
Bluegrass & Gospel Music Friday nights
 6:30 pm
3826 Bethany Church Rd.
Franklinville, NC
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Old Time Square Dance

The third Saturday of each month
featuring
The Oak Tree Boys
Ken Beck is the caller
7:00-10:00 pm at the Denton Civic Center
West Salisbury Street
Denton, NC

Friday Night Gospel Singing
6:30 pm at Bestfood Cafeteria
Siler City, NC

Eastern North Carolina Bluegrass Association
Good Family Entertainment
(Plenty of room for jammers)
2nd Saturday night every month
7:00 pm at Lenoir Community College Gym
Hwy. 70 East
252-523-5735
Kinston, NC




Danny Paisley Fundraiser
To assist with Danny's medical expenses after suffering two heart attacks and undergoing a successful triple bypass
To make a donation, send a check to:
Dan Paisley
559 Church Hill Road
Landenberg, PA  19350


Thursday, April 17, 2014
John Hoffman and Mare Holloway
6:00-8:00 pm at Prissy Polly's BBQ
Kernersville, NC


Thursday, April 17, 2014
Charles Pettee
7:00 pm at Allegheny Public Library
Sparta, NC


Thursday, April 17, 2014
Carolina Lightnin'
5:00-7:00 pm at The Blue Note Grill
919-401-1979
Durham, NC


April 17-20, 2014
Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance
Shakori Hills
 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road
 Pittsboro, NC 


Friday, April 18, 2014
Atkins & Loudermilk and Jett's Creek
7:30 pm at Old Rock School
Valdese, NC


Friday, April 18, 2014
Tyler Barham with John Griffin
7:00-9:00 pm at Stonefield Cellars Winery
8220 NC Hwy 68 N.
Stokesdale, NC


Friday, April 18, 2014
Tommy Edwards
5:00-8:00 pm at The Roost
Fearrington Village
Pittsboro, NC


Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19, 2014
Destination Bluegrass
Yadkin Valley Bluegrass Convention
Yadkinville, NC


Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19, 2014
Union Grove Old Time Fiddlers' Convention (Bluegrass and Old Time)
VanHoy Farms Family Campground
704-539-5493
 I77 Exit 75
 Harmony, NC


Saturday, April 19, 2014
Buttermilk Creek
Sword of Peace Festival
Snow Camp, NC


Saturday, April 19, 2014
Cabin Creek
Mt. Gilead Music Barn
109 N. Main Street
Mt. Gilead, NC


Saturday, April 19, 2014
The Outliers
Tir Na nOg Irish Pub
218 S. Blount Street
Raleigh, NC


Saturday, April 19, 2014
The Southern Gentlemen
6:00 pm at Poker Run and Benefit at the Fraternal Order of Eagles
Collinsville, VA


Saturday, April 19, 2014
Dixie Bluegrass Boys
6:00-8:00 pm at Prissy Polly's BBQ
Kernersville, NC


Saturday, April 19, 2014
Slope Valley and Oliver West 39 Express
5:00 pm at Rivertown Bluegrass Society
Conway, SC


Monday, April 21, 2014
Songwriters' Circle
7:30 pm at The Arts Center
300-G East Main Street
Carrboro, NC


Tuesday, April 22, 2014
High Lonesome Strings Tunes on Tuesday Jam
7:00-10:00 pm at Stonefield Cellars Winery
336-644-9908
 Stokesdale, NC


Thursday, April 24, 2014
Buttermilk Creek
7:00 pm at Bob's Country Store
2061 White's Memorial Blvd.
Franklinville, NC


Thursday, April 24, 2014
Carolina Country Band
6:00-8:00 pm at Prissy Polly's BBQ
Kernersville, NC


Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tommy Edwards, Donnie Evans and Leroy Savage
6:30-8:30 pm at the Pittsboro Roadhouse
Pittsboro, NC


Thursday, April 24, 2014
Pinecone Bluegrass Jam Session
7:00-10:00 pm at Busy Bee Cafe
225 S. Wilmington Street
 Raleigh, NC


Thursday, April 24, 2014
Steep Canyon Rangers
Dunn Center for the Performing Arts
Rocky Mount, NC


April 24-26, 2014
Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival
featuring
Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, Lawson Creek Band, Balsam Range, Constant Change, Adkins & Loudermilk, Bluegrass Brothers, Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, Darrell Webb Band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, James King Band, Malpass Brothers, Sideline, and Jr. Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Willow Oak Park
336-229-9055
Blaylock Dairy Road
Roxboro, NC


