AM 1260 WKXR

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

336-626-9292 - fax

email
 
 
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

Bluegrass Music
Every Saturday night
7:00-11:00 pm at Kimesville Fire Station
6610 Humble Rd., off Coble Church Road
Bring lawn chair
 336-312-4081
Kimesville, 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


April 23-26, 2015
featuring
Sons of the South, Alberti Flea Circus, Backporch Bluegrass, Baillie and The Boys, Banknotes, Glenn Bannerman, Del Barber, Baskery, Bayou Diesel, Jesse and Noah Bellamy, Bethel University Bluegrass Bands, Lee Bidgood, Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys, The Black Cadillacs, The Black Lillies, Blue-Bop, Blue Highway, Blue Ridge Heritage Cloggers, Roy Book Binder, Laura Boosinger, Logan Brill, Sam Bush Band, Chatham County Line, Donna the Buffalo, Farmer Jason, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Front Country, The Gibson Brothers, Mitch Greenhill, Wayne Henderson, Bob Hill, The Honey Dewdrops, The Honeycutters, Hot Rize and Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers, The InterACTive Theatre of Jef, Veronika Jackson, Mark Johnson, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, The Kruger Brothers, Jim Lauderdale, Jack Lawrence, Emory Lester, Jeff Little, The Local Boys, Locust Honey, Doug MacLeod, The Marshall Tucker Band, Bill Mathis, Andy May, The David Mayfield Parade, Del McCoury, The Jason Lee McKinney Band, Mipso, Bill Mize, Moore Brothers Band, Cahalen Morrison and Eli West, Nashville Bluegrass Band, New Country Rehab, North Mississippi Allstars, Blind Boy Paxton, The Ragbirds, Carol Rifkin & Friends, William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis, Peter Rowan, Scythian, The Sheets Family Band, Steve and Ruth Smith, Joe Smothers, South Carolina Broadcasters, Larry Stephenson Band, The Stray Birds, Sutton, Holt and Coleman, Tut Taylor, Paul Thorn, ToneBlazers, Happy Traum, The Two Man Gentleman Band, Underhill Rose, Unspoken Tradition, Richard Watson, The Waybacks, Charles Welch, Pete & Joan Wernick, Joe West and Santa Fe Revue, Ted White, Brandon Whyde & The Devils Keep and Tony Williamson
Wilkes Community College
Wilkesboro, NC

April 23-26, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015
Pinecone Bluegrass Jam Session
7:00-10:00 pm at Busy Bee Cafe
225 S. Wilmington St.
Raleigh, NC

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
High Lonesome Strings Wednesday Jam Session
7:00-10:00 pm at Greensboro Cultural Center City Arts
Room 121 (bottom floor)
200 N. Davie Street
Greensboro, NC

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Michael Ken & Brian 'Song Bear' Smith (Country Duo)
6:00 pm at Prissy Polly's
Kernersville, NC

April 30, May 1, and May 2, 2015
3rd Annual The Little Roy & Lizzy Music Festival
featuring
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Gene Watson & the Farewell Party Band, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Jeff & Sheri Easter, The James King Band, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Lonesome Will Mullins & the Virginia Playboys, Leroy Troy, The Crowe Brothers, and Mike Stephens & Raymond Mclain
Elijah Clark State Park
2959 McCormick Hwy., Hwy. 378
Lincolnton, GA

Friday, May 1, 2015
Asheboro Community Choir
7:00 pm at Randolph County Senior Adult Center
336-629-3787
347 W. Salisbury Street
Asheboro, NC

Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, 2015
featuring
Mason Lovette, The Drive, Holiday Band, Band of Oz, Big Time, Hip Pocket, Magnificents, and Tams
Cane Creek Campground
336-376-8324
1256 Longest Acres Road
Snow Camp, NC

Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, 2015
featuring
Ash Breeze, Marty Stuart, Steep Canyon Rangers, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, The Chuck Wagon Gang, The Church Sisters, Clay Hess Band, Jeff Little Trio, Blue Highway, Sierra Hull, Terry Baucom and the Dukes of Drive, Amber Collins and Branch House Pavilion, The Sigmon Stringers, Fiddling Carson Peters
Felts Park
Galax, VA 

