One way to find upcoming bluegrass music festivals in North Carolina is to visit the BluegrassFestivalGuide.com website. This site lists both upcoming festivals in the next year along with past festivals.
One of the festivals listed on the site is the Bluegrass First Class Festival, which is held in February. The location is Asheville at the Crowne Plaza Resort. Some of the artists who are planning to be in attendance during the 2016 show include Dailey and Vincent, Seldom Scene and Flatt Lonesome.
On the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, the Merlefest Music Festival features both bluegrass and old-time music genres. It generally takes place in April. Bands featured in 2015 included The Spinney Brothers, Chatham County Line and Blue Highway.
The North Carolina Bluegrass Festival, which usually takes place in August in Marion, North Carolina, not only features music but also jamming classes where the Wernick Method is featured. The venue for this festival is Tom Johnson Camping Center and Rally Park. Past lineups included the bands Dailey and Vincent, The Del McCoury Band and Rhonda Vincent and The Rage.
The IBMA World of Bluegrass Convention and Festival, which is held at the end of September through the first few days of October, takes place at the Raleigh Convention Center. Some of the past talent included Balsom Range, The Gibson Brothers and Claire Lynch Band.