April 24-27, 2014
Merlefest
featuring
 The Snyder Family, Kickin' Grass, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Avett Brothers, Sam Bush, Chatham County Line, John Cowan, Charlie Daniels Band, Jerry Douglas, The Greencards, Wayne Henderson, The Kruger Brothers, Jim Lauderdale, Jack Lawrence, Jeff Little Trio, Mountain Heart, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Peter Rowan, Steep Canyon Rangers, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, The Waybacks, Tony Williamson, and others
Wilkes Community College
 Wilkesboro NC 


Friday, April 25, 2014
Stevie Barr and Friends with Daniel Greeson
Rex Theatre
Galax, VA


Friday, April 25, 2014
Sweet Potato Pie
5:00 pm at Carolina Inn
Chapel Hill, NC


Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, 2014
Al Batten & the Bluegrass Reunion
White Oak Shores Bluegrass Festival
 Stella, NC


Saturday, April 26, 2014
Cook Family
Annual Homecoming Singing
Gospel Heirs, Gospel Travelers and Cook Family
Cook Family Farm
336-596-4916 and 336-250-2115
Denton, NC


Saturday, April 26, 2014
Jus' Right
Mt. Gilead Music Barn
109 N. Main Street
Mt. Gilead, NC


Saturday, April 26, 2014
GrassStreet
9:30 am at SpringFest
Warrenton, NC


Saturday, April 26, 2014
Grass Cats
9:00 pm at Triangle Hope Gala
Raleigh, NC


Saturday, April 26, 2014
The Loose Cannons
6:00-8:00 pm at Prissy Polly's BBQ
Kernersville, NC


Saturday, April 26, 2014
Bill and Maggie Anderson
Merry-Go-Round WPAQ 740 radio
11:30 am-12:30 pm at Downtown Earl Theatre
Mt. Airy, NC


Saturday, April 26, 2014
Bill and Maggie Anderson
4:00-9:00 pm at Rotary Field
Stuart, VA


Sunday, April 27, 2014
Cornbread Revival
Get Outdoors
1515 Lee Street
Greensboro, NC


Monday, April 28, 2014
Bluegrass Jam
5:45 pm at The Arts Center
300-G East Main Street
Carrboro, NC


Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Durham, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough Old Time Jam
7:30 pm at The Arts Center
300-G East Main Street
Carrboro, NC


Wednesday, April 30, 2014
High Lonesome Strings Wednesday Jam Session
7:00-10:00 pm at the Cultural Center, Room 121 (bottom floor)
 200 N. Davie Street
 Greensboro, NC


Thursday, May 1, 2014
Grass Cats
7:30 pm at Mac's Tavern
 Cary, NC  


May 1-3, 2014
Song of the Mountains Bluegrass Festival
featuring
Lonesome River Band, the Grascals, VW Boys, Corey Hensley & Friends, Jim & Valerie Gabehart, Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley and Phil Leadbetter, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, Danny Paisley & Southern Grass, Marty & Tim Raybon All-Star Show, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Wildfire, the Crow Brothers, Gentleman of Bluegrass, Al Battan & the Bluegrass Reunion, the Gravy Boys, the Roys, Bass Mountain Boys, and Sister Sadie
Norris Creek Outdoor Entertainment Complex
Louisburg, NC


May 1-4, 2014
Five-String Fest & Smokey Mountain Banjo Academy
featuring
The Boxcars, the Travelin' McCoury's, Mountain Heart, the Steeldrivers, the Grascals, Kripple Krunk, J.D. Crowe, Tony Futardo, Tony Trishcka, and Willie Watson
Clear Mountain View Music Festival
Elliot Family Farms
Lawndale, NC


Friday, May 2, 2014
Linda & Company
7:00-9:00 pm at Brown's Ole Opry
McLeansville, NC


Friday, May 2, 2014
Chatham County Line
Sunrise Theatre
250 NW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC


Friday, May 2, 2014
April Verch
8:00 pm at The ArtsCenter
 Carrboro, NC


Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3, 2014
HoustonFest
featuring
Ash Breeze Band, Daniel Greeson, Snyder Family Band, Dr. Ralph Stanley, the Whites, the Boxcars, Balsam Range, Lonesome River Band, Wayne Henderson & Virginia Luthier Band, the Church Sisters, Jeff Little Trio, Blue Highway, Sierra Hull and more
Felts Park
Galax, VA