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Bluegrass Blend
Mt. Gilead Music Barn
109 N. Main Street
910-220-6426
Mt. Gilead, NC

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Bethesda Bluegrass Band
1:00-2:00 pm at Meet In The Street
Wake Forest, NC

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Donna Hughes
7:15 pm at Writer's Round
Live at Warehouse Wired
2864 Hoover Hill Rd.
Trinity, NC
Saturday, May 2, 2015
A Deeper Shade of Blue
Stanley County Ag Center
Albemarle, NC

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Country Boys
6:00 pm at Prissy Polly's
Kernersville, NC
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Mountain Rain
1:50 pm at Daniel Boone Family Festival
Junkers Mill
Mocksville, NC

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Old Crow Medicine Show with Sturgill Simpson
Cary's Booth Amphitheatre
Cary, NC
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
South Carolina Broadcasters
8:00 pm at Arts Center
Carrboro, NC
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
High Lonesome Strings Wednesday Jam Session
7:00-10:00 pm at Greensboro Cultural Center City Arts, Room 121 (bottom floor)
200 N. Davie St.
Greensboro, NC
Thursday, May 7, 2015
High Lonesome Strings First Thursday Jam Session
7:00 pm at Mt. Hope United Church of Christ
2400 Mt. Hope Church Rd.
Corner of Old Julian Rd.
Bottom floor of Fellowship hall on Old Julian Road side of church
Whitsett, NC 

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Grass Cats
7:30 pm at Mac's Tavern
Cary NC
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Mitch Snow & Friends (Country)
6:00 pm at Prissy Polly's
Kernersville, NC

May 7-9, 2015
featuring
Larry Sparks, Bill Yates, Special Concensus, Gibson Brothers, Rambling Rooks, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Darin &
Brooke Aldridge, The Malpass Brothers, Ralph Stanley II, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Kristy Cox, Flatt Lonesome, Bluegrass Brothers, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Big Country Bluegrass, The Quebe Sisters, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Wednesday: Open Mic
Denton Farmpark
336-859-2755 and 800-458-2755
Denton, NC

Friday, May 8, 2015
Higher Site
7:00 pm at Randolph County Senior Adult Center
336-629-3787
347 W. Salisbury Street
Asheboro, NC

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Crusher Run
Mt. Gilead Music Barn
109 N. Main Street
910-220-6426
Mt. Gilead, NC

Friday, May 15, 2015
Stacy Branch
7:00 pm at Randolph County Senior Adult Center
336-629-3787
347 W. Salisbury Street
Asheboro, NC

May 15-17, 2015
NC State Fairgrounds
Raleigh, NC

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Red Bluff Ramblers
Mt. Gilead Music Barn
109 N. Main Street
910-220-6426
Mt. Gilead, NC

May 21-23, 2015
featuring
Dailey & Vincent, Russell & III Tyme Out, Dixie Grass, Ramblin Rooks, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Crowe Brothers, Nathan Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Constant Change, Al Batten & Bluegrass Reunion, Grasscats, Passin Thru, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Lonesome River Band, and Sideline
Cane Creek Campground & RV Park
336-376-8324
1256 Longest Acre Road
Snow Camp, NC

Friday, May 22, 2015
Jim Peters
7:00 pm at Randolph County Senior Adult Center
336-629-3787
347 W. Salisbury Street
Asheboro, NC

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Travis Frye and Blue Mountain
Mt. Gilead Music Barn
109 N. Main Street
910-220-6426
Mt. Gilead, NC

Friday, May 29, 2015
Smith Gang & Friends
7:00 pm at Randolph County Senior Adult Center
336-629-3787
347 W. Salisbury Street
Asheboro, NC

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Thickety Creek
Mt. Gilead Music Barn
109 N. Main Street
910-220-6426
Mt. Gilead, NC

June 4-6, 2015
featuring
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Dailey & Vincent, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Gene Watson, Goldwing Express, Jimmy Fortune, Kenny & Amanda Smith, The James King Band, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Band, The Stevens Family, Feller & Hill and The Bluegrass Buckaroos, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Big Country Bluegrass, Nothin' Fancy, Flatt Lonesome, and The Crowe Brothers
Happy Holiday RV Village and Campground
1553 Wolfetown Road
Cherokee, NC

