What Were Some Top Bluegrass Festivals?


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Five of the biggest bluegrass festivals in America are the World of Bluegrass, MerleFest, 3 Sisters, Telluride and Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, as reported by Great American Country. At least 40 states have festivals, according to the Bluegrass Festival Guide.

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What Were Some Top Bluegrass Festivals?
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The Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival takes place every June in Bean Blossom, Indiana and is the longest-running bluegrass festival in the world. Over 75 bluegrass bands play over the 10-day event.

Telluride is one of the largest bluegrass festivals in America. Located in the San Juan National Forest in Colorado, the three-day summer festival usually takes place in June. The festival offers a wide variety of bluegrass and folk music, as well as workshops on songwriting, instrument building, banjo and fiddle.

The World of Bluegrass is a yearly fall festival held in Raleigh, North Carolina. This festival is composed of four different events: the music festival, a business conference, an awards show and the Bluegrass Ramble, a series of bluegrass shows in bars, clubs and restaurants across downtown Raleigh.

Located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Rosine, Kentucky and its surrounding areas are considered the birthplace of bluegrass. Many festivals take place in this area, such as the Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Festival. The Bluegrass Festival Guide contains a list of all the bluegrass festivals in America by state.

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