Saturday, May 3, 2014
Deeper Shade of Blue
Mt. Gilead Music Barn
109 N. Main Street
Mt. Gilead, NC


Saturday, May 3, 2014
Destination Bluegrass
11:00 am-12 noon at Merry-Go-Round
Mounty Airy, NC


Saturday, May 3, 2014
Southern Magnolia and The IMPACTS Beach Music Band
5th Annual Derby Day Benefit for HELP, Inc.
4:30-10:00 pm at Autumn Creek Vineyards
364 Means Creek Road
Mayodan, NC


Saturday, May 3, 2014
Bloomsbury
 Pine Cone Benefit Concert
8:00 pm at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
Raleigh, NC


Saturday, May 3, 2014
 Kathy Mattea
Broyhill Civic Center
 Lenoir, NC


Sunday, May 4, 2014
Marty Rabon
Don Gibson Theatre
Shelby, NC


Sunday, May 4, 2014
Rich in Tradition
10:00 am at Asbury Presbyterian Church
Westfield, NC


Sunday, May 4, 2014
Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss & Union Station
featuring
Jerry Douglas with special guests The Devil Make Three, Kasey Musgraves, and Jason Isbell
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Cary, NC


Monday, May 5, 2014
Songwriters' Circle
The Arts Center
300-G East Main Street
Carrboro, NC


Wednesday, May 7, 2014
High Lonesome Strings Wednesday Jam Session
7:00-10:00 pm at The Cultural Center, Room 121 (bottom floor)
 200 N. Davie Street
 Greensboro, NC


Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road and Little Roy & Lizzie
Garner United Methodist Church
 Garner, NC


Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The Outliers
7:00 pm at Architect Bar & Social House
919-833-4949
108 1/2 East Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC


May 8-10, 2014
 Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver's Bluegrass Music Festival
 Denton Farmpark
336-859-2755   
 Denton, NC


Friday, May 9, 2014
Willie Nelson & Family with Alison Krauss & Union Station
featuring
Jerry Douglas with special guests The Devil Makes Three, Kacey Musgraves, and Jason Isbell

Charter Amphitheatre
Simpsonville, SC


Friday, May 9, 2014
Malpass Brothers
7:30 pm at R.A. Fountain General Store
Fountain, NC


Friday, May 9, 2014
The New Southern Ramblers
CFS Monthly Gathering
7:30 pm at Great Aunt Stella Center
 926 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC


Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, 2014
The 2nd Annual Elkin Valley Fiddlers by the River Festival
The Municipal Park
Elkin, NC


Saturday, May 10, 2014
Al Batten & the Bluegrass Reunion
5:00 pm at Graham Presbyterian Church
Graham, NC


Saturday, May 10, 2014
Close Kin
Heartwood Youth Music Festival
1 Heartwood Circle
Abingdon, VA


Saturday, May 10, 2014
Big Country Bluegrass
7:00 pm at Fairview Ruritan Club
Galax, VA


Saturday, May 10, 2014
Willie Nelson & Family with Alison Krauss & Union Station
featuring
Jerry Douglas with special guests The Devil Makes Three, Kacey Musgraves, and Jason Isbell

White Oak Amphitheatre
Greensboro Coliseum
Greensboro, NC


Saturday, May 10, 2014
Ken Scoggins & Miller's Creek
Feed & Seed
Fletcher, NC


Saturday, May 10, 2014
Mipso
Sertoma Amphitheater
Bond Park
Cary, NC


Saturday, May 10, 2014
Tri-Country
Mt. Gilead Music Barn
109 N. Main Street
Mt. Gilead, NC


Monday, May 12, 2014
Bluegrass Jam
5:45 pm at The Arts Center
300-G East Main Street
Carrboro, NC  


Monday, May 12, 2014
Pinecone Bluegrass Jam Session
Busy Bee Cafe
7:00-10:00 pm at 225 S. Wilmington Street
 Raleigh, NC


Tuesday, May 13, 2014
High Lonesome Strings Tunes on Tuesday Jam
7:00-10:00 pm at Stonefield Cellars Winery
336-644-9908  
Stokesdale, NC