June 4-6, 2015
featuring
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, Larry Stephenson Band, Donna Ulisse & the Poor Mountain Boys, Bill Yates & the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, Blugrass Brother, Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers, Grass Cats, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, The Farm Hands, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, and Malpass Brothers
Virginia Motorsports Park
8018 Boydton Plank Rd.
North Dinwiddie, VA

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Burrow Brothers and Donna Spivey
Mt. Gilead Music Barn
109 N. Main Street
910-220-6426
Mt. Gilead, NC

Friday, June 12, 2015
The Way of the Cross
7:00 pm at Randolph County Senior Adult Center
336-629-3787
347 W. Salisbury Street
Asheboro, NC

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Nu-HiWay
Mt. Gilead Music Barn
109 N. Main Street
910-220-6426
Mt. Gilead, NC

June 13-20, 2015
Deweyfest
Family Style Bluegrass Celebration
featuring
Dr. Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Seldom Scene, Millstream, Dewey Brown & Friends, C&J Bluegrass, Salt & Light, Country Gentlemen Tribute, Constant Change, James King, Buttermilk Creek, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, The Churchmen, Ben "Cooter"Jones with the General Lee
Maple Hills
6701 S. Hwy. 49
Burlington, NC

June 24-27, 2015
Bluegrass Festival
featuring
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Gene Watson, Dailey & Vincent, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, The Marksmen, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Nothin' Fancy, Jimmy Fortune, Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-Press, The Spinney Brothers, The James King Band, Tennesse Mafia Jug Band, Lonesome Will Mullins & The Virginia Playboys, Goldwing Express, The Primitive Quartet, Cumberland Gap Connection, Marty Raybob & Full Circle, The Bluegrass Brothers, Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Moutianeers, The Larry Gillis Band, Blue Rock'N - Grass, Marteka & William, Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Band
Summersville Music Park
7441 Webster Road
Summersville, WV

July 9-12, 2015
9th Annual Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival
featuring
The Grascals, James King, Little Roy & Lizzy, Bluegrass Brothers, Big Country Bluegrass, Nothin' Fancy, Goldwing Express, Spinney Brothers and Crowe Brothers
717-348-3537
169 Homan Lane
Centre Hall, PA

August 13-15, 2015
41st Annual North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival
featuring
Dailey & Vincent, The Del McCoury Band, Jimmy Fortune with Dailey & Vincent, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Gene Watson, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The Grascals, Michael Clevelend & Flamekeeper, The Primitive Quartet, Monroe Crossing, The James King Band, Adkins & Loudermilk, Goldwing Express, Balsma Range, Dry Branch Fire Squad, The Moron Brothers, and Big Country Bluegrass
Tom Johnson Camping Center Rally Park Campground
1885 US 70 West
Marion, NC

November 12-14, 2015
8th Annual Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival
featuring
Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Ronnie Reno & the Reno Tradition, The Little Roy and Lizzie Show, Lost and Found, Balmsam Range, The Bluegrass Brothers, The Primitive Quartet, Reno & Harrell, The Inspirations, The Gentlemen of Bluegrass, Nothin' Fancy, The Kevin Prater Band, Mike Stephens & Raymond Mclain, Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys and Ted Jones & the Tarheel Boys
Rodeheaver Boys' Ranch
380 Boys' Ranch Road
Palatka, FL

November 26-28, 2015
featuring
Dailey &Vincent, The Spinney Brothers, Old Friends, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Jimmy Fortune, Lonesome River Band, The Grascals, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Goldwing Express, Flatt Lonesome, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Band, Big Country Bluegrass, Feller & Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Al Batten & the Blusegrass Reunion, The Malpass Brothers, Ted Jones & the Tarheel Boys
Convention Center
2101 North Oak Street
Myrtle Beach, SC

December 15-17, 2016
A Bluegrass Kinda Christmas
Hosted by the Roys
Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Grascals, Nothin' Fancy and many more
Hilton Raleigh North
Raleigh, NC