May 15-17, 2014
 Central Virginia Family Bluegrass Music Festival 
 Amelia Family Campgrounds
 Amelia, VA


Saturday, May 17, 2014
Pickin' in the Park
featuring
Al Batten & the Bluegrass Reunion, C&J Bluegrass, Daniel Greeson & Friends, Fret High, Millstream, New Direction, and Wood Family Tradition
9:30 am-7:00 pm at Clyde Davis Memorial Stage
 Hagan-Stone Park
5920 Hagan-Stone Park Road
 Pleasant Garden, NC 


Saturday, May 17, 2014
Helm's Family
Mt. Gilead Music Barn
109 N. Main Street
Mt. Gilead, NC


Saturday, May 17, 2014
Destination Bluegrass and Darin & Brook Aldridge
Union Mills Bluegrass Festival
Union Mills Learning Center
Union Mills, NC


Saturday, May 17, 2014
Destination Bluegrass
Little Creek Music Park
20386 Old Concord Road
Albemarle, NC


Saturday, May 17, 2014
Rich in Tradition
Grand Slam Bluegrass Festival
 Pulaski, VA


Saturday, May 17, 2014
Hubert Lawson & the Bluegrass Country Boys and End of the Road Boys
5:00 pm at Rivertown Bluegrass Society
Conway, SC


Saturday, May 17, 2014
Lil John's Mountain Music Festival Band Contest
6:30 pm at Cane Creek Campground
1256 Longest Acres Road
Snow Camp, NC


Sunday, May 18, 2014
The Edwards Family
11:00 am at Freedom Baptist Church
987 US Hwy #1 North
Rockingham, NC


Sunday, May 18, 2014
Dale Ann Bradley
The Rooster's Wife
Aberdeen, NC


Wednesday, May 21, 2014
High Lonesome Strings Wednesday Jam Session
 The Cultural Center
7:00-10:00 pm at Room 121 (bottom floor)
 200 N. Davie Street
 Greensboro, NC


May 22-24, 2014
Lil John's Mountain Music Festival
featuring
Daily & Vincent, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, the Steeldrivers, Blue Highway, Adkins & Loudermilk, James King Band, Bluegrass Brothers, Darrell Webb Band, Hammertowne, Flatt Lonesome, Sideline, and Bethesda Bluegrass Band
Cane Creek Campground
1256 Longest Acres Road
Snow Camp, NC



Saturday, May 24, 2014
Donnie Spivey and the Burrows Brothers
Mt. Gilead Music Barn
109 N. Main Street
Mt. Gilead, NC


Saturday, May 24, 2014
Skip Kelley and Ed Dodson and the Kingfishers
7:00-10:00 pm at Dream Guitar Shop Dinner and Show
59 Azalea Drive
Weaverville, NC


Saturday, May 24, 2014
Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival

featuring
Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, Junio Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Blasam Range, the Boxcars, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome, Mary Jo & Charlie Show, the Blackberries, Gravel Road, and Back Porch Cloggers
11:00 am-10:00 pm at Chantilly Farm
2697 Franklin Pike SE
Floyd, VA


Saturday, May 31, 2014
Passin' Thru
Mt. Gilead Music Barn
109 N. Main Street
Mt. Gilead, NC



June 6-8, 2014
GALOT Music Fest
featuring
Blue Highway, Dale Ann Bradley, Dani Flowers, Grasstowne, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Lonesome River Band, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Balsam Range, Danny Paisley, Southern Grass, The Del McCoury Band, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Sister Sadie, Breakin' Ground, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Jason Crabb, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, and more

GALOT Motorsports Park
910-627-1783
555 Drag Strip Road
Benson, NC


Saturday, June 7, 2014
Crusher Run
Mt. Gilead Music Barn
109 N. Main Street
Mt. Gilead, NC


Saturday, June 14, 2014
Subject to Change
Mt. Gilead Music Barn
109 N. Main Street
Mt. Gilead, NC



Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21, 2014
Deweyfest
Family Style Bluegrass Celebration
featuring
Dr. Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Tommy Edwards, Kody Norris, Buttermilk Creek, C&J Bluegrass, Just For Him, Bill Yates & the Country Gentlemen, Big Country Bluegrass, All Batten & the Bluegrass Reunion, Jimmy Cameron & High Lonesome, and Whiskey Bent Valley Boys
at Maplewood Hills
6701 South Hwy. 49
Burlington